Due to COVID-19, we need:
- hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes/spray, etc
- pre-packaged food donations (ex. Go-gurt, string cheese, fruit cups, chips, snacks, etc)
- gift cards to local grocery stores for youth and their families that are in need
- donations to keep our doors open and to cover additional expenses like hazard pay for staff working in our residences
- Join the Spectrum Sleep Out in solidarity with all of our youth at Spectrum
Follow our updates and resources to learn more about our response to COVID-19 as the pandemic progresses.
“When Spectrum isn’t saving lives, it’s changing lives. That’s why we always give to Spectrum.”
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 may avoid paying capital gains taxes and receive a charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock. Additionally, gifts of appreciated assets may be deductible up to 30% of your adjusted gross income, and any excess may be carried over for use in future tax years. We encourage you to discuss with your financial advisor the options that may be best for you.
The following information will enable you or 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: 383-023731
Tax ID: 03-0253232
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
Water Tower Hill
105 West View Rd, 5th Floor
Colchester, VT 05446
Attn: Alison Wilson
To ensure proper credit, please contact Bridget Everts when you make a gift.
By phone: (802) 864-7423 ext. 222
By email: email@example.com.
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 Burlington watercolor scene by local Vermont artist, Katharine Montstream, 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!
With renovations soon to begin at the Drop-In Center, we are not taking most clothing donations at this time.
We are still in need of a few specialty items:
- Weather appropriate gloves
- Winter coats
- Winter boots
- High quality socks
- new/packaged underwear and long-underwear
- Items on our Amazon Wishlist: click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a Meal
Sign up to make a meal for the 20-30 youth at our Drop-In Center. Cook at home and drop it off at 177 Pearl Street. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Give While You Shop
- 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.