Monetary gifts are an excellent way to provide The Salvation Army with the immediate funds necessary to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the people we serve. These donations include checks, money orders, and credit card donations, which can be given through our secured online donation site, through the mail, or by phone.
Benefits to you: By making a cash donation to The Salvation Army, you are able to claim a charitable deduction in the year you make the gift. If you cannot utilize the entire deduction in that year, deductions may be carried over for an additional five years.
Please mail checks or money orders made payable to The Salvation Army to:
The Salvation Army
114 East Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45202
To make a donation by credit card, please click here or call Linda Colburn at (513) 762-5600.
An alternative method for making an online donation is through The Salvation Army's partnership with Fifth-Third Bank.
Those who are customers of Fifth-Third Bank and use the online bill payment system can now include The Salvation Army in their charitable gifting activities.
While online paying bills at www.53.com, simply choose The Salvation Army from among those listed on the Common Payee list. It's just that easy!
For some donors, the preference is to receive less mail, and to have a means to provide an on-going contribution to the mission of The Salvation Army. We call this program "Friends of the Army", and encourage you to consider this as an option when considering monetary donations to The Salvation Army. As a "Friend of the Army" you can determine how much you give, and how frequently you make that donation. The choices are all up to you.
Benefits of the Friends of the Army program include:
To become a "Friend of the Army," simply click here and follow the instructions on the sign-up page. PLEASE NOTE: When you click through to the "Friends of the Army" web site, you will need to enter "SWO" in the "Special Secure Code" field.
Some financial vehicles provide the opportunity for you to donate funds to help the mission of The Salvation Army while providing income for yourself. These vehicles include:
For an effective, interactive way to see how one of these vehicles can benefit you, we encourage to create a personal gift plan to see what your income and tax benefits could be.
For more information on implementing any of these charitable, income-generating financial vehicles with The Salvation Army, please contact The Salvation Army Planned Giving Office at 513-762-5600.
STOCKS OR BONDS
Giving stocks or bonds to The Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati may provide you with powerful tax benefits. If you have owned securities for more than one year and the fair market value has increased since you purchased them, you can avoid capital gains tax and receive a charitable gift income tax deduction equal to the fair market value.
A gift of real estate that has been held for more than a year also has the advantage of providing you with a charitable deduction based on the current fair market value, as well as bypassing capital gains tax on the appreciation.
For more information about gifting stocks, bonds or real estate, please see the applicable documents attached below, or call The Salvation Army Donor Relations office at 513-762-5694.