The Salvation Army is a worldwide organization committed to serving people, changing one life at a time.
Our diverse ministries attract a wide variety of participants and supporters, from single parents needing help to dedicated volunteers seeking meaningful outlets for service to philanthropists and charitable foundations wanting to contribute to their community.
The Salvation Army works every day to make life better for countless people in your community. Your gift can enable us to serve nutritious meals to older adults, shelter homeless families, help men overcome addictions, provide after-school tutoring and recreation, and send inner-city children to summer camp.
Gifts of Stock Donations
Donations of stock can be a benefit to you as well as to The Salvation Army. An outright gift of long-term securities (owned more than one year) to The Salvation Army is free of capital gains tax, no matter how much their value may have risen. Therefore, it is better to donate appreciated long-term stock outright than to sell it yourself and then donate the money to charity, in which case you would be responsible for the capital gains tax. A gift of stock also allows you to remove the appreciated asset from your taxable estate.
When you make a gift of long-term appreciated stock, you can deduct the full fair market value of the gift from your taxable income when itemizing deductions in the year you make the gift as long as it does not exceed 30 percent of your adjusted gross income. In addition, you may “carryover” and deduct any remaining amount during the next five years, as long as it does not exceed 30 percent of your adjusted gross income in the year of deduction.
You can take pleasure in knowing that your generous gift provides immediate support for the programs and work of The Salvation Army.
To make a stock gift or for more information, please contact our Resource Development Team.
Your hometown – not always your place of birth – is where you’ve staked everything on love: bought your home, raised your family, enjoyed your friends. You’re among the caring and responsible people who built your town because you love it. Together you’ve created a heritage based on love and concern for one another that deserves preserving for generations to come.
We give your hometown our very best because we too believe that charity begins at home. The Salvation Army has been part of nearly every hometown in America for generations. Great-grandparents remember us so well because when they were young cities were smaller and people more visible.
We want to continue helping others for many more years to come. But we live in a world where changes occur with breathtaking speed and the future is less predictable than ever. The Salvation Army suffers all of the effects of roller-coaster economics, just as industries and cities themselves do. We have a solution to help secure the future.
Outright By Cash
Checks and money orders can be made payable to “The Salvation Army” or to your local Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army, ALM Division
P O Box 4857
Jackson, MS 39296
- Please note the program and city you would like to designate your funds to on the memo line of your check.
- Please do not mail cash.
- All non-designated donations will go into the general operating fund.