Ways to Support Chatham Trades

Chatham Trades’ Board Member Michael Peluso discusses the agency’s mission and purpose, as well as the many ways community members can support our vital programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ways to Support Chatham Trades

Click here to make an online donation now.

Gifts by check should be made out to Chatham Trades, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 511, Siler City, NC, 27344.

To make a credit card gift by phone, contact Elaine Dixon or Allison Armstrong at (919) 663-3481.

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If you are mailing in a donation, please include a note with the name of the person being remembered and the name and address of the person(s) to whom an announcement of the gift should be sent. If you are making your donation online, click the “This is a tribute gift” box and fill out the requested information. Acknowledgements do not specify the amount of your gift.

If you are mailing in a donation, please include a note with the name and address of the person being recognized. If you are making your donation online, click the “This is a tribute gift” box and fill out the requested information. Acknowledgments do not specify the amount of your gift.

The SECC is the only workplace giving program authorized for payroll deduction for most state employees.  The code to designate Chatham Trades as the recipient of your gift is 3925.  To find out more, please visit http://www.ncsecc.org.

If your workplace or neighborhood has an annual United Way Campaign, you can designate your gift to Chatham Trades.  For more information, visit www.unitedwayofchathamcounty.org.

Many companies operate a matching charitable gift program for employees and retirees. You could double, or even triple, your gift to Chatham Trades if your employer matches their employees’ charitable contributions. Contact your company’s human resources department to take advantage of their matching gift program.

Chatham Trades accepts gifts of stocks and securities. For more information about making a donation of this kind, contact Shawn Poe at (919) 663-3481 ext.102 or spoe@chathamtrades.org.

The Qualified Charitable Distribution is an excellent way to show your support for Chatham Trades and receive tax benefits in return. As you plan your required minimum distributions (RMD) for this year, consider using your IRA account to make the most of your charitable giving. You receive a tax benefit even if you take the standard deduction!

To Qualify

  • You must be 70½ or older at the time of gift.
  • Distributions must be made directly from a traditional IRA account by your IRA administrator to Chatham Trades.
  • Gifts must be outright, meaning they go directly to Chatham Trades. Distributions to donor-advised funds or life-income arrangements such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities do not qualify.
  • Gifts from 401k, 403b, SEP and other plans do not qualify. Ask your financial advisor if it would make sense for you to create a traditional IRA account so you can benefit from an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution.
  • Gifts that are made outright and not added to your gross income could increase your social security payout.

Tax Benefits

  • IRA Qualified Charitable Distributions are excluded as gross income for federal income tax purposes on your IRS Form 1040.
  • The gift counts toward your required minimum distribution for the year in which you made the gift.
  • You could avoid a higher tax bracket that might otherwise result from adding an RMD to your income.
  • Include a gift to Chatham Trades in your will or trust.
  • Make a bequest unrestricted or direct it to a specific purpose.
  • Indicate a specific amount or percentage of the balance remaining in your estate or trust.
  • Tell us about your gift so we may celebrate your generosity now! Contact Dina Reynolds at 919-663-3481 ext. 111 or dreynolds@chathamtrades.org.

Chatham Trades, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Contributions are tax-deductible. The tax identification number is 56-1272201.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available
from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at (919) 807-2214. This license is not an endorsement from the state.

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