Year End Giving is in full swing
As 2013 draws to a close, it is an excellent time to consider making a donation to Hope Community Resources. There are a number of ways to support Hope, there are even some gifts that pay you back. While Hope is always pleased to accept cash gifts, there are other financially prudent options for donating other assets.
For example, gifts of appreciated stock or other securities enable you to help us accomplish our mission of keeping families together with no impact on your cash flow during your lifetime. Similarly, you might consider funding a charitable gift annuity (CGA) this year. A CGA will pay you a fixed, regular income for the rest of your life, regardless of any swings in the stock.
We would be happy to provide you with more details on these and other creative giving techniques, but to receive any tax credits for your charitable donation you need to make it before December 31. So make a date to discuss a gift to Hope with your broker without delay.
If you need any other details or help in deciding to give, please feel free to call our Development Director at 907-433-4912. We appreciate your generosity, and we thank you for considering a special year-end gift to Hope. With your help we’ll continue to carry on mission and secure a stable future for those who choose our supports.
Season of Helping your Neighbor
During this time of year several of Hope's offices host Angel Trees for those in need of a little extra this Holiday Season. In selected locations Hope puts up a Christmas tree and fills it with angels. On each angel is a gift or a need that one of our neighbors or loved ones who experiences a disability has asked for. They can be as simple as a pair of mittens for a 6 year old boy, or as joyous as nailpolish for a 14 year old girl.
If you are interested in providing a happy holiday for a member of your community we would encourage you to swing by the below locations and grab an angel! Cash donations are also accepted in the main and regional offices to help us to purchase those items on angels that don't get chosen off of the tree.
Anchorage: Hope main office at 540 W. International Airport Road, in the main lobby. See receptionist for details.
Kenai Peninsula: Kaladi Bros. in Soldotna or Soldotna Professional Pharmacy.
Kodiak: Cost Savers.
Dates that unwrapped presents are due back are listed on the angels at each location. Please return the angel with the unwrapped present so we know who to deliver it to. Thank you so much for taking the time during this busy season to open your heart and help a neighbor.
Come join us at Hope Studios Gallery Mondays through Saturdays from 10 am - 6 pm. Check out our exciting new apparel line! You asked, and we listened. We've brought in some simpler designs for both women and men in our clothing line. Have you seen the new jewelry line yet? And as always there's a plethora of awesome art and funky furniture! We're located at 650 W. International Airport Rd so be sure to stop by and pick up something for everyone on your holiday list!