Ways to Help

Without You…

None of the good work of Abbott House would be possible without the interest and support of the many friends of these children. Gifts of all kinds sustain the agency and every day there are new ways that you can make a difference in a young life. We hope you will continue to support these children with your prayers and your gifts. Some of the ways you might help are:

Gifts-in-kind

Gifts-in-kind are goods and services given to Abbott House. Past gifts of this kind have included printed materials for special events, gifts of food, towels, bedding, board games, and Christmas gifts.

Honor Gifts

Honor gifts are given in gratitude, in tribute, or in celebration of family members, friends, birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, special occasions, or relationships. Acknowledgement letters are sent to a person(s) of your choosing.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial gifts are given in memory of a deceased family member or friend.  Acknowledgement letters are sent to a person(s) of your choosing.

Gift Annuities

Through Charitable Gift Annuities, you can make a major contribution to the children now and receive a fixed, guaranteed income for life.

Deferred Gifts and Estate Planning

Gifts of Real Estate, Stocks, Bonds, etc. benefit Abbott House children. These items can be given in trust, passing to Abbott House at a time you designate. Trusts can be designated to meet your needs now and later, and are a very flexible way to give major gifts. Most can be changed as your situation changes. You can also choose to assign all or part of the benefits from almost any Insurance Policy or Retirement Plan to Abbott House.

Unrestricted Gifts

Unrestricted gifts supplement basic needs for those served, and helps to improve, maintain, and operate Abbott House. These gifts are a vital source of support for general operations.

Restricted Gifts

Restricted gifts are gifts that are directed to purchase a specific item or service, or to be used for a designated purpose. These gifts also include donations given for special building projects or campaigns.

Endowment Gifts

One of the long-term goals of Abbott House is to steadily work to build an endowment fund. The earnings from this fund will eventually provide significant operational support for Abbott House. This is to provide long-term security, and to guard against the uncertainties and ever-changing reliability of government funding sources.

If you are interested in receiving an Abbott House Federal Form 990 or if you would like to make a gift, please contact our development office:

Abbott House Development Office
Virginia Wishard-Lambert
vwlambert@abbotthousesd.com
909 Court Merrill
PO Box 700
Mitchell, SD 57301-0700
Phone: (605) 996-2486
Fax: (605) 996-4585

All gifts to Abbott House are tax deductible as allowed by IRS regulations.

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