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 Philanthropy and Giving

Donate Online to iChallenged

How to give
iChallenged currently operates from donations from individuals, community service groups , corporations, foundations to fund our services. We also provide instructional services to Michigan Health Services (Formerly Michigan Commission for the Blind), Michigan Board of Education and private enterprises for a fee. We do not receive any United Way, state or federal funding. As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

There are many ways you can give to support our mission depending on your philanthropic goals. If you have questions about how to make a gift, please contact our philanthropy department at 313-910-4882 or john.whitacre@ichallenged.org

Online Donations by Credit Card.
You can make a donation by clicking the donate now button at the top of this page. We currently use paypal for processing our online donations.

Gifts by Check
You can mail a check to our organization. Please be sure to make the check to iChallenged. Inc.

Planned Giving
What is planned giving? In simple terms it is planning now for a gift in the future. Often this is handled through a will, or living trust. It is an excellent idea for everyone to establish a will. Without one, the government will decide how to distribute your estate. We encourage you to consult an attorney to discuss the benefits of establishing a living trust.

As you are making these plans, we ask you to consider making a gift to support iChallenged, Inc. Charitable gifts made by bequest are not taxed as part of your estate and may have other benefits.

Please contact our philanthropy department if you would like to discuss.

Securites, 401Ks, IRAs and other retirement plans
Donations of appreciated securities such as stocks, mutual funds, and bonds can provide attractive benefits. An outright gift of long-term appreciated securities (securities held for more than a year) avoids capital gains taxes and in most cases, the donor obtains a charitable income tax deduction equal to the market value of the securities.

To make a donation of securities such as 401Ks, IRAs or other retirement plans please contact our philanthropy department.

Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs. Many programs can increase the reach of your donation dollar by two or three times. For more information, please contact the human resources office of your employer to find out if your company has a matching gift program.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts
Celebrate special moments and people in your life by making an honorary or memorial gift. When a honorary or memorial gift is made, a card is sent to the person or family of the person in whose name the gift is made. You will also receive a separate acknowledgment and receipt.

Donation of Real Estate
If you are interested in gifting Real Estate, please contact our Philanthropy department.

Corporate Sponsorship
iChallenged welcomes corporations, small business and foundations to become a partner to our life changing programs and services. There are many different ways we can work together. We appreciate all of the leadership, financial support and participation our sponsors provide. If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor please contact our Philanthropy department.

Hosting a Fundraising Event
We welcome those wishing to host a fundraising event for iChallenged. Third party events create awareness of our services and help raise funds critical to our programs. Events can range from something small to large.

The key to a successful event is creating it around an activity that you or your organization enjoys. If you are interested in hosting a fundraising event we are here to help you. We can provide ideas and suggestions, post your event on our website, supply promotional material and if available a speaker who can convey our appreciation and explain our programs in detail at your event.

Contact Philanthropy
If you have any questions regarding how to make a donation or gift to iChallenged, please contact our philanthropy department.

Email: john.whitacre@ichallenged.org
Phone: 313-910-4882

To learn more about iChallenged, blindness or make a donation go to the following link: www.ichallenged.org

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