Cash gifts (by check) may be sent to Safe Harbor at P.O. Box 582, Sheboygan, WI 53082-0582. You will receive a receipt for your donation.
You may use your VISA or MasterCard to make a donation to Safe Harbor. Please call our administrative office (920) 452-8611 and we will process your donation by phone and send you a transaction receipt as well as a donation receipt.
Gifts of food, small household goods or other items from our Wish Lists may be dropped off at the shelter during daylight hours with an appointment. Donation receipts are completed at the time of donation. Please call ahead to scheudule an apointment (920) 452-7640. Please note that as of 8/6/2013 we are not taking donations of toys or stuffed animals or furniture. We gratefully continue to accept limited number of womens casual/comfort clothing, like stretch pants, workout wear, jeans, t-shirs, sweatshirts etc… and clothing for teens which we are always in need of – again, casualwear is best. Please note a change in our procedure for accepting any clothing donations. We will only accept donations of clothing that are in sealed (twist tied or taped) CLEAR Plastic Bags and or CLEAR covered plastic bins (w/ the covers taped on all the way around.)
Used cell phones can be dropped off at our shelter also. Either we provide them to clients for 911 calls or we send them in for landfill-free recycling. Please note: stored information is deleted as part of the recylcing process but if you have any concerns please delete your records before donating.
Gifts of stock and other securities are welcome; we have a brokerage account open for that purpose. It is usually beneficial to give appreciated securities since you bypass any capital gains tax due had you sold them, and you receive a charitable deduction for their fair market value. Please notify Safe Harbor when you are prepared to make your gift by calling us at (920) 452-8611 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will need to know the name and/or symbol of the stock you are sending and can provide other information you may need for your transaction. After the shares are received to our account you will receive a receipt.
Making a gift through your Will
A bequest in your Will is an easy way to make a significant gift to Safe Harbor. There are at least four ways to make a bequest:
- Designate a specific amount
- Designate a specific percentage of your estate
- Give a specific piece of property (ex: shares of stock)
- Name Safe Harbor as a residual beneficiary of your estate.
Here are examples of language used to make bequests in Wills:
- I give, devise and bequeath to Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, Inc., of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the sum of $xx,xxx.
- I give, devise and bequeath to Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County, Inc. of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, xx% of the residue of my estate.