Ways to Give

Gifts of cash immediately impact Helping Services’ programs.
Gifts of appreciated securities is a powerful way to support Helping Services, providing funding to our programs, while at the same time you will receive a significant tax benefit. By making gift of securities you will pay no capital gains tax while Helping Services will receive the full value of the security. You tax deduction will be the full market value of the security on the date Helping Services received the donation.
Donating a piece of personal property (i.e. home, cabin, farm, etc.) can a great gift to Helping Services. Donated items can be used or sold to support our programs. You, the donor, will receive a tax deduction for the appraised value of the donated property and no capital gains tax will be assessed. For more information please give us a call at 563-387-1720.

Workplace Gifts

Donating a piece of personal property (i.e. home, cabin, farm, etc.) can a great gift to Helping Services. Donated items can be used or sold to support our programs. You, the donor, will receive a tax deduction for the appraised value of the donated property and no capital gains tax will be assessed. For more information please give us a call at 563-387-1720.
Some companies will give grants to non-profits where their employees volunteer. Ask your human resources department if this is available and how you can go about taking advantage of this great way to give back.

Sustaining Gifts

You are able to to make monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual donations to support Helping Services. You can do this with a credit card using our online form or with your bank account by completing the sustaining gift form and returning in via email to info@helpingservices.org or mail to PO Box 372, Decorah, IA 52101.

Thank you for considering a planned or estate gift to Helping Services for Youth & Families.


A charitable bequest is the most common type of planned or estate gift. A bequest is simply a distribution from your estate to a charitable organization through your last will and testament.


Below is an example of language that you can use to leave a charitable bequest to Helping Services for Youth & Families:

“I give (___ percent of my estate) or (the residue of my estate) or ($____ specific dollar amount) to Helping Services for Youth & Families, tax ID #42-0989563, located at 805 E Main Street, Decorah, IA, 52101, for its general use and purposes.”


Other types of planned gifts include trust agreements and gifts of property or real estate.


Please contact Carson Eggland, Executive Director, to begin the conversation about one of these options.
563-387-1720 | ceggland@helpingservices.org


And, of course, please consult with your attorney or tax adviser to determine what gift might be best for you and your family.

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