Every gift matters. Discovery Living, like most non-profit organizations, depends on the extraordinary goodwill of various individuals and community organizations. Heroes, really. Our founding partner, the Knights of Columbus, has worked tirelessly to help ensure our sustainability through over 30 years of on-going support. In addition to the Knights, we have been blessed by the generosity of our employees, individual donors, relatives and friends of people served, community foundations and local businesses. The fact is, we simply could not provide the services we do without these people - people just like you. Through their generous gifts, we have been able to provide a wide array of individualized supports to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. Home modifications, vehicle purchases and adaptations, and adaptive equipment are examples of routine expenses that are not covered by our funding sources. Please consider the good you could do as a member of the community of donors that support the work of Discovery Living. Donate today.
For many, whether or not they want to contribute is an easy decision. But how does one give? Well, there are a number of methods available. Below are four of the most common ways we raise funds here at Discovery Living. Or, if you already know you'd prefer to make a direct, lump-sum donation, click on the Donation Form link on the sidebar for ways to send a more immediate gift.
Unrestricted Gift – An unrestricted donation allows Discovery Living to identify and apply the funds to the most needed expenses at the time the gift is received.
Restricted Gift – When making a restricted donation, the donor may specify a particular purpose or project to which he or she would like the funds applied. We have previously received restricted gifts that allowed us to purchase computer equipment, make home repairs and decorate our homes and office. Planned Giving – Planned Giving, generally entails a person directing that a portion of their estate be given to Discovery Living at the time of their death. The most common planned gifts are property, stock options or a portion of that person's financial assets. Qualifying gifts can even be eligible for state tax credits. (See the information linking to Endow Iowa in the sidebar, to the right.) We suggest that anyone considering a planned gift consult their personal financial advisor. In Kind – Donations to Discovery Living need not be limited to cash. In kind donations allow the donor to contribute in the form of goods or professional services. Examples of in kind donations are appliances, home furnishings, adaptive equipment - such as wheelchairs or Hoverounds - or free services, like advertising or equipment repairs.
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