In-kind donations, such as computers, software, art supplies, musical instruments, books, scripts and equipment are also needed (please see our Wish List). Letters of Substantiation for tax purposes are given to all our contributors. Our EIN # is: 95-4590574.
Here are some additional ways that you can help the organization to maintain and expand our programs:
Vehicle Donation Program
Do you have a car, van, RV, motor home, off-road vehicle, boat, motorcycle, bus, truck, heavy equipment or another motorized vehicle that you want to donate? Even one that isn't running? You can support us by donating your vehicle online. This is a free service provided by Donate Car USA at (800) 269-6814 and it won't cost you a penny! 100% of the proceeds go directly to support Create Now. Just fill in the Donation Form on their website and they will contact you and arrange for the pick-up of your vehicle within 24 hours. You'll receive a tax deduction for your contribution. It couldn't be simpler, and you'll be helping us to bring our programs to more vulnerable youth.
Donation of Stock or Mutual Funds
Gifts of appreciated stocks may be deducted at full market value. Save on capital gains taxes while providing a contribution to us. Stock must be transferred to Create Now before it is sold to receive tax benefits.
Giving at Work
Many companies match all or a portion of an employee's gift to a nonprofit organization. Consider doubling the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your donation. If your company gives to the United Way, you also have the option of writing in a charity name. Please consider writing Create Now.
Planned Giving of Retirement Gifts
You may choose to name us as the beneficiary of all or a portion of a life insurance policy. We can also be named as the alternate or final beneficiary. Please keep this option in mind, especially if policies that were originally intended to protect a spouse, child or complete a mortgage payment may no longer be necessary. By gifting all or a portion of your retirement plan(s) to a charitable organization, the full value is generally disbursed to the charity and makes a great impact. The amount received by a charitable organization will be fully deductible from your estate.
Honor, Memorial or Holiday Gifts
This is a unique opportunity to honor the memory of a special person or pay tribute to a significant event, such as a birthday, anniversary or retirement. Honoring a person is the perfect solution for someone you know who may already have everything they need. Simply send your contribution with the name and address of the person to be honored, and we will send a card or letter informing them of your gift.
For more information about how you can support our work, please contact us at (213) 747-2777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.