“When Spectrum isn’t saving lives, it’s changing lives. That’s why we always give to Spectrum.”
Give the Gift of Holiday Cheer
Make sure our youth can celebrate the holidays by sponsoring gifts for our youth. You can make a gift in honor of a loved one, and we’ll send a card.
Want to give a gift this holiday season? Here are some ideas:
- Gift cards to Walmart, RiteAid, CVS, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and grocery stores
- Gas cards
- Art supplies (new items like markers, colored pencils, drawing pencils, sketch pads, paint & paint brushes, etc.)
- Adult coloring books (new)
- New board games, card games, table games (Apples to Apples, Settlers of Catan, Pictionary, etc.)
- Cookie or baking mixes
- Hot chocolate mixes
- Superhero, Harry Potter, Star Wars DVDs (new)
- Movie theater passes
- Crafting kits (new)
- Cozy blankets (new)
If you’ve collected any of these items for our youth, contact Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 864-7423 x222 to arrange drop-off.
Make a Legacy Gift
There are many ways to plan gifts of lasting significance to help youth and their families transform their lives for generations to come.
Include Spectrum in Your Will
The most popular and simplest way to make a bequest is by leaving a gift in your will or trust. To leave a gift to Spectrum please use the following language for specific bequest:
“I give and bequeath unto Spectrum Youth and Family Services, tax ID# 03-0253232, the sum of $_____ to be used for general charitable purposes.”
Other Ways to Leave a Legacy
Spectrum has partnered with the Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) to offer Charitable Gift Annuities, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Charitable Lead Trusts and other planned gifts. These offer ways to give through your will, living trust, retirement plans and other mechanisms that may provide fixed income back to you or a loved one for life.
To plan your legacy gift, contact Sarah by phone: (802) 864-7423 ext. 350 or email: email@example.com
Gifts of Stock, Bonds, and Mutual Funds
Giving stock to Spectrum is a great way to increase your support of youth and families in Vermont.
When you donate securities held longer than one year, you avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock. Additionally, gifts of appreciated assets are deductible up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and any excess may be carried over for use in future tax years.
The following information will enable your broker to facilitate an electronic transfer of stock:
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
DTC Number: 0015
For Benefit of: Spectrum Youth & Family Services
Account Number: 413-017161
Tax ID: 03-0253232
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
30 Main Street, 5th Floor
Burlington, VT 05401
Attn: Alison Wilson
To ensure proper credit, please contact Beal St. George when you make a gift.
By phone: (802) 864-7423 ext. 351
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Gift in Someone’s Name
When you make a donation in someone’s name for the holidays or their birthday, we will send them a card with a beautiful illustration by local Vermont artist Haley Bishop along with a handwritten note letting them know about your gift.
Donate Items on Our Wish List
We accept donations at our Drop-In Center at 177 Pearl Street, between 10am-3pm, or by appointment. Questions? Call Merry at (802) 864-7423. Thank you!
Please note: thanks to the generosity of people like you, we can currently only accept winter clothing, and we are not accepting knitted scarves or hats.
We’re looking for volunteers to help us organize donations so that youth can find what they need. Interested in helping out? Email us at email@example.com.
Here’s a list of the items we’re looking for:
- Winter boots
- Winter coats
- Scarves, hats, and gloves (except hand-knitted—we’ve got plenty, thanks to you!)
- Hand-knitted or warm blankets
- Socks and undergarments
- Menstrual products
- Sleeping bags
- Lip balm
- Magazines, especially National Geographic
- Wii games/board games
- Laundry detergent
- Pyrex/Tupperware with lids
Please label your items or place in clear containers or bags.
Give While You Shop
- Become a Rite Aid KidCents donor and round up your purchases at the register to benefit Spectrum. Designate Spectrum as the beneficiary of each transaction here.
- Shopping on Amazon? Spectrum will get a small percentage of your purchase when you use Amazon Smile.
- Selling on eBay? You can donate some or all of your sales by selecting us as a beneficiary here.
Purchase a Detail Works Gift Card
Looking for the perfect gift? A gift card to Detail Works, our social enterprise and full-service car detailing shop, is the gift of a clean car, and an investment in the success of young people who are struggling or at-risk.
Physical Gift Card:
Online Gift Card:
You can purchase a gift card online and instantly send a gift card over email to a friend or loved one.