YOUR INVESTMENT IS IMPORTANT

If you could give your parents one gift, what would you give them?  “I would want to give my mom her childhood again and let her live the life she deserves.” This heartfelt comment came from a sixth grade girl’s “If” worksheet during a Building Leaders program night.  

Your donation helps provide an environment where youth feel secure in sharing their feelings and a place where leaders and staff promote an atmosphere of hope within a physically and psychologically safe place. Every child has a need to belong, feel appreciated, safe, and nurtured – a place where they can learn social skills, healthy habits, be challenged to make good decisions, and learn important values.  Please consider investing in the lives of youth at the Brigade by donating today.


 Online Donations

Make your donation online. It's fast, secure, and the most efficient way to put your dollars to work right away.
Monetary donations can be made via PayPal by clicking the button below. (Does not require a PayPal account.)

Donations By Phone

Call Brigade today at (920) 725-3983. Please have your credit card ready.
If you are making a memorial or honorary donation, please also have the address of the person you wish to have notification of your gift sent to, if any.

 Donations By Mail

If sending by mail, please include a check or your credit card number and mail to:
Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade
109 W. Columbian Avenue
P.O. Box 665
Neenah, WI54957-0665

 


Current Needs

Workshop material needs:

  • Woodworking supplies ($600)
  • Extension cord material ($700)
  • Slot car track repairs ($500)
  • Tie-Dye ($400)
  • Cooking ($50 serves 25 kids)
  • 8 pedestal tables for rec hall ($200 each)
  • Dodge balls ($75)
  • Scrapbooking material ($300)
  • Ceramics ($300)
  • Leather craft ($300 serves 100 kids)
  • Guest speaker ($500)
  • Member tracking software ($6,500)


Camp Onaway Needs:

  • Gently used Waterskis, Wakeboards, Tubes and ropes
  • GoPro Case ($30)
  • GoPro Accessories ($50)
  • Replace safety swim area rope ($800)
  • Skis ($500)
  • Replacement Bindings ($200)
  • Bus load of kids to camp ($200)
  • Vests ($100)
  • Replacement Canoe Paddles ($100)

To support us through an in-kind donation please contact us at (920) 725-3983 or email us at brigade@bgbrigade.com


DONATE YOUR VEHICLE TO THE BRIGADE

Help Make A Difference…
Donate your Car, Truck, Boat, or Camper today!

Thank you for considering the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade for your vehicle donation. Your gift to this vital youth organization will help build strong leaders right here in your community.

The Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS rules, so any gift you give may be considered tax deductible.

Non-profit organizations are not permitted by law to place a value on any donated item, however, under the new tax laws you do not need to place a value on any donation valued over $500.00. The non-profit organization is required to report to you the sale price of the vehicle once it is sold. This must happen within 30 days of the sale. The dollar amount reported to you is the valuation you are allowed to use as your tax deduction.

Be aware that the sale amount received for your donation may be lower than you find in valuation guides. This is due to the fact that most non-profit organizations use auctions or whole sale dealers to sell these vehicles. It has been determined that this difference has little impact on your tax benefit.

If you expect to take a less than $500.00 deduction, you do not need to wait for the sale of the vehicle. You will be allowed to determine the value of the donation independent of the sale price, as long as it is less than $500.00.

For tax information, please refer to the IRS Publications “A Donor’s Guide to Vehicle Donations”- Publication #4303 and “Charitable Contributions”- Publication #526 at www.irs.gov/formspubs/

The donating process is very simple. Just call the Brigade office at (920) 725-3983 to make arrangements to drop off your vehicle. The paperwork takes only a few minutes. Due to limitations of staff and facility, the Brigade is only able to accept vehicles that can be driven.

Thank you again for your consideration and for helping the hundreds of youth right here in the community.


