Eat_TS_165174994Monetary Contributions

Monetary contributions allow MSC to provide help, hope, and change by meeting the greatest need. MSC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Donations can be made securely online or by mailing to MSC Development Department, PO Box 23699, Federal Way, WA, 98003.

Corporate Sponsorships

MSC’s offers event sponsorship opportunities and our Premier Business Partner Program to corporations who support our work. The Premier Business Partner Program recognizes businesses who provide a level of support equal or greater than $2500 on a calendar year basis. For more information, please contact MSC’s Development Department. Click here for a list of current MSC Premier Business Partners.

Gifts of Goods or Services

In-kind donations help us provide additional support and resources we would otherwise be unable to offer. In-kind donations are non-cash gifts of food, materials, or services that support and serve the mission of MSC. In-kind gifts are a valued way of supporting MSC and are tax-deductible as allowed. MSC accepts donations of food and clothing Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4pm at our food bank located at 1200 S. 336th St., Federal Way (go to warehouse down back alley). Please call 253.838.6810 before dropping of donations of furniture, household goods or other items as we have limited storage space. MSC does not accept electronics. Please also check our list of greatest needs or our Amazon Charity Wish List.

Join MSC’s Welcome Home Club to help families exciting homelessness. MSC’s family shelter is a first stop for families exiting homelessness. They often arrive with nothing but a few personal belongings. MSC tries to provide basic furniture and small household items such as dishes, towels, and bedding. Most of these items come from generous community members like you. MSC often sees needs that we cannot meet and we don’t have long-term storage for many of these items. So, to better meet the needs of the families we serve, we have created the Welcome Home Club, an email notification list for when there is a family in need of help with the gift of household items. Join MSC’s Welcome Home Club by sending an email to [email protected] with Welcome Home Club in the subject.

Stock Donations

There are lots of advantages to making a stock gift. Although you should check with your tax professional about how these rules apply to you, the following information may help you understand the process:

  • Under current tax laws, the full fair-market value of stocks and bonds (up to a percentage of adjusted gross income, with a five-year carryover for any “excess”) may be deducted. The extra benefit of donating appreciated stocks or bonds is that federal capital gains tax on the securities unrealized appreciation may be avoided.
  • The value of your gift of securities is based upon the mean between the high and low quotations on the specific day your securities pass from your control.

To donate stock, contact your broker to determine the stock and number of shares you would like to contribute and then contact MSC’s Development Director with your broker’s information.

iStock_mom-baby-on-tile-stepPlanned Giving

Make an investment in MSC’s future with a living legacy gift or bequest. Planning a gift of assets with estate and tax implications in mind, enables you to help MSC while keeping your own financial goals in mind. You may fund your gift in various ways including cash, real estate, property, stock, life insurance and retirement funds. A legacy gift can help you avoid capital gains taxes at the time of the gift, protect assets otherwise subject to estate and gift taxes and reduce current income taxes. For more information on planning a legacy gift to MSC, contact your attorney or  MSC’s Development Director.

Workplace Giving & Matching Gifts

Many employers support the community by providing options to contribute through payroll deductions or matching employee donations or volunteer time. Your human resources representative can give you more information on how your company’s workplace giving is handled.

Online Shopping and Rewards Programs

Many retailers offer programs that donate a portion of their sales to non-profits when users click through a special link or identify a non-profit organization to support. Please choose MSC as your charity of choice when shopping. MSC is currently registered with the following online programs:

Fred Meyer Community Rewards