Commemorate a life, celebrate an event, holiday,
birthday or just simply thank a friend. Tribute gifts are a meaningful
way to honor family, friends or colleagues. Complete the Tribute
section on the online donation with the appropriate information.
North Helpline will notify the honoree with a personalized card
acknowledging your gift (donation amount will be confidential).
Virtual Food Drives
Many of our corporate and foundation partners, as
well as individuals, participate in the themed Virtual Food Drives
held by North Helpline throughout the year. Virtual Food Drives
allow us to provide more food than through a traditional canned
food drive as we are able to leverage the dollars raised and purchase
All you have to do to help raise funds through our Virtual Food
Drives is give us your information and logo, and
we will set up your page. Then just set a fundraising goal and invite
coworkers, friends and family to help you reach it!
In addition, some our donors go that extra mile by
using our Virtual Food Drive tool to create their own fundraising
events around events such as marathons, weddings or birthdays.
To register for one of our current Virtual Food
Drives or to create your own, contact Amy
Besunder, Executive Director.
Stock and Mutual Funds
Looking for a tax-wise way to keep the shelves stocked
at North Helpline/ Lake City Food Bank? Are you holding shares that
have appreciated significantly in value but pay a low dividend?
Consider donating appreciated securities (stocks, bonds or mutual
funds you've held for more than one year) to us. By doing so, you
may be able to reduce or avoid capital gains taxes and receive a
federal income tax charitable deduction.
We accept the following transfer methods for gifts
To transfer securities to North Helpline, i.e. via Depository Trust
Company (DTC), please provide the DTC transfer instructions to your
broker. The securities will be transferred directly into our gift
account at our broker.
In order to properly credit the gift, it is important
that you or your broker notify us of the gift and its intended purpose,
and for the broker to reference your name in the DTC transfer instructions.
Mutual Fund Transfer
We recommend that you or your broker contact the mutual fund representative
or our Philanthropy department at 206-367-3477 when gifting units
of a mutual fund.
The procedure for doing so may vary from one mutual
fund to another. In some cases, the units may be transferred directly
to our gift account via DTC. In other cases, North Helpline may
be required to open an account with the fund and have the gifted
units transferred into that account.