LEGACY GIVING

Charitable Gift Annuity

Through a charitable gift annuity, you may make a gift of $50,000 or more to Brigade, receive a charitable income tax deduction, and an income for life for you and/or another person. This option provides the greatest financial benefit to older donors because they receive the highest income rates. For example, an annuity established for the life of a single beneficiary aged 70 earns a rate of 6.7 percent; an 80-year-old, 8.3 percent; and 90 years and over, 11.5 percent.

Charitable Remainder Trust

The charitable remainder trust is a separately managed and highly personalized life income option. This vehicle provides for payments to the beneficiaries either for life or a term of years (not exceeding twenty). At death, or at the end of the term, the remaining trust assets (the remainder interest) are distributed to Brigade. In creating the trust, you the donor, are able to appoint the trustee, designate the beneficiary and select the term of the trust. The rate may not be less than five percent; however, as the payout rate increases, the charitable income tax deduction to the donor decreases. The amount of the tax deduction is also affected by the number of beneficiaries and their ages.

Other Planned Gifts

For further information on any of these or other types of planned gifts, e.g. real estate, life insurance, charitable lead trusts, or more, please call Brigade at (920) 725-3983.
 

PLANNED GIVING AND BEQUESTS

Gifts through your Will or Living Trust

As a special friend of Brigade you may choose a bequest in your will or living trust as your ultimate charitable gift to help continue the programs you have been supporting over your lifetime. Your will or trust document is an important part of an effective estate plan. It provides for a clear and specific understanding as to how you want to transfer your assets to those you love and to those charitable organizations that you have been committed to during your life.

Sample Language

Once you’ve determined that you would like to make a bequest to Brigade, the following sample charitable bequest language can be used in your will or revocable living trust:


AN UNRESTRICTED BEQUEST:

"I give, devise and bequeath to the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade (federal tax ID number), located at 109 W. Columbian Avenue, P.O. Box 665, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956-0665, the sum of $_____ or ____% or real or personal property herein described, to be used for the general purpose of the organization, at the discretion of its Board of Directors."


A RESTRICTED BEQUEST: (TO SUPPORT A PARTICULAR PROGRAM OR AREA OF INTEREST TO YOU)

"I give, devise and bequeath to the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade (federal tax ID number), located at 109 W. Columbian Avenue, P.O. Box 665, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956-0665, the sum of $_____ or ____% or real or personal property herein described, to be used for the purpose of _____________."


A RESIDUARY BEQUEST: (WHICH LEAVES ANY REMAINING ASSETS FROM YOUR ESTATE AFTER ALL OTHER OBLIGATIONS HAVE BEEN MET)

"I give, devise and bequeath to the Boys’ & Girls’ Brigade (federal tax ID number), located at 109 W. Columbian Avenue, P.O. Box 665, Neenah, Wisconsin 54957-0665, all the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, of every kind of description, wherever situated and whether now owned or hereafter acquired, including any property with respect to which I may have power of appointment.

If you have remembered Brigade in a similar way, please notify Brigade today at (920) 725-3983.
 

GIFTS OF APPRECIATED SECURITIES

If you own stocks, bonds, mutual funds, or other assets that have increased in value since the time of purchase, you may find it advantageous to give them to Brigade. Your outright gift of long-term, appreciated securities is exempt from capital gains taxes and, if you itemize, you may claim a charitable income tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the securities at the time of transfer.

A gift of appreciated stock, bonds, or mutual funds can provide a greater tax benefit to you than gifts of cash.


If your year-end giving involves gifts of securities, remember these gifts can save you taxes in two ways -- you receive a charitable deduction and you avoid the capital gains tax on the gift. And if your securities have depreciated (i.e. if the net value is less than what you paid for them originally) you can sell them and give the proceeds to Brigade. This allows you to claim the loss when you file your taxes next April and take the charitable deduction for the amount of your gift.

Please call Brigade at (920) 725-3983 to discuss the simple process of donating other securities such as mutual funds or bonds, and to inquire about special gift strategies involving stock options or restricted stocks.