Give a Gift. Change a Life.
Creating Housing & Community One SHARE at a Time!
Ways you can share with SHARE Sonoma County
We can't do this work without you. There are many ways to SHARE and we invite you to choose one that speaks to you.
- If you know of a senior who needs income, services or companionship, contact us.
- If you are in need of housing, reach out now.
- If you have dollars to donate to this vital housing program, your donation will increase the number of people we can help. Your contributions are tax-deductible.
- If you have talents or resources that might help our clients, we’d love to know because we’re all about exchanging resources.
- And if you want to be on the call list as an emergency housing host in the event of an emergency like the recent wildfires, we’d love to hear from you. You can download the sign-up form HERE.
Four More Ways to Give:
Have a vehicle to donate? Our car donation services partner will pick up your vehicle anywhere in Sonoma County free of charge. It’s easy, just call 1-888-686-4483 or complete this online donation form.
If you’re affiliated with a local service club like the Rotary, Kiwanis or Soroptimists, or other community groups, recommend SHARE receive a gift of cash and/or services.
Tithing / Monthly Pledges
Many individuals in faith-based communities tithe each month and donate much needed funds to local nonprofits. To make a monthly pledge using our website, click here or call us to make arrangements. You can cancel your pledge at any time.
You can also give through your workplace. Ask your employer how to direct your donation to SHARE Sonoma County through their workplace giving or matching gifts program.
Leaving a Legacy: Giving that Grows
You and your family can change lives by making a contribution to SHARE Sonoma County through planned giving with lasting benefits. Planned giving takes many forms – gifts of cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, art, partnership interests, personal property, life insurance, a retirement plan or other assets. Every gift shares a common attribute: it strengthens our program – matching seniors to individuals needing permanent housing – for many years to come.
A planned gift is an opportunity to help others in need in the long term. It can be as easy as designating SHARE Sonoma County as one of your beneficiaries. The advantages to you and your family are many. Giving creates a legacy that expresses your deepest convictions. It need not diminish current income or assets. Indeed, it can provide potential income tax or estate advantages for you and your heirs.
Ways to give include making SHARE a beneficiary on an investment account. You can also add SHARE as a beneficiary to a bank account or certificate of deposit by using a “Payable on Death” agreement. For investment securities and real estate, you can use a “Transfer on Death” agreement. You can add instructions to your will that a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or certain assets be given to SHARE after your passing. Remember that your will only covers those assets that do not have a beneficiary designation attached. You can also name SHARE Sonoma County as a full or partial beneficiary of an IRA, annuity, life insurance or retirement account.
All you need to start the process is a desire to create a lasting legacy. Discuss your intentions with your family, as well as your legal and financial advisors before you finalize your plans.