Ways to Give

Thank you for your interest in supporting Sunshine Cottage. Your gift is an investment in the life and self-sufficient future of a child who is deaf or hard of hearing and wants to learn listening and spoken language.

Your gifts make it possible for us to promise – “no child who can benefit from our services will be turned away for inability to pay.” There are a number of different ways you can make a difference in the life of a child through your gift to Sunshine Cottage.

In the spirit of independence, we’re thrilled to launch our partnership with FreeWill. Creating a will has traditionally been inaccessible due to time constraints and cost, but no matter where you are on your life’s journey, it’s an essential task for:

  • Making important decisions that affect your future and loved ones
  • Designating a guardian for your minor children and pets
  • Getting peace of mind

Using FreeWill’s online tool, you can make or update your will in just 20 minutes for free, and more than 800,000 people throughout the country have used it to create their plans.

If you choose to include a gift in your will to Sunshine Cottage, you can help sustain our services — from our Newborn Hearing Evaluation Center and Parent-Infant Program, from birth to three years, to our Early Childhood and Elementary program, from 3 to 12 years — for generations to come.

Please know that whether you choose to include a gift to Sunshine Cottage or another organization, FreeWill is a free service and available for you to use. We are incredibly grateful for your support.

Just as we help children who are deaf or hard of hearing develop their maximum potential, I hope you reach your potential by empowering yourself to make a plan for what matters most - securing a Legacy.

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Report a gift in your will or trust

If you’ve left a gift to Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children in your estate plan, you can use the tool below to let us know!

It can often be difficult to plan and make sure that your gifts are used in line with your wishes if they are left unknown. But more importantly, we want to say thank you for considering our work as a part of your legacy.

We know that life circumstances can change and you may need to alter or reconsider your gift in the future. That’s all right — reporting your gift today does not obligate you now nor in the future.

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Beneficiary Designations

Want to set Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children as a beneficiary?

If you’re interested in designating Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children as a beneficiary of an asset, our easy-to-use software will help guide you through the process!

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Smart Giving

Your generous support as a donor is crucial in ensuring the continuation of our comprehensive services well into the future. In recent years, the landscape of nonprofit donations has evolved, with an increasing number of donors exploring innovative ways to give back.

Here are some of the most popular options for donors like you:

Stocks & Mutual Fund

By donating appreciated assets, you can save on two types of taxes by avoiding capital gains tax and often getting a full deduction for the value of your gift.

Note: When you donate stock, please use this tool so we can track your gift, send you a receipt, and you can get the tax savings you deserve.

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Individual Retirement Account

If you’re 70.5 or older and want to lower your taxable income you can donate from your IRA to Sunshine Cottage. This can reduce your taxable income and can help meet a Required Minimum Distribution.

Note: When you make an IRA gift, please use this tool so we can track your gift and thank you appropriately. 

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Donor-Advised Fund

With a grant recommendation today, you can give from money you've already set aside without spending an additional cent! This tool integrates with your DAF custodian and takes just a few minutes to use (and helps us track your gift!).

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A donation of appreciated cryptocurrency in support of Sunshine Cottage can help you avoid capital gains taxes and get a tax deduction. Click below for additional information.

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Have any questions? Please reach out to Miriam Elizondo at melizondo@sunshinecottage.org or (210) 824-0579, ext. 1550.