We are often asked after telling the USA Cares story, “How can I help?”.
It isn’t always about money. Sometimes it is about telling our story to someone else, and if just one more military family finds us and is in need of help, then that is a good thing.
The other side of the coin is of course, we do need to continue to raise funds so that we can do what we do best, take care of military families.
We have listed several other ways that volunteers have taken it upon themselves to raise money on our behalf, both through their own efforts and through their friends and neighbors. We are honored by that effort.
If you review our site, you will see a variety of ways that we have been helped, concerts, golf scrambles, special dinners, joining our Red Shirt Friday campaign, or simply telling your friends about our mobile texting opportunities are all ways that we have been helped. If you have other ideas, we would be glad to discuss them. Please contact us at I WANT TO HELP
Past Successful Events and Ideas
- Gift In Memory of a Loved One
- In Honor of a Service Member
- Golf Scrambles
- Red Shirt Friday Campaign
- Matching gifts
- Grants within companies and organizations
In the following sections you will see mobile giving opportunities that you can help by sending the video link to friends in your email address book (One Volunteer has been doing it in the San Francisco area for almost a year, quietly helping at $5 a time), you will see our Red Shirt Friday project (to date there are over 11,000 wearing our shirts) and music, books and products that some of the proceeds go toward supporting USA Cares. We have found that Volunteers are the most generous and ingenious people when it comes to supporting a cause they really care about. So join us and thanks for spending some of your time with us.
The Annual Fund is the core of USA Cares’ fundraising efforts, ensuring a strong financial base for the organization. The generosity of USA Cares’ friends assist in supporting our mission to help the military and their families. Participation in the Annual Fund is critical to our success. Gifts to the Annual Fund are a vote of confidence in USA Cares’ mission. If you would like to make a contribution online, please click here. If you prefer to mail your donation please send it to:
USA Cares, Inc.
PO Box 759
Radcliff, KY 40159
Thank you for your support!
Increase your donation with employer matching funds. Many employers will match your personal donation. Check with your company for more information on matching gift programs.
Your gift could be matched dollar for dollar! Many companies offer matching gift programs that will double, even triple a donation’s value. Check with your company or visit this online directory of matching gift companies to find out if your company will match your contribution to USA Cares. If you have questions about your company’s matching gift program, please contact your personnel office.
USA Cares recognizes and honors friends who have included USA Cares in their estate plans. USA Cares’ Planned Giving Program provides a variety of ways to make a planned gift that does not deplete lifetime assets and, in some cases, can furnish additional income and significant tax deductions.
Below is a list of options you may wish to consider when making a gift to USA Cares:
A gift provided in your will, which may be a percentage of your estate, the residual of the estate, a certain item or a specific dollar amount. Estate taxes may be reduced by a bequest to USA Cares.
Charitable Remainder Trust
This trust provides either a fixed or variable income for you or your family. Part of the trust qualifies for an income tax deduction and at the death of the last beneficiary, the assets of the trust are distributed to USA Cares.
Charitable Lead Trust
This trust allows you to pass on assets to family members with significant estate and gift tax savings, while allowing USA Cares to benefit from the income for the duration of the trust.
Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of real estate to USA Cares provides considerable tax benefits. You also have the option of retaining the right to occupy the property for life or even to receive the income it generates.
Gifts of Life Insurance or Pension Benefits
A gift of life insurance allows you to contribute a previously acquired policy that may no longer be needed for its initial purpose and realize tax benefits. USA Cares may also be named as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, company pension or profit-sharing plan, or of a private fund such as an IRA, Keogh or tax-sheltered annuity.
We appreciate your interest in and support of USA Cares. Your attorney or financial planner can provide additional information on how these ways of giving apply to your specific situation.
If you are interested in learning more about these gift opportunities for you and USA Cares, please email Peter Giusti . If you have already designated USA Cares as a beneficiary, please contact the Development Office so that we can recognize your generosity.