Other Ways to Give
Stock gifts of appreciated stock can yield tax benefits because they are deductible from your income tax at their fair market value. This kind of gift avoids capital gains tax that would otherwise result from selling the stock and then using the cash to make your gift to the Council. Gifts of appreciated assets are deductible in amounts up to 30% of adjusted gross income, and any excess deductions may be carried over for use in the future.
Stock may be donated in the following way:
By electronic transfer (DTC) of the shares between your broker and GSGLA’s broker. Please call Christine Dean, director of development, to notify GSGLA of your plans to make a gift of stock. We will need your broker’s name and telephone number as well as the name of the stock and the number of shares you wish to transfer. Please also inform your broker of your intent to make a gift of stock. This information will ensure the details of the transaction are completed accurately and efficiently. Stock transferred in this fashion is valued on the date of the transfer — the date it moves into the GSGLA account.
Did you know that your donation of a car, boat, RV, truck or motorcycle can support Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles programs? Receive maximum legal tax deductions and possibly a partial cash payment for qualified donations. Call Action Donation Services toll free at (866) 244-8464. Pickup of qualified donations is always free to donors anywhere in the nation.
Every swipe counts! Ralph's Community Contribution Program
Each time you buy groceries at Ralph’s, a percentage of your purchase can support the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Register at www.ralphs.com (Go to “Services” and “Community Contributions”) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a scan bar letter to register in a Ralph’s store.
- Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice (Hint: choose “Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles”).
- AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
- Support GSGLA by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com.
- Sign up by clicking on the link below.