Ways to Contribute Financially

  • One time gift. Using a check, money order or credit card, make a charit­able dona­tion. Dona­tions can be mailed to Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity 1625 East Mar­ket Street, York, PA 17403. Safe and Secure online dona­tions can be made by click­ing the Donate icon at the bot­tom of this page

  • Scheduled Giv­ing. Scheduled giv­ing may be pre­fer­red by the gener­ous con­tributor who wants to avoid the week­ly, month­ly, or bi­month­ly hassles of writ­ing checks or visit­ing the web­site. Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity can di­rect the approp­riate con­tribu­tions, as you de­fine them, di­rect­ly to your credit card, check­ing, or sav­ings ac­count.

  • The Uni­ted Way. While Jes­sica & Friends is not a Uni­ted Way Agen­cy, in­dividu­als can di­rect their Uni­ted Way giv­ing to Jes­sica & Friends through the Uni­ted Way Donor Choice pro­gram. One be­nefit of this met­hod is that the Uni­ted Way re­ceives match­ing funds pro­vided by the em­ploy­er (when applic­able) and your con­tribu­tion can be dis­tributed ac­ross your pay per­iods as a payroll de­duc­tion.

  • In-kind Gifts of Stock, Bonds, or Securit­ies: Mutu­al funds, stocks, bonds, and other securit­ies can be tremend­ous sav­ings tools and often in­crease in value through apprecia­tion. A sale of these in­vest­ments could create sig­nificant tax im­plica­tions. Donat­ing these as­sets to a non-profit or­ganiza­tion like Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity in-kind could pro­vide the added be­nefit of re­duced capit­al gains taxes and other fin­an­ci­al be­nefits.

  • Charit­able Be­quests: By simp­ly add­ing a few sen­t­ences to your will, you could leave a lega­cy that out­lives a li­fetime! Con­sid­er in­clud­ing Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity in your es­tate plann­ing by con­tact­ing your at­torney. It is easy to add the lan­guage de­sig­nat­ing the de­sired dona­tion amount to your cur­rent will or ir­revoc­able trust thus nam­ing Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity. This sim­ple task al­lows Jes­sica & Friends to re­ceive the amount of your be­quest upon your pass­ing. Be­quest lan­guage as a part of your will can be as sim­ple as the fol­low­ing:

I hereby give to Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity, a non-profit or­ganiza­tion under sec­tion 501(c)3 of the In­tern­al Re­venue Ser­vice and the Bureau of Charit­able Or­ganiza­tions of the Com­mon­wealth of Pennsyl­vania with its prin­cip­al of­fices at Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity, 1625 East Market Street, York, Pennsyl­vania 17403, (the sum of $____) or (____% of the re­sidue of my es­tate,) to be used for its gener­al pur­poses.

  • Charit­able Gift An­nuit­ies: In­dividu­als in search of guaran­teed fu­ture in­come often turn to a gift an­nu­ity to pro­vide a steady cash flow. With a Charit­able Gift An­nu­ity the donor ag­rees to donate cash or other as­sets in re­turn for a fixed payout for the re­maind­er of their life. In­vest in the fu­ture of Jes­sica & Friends by es­tablish­ing an an­nu­ity with Jessica & Friends Community.

  • Charit­able Re­maind­er Trusts: A charit­able re­maind­er trust en­ables you, or an ap­poin­tee, to re­ceive guaran­teed in­come over a pre­deter­mined numb­er of years. At the end of the time per­iod, the re­main­ing balan­ce in the trust be­comes a charit­able gift. If the asset has appreciated over the time per­iod, the Charit­able Re­maind­er Trust helps minim­ize or eliminate the im­pact of capit­al gains taxes.

  • Gift of Life In­suran­ce: A dona­tion of life in­suran­ce can have a sig­nificant im­pact on our minist­ry. Often, the origin­al in­tent of a life in­suran­ce poli­cy has pas­sed. In these cases you may eith­er name Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity as the prima­ry be­neficia­ry or trans­f­er ow­nership as a charit­able gift. Gift­ing in this man­n­er may also pro­vide be­nefici­al tax ad­vantages. To create a be­quest, con­tact your life in­suran­ce pro­vid­er to com­plete the approp­riate be­neficia­ry forms. Please use the fol­low­ing in­for­ma­tion: Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity, 1625 East Market Street, York, Pennsyl­vania 17403.

Other Ways to Con­tribute

  • Gifts In-Kind. Gifts In-Kind are con­tribu­tions in which goods or ser­vices are pro­vided in­stead of money. As an ex­am­ple, a Mar­ket­ing firm may pro­vide ser­vices for a newslett­er or an of­fice equip­ment com­pany may pro­vide equip­ment or sup­pl­ies.

  • Real Es­tate: There are sever­al ways for in­dividu­als and busines­ses to donate real es­tate that have be­nefits to both the donor and Jes­sica & Friends Com­mun­ity. Real es­tate (a home, farmland or a com­mer­ci­al pro­per­ty) can be donated di­rect­ly to Jes­sica & Friends, placed in a trust, or be­quest through your will. Donat­ing real es­tate could eliminate capit­al gains taxes on pro­pert­ies that you’ve lived in for more than a year.