There are significant numbers of abandoned children in Matamoros, Mexico, who could become independent contributing citizens in their community, if given the opportunity. Please consider helping us change the lives of abandoned children, one-at-a-time. Your contribution of any amount will have a significant impact on the lives of these children. Your support will not just touch the life of one, but the lives of an entire generation.
There are numerous methods for making contributions that provide significant benefits for the individual or group making the donation. It is important to talk with your legal and/or financial advisor to ensure that you are using the best contribution method that benefits the orphanage, but also provides you with maximum tax benefits. A brief description of some of the most popular methods of giving are provided below.
Child Sponsorship: $30/month
We invite you to experience first-hand the difference that sponsorship makes in the life of a child. As a sponsor you may choose to support a boy or girl of any age living at a Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH, Spanish for "Our Little Brothers and Sisters") home.
Your friendship will show a child that he or she is loved - your financial support will protect his or her future.
Sponsorships start at a minimum of $30/month and can be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
To sponsor or learn more about sponsorship, go to www.friendsoftheorphans.org/sponsor
A donation now will help provide basic needs – food, clothing, shelter, health care and education to the children.
Click here to make a donation now.
A gift made upon your death as directed by your Will or Revocable Living Trust.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A Trust created by a donor that pays a fixed percentage for life or a period of years. At the end of that time frame, the assets remainder in the Trust goes to charity. Like a Gift Annuity, the donor gets a tax deduction at the time of the gift and annual payments for life. Unlike a Gift Annuity, the charity does not actually receive any funds until the termination of the Trust, since the Trust controls all assets in it.
Donating Appreciated Stock
Making a donation of an appreciated stock allows you to make a significant contribution, while avoiding paying a lump sum capital gains tax on your gains. Current tax laws provide an incentive for you to make a charitable gift of stock in two key ways. First, you pay no capital gains on the appreciated stock you are donating. Second, you may take a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of transferring the stocks.
Double Tax Asset
Many people have retirement assets such as an IRA or a 401(k) plan at work. When money is withdrawn from these accounts, then the person will pay income tax. Many people do not realize that after they die, not only will your beneficiaries pay income tax on these accounts, but if your estate pays death tax, then these accounts will also pay death tax on top of the income tax. If these accounts are used for charitable gifts at your death, then both the income tax and the death tax are eliminated.
A contribution that you make to a charity that is part gift and part investment. By making the contribution, you receive an agreement with the charity to pay you a fixed amount for the rest of your life. At your death, the residue of the amount you initially gifted is retained by the charity. At the time of the gift, you get a tax deduction for a portion of the original amount contributed. In addition, a portion of each annual payment to you is tax-free. The annual payment percentage is based on your age at the time of the gift.