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The Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico is a 501c3 not-for-profit and is supported by contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations. We never charge families to receive support. Visit our Guide Star profile to learn more about the CGC.

Make a donation in honor of or in memory of your loved one today!

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CURRENTLY, OUR IN-KIND NEEDS ARE FEW, DUE TO PROGRAMS SHIFTING TO A DIGITAL FORMAT TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR PARTICIPANTS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK. PLEASE CHECK BACK AT A LATER TIME; WE WILL ENABLE OUR WISH LIST LINK ONCE WE ARE ABLE TO RESUME PROGRAMS IN-PERSON.**

There are TWO ways you can support the CGC with Amazon’s help!

Amazon Wish List – Our wish list is a list of items we need to run our organization and would love to have donated so that as much of your money as possible goes to helping grieving kids and their caregivers. Check it out often, as it gets updated regularly and please keep us in mind next time you’re on Amazon. Click HERE to see our wish list!

AmazonSmile – AmazonSmile.com is no different from the ordinary Amazon website – it offers the same great deals and selection. However, when you shop through AmazonSmile.com, AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice! Simply select the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico as the organization you want to support. Then make the commitment to shop on AmazonSmile.com each time you shop Amazon…it’s that easy!

To get started, click on the blue DAF Direct logo!

What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) provides donors with a centralized charitable giving vehicle. It allows philanthropically inclined individuals, families, and corporations to make an irrevocable charitable gift to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program and take an immediate tax deduction. Most sponsoring organizations of DAFs accept cash equivalents, securities, and certain other assets.

How does it work?
 Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to the Children’s Grief Center (CGC), a partner of the DAF program.
 Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free) and recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.
 Contributions are tax-deductible, and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long-term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support the CGC via stock. (Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.)

Did you know that upon your request, your IRA Advisor can donate your IRA distribution to the Children’s Grief Center?

Top 3 Reasons for Charitable Gifts of IRA
1. The distribution can fulfill part or all of the required minimum distribution for those over 70 1/2 without increasing taxable income, which can impact taxes on social security income and Medicare premiums.
2. The taxes saved can make the distribution much more tax efficient than donating directly to a charity. This will be particularly relevant with the changes in the standard deduction which will lead to fewer people itemizing deductions.
3. For individuals with large amounts in both IRA and taxable investment accounts who have been both charitable and individual beneficiaries, distributing out of the IRA as part of an estate settlement can leave a much higher after after-tax inheritance for family members.

And, you no longer have to wait until the end of the year to allocate IRA distributions!

3 Easy Steps
1. Contact your IRA Advisor to find out what your minimum distribution is.
2. Ask your IRA Advisor for their Distribution Request Form (Each bank will have their own form. Here is an EXAMPLE.)
3. Fill out the form and submit to your advisor.

Contact the Children’s Grief Center at 505-323-0478 or info@childrensgrief.org for more information!

Join our Circle of Hope Club!
Circle of Hope is a special group of community members that donate monthly through an automated on-line donation.  This no hassle option lets you pick the amount, what day you want the donation to come out of your account, and sends a thank you letter for your records. Join today by filling out the donation box to the left and selecting recurring donation!

If contributing an appreciated stock is right for you, click here to request the specific instructions you’ll need to gift your contribution to CGC.  Mil Gracias!!  You’ve helped a hurting family.

Why Donate Stock to the Children’s Grief Center?  According to Kiplinger.com, the move can be a win/win for both the donor and the organization:

1. Giving appreciated stock you’ve held for more than a year is better than giving cash. If you donate stock that has increased in value since you bought it more than a year ago – and if you itemize deductions — you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. You’ll also avoid capital-gains taxes on the increase in value over time, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock then gave the charity the cash proceeds. You can deduct the fair market value only if you hold the stock for more than a year before giving it away. If you’ve held it for less than a year, your deduction is limited to your cost basis — what you paid for the stock — not the current value.

2. If it’s a losing stock, it’s better to sell it and give the cash. If the stock has lost value, it’s better to sell the stock first and give the cash to the charity. You’ll still be able to deduct your charitable donation if you itemize, but you’ll also be able to take a capital loss when you sell the investment.

3. Ask the charity and brokerage firm about the procedure and time frame for giving stock. Most banks and brokerage firms require a letter of instruction or letter of authorization to transfer the shares to charity, and a mutual fund company may have a special form. It’s a good idea to start the process at least a week before December 31, so the transfer has plenty of time to be completed during the holidays. Jane Wilton, general counsel for the New York Community Trust, recommends transferring mutual fund shares a few weeks earlier. “Some mutual fund companies are faster than others,” she says.

Contact the Children’s Grief Center at 505-323-0478 or info@childrensgrief.org for more information!

The Legacy Society of the Children’s Grief Center of New Mexico consists of men, women and families from all walks of life who have made a commitment to support bereaved youth and families with a “planned gift.”

Planned Gifts include Estate Bequests (designating the Children’s Grief Center as a beneficiary in your will), Life Insurance Policies or Annuities that benefit the Children’s Grief Center, or gifts of assets such as stocks and real estate.

There are many ways to give that benefit both the donor and the recipient – in this case, young people who are grieving the death of a loved one and finding solace at the Children’s Grief Center.

If you’d like to arrange a planned gift, please let us know.  Membership in our Legacy Society includes invitations to special CGC events, special recognition, and connection with like-minded donors who also understand the importance of helping hurting children while they are still children.

Please call (505) 323-0478 or email (info@childrensgrief.org) for more information, or to inform us of your planned gift.

Mil Gracias.  You have helped heal a child’s grieving heart.

Giving Society Levels – Annual Fund Leaders Circle Levels

$1,250 – Providing Hope and Healing Level ($104 per month)

Provides a full year of services and a ticket to Camp Corazon for a child.
Recognition in our Annual Report.

$2,500 – Companioning the Journey Level ($208 per month)

Provides healthy snacks for one year for families before they start group each night.
Recognition in our Annual Report.

$5,000 – Sharing Strength and Inspiration Level ($417 per month)

Provides a full year of services to 7 children.
Recognition on CGC Website and on our Annual Report.

$10,000+ — Securing the Future Level ($833 per month)

Provides a full year of services to 14 children.
Recognition on CGC website and on our Annual Report.

See Events page for more ways to connect with CGC

Healing Hearts:
Held annually in February, proceeds from this luncheon and silent auction benefit our programs and support groups for our children and families. Click HERE to Register!

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