Hunger is a year-round issue. That's why our Monthly
Giving Program is so vital to everything the Food Bank does. Our
Monthly Giving Program consists of a compassionate group of supporters
who make a scheduled gift to the Food Bank every month.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How can I make my monthly contributions?
You can make contributions by having them automatically charged
to your credit card, or you can write a check each month.
Can I sign up online?
Yes, just go to our online donation form and choose "I
would like to make a recurring gift." Type the amount you would
like to have charged to your credit card each month, and we will
do the rest.
I want to stop giving monthly?
can change, suspend or cancel your monthly gifts at any time by contacting
us at 206-367-3477.
receive confirmation of my gifts?
course! We will prepare an annual statement of your monthly gifts
every January, which will serve as your tax receipt for the prior
There are several ways that you can designate North
Helpline/Lake City Food Bank as your charity of choice in your workplace
University of Washington Combined Charitable Fund
All employees of the UW system are provided with the opportunity
to contribute in easy, convenient installments set up as a payroll
deduction. Please select North Helpline/Lake City Food Bank as your
preferred charitable cause.
City of Seattle Combined Charitable Fund
If you are a
City of Seattle employee, look for North Helpline/Lake City Food
Bank on the charity list for your payroll deductions, or choose
to make a one-time gift.
Most local United Way programs also allow donors to specify
a charity other than those listed. All you need to do is write in
North Helpline/ Lake City Food Bank on the "donor-option"
line or provide our EIN number, 91-1475182, on your campaign giving
Matching employee contributions is an increasingly popular
way for a company to demonstrate support for its employees and community.
At the same time, when an employee makes a donation to North Helpline,
the company's "matching" donation of the same amount doubles
the impact of the gift.
Bring North Helpline into Your Workplace
If your employer does not have an employee giving or matching-gift
program, or if you would like to include us in your existing campaign,
please ask your Human Resources department or Workplace Giving representative
to contact Lynda Locke,
206-367-3477 Special Projects Manager.
For many of our donors, a long-term commitment is
the perfect way to express support for our hunger-relief efforts.
Planned gifts help us to secure and distribute food and groceries
to those in need, raise public awareness and promote viable solutions
for food poverty. Planned gifts often provide financial benefits
to the donor, too. Tax savings, current cash payments, supplemental
support for family and friends — these and other benefits are
available depending on a donor's circumstances and objectives.
A bequest through your will or estate is the simplest way
to make a planned gift. This is a good option for anyone who is
not interested in receiving any tax benefits for their gift during
their lifetime. North Helpline is happy to provide the appropriate
language for your will or trust.
Beneficiary Designations on Investments Such as IRAs and Life Insurance
These are similar to bequests in their simplicity. All
that needs to be done in most cases is to assign North Helpline
as the beneficiary. Some of these gifts include tax benefits.
Charitable Remainder and Lead Trusts
Another attractive option from a tax perspective is a charitable
remainder trust. With this type of gift, you donate assets that
earn income or interest to North Helpline. You or other beneficiaries
will continue to receive income from it for a specified period of
time or while living. Once this period of time elapses or upon the
death of all beneficiaries, we receive the principal of the asset.
This type of gift allows the donor to avoid any capital gains tax
and can reduce estate taxes.
Should you choose to make a planned gift to North Helpline,
we respectfully request that you ask for the assistance of our Executive
Director, John Klevins at (206) 367-3477 and a knowledgeable advisor
such as an attorney, financial planner, or CPA to help structure