WAYS TO GIVE

Every contribution — whether time, money, or talent — brings us further in achieving our mission.

Individuals and companies can donate, give in honor of a loved one, or make a planned gift. 

Shoppers can give in stores or online when they shop with one of our corporate partners.

Anyone can give their time by throwing a fundraiser to support Vitamin Angels. 

“I give because I am driven to help those less fortunate than myself.” Diana Law, Vitamin Angels donor

One Time or Repeat Donation

Give today, or schedule a repeat donation to help mothers and children year-round. Choose your donation level and give monthly or yearly. To give by phone call at 805-456-5121 or mail a check to:

Vitamin Angels 
PO Box 4490 
Santa Barbara, CA, 93140


MAKE A MONTHLY COMMITMENT

Memoriam or Honor Gift

Making a gift that improves the life of another is a truly special way to honor a loved one’s memory or to celebrate a special occasion. Make a one-time or monthly gift in honor of someone special in your life. Notification of your gift can be sent via email, mail, or phone.

Donation Matching by Your Employer

Many companies offer programs through which they will "match" charitable contributions made by their employees. It’s a simple way to make your gift to go twice as far.

Use the search box below to see if your company matches employee donations. Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer. Some companies offer a payroll deduction plan. If your company matches donations, use the information and links provided in the search to obtain a matching gift form. If your employer is not listed, ask your HR department if your company has a matching program or would be willing to consider one. 

 

 

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Planned Giving

A bequest is a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your estate plans. You can make a bequest to Vitamin Angels by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to the organization, or by designating Vitamin Angels as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

Remembering Vitamin Angels with a bequest from your estate will help sustain and strengthen the organization in years to come. Some of the advantages of creating a bequest include:

  • A bequest costs nothing now, yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided for Vitamin Angels in the future
  • You retain control of and use of your assets during your lifetime
  • You may modify your bequest if your circumstances change
  • Gifts to Vitamin Angels from your estate are exempt from federal estate taxes

If you let Vitamin Angels know of your plans, we will be able to thank you now and recognize you as a member of our Heritage Society.

A bequest to Vitamin Angels can be made for a specific amount, for a percentage of your estate, or for all or a portion of what is left after you have made bequests to your family. To make a gift to Vitamin Angels from your estate, you must sign a new will or living trust instrument, add a codicil to your present will, or make an amendment to your present trust instrument.
Alternatively, you can designate Vitamin Angels as a beneficiary of a retirement plan or life insurance policy. To do so, contact your retirement plan administrator or life insurance company and complete the appropriate beneficiary designation form. You can designate a specific purpose for such a gift with a separate letter prepared with assistance from our Planned Giving Account Manager.

When planning for a bequest, you will need to consider how you would like your gift to be used to benefit Vitamin Angels—whether unrestricted in purpose or restricted to a specific program or project, and whether you would like it to be an expendable fund (to be spent when received) or an endowed fund (to last in perpetuity).

  • An unrestricted bequest allows the organization to determine how to use the funds based on its most pressing needs. Unrestricted bequests are extremely valuable because the organization can use them to flexibly meet its future needs.
  • A restricted bequest directs assets to a specific program or particular purpose, such as the purchase of vitamins. The sample language below shows how to word gifts to be restricted. A restricted bequest may be for an expendable or endowed fund. Because each restricted bequest is unique, Vitamin Angels encourages donors considering this type of gift to speak with our Planned Giving Account Manager about the appropriate language.
  • Expendable funds are used in their entirety, generally within a relatively short time frame. Some larger expendable gifts are used over longer periods.
  • Endowed funds provide income every year in perpetuity to carry out the designated purpose of the fund. Note that endowed funds have minimum required amounts. Please speak our Planned Giving Account Manager if you are considering a bequest to establish an endowed fund.

Those considering a planned gift should consult their own legal and tax advisor. Our Planned Giving Account Manager is happy to help you explore options for designating a bequest to Vitamin Angels. Please contact us.

Corporate Giving

If you’re a company looking to donate funds, products, or services, learn to get involved.

Over 90% of our expenses help children and moms get the vitamins they need.


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