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Car Donation Program Print E-mail
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Thank you for considering The Salvation Army CAR DONATION PROGRAM as the recipient of your vehicle donation. When you donate your car to The Salvation Army, you're helping us heal broken lives and assist individuals on the road to recovery. Proceeds from the sale of your donated automobile are used to help fund The Salvation Army's rehabilitation program.

To schedule a vehicle donation, please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK or schedule online.

Airline Miles Print E-mail
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There is now another way to give to The Salvation Army. Through United Airlines Charity Miles Program, Mileage Plus members can donate accrued miles enabling The Salvation Army to move personnel quickly in time of disaster, provide travel for those in need of emergency medical care outside of their area, and reduce administrative costs by providing travel for staff.

In partnership since 1999, these invaluable contributions provided travel for Salvation Army replacement personnel to Ground Zero following the 9/11 attacks.

Through these donations, a needy family was reunited with a repentant father dying of cancer.

Through these donations, an eleven year old girl diagnosed with RSDS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome), which left her with intense pain and unable to walk, received the specialized treatment she needed.

There are many ways to change a life. We hope that this provides yet another way The Salvation Army can partner with you to do just that.

How it works:

1. Set up a United Airlines Mileage Plus account, if you do not already have one, by contacting United at 1.800.421.4655
2. Whenever you fly United Airlines or on a Star Alliance carrier, be sure to show them your United milage card or inform them that you are a member and they will credit your miles to your account.
3. To make a minimum donation of 1,000 miles to The Salvation Army, call United at 800.421.4655 and request that your Mileage Plus miles be transferred into The Salvation Army's account.
Click here for more information To donate your miles call: 1-800-421-4655

Planned Giving Print E-mail
We appreciate your interest in planned giving. By making this type of gift you can help The Salvation Army provide hope to individuals in need of a helping hand and a compassionate heart. Planned Giving donors are honored with voluntary membership in the Hope Brigade.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is arranged by you legally during your lifetime. The principal benefits accrue to The Salvation Army at a later time, after your death or the death of your last named beneficiary. Planned gifts take many forms, providing additional income for you and/or your heirs, reducing income and estate taxes, relieving you and your heirs of complicated financial management responsibilities and helping to fulfill your personal, humanitarian and charitable objectives. Planned gifts can be made in cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, personal property or life insurance.

Bequests by Will

One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. In addition to supporting The Salvation Army, it serves as an example to your heirs of the values and ideals you hold dear. A bequest also can reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.

Gift Annuity

A gift annuity is an agreement between you and The Salvation Army. In exchange for your irrevocable gift, The Salvation Army pays a fixed dollar amount during your life and/or the life of a designated loved one. The amount you receive is determined by the size of your gift, your age and the age of your beneficiary. Your income is guaranteed, regardless of market fluctuation. A major portion of your income is a tax-exempt return of principal and the income may be deferred until a later time as part of your retirement plan.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable trust transfers ownership and management of cash and/or appreciated securities to The Salvation Army. The Army manages the trust and pays income to you for the remainder of your life and/or the life of another beneficiary. An annuity trust provides a fixed annual income for those wanting consistent, predictable payments. A unitrust pays a variable return based on market changes, providing an effective hedge against inflation.

Pooled Income Fund

A pooled income fund is a trust designed to provide variable yet reliable income. Like a commercial mutual fund, it combines your gift with the contributions of other fund participants, wisely investing the sum for a balance of income and growth. Dividends are paid to the shareholders in proportion to each person's contribution. Your donation results in a tax deduction for the year your gift was made, elimination of capital gains tax if you invest appreciated securities, and reduction of estate taxes for your heirs.

Life Insurance

Contributions of life insurance can provide a substantial gift to The Salvation Army. The value of an ordinary policy at the time of the gift is tax deductible. If you continue paying the premiums, they also are deductible as charitable contributions. If a paid-up policy is given, the cost of purchasing a new paid-up policy at your current age is the value of the charitable deduction.

Hometown Endowment

A hometown endowment is a perpetual gift that can be designated for a specific Salvation Army location or program. The original gift remains intact, and the income is used toward the designated area of service. An endowment can be established in memory of a loved one or a donation can be added to an existing fund that will contribute to your local community indefinitely.

Begin Planning

Salvation Army planned giving advisors are professionals with many years of experience in estate and gift planning who care about your goals and plans. They will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each. For more information, click here to learn how confidential, personal financial planning can help you achieve your goals while helping to sustain our life-changing mission.

Tim Rodriguera is the Planned Giving Director for Stanislaus County. He can be contacted via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling 1-800-944-9677.

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