Donation

Donate to us in various ways

Serving 15 Michigan Counties

Ways to Give

For nearly 60 years, Orchards has worked to improve the lives of children. Orchards have done this by strengthening the community through quality services to children and families.

 

Make A Gift Today

One Time

Make a one-time contribution now to help abused and neglected children.

Honorary

Make a gift in honor or memory of someone special.

Recurring Gift

Recurring gifts provide steady, reliable support. Start yours now.

Make a Gift By Mail

Prefer to give by check? Print, fill out, and send us the form.

Wills & Planned Giving

Remember Orchards in your will, trust or through an annuity.
For more information contact rparker@orchards.org

Stocks & Mutual Funds

Support our work through the gift of an appreciated asset.
To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please click the tab below.

Stock Transfer Overview

Securities can be gifted to Orchards Children’s Services in one of two ways:
Either via electronic transfer (in which your broker transfers shares using Orchards Children’s Services) or by physically mailing the paper certificates to Orchards Children’s Services. Either method is acceptable, but it is necessary for you to contact your broker to initiate the transfer.
Benefits of gifting stock to Orchards Children’s Services
There are many benefits to giving a gift of securities as an alternative to a cash contribution. By contributing appreciated securities through Orchards Children’s Services, you make a powerful community contribution while gaining valuable tax advantages. If you have owned appreciated securities for at least a year and a day, your contribution can offer the following benefits:
1. Eliminates Capital Gains Tax
By donating your appreciated securities, you avoid the capital gains tax you would owe if you sold the securities yourself. The deduction of gifts of appreciated capital-gains property is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income, subject to the five-year-carry forward provision.
2. Enjoy a Last Minute Tax Break
At the end of the calendar year, when tax breaks and timing are critical, securities can be deducted on the date you transfer them.
3. Claim the Market Value
By claiming the market value (versus the cost basis) of the securities, you can enjoy a charitable contribution tax deduction equal to the average of the highest and lowest quoted sales price on the day you make the gift.

 

How to initiate Transfer

Initiate Stock Transfer
To initiate a stock transfer, please contact Michelle Cooper, Chief Financial Officer, Orchards Children’s Services at (248) 593-1552 or mcooper@orchards.org.

Notify Orchards Children’s Services by filling out the form below
Each time a gift of stock is donated, regardless of the method chosen to deliver a gift of stock, information about the gift for audit and acknowledgment purposes is needed.

Please complete the form below and submit for our records. 

CLICK HERE FOR STOCK CONFIRMATION FORM

In-Kind

See a list of in-kind donation items most needed by our children and families.

Corporate Matching

Find out if your company will match your gift.

AmazonSmile

Support Orchards every time you buy with AmazonSmile (See instructions)

Fundraise for Orchards

Support children and their families by fundraising for Orchards.

To donate by mail, simply download the form from the link below, print it, and mail the completed donor form with your check to this address:

Oakland/Wayne Counties
24901 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-258-0440
Fax: 248-258-0487

Download Form

[give_form id="3718"]

Remember Orchards in your will, trust or through an annuity.

For more information contact rparker@orchards.org

Support our work through the gift of an appreciated asset.

To help you facilitate a gift of stock, please see the details below:

Stock Transfer Overview

Securities can be gifted to Orchards Children’s Services in one of two ways:

Either via electronic transfer (in which your broker transfers shares using Orchards Children’s Services) or by physically mailing the paper certificates to Orchards Children’s Services. Either method is acceptable, but it is necessary for you to contact your broker to initiate the transfer.

Benefits of gifting stock to Orchards Children’s Services

There are many benefits to giving a gift of securities as an alternative to a cash contribution.  By contributing appreciated securities through Orchards Children’s Services, you make a powerful community contribution while gaining valuable tax advantages. If you have owned appreciated securities for at least a year and a day, your contribution can offer the following benefits:

1.   Eliminates Capital Gains Tax

By donating your appreciated securities, you avoid the capital gains tax you would owe if you sold the securities yourself. The deduction of gifts of appreciated capital-gains property is limited to 30% of your adjusted gross income, subject to the five-year-carry forward provision.

2.  Enjoy a Last Minute Tax Break
At the end of the calendar year, when tax breaks and timing are critical, securities can be deducted on the date you transfer them.

3.  Claim the Market Value
By claiming the market value (versus the cost basis) of the securities, you can enjoy a charitable contribution tax

Ways to get involved

Because of you…..Change Happens

 

Consider committing to two or more activities over the next year.

  1. Take tour of Orchards to learn about our mission and purpose. Encourage groups to attend:

Direct reports and peers

Leadership teams

Employee community service groups

  1. Create awareness in your company
  2. Organize a donation drive. Collect items such as:

Non-perishable food  (during our food drive)

Clothing

Backpacks and school supplies

  1. Participate in group volunteer activities.

Bike Build

Toy Sorting (during the holidays)

  1. Sponsor an event:

Signature Event

Summer Adventures

Families during the holidays

  1. Underwrite outings and activities:

Holiday Parties (for Orchards children and their families)

  1. Make a corporate donation of your company’s products or services.
  2. Donate company points from participating rewards programs:

AmazonSmile

Kroger

Other membership programs

  1. Provide payroll deduction options for employees.

Contact

To further explore how you can ­ get involved at Orchards Children’s Services , please contact our Director of Development at

248-593-1576

Become a Volunteer

Tax-Deductible

Your contribution to Orchards Children’s Services is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable.

Contact Us

Have a question about your donation? Call (248) 593-1576 or send us an email at rparker@orchards.org

Donation of Gift Securities, refers to the transfer via electronic transfer (in which your broker transfers shares using The Children’s Center) or by physically mailing the paper certificates to The Children’s Center.

Headquarters
Oakland/Wayne Counties
24901 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-258-0440
Fax: 248-258-0487
Email: info@orchards.org
Website: www.orchards.org

In-kind donation, also called gift in kind, refers to the provision of goods or services to an organisation, such as office equipment, computers, and software or administrative and financial support.

Headquarters
Oakland/Wayne Counties
24901 Northwestern Highway
Suite 500
Southfield, MI 48075
Phone: 248-258-0440
Fax: 248-258-0487
Email: info@orchards.org
Website: www.orchards.org

X