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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 can provide $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.

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COVID is No Joke Comedy Fundraiser

The COVID IS NO JOKE comedy show was a night of levity, laughter and community in support of frontline health workers—the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. If you missed the show you can still view it at covidisnojoke.org Learn more.

Kindred for Americares

Kindred has just launched this awesome t-shirt in support of the vital work of Americares. Proceeds from every sale will support Americares response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other critical health care needs in the United States and around the world. We want to thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity, together we can make a huge difference. This Pandemic hits the most vulnerable the hardest. The need is great. Visit kindred.co, get a super t-shirt and support our work today!

Thank You to All Who Joined Us for a Special Event

Frontline health workers need our help. Watch the video of the live event from Friday, April 17 for Blades for The Brave: Olympic and World Championship figure skaters coming together for COVID-19 relief with Americares.

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

Fundraise For Us!

GoFundMe

Why GoFundMe?

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, GoFundMe 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 GoFundMe 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.  

Let’s Get Started

GoFundMe makes it as easy as 1-2-3 to put your compassion into action by raising money for great causes and having fun while doing it. 

 

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    1. Visit

    Visit our GoFundMe page, click on “Fundraise for Americares”and follow the simple instructions to start a new fundraiser — or you can join another active fundraiser on the page just to see how it works.

     

     

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    2. Sign Up

    Sign up for an account with GoFundMe or log-in to an existing account. You can also sign-up through Facebook or Twitter and confirm that you wish to start or join the fundraiser for Americares.

     

     

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    3. Engage

    Personalize your page! Upload photos or video on your personal fundraising page by clicking the “Edit Fundraiser” tab or use the content that is pre-populated.

     

     

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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?

Donate Securities

Electronic and Physical Transfers

Many donors find gifts of securities to be a financially sound and convenient way to benefit Americares, and we have made the process easy for you.

  • For marketable securities, please refer to the transfer instructions below.  
  • For non-marketable securities (non-publicly traded, restricted, etc.), please contact our Donor Relations Team at (800) 486-4357 for further information.
  • Please consult your tax advisor and/or financial consultant when considering a donation of securities.  

To Contribute Stock:

Your broker can electronically transfer the marketable securities directly to Americares account at The Northern Trust Company as follows: 

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

To Contribute Stock Certificates:

Physical issues of marketable stocks should be sent 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 

To Contribute Mutual Funds:

Transfer of mutual funds can take approximately 15 business days to complete.  Contact Americares Donor Relations Team at (800) 486-4357 and provide them with the following information:

  • Mutual fund name
  • CUSIP number and/or ticker symbol
  • Number of shares or dollar amount
  • Name of current custodian/broker/bank, contact name, and phone number
  • Account number shares are held in
  • Donor’s Name 

Whom Should I Contact at Americares?

It is important that you (or your broker) notify Americares of your gift so we can identify the receipt.  Please include a mailing address.  You can email us at:

stockdonations@americares.org

When your security gift is received, Americares will send you an acknowledgement letter.  If you need further assistance, please call our Donor Relations Team at (800) 486-4357.

Americares is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Our Employer Identification Number is 06-1008595. 

Give From Donor Advised Fund

DAF Sponsors and Information

Put Your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) to Work!

You can save lives and make a huge difference for families affected by poverty or disaster by making a DAF grant recommendation.

But in order to send these lifechanging benefits to families in need, you must take the next step. You can log into your DAF now by using the convenient DAF Direct form below to recommend your grant to Americares.

Learn more here.

Your DAF is a convenient way to support vulnerable families all over the world. When you make a DAF gift, you:

  • Send lifesaving medicines to children and families.
  • Provide emergency cleanup and hygiene kits to disaster areas.
  • Stock a health clinic for those in poverty, in the U.S. and around the world.

And have an impact on many more lifesaving programs and services!

Questions?

Questions about donor advised funds? Please contact Karen Malner.

Karen Malner
Manager, Planned Giving
(203) 658-9596 or (800) 486-4357 extension 596
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.

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.

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.

Amazon Smile

1. Launch Smile

Click here: Smile.Amazon.com  Or, type https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/homepage?orig=Lw==  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 Us!

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.

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.