Giving to Sojourner Center
A gift of $150 purchases the needed items like linens, dishes, etc. to set-up a safe household from nothing.Thank you for your interest in supporting Sojourner Center. Our mission is to provide a continuum of multicultural services to individuals and families impacted by domestic violence in Arizona, while collaborating with the global community on education, research and advocacy to end domestic violence. Sojourner Center relies on its community partners and individuals for support in our efforts to provide the best quality services to women, children, men and their pets seeking refuge from domestic violence. Every dollar donated to Sojourner Center makes a difference in transforming the lives of those impacted by domestic violence in Arizona.
There are many opportunities to support Sojourner Center. If you want to get involved or have any questions, please contact the Advancement office at 602-296-3330 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are extremely grateful to all of our donors, no matter the size of the gift, and greatly appreciate their partnership in our commitment to transform the lives of those affected by domestic violence. Donors can elect to give monthly, quarterly, or annually. You can donate to Sojourner Center on our secure website, by calling our Philanthropic Services Department at (602) 296-3354, or by mailing a check to Sojourner Center at PO Box 20156, Phoenix, AZ 85036.
Tribute Donation – A tribute gift is a thoughtful way to celebrate a special occasion or to honor a family member or friend.
“In lieu of gifts, please make a donation in honor of (specify honoree/special occasion) to Sojourner Center, PO Box 20156, Phoenix, AZ 85036.”
“In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of (specify deceased) to Sojourner Center, PO Box 20156, Phoenix AZ 85036.”
Third Party Fundraiser – Plan your own fundraising party for Sojourner Center such as a golf outing, car wash, Super Bowl party. For more information on third party fundraisers, see our Third-Party Guidelines.
Give Back When You Shop – Support Sojourner Center when you shop! Many online and community merchants will reward your purchases with a donation to Sojourner Center. For a full list of community programs, Community Partners.
AmazonSmile – AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. By selecting Sojourner Center, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
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If you are interested in supporting Sojourner Center as a corporate or community partner, please contact Stephanie Walsh at email@example.com or 602-296-3354.
IRA Charitable Rollover – Recent legislation making the $100,000 charitable IRA contribution permanent allows taxpayers to take full advantage of the numerous tax benefits of these contributions. If you are over the age of 70 ½, any amount may be transferred, but the maximum amount of an IRA charitable rollover transfer is $100,000 per person. Using an IRA rollover may also allow you to contribute more than usual in a single tax year. Only transfer gifts from Traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs can be made and the administrator or custodian of the IRA must make the check payable directly to Sojourner Center. The funds have to be transferred directly from your IRA account to Sojourner Center and cannot be made directly by you or the IRA holder.
Please contact the Advancement Office at 602-296-3330, and we can direct you on the most convenient way for you to support Sojourner Center. You may make a secure credit card donation over the phone or online, cash gifts, gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds, real estate, personal property, life insurance, or gifts from an individual retirement account.
The Hope Society
The Hope Society is Sojourner Center’s annual giving program recognizing individuals committed to annual gifts of $400.00 or more. Support through the Hope Society is an investment in the future of Sojourner Center, and ensures that funding remains available to continue to deliver outstanding support to shelter participants, and lead research and education initiatives that will bring us closer to the goal of ending domestic violence, across the state of Arizona and beyond. You may view the list of current Hope Society members here. Individual gift levels are as follows:
Copper $400.00 – $799.99
Silver $800.00 – $4,999.99
Gold $5,000.00 – $9,999.99
Arizona Tax Credit
You can support Sojourner Center and benefit from the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit. Here’s how it works: File your Arizona tax return, attach form 321 and receive a credit on your taxes for your donation up to $400* (filing single return) or $800* (filing a joint return).
*Contact your financial advisor for professional assistance on your tax returns.
If you are interested in donating or have questions about the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, please call Scott Sheldon at (602) 567-8327.
Donate a Car
Thinking about trading in your car?
Don’t Trade It…Donate It!
Your donation will go towards providing meaningful and empowering support to families as they rebuild and transform their lives away from domestic abuse.
Whether you have an old car, truck, RV, boat, or other vehicle, we’ll take it off your hands.
How it works:
- Schedule your FREE pick up.
- The donated vehicle is sold.
- You will be provided with a thank you letter and all the necessary tax deduction receipts and forms within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle.
Schedule Your Free Pick Up Today!
Sojourner Center (in partnership with Jewish Family and Children’s Service) contracts with CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of San Diego, California. Founded in 2003, CARS is partnered with2,500 nonprofits and charities nationwide and throughout Canada.
Join Our Monthly Giving Program
By choosing to donate monthly, you join a committed group of supporters who agree to make a monthly contribution to Sojourner Center. In doing so, you help provide Sojourner Center with a reliable source of income. This is what your monthly donation can help accomplish over the course of just one year:
- A gift of $35 pays to provide a day of child care services at our Child Development Center, allowing a parent to pursue self-sufficiency opportunities while their child receives specialized, trauma-informed educational services.
- A gift of $50 pays to provide safe shelter, basic necessities, and case management to an adult or child rendered homeless due to domestic violence.
- A gift of $75 helps a survivor of domestic violence pay for required classes/certifications such as CPR, First Aid, etc. in order to secure employment and advance self-sufficiency.
With your planned gift, you can build a legacy of support to families so they may rebuild and transform their lives away from domestic abuse.
A planned gift is a meaningful way to continue your support for Sojourner Center, far into the future while also providing tax and other benefits to you and your estate.
