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CARITAS is more committed than ever to providing compassion and support to our most vulnerable community members. Each year, we touch the lives of approximately 4,000 people. Contributions from community members like you help us serve each one of these men and women strategically, efficiently and with compassion. 

If you are able, please consider making a financial donation to CARITAS. Your gift today will help us through a critical time, reinforce our future operations,  and build a stronger, healthier and more hopeful community for us all.

Choose one of the many options to donate to CARITAS below.

You can read more about our internal and external efforts here.

Other Ways to Give

Employer Giving and Matching Gifts

Many employers run employee giving campaigns through United Way, the CFC or CVC. When asked to give, please consider CARITAS for your gift to charity. The codes to designate to CARITAS are:

United Way Campaign – Number no longer needed. Simply write in “CARITAS.”

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC):
CARITAS: 03402

The Healing Place: 03152

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC):

CARITAS: 68922

We are happy to confirm gifts for your employer in order to qualify for a matching gift. Our EIN is 54-1441917.

Donor-Advised Funds and IRA Distributions

We welcome gifts from DAFs such as those held through Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, Vanguard Charitable, or at the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. We can also accept distributions from Individual Retirement Accounts from donors who are older than 70.5 years of age. Please consult your financial advisor about this option.

Amazon Smile

Like to shop online? Shop at Smile.Amazon.com and chose “CARITAS” as your charity of choice. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to CARITAS.

Virginia NAP Tax Credits

Your contribution to CARITAS may be eligible for Virginia’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). NAP offers Virginia state income tax credits to individuals and eligible donors of qualified, participating organizations. CARITAS participates in the NAP program.

For more information, please email Development Operations Director Emily Millhiser at emillhiser@caritasva.org.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is a meaningful way to invest in the future. Let us answer any questions you may have about setting up a lifetime gift via your will or other form of planned giving with CARITAS. For more information, please contact Chief Development Officer Clara Stokes at (804) 358-0964 x305 or cstokes@caritasva.org.

Donate Your Car

Donate your car to CARITAS, and you may be restoring a person’s livelihood. All you need to provide is your car and its title–we do the rest!

Through our “Wheels to Work” program, clients needing reliable transportation to secure work are eligible to purchase donated cars for half their Kelly Blue Book value. This is a huge step towards stability for our clients. 

Steps to donate your vehicle:

  • Call Clara Stokes at (804) 358-0964 x305 for more information about how to donate your car. 
  • Staff from CARITAS will make an appointment for you to drop off your car. Please be sure to bring the title with you. 
  • If the Kelly Blue Book Value is more than $500, a 1098C will be issued to you along with a thank-you letter for your donation.
  • If it is valued under $500, CARITAS will provide a thank-you letter for your donation.
  • Your generous donation will remove a major obstacle standing between one of our clients and self-sufficiency. We want to pass along an opportunity, not a problem, so we only accept vehicles that are in drivable condition and have life left in them. CARITAS does not have the ability to make repairs.

 

Questions?

If you are interested in learning more about how you can help, please contact Chief Development Officer Clara Stokes at (804) 358-0964 x305 or cstokes@caritasva.org.

Thank you!

To be considered for a gift in these challenging times is an honor in and of itself, and CARITAS would greatly appreciate whatever consideration its friends–new and old–may give in support of our mission. You may not know that CARITAS is funded mostly with private contributions; we rely on the generosity of this community. CARITAS is committed to using your funds wisely. We hold a four-star rating on Charity Navigator, silver status on Guidestar, and we are a Better Business Bureau accredited charity.