*We are not accepting donations of used clothing at this time. Please contact Goodwill or Salvation Army who will gladly accept your donations of clothing*
The Partnership for Successful Living responds quickly and effectively to New Hampshire families in need and helps to resolve the ongoing struggles low-income and disabled community members face every day — replacing homelessness, poverty, addiction, mental illness, hunger, unemployment and disease with hope for the future. You can help provide a wide range of programs in New Hampshire that can make a difference for adults, children, and families in need. Each year, your donations provide:
- Emergency assistance to more than 1,000 homeless individuals and families in NH, including food, medical care and safe places to stay in times of crisis
- Long-term affordable, permanent supportive housing to more than 400 low-income individuals and families living with significant disabilities, such as mental illness or HIV/AIDS
- One-on-one support and case management, so that thousands of families most at risk of homelessness remain housed
- Housing and employment services for more than 120 homeless veterans and their families
- Medical intervention, access to primary health care and preventive care to thousands of homeless and at-risk NH residents
- In-home health care and supportive services to more than 340 sick and disabled individuals – including the elderly living with Alzheimer’s/ dementia and children with special needs – so that they can remain in their homes and communities longer
- Access to income and employment through specialized education and training
- Access to substance use disorder treatment and prevention, and mental health counseling to thousands of youth and adults who cannot afford to pay for services
- The revitalization of NH’s inner cities, especially Nashua and Manchester, through the redevelopment of dilapidated, foreclosed properties into safe, affordable housing
Through many options to donate practically and effectively, you can be an agent of change in the lives of some of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families.
On behalf of all the more than 7,000 low-income NH community members in need that rely on the Partnership for Successful Living each year to avoid homelessness, maintain good health, and achieve sustainable independence, we thank you, our donors. Without the support of individuals, local businesses, and foundations, none of this would be possible.
Ways to Give
Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) public charities, your donations to any of the Partnership member-agencies qualifies for the maximum tax benefits allowed by law. We encourage you to contact us by email or by phone at 603-882-3616 with question or to learn more. There are many ways that you can help support the Partnership for Successful Living:
Gifts of Cash, Check, or Credit Card
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.
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Drop off or send a check or money order, with “Donation” written in the memo, to:‘Full Legal Name of Partnership Member-Agency’ ATTN: Development Department 45 High Street Nashua, NH 03060
Gifts of Securities, Stocks and Bonds
A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
Memorial and Tribute Donations
A memorial or tribute donation is an appropriate way to remember a special person while at the same time helping others.
When you make a gift in memory or in honor of someone, we can send notice of the gift to whomever you designate. We do not specify the amount of the donation unless you request it, and you may customize your message to the acknowledge by enclosing a note with your donations, or contacting us by email or phone at 603-882-3616. You will receive a formal acknowledgment and receipt for your donation.
Considering having a brick engraved to honor a veteran. For more information, please visit the Veterans FIRST Bricks of Honor page.
Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great donation. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.
Gifts of Retirement Assets
A gift of your retirement assets [IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan] is an excellent way to make a gift.
Did you know that the company you work for will often match the value of your donation? This is an easy way to double the effect your gift has on those we serve.
We may accept gifts of personal property, such as vehicles, artwork and jewelry, at our discretion and in accordance with our gift acceptance policies. At times, we also accept gifts of gently used technology; office supplies and equipment; tools and landscaping equipment; canned and non-perishable food; toiletries; and small household items. In most cases, we cannot accept gifts of used beds and bedding, used clothing, used linens; used appliances ; or used furniture.
For more information on how to donate personal items, please visit our In Kind Donation page.
Make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime: gift planning is a simple yet powerful way to impact the lives of NH residents in need well into the future, while creating a lasting legacy. There are many ways to accomplish this, described below. However, we encourage you to email or call us at 603-882-3616 with questions and discuss these options with your estate planner or attorney.
Wills and Bequests
You can make a provision in your will or trust fund for a Partnership agency, set to your specifications.
It is important to use very specific language. Suggestions for language to use when making this provision vary, depending on your wishes. An estate planner or an attorney can help you. But, here are some examples:
- Bequest of cash: “I bequeath the sum of $_______ to ‘Full Legal Name of Agency’, Nashua, NH.”
- Bequest of a percent of the estate: “I devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to ‘Full Legal Name of Agency’, Nashua, NH.”
- Contingent Bequest: “If my (example: brother John Doe) survives me, I devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to (example: John Doe). If (example: John Doe) does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath ____% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to ‘Full Legal Name of Agency’, Nashua, NH.”
Gift of Insurance
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is a contract between you and our organization.
- You transfer property to a Partnership for Successful Living member-agency. In exchange, Agency pays you fixed income for life.
- The fixed income can be significant, depending on your age.
- A part of your income stream may be tax-free. You will receive a charitable deduction for your gift and create impact and change in the lives of those we serve.
Types of Assets You May Give
- If you decide to fund your gift annuity with cash, a significant portion of the annuity income will be tax-free.
- You may make a gift of your appreciated securities to fund a gift annuity and avoid a portion of the capital gains tax.
Current Gift Annuity
If you’d like to receive current income, you may transfer property in exchange for the Partnership member-agency’s promise to pay you a fixed income beginning as early as this year. You will receive a current income tax charitable deduction for the value of your gift to the Partnership member-agency.
Deferred Gift Annuity
If you are not ready to begin receiving income until a future date, such as when you retire, you can establish a deferred gift annuity, receive a current charitable income tax deduction and receive payments at a designated future time. Best of all, because you deferred your payments, your annual payment will be higher than with a current annuity.
There are many kinds of charitable trusts and variations. It is important to speak with your estate planner or attorney when deciding whether this kind of planned giving is right for you. We can help answer any questions or concerns too.