We sincerely thank all of you who have so generously donated to us this year. Without your support,
Books Aloud would be unable to expand our audio library and continue to educate, entertain, and enhance lives.
During your year planning, please remember Books Aloud. Gifts of all amounts are greatly appreciated. Perhaps you would consider donating $250 - $500 in memory/honor of a loved one and have a book dedicated to them. In this manner, your loved ones' memory goes on forever.
Not only can your gift help Books Aloud bring the joy of "Reading by Listening" to more disabled people, it can help you with your year-end tax planning.
For your convenience, you may donate here through our secure method. All gifts are tax deductible.
There are many ways that your generosity can benefit Books Aloud beyond donating cash:
Gifts of Stock
Giving stock can benefit both you and Books Aloud. If your gift has appreciated since you purchased it, Books Aloud can benefit by receiving the full value of the stock and you can benefit by receiving an income tax deduction based on the full value of the stock at the time of the gift, regardless of the price you originally paid.
Gifts of Charitable Trusts
A charitable remainder annuity trust is a wonderful way to make a substantial gift to a non-profit while retaining the potential for personal income from your assets. By establishing this type of trust, you can provide for a specific percentage of income to be paid to you or a loved one for life, after which the assets of the trust would be disbursed to Books Aloud. Along with the benefit of income, the donor can receive significant tax benefits.
Gifts of Life Insurance
Many people have life insurance policies that have accumulated significant value but are no longer an integral part of their investment strategy. These policies make excellent gifts. By checking with your insurance agent and tax planner, you may find attractive tax advantages to making a gift of life insurance to the charity of your choice.
Making a gift to your favorite charity or non-profit organization is a rewarding and valuable service and there are many other benefits aside from lowering your taxes. If gift giving suggestions such as these appear to be an attractive way for you to help Books Aloud, we encourage you to speak to your tax advisor to understand how these gifts can best benefit you and your beneficiary.
Please contact Books Aloud at (408) 808-2613 for more information on making your donation.