- Make a gift now that costs nothing during your lifetime
- Make a gift and receive guaranteed income for life
- Make a gift and provide for your loved ones
- Make a gift and transform lives
Planned giving can be as simple as designating a gift through your will, gifting life insurance policies or securities, or designating Sojourner Center as a beneficiary on a retirement account. Please consider a bequest to Sojourner Center when establishing your will or trust.
You can donate to Sojourner Center’s Endowment or establish a fund with your own specific parameters you define. Your giving options include:
After providing for the needs of your loved ones in your will, you may choose to benefit organizations like Sojourner Center that reflect causes personally important to you.
You can choose to establish a personalized fund with a modest initial investment and continue to contribute to that fund over time.
Designate a fund created through annual premium payments.
Charitable trusts provide an annual income to the donor or a designated beneficiary for life (or another period of time as you specify). Upon the death of the trust’s beneficiary, the trust principal transfers to Sojourner Center and becomes an endowment.
Charitable Gift Annuities
You make a gift of either cash or stock and you receive an income for life, part of which is tax free. The payout amount is based on your age.
Become a Member of the Sojourner Legacy Society
When you include Sojourner Center in your will or estate plan, you are entitled to join our recognition society. Members in the Society have invested not only in Sojourner Center but in overcoming the impact of domestic violence, one life at a time.
Sojourner Center encourages our supporters to consult with their legal and financial advisors when considering a planned gift to ensure the election of the best gift option for them and their family.
For more information about planned giving options, please contact Stephanie Walsh, MBA, Director of Major & Planned Giving, at
602-296-3354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sojourner Center values and appreciates corporate support from our valued community partners. Consider the following ways to make your corporate gift:
- Cash Gifts
- Pro Bono Services
- Matching Gift Programs
- Non-Cash Donations
- Company-Wide Day of Service Events
- Corporate Community Fundraisers
For more information, please contact Cheryl Hurd, Donation and Volunteer Program Manager, at email@example.com or
Corporate Matching Gifts and Volunteer Service Recognition
Does your employer have a matching gifts program? Many companies match employees’ charitable contributions with a gift that follows their designation. These programs are an excellent way to maximize your gifts in support of Sojourner Center’s pioneering work to break the cycle of domestic violence. Some 65 percent of Fortune 500 companies offer matching gift programs, as do thousands of smaller companies. Additionally, your company may recognize your volunteer service with a charitable gift. Please contact your employer and let them know of your interest in working with them to support the Sojourner Center.
Corporate Giving and Partnership
Sojourner Center is proud to be supported by visionary and dedicated partners in the corporate sector. Sojourner Center believes that dedicated companies can take a leadership role in fostering a stronger community. Our team can arrange for a corporate tour of Sojourner Center’s shelter and facilities, and help you learn more about how your company can help create a world free of domestic violence. Take a stand to help us transform the lives of the over 8,000 individuals we support who are impacted by domestic violence each year.
Give Back When You Shop
Support Sojourner Center when you shop! Many online and community merchants will reward your purchases with a donation to Sojourner Center. Read about some of these options by clicking here for a full list of our community programs.
Sojourner Center Wish List
Sojourner Center’s Donation Center takes donation on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For more information, please contact Cheryl Hurd, Donation and Volunteer Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-296-3378.
- Gently used CLEAN clothing (for adults and children, including teen boys and girls)
- Baby wipes
- Twin-size sheet/comforter sets
- Blankets (twin-size or larger
- Adult and children’s shoes (all styles, all sizes)
- Towels (bath, hand, washcloths)
- Personal hygiene items (bar soaps, shampoos, conditioners, solid deodorants, feminine hygiene)
- Unused underwear (all sizes, adults and children)
- Hair dryers
Pet Companion Shelter:
- Dog/puppy food (chicken flavor preferred)
- Cat/kitty food
- Clumping kitty litter
- Dog and cat beds
- Office supplies including printer paper
- Laundry detergent and dryer sheets
IRA Charitable Rollover Law Extended for 2015
If you are over the age of 70½, the new tax law may provide special solutions and opportunities for you as the popular Charitable IRA rollover has been extended for 2015.
What you need to know:
Any amount may be transferred, but the maximum amount of an IRA charitable rollover transfer is $100,000 per person for 2015.
Using an IRA rollover may also allow you to contribute more than usual in a single tax year. Donors who itemize their taxes are prohibited from deducting more than 50 percent of their adjusted gross income (AGI) for the purpose of making charitable donations. However, transfers from an IRA are excluded from the percentage limit, allowing individuals who have reached the 50 percent threshold to give more.
Only transfer gifts from Traditional IRAs or Roth IRAs can be made. However, funds held in a 401k or 403b or similar account can be converted to an IRA account and then make the charitable transfer can be made.
The administrator or custodian of the IRA must make the check payable directly to Sojourner Center. The distribution cannot be made directly by you, the IRA holder, to Sojourner Center. The funds have to be transferred directly from your IRA account to Sojourner Center.
There is NO charitable deduction for this type of gift. However, the transfer can count towards your required minimum annual distribution. The donor gets no deduction, but neither does he or she have to report the payouts as income.
It must be an outright gift – it cannot be to a charitable remainder trust, gift annuity, donor advised fund, or supporting organization.
To make sure that your transfer gift is directed to the right account, please notify Teri Hauser at Sojourner Center of your intention to make a transfer. We will need the name of your IRA custodian and the amount that you will be having them transfer to us.
If you want to get involved or have any questions, please contact the Advancement office at 602-296-3330 or email us at email@example.com.
“I am filled with hope that Sojourner Center’s expanded visions will finally offer to all impacted by domestic violence what they most yearn for: solutions, sensitivity, resources and hope.”