FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES/DONATIONS
The agency receives approximately 57% of its funding through local levy dollars from the Paint Valley ADAMH Board and approximately 20% through United Way allocations.
The agency conducts three fund raising events each year:
BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE- Is held in April - May each year. The Community Day Bowlers participate on special days during March, April and May! We hold four Community Day events; one in Chillicothe, Circleville, Washington Court House, and in Hillsboro. Bowlers are required to raise $60 in sponsors in order to bowl and teams consist of 5 bowlers.
It is a fun time!! The bowlers get to bowl 2 free games with bowling shoes included. We provide 2 free soft drinks, food, and fantastic door prizes are given throughout each event.
For more info, see our Events Page!
For more information or to sign up a team please call (740) 773-2447 or 1-800-888-6335 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANNUAL CAMPAIGN- This is held in December in all of our counties. The agency sends an annual appeal letter to local individuals in hopes that they will consider making a contribution to the agency.
GOLF TOURNAMENT: We have successfully completed three Golf Tournaments and sold out with 36 teams in 2011.
We hold the event at the Jaycees Golf Course in Chillicothe and it will be Saturday, June 23, 2012.Kroger Community Rewards ProgramRenew today!
REMINDER: All supporters must renew each year between April 1 and April 30 to continue uninterrupted support.
The Kroger Community Rewards Program allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Ohio to earn funds when you shop at Kroger using your Kroger Plus Card. Kroger has donated over $100.00 to South Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters and with your help, we can continue to see this number grow.
Once you have registered your Kroger Plus Card as supporting South Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters, whenever you shop using your Kroger Plus Card, South Central Ohio Big Brothers Big Sisters receives a donation from Kroger. It is simple to sign up.
If you have any problem navigating your way through the Kroger web page, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Thank you from the bottom of our Hearts!!
OTHER WAYS TO HELP/DONATE
- You can donate used clothing to the agency. Any clothes that we are unable to use, we donate to Good Will Industries and in return, they provide us with clothing vouchers that can be used by our families.
- You can donate other small items that our families may be able to use microwave ovens, computers, bicycles, televisions, etc. Chances are, we will be able to find a good home for it.
- Sponsor a family for Christmas or Thanksgiving.
- Donate school supplies.
PLANNED GIVING INFORMATION
Many people want to help strengthen the long-term viability of Big Brothers Big Sisters and provide funds beyond what they can normally give. A Planned Giving bequest by Will or Revocable Trust can be tailored to complement your personal lifestyle and financial goals and also support Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you have not already done so, please consider putting Big Brothers Big Sisters in your will or revocable trust.
What are the advantages of making a bequest?
- It is not payable until death, so it does not affect your assets or cash flow during your lifetime.
- It is private – your will is not filed or made public until your death, and
- It is revocable – you can change the provisions in your will or trust at any time until death.
- There is the potential for significant tax savings
What is the best way to include the Big Brothers Big Sisters in my will?
When including a provision for us in your will, you will want to make sure that your intention is stated clearly and that you have our correct name and address. It would be prudent if you or your financial adviser calls us before drafting the document to ensure that the information you are including is accurate.
Here are some of your options:
How will your gift be used: You may opt to designate a particular program at Big Brothers Big Sisters. This is known as a Restricted Gift and can only be used for the express purposes you outline in your will or trust. Or you may leave your gift to be used at the discretion of our Board of Directors. This is known as an Unrestricted Gift and allows the agency to use the funds for special opportunities or programs. Of course, the choice is entirely yours.
What form should your gift take: You may choose to designate that a specific sum from your estate (for example $5,000), or you may choose to leave a percentage of your estate (for example 5%).
What asset should you use: You can give almost any kind of asset through a bequest, including cash, securities, an interest in real estate (such as a residence), tangible personal property (such as works of art or antiques) or the remainder of your IRA, Keogh, tax-sheltered annuity, qualified pension or profit-sharing plan.
What priority will the gift have: You can decide whether we will benefit outright through your will or only after other conditions are met, such as the distribution of bequests to heirs and other loved ones.
Will your gift be permanent: You even have the option of “endowing” your gift to provide a lasting financial resource. Because we never spend the principal of an endowed gift, there is always income to support our programs and projects.
Will my gift be deductible?
A charitable bequest or trust distribution is deductible for federal estate tax purposes, and there is no limit on the deduction your estate can claim. In addition, the gift is usually exempt from state inheritance taxes.
What if I've already written my will or trust?
You can amend a will or trust to make a gift without rewriting the entire document. Your attorney can prepare the simple statement, called a codicil that adds a new bequest to us while reaffirming the other terms of your will. Similarly, he or she can prepare an amendment to your revocable trust to add us as a beneficiary.
What's the difference between a will and a trust?
A will is your instruction manual to your survivors about how you want your property distributed. It's a revocable, private document that only takes effect after your death.
A revocable trust (sometimes called a living trust) is a legal entity that holds assets during your lifetime, then transfers ownership of them — or benefit from them — upon your death. Unlike a will, a trust must take title to assets before it can pass them to your survivors.
There is no difference between wills and revocable trusts in how transfers from them are taxed. In some states, however, the probate and distribution process is simpler with a revocable trust. Your advisors can guide you in choosing which vehicle will work better for you.
Planned Giving provided donors with an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy and help the next generation stay away from drugs, graduate from high school, move on to college and become valuable citizens in their communities. Big Brothers Big Sisters and its volunteers have continually proven they can make a difference in a child’s life and your gift will help ensure continued success. As you prepare for your future, please consider Big Brothers Big Sisters in your planning.