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
Please drop off donations at our main office at 31 Elmwood Avenue in Burlington – Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm. Or, you can drop off donations at our Drop-In Center at 177 Pearl Street, where we’re open from 10 AM to 6 PM, except between 3 and 4, when we’re closed for one-on-one meetings. Questions? Call Merry at (802) 864-7423. Thank you!
Please note: thanks to the generosity of people like you, we are well-stocked with clothing donations and are not able to accept any clothing currently.
Here’s a list of the items we still need:
- 2 chess sets
- Menstrual products
- Winter boots
- Sleeping bags
- Lip balm
- Magazines, especially National Geographic
- Wii games/board games
- Laundry detergent
- Pyrex/Tupperware w/ lids
“When Spectrum isn’t saving lives, it’s changing lives. That’s why we always give to Spectrum.”
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 or email at email@example.com. Chess