Ways To Give

Health Is
Fundamental

Give health to a child,
a parent, a community

Your gift makes it possible for Americares to get medicine and critical care to people in need. For every $1 donated, Americares has provided $20 in aid. Because we deliver donated medicine and medical supplies to a trusted network of locally-based providers, the impact of your gift is multiplied many times over.

Fundraise For Us

Fundraise for Us Online — with Crowdrise!

Why Crowdrise?

Whether you're participating in a marathon or other athletic event, starting a birthday fundraiser, or creating a tribute to someone special in your life, Crowdrise is a fun and easy way to create a personal fundraising page to ask friends and family to support Americares.

How does this help Americares?

When disasters like tornadoes, floods and famine strike or wherever people face daily health crises, the funds you raise on Crowdrise help us to quickly and effectively send more aid to the people who need it most.  You can also join an existing Americares fundraiser  and support a cause that will make a healthy difference in countless lives.  

Gift Planning

Plan a Gift or Bequest

Create a Legacy of Caring

When you include Americares in your estate planning, you have a rare and significant opportunity to shape the kind of legacy that you leave behind. What will your legacy be?

Other Ways to Give

Donate by Mail

Please make check payable to Americares and indicate your preferred fund.

Mail to:  
Americares 
88 Hamilton Ave.
 
Stamford, CT USA 06902


 

Donate by Phone

Call: 
1-203-658-9500
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST


 

United Way

If you support the United Way, you can designate Americares as one of your charities of choice. Simply list Americares on your local United Way Donor Designation Pledge form.


 

Donate Using Bitcoin

Have some Bitcoin and looking to donate? Our secure Bitcoin payment option is just for you and accepts donations through BitPay, the world’s leading bitcoin payment processor. 

 


 

You Shop. Amazon Gives.

You can support Americares every time you shop, at no cost to you—when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Choose us as your charity, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to Americares.

  1. Click here: Smile.Amazon.com  Or, type www.smile.amazon.com  from the web browser on your computer or mobile device . You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return
  2. Select Americares to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. AmazonSmile will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation of 0.5 percent of the purchase price.

You can use your existing Amazon.com account for AmazonSmile.  Your shopping cart, Wish List and wedding or baby registry and other account settings remain the same.


Donate Your Vehicle

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway? Donate it to the Americares Vehicle Donation Program!  Making a donation is easy.  It's as easy as filling out the online donation form or picking up a phone and speaking to a live operator.


Donate Stocks and Securites

Electronic and Physical Transfers

Giving stock and securities is a quick, easy way to support Americares, as well as one of the most cost-effective and tax-wise ways to fulfill your charitable and financial goals.

Benefits You Receive from your Gift of Stock:

Your gift of securities will entitle you to a federal income tax charitable deduction when you itemize your tax returns. And in the case of appreciated securities, you may deduct the full fair market value of your gift once you have held onto the securities for at least one year. You may use your deduction up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and are permitted to carry any unused deduction forward for up to five additional years. In addition, you will avoid paying capital gains tax on all stock that you choose to donate to Americares. 

Electronic Transfer of Stock

Depository Trust Company
The Northern Trust Company
Trust Department
DTC # 2669
RE: Americares
Account #: 44-66526

Transfer of Stock Certificates

Send physical issues via registered mail to: The Northern Trust Company
Attn: Trade Securities Processing
801 South Canal C1-N
Chicago, IL 60607
RE: Americares
Account #: 44-66526

Whom Should I Contact at Americares?

When securities are transferred electronically from broker to broker, we are informed only of the donation by the securities name and the number of shares, not the name of the donor. It is therefore important that we are notified of any stock donations in advance of transfer so we can acknowledge your generosity and forward you a tax receipt. Please contact Donor Relations at (203) 658-9500 or stockdonations@americares.org and let us know the ticker symbol, the number of shares and the stock name.


Mutual Funds:

Please reach out to the Northern Trust (“NT”) Client Advisor Arieal Douvlis at 312-557-7251 or ad198@ntrs.com and provide the following for all mutual funds:

  1. Mutual Fund Name
  2. CUSIP Number or Ticker Symbol
  3. Number of shares or dollar amount
  4. Name of current custodian/broker/bank, contact name, and phone number
  5. Account number shares are held in
  6. Donor’s Name

This process takes approximately 15 business days. Once Northern Trust receives a gift of security they will notify Americares of the gift.  

Give From Donor Advised Fund

DAF Sponsors and Information

A donor advised fund (DAF) is a flexible, charitable account that donors use to support their philanthropy and receive a range of benefits.

  • Establish your DAF by making a tax deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
  • If you choose, advise the DAF sponsor on investment strategy —(investment growth is tax free!)
  • Recommend grants to your favorite charities, like Americares, with the option of remaining anonymous

For more information on Donor Advised Funds, click here 

How DAF Direct Works

DAF Direct is an online tool that enables you to easily recommend a grant to Americares directly from our website.  Current participating DAF Direct sponsors include Fidelity Charitable®Schwab Charitable® and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.You can recommend a grant to Americares by doing the following:

  1. Select your sponsoring organization from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter Americares as the Designation.
  3. Enter the amount of your donation to Americares.
  4. Click on the NEXT button, which will connect you directly to your sponsoring organization's website to confirm your recommendation

What If My Sponsoring Organization Is Not Part of DAF Direct?

Simply contact your sponsoring organization directly and recommend a donation in support of the lifesaving work of Americares. Provide the following information:

    • Charity: 
         Americares 
         88 Hamilton Avenue 
         Stamford, CT 06902
    • Federal Taxpayer Identification Number: 
         061008595
    • Gift amount: 
         $x
    • Americares contact information: 
         Karen Malner 
         Senior Associate, Individual Philanthropy
         203-658-9596
         kmalner@americares.org

Explore Employer Matching Gifts

Leverage the difference you make!

Many companies match charitable donations made by employees. This is a fantastic way to double or even triple your gift to Americares, and we hope you will explore this opportunity.

We appreciate your interest in having your gift matched by your organization. The steps for working with your matching gift administrator or matching gift portal will be listed below if your workplace has a program in place. 

1. Find out about your employer matching gift program:

2. Gift Verification

Our donor privacy policy prohibits us from contacting your company on your behalf, but we will verify all gifts as soon as we receive the paperwork. If you have any questions, please contact us below at:

Americares Donor Relations
88 Hamilton Avenue
Stamford, CT 06902 
(800) 486-HELP 
(800) 486-4357
DonorRelations@americares.org

If you have any questions or need help with the process, call us at (800) 486-4357 or email DonorRelations@americares.org.