Ways You Can Help
There are many ways of contributing to the BKIF that you might wish to consider:
- Monetary Donation
We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization; thus your monetary gifts are tax-deductible. Your gifts are sincerely appreciated and we cannot do this without them. Through PayPal (button below) you may choose the amount YOU want to donate. No donation is too small and appreciated so much! You may also send checks made out to the Baltimore Kiwanis Incubator Foundation to BKIF at 2120 Tred Avon Road, Baltimore, MD 21221.
- In Lieu of Holiday Greeting Cards
Estimate how much you would spend on greeting cards and postage this year and donate it to the BKIF. Then send your friends a message saying: “In lieu of sending holiday cards this year, I have made a donation to the BKIF, which provides incubators to children prematurely born in developing countries.”
- In Honor of a Loved One
Honorary gifts can be made as an expression of love and respect for a family member or other person who has had a positive impact on your life. These gifts are often made at special times of the year, such as birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries.
- Upon the Passing of a Loved One
Often, in the shock of losing a loved one, it’s difficult to think how to memorialize them. You may wish to request their family members and friends to donate to the BKIF in that person’s name so that their loved one will have a lasting effect on the lives of others. This is particularly meaningful to the family if a child passed due to prematurity complications.
- Matching Gifts ProgramMany companies and organizations have matching gifts programs as a benefit to their employees and retirees who wish to donate to a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (which the BKIF qualifies). Theemployer pledges to match your contribution, sometimes in a dollar for dollar match and others are by a percentage of the employee’s donation. Speak to your Human Resources manager to find out if your employer has such a program in effect.
- Bequests and Special Gifts
Bequests are gifts you can make through a Will or Living Trust to provide support for the BKIF without affecting your current income.