Lamplighters has several donation methods available that are listed below. Please call us (952) 294-0822 (800 507-9516) or send an email for further information and assistance donating.
You can mail a check made payable to “Lamplighters International” to:
771 NE Harding St. #250
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Donating appreciated stock will cost you less than making the same donation in cash. If you sell the appreciated stock you must first pay the capital gains tax and then donate the after-tax portion. When you donate appreciated stock you can deduct the full value of the stock and avoid paying the capital gains tax. The ministry receives the full value of the stock because, as a charitable organization, it is not required to pay the tax.
If your stock is held by your broker, it is as easy as a telephone call. Contact Cheryl Allen at 952-294-0822 or firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the broker account number for Lamplighters International. You may also click below to download a Gift of Stock Form. Then your broker merely transfers your stock to the account of Lamplighters International. If you hold the stock certificate, send your certificate to Lamplighters International, and we can assist you in signing a stock power and do the rest.