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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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Donate By Mail

Please make checks payable to Americares:
88 Hamilton Ave.
Stamford, CT USA 06902

Employee talking with a donor via phone call.

Donate By Phone

Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST

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 about donor advised funds? Please contact Karen Malner.

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

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, use our stock donation tool that can either help you complete your gift quickly and easily online, or download Americares stock transfer information to complete your gift with your broker.  
  • 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:

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. 

IRA Giving

Donate From Your IRA

Many donors over 70.5 years of age choose to give directly from their IRAs as a financially conscious and convenient way to benefit Americares, and we have made the process easy for you. IRA gifts are a compassionate way to fulfill your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), and help you save on taxes since they don’t count toward your taxable income. We have invested in an IRA donation tool that makes the process simple and fast, so that you can make your impact in just a few minutes! Get started below.

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:

Matching Gift and Volunteer Grant information provided by
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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

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

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 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

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:  Or, type  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.