Your Generosity Can Do Amazing Things
When you give to Marbridge, your gift goes to enhance our training and life skills opportunities, to build the scholarship fund for residents who do not have a funding source, to fund an endowment to sustain Marbridge for perpetuity and to enhance the Marbridge campus to continue to give our residents optimum lifetime care. Your gift makes a huge difference in the continued safety, well being and happiness of our residents' lives. For example:
- A gift of $5,000 provides one month of job skills training and employment transportation.
- A gift of $2,700 provides one month tuition for a resident who has no family.
- A gift of $1,000 provides one new computer to help residents develop reading and writing skills.
- A gift of $500 provides one month of Equine Therapy or entry to a Special Olympics event.
- A gift of $100 provides supplies for our Horticultural and Pre-Vocational Therapy programs.
- A gift of $50 to our general resident activity fund helps goes a long way in helping us plan and fund activities throughout the year for all residents.
WAYS TO HELP
Did you know that you can multiply your generous gift to Marbridge if your employer has a Matching Gift Program? Thousands of companies have programs that will double or even triple individual, tax-deductible contributions made by their employees. Check with your personnel office to find out about your company's Matching Gift Program. They will give you a matching gift application to fill out and send to Marbridge. We'll take it from there. Mail your matching gift application to Marbridge—Matching Gifts, P.O. Box 2250, Manchaca, Texas 78652.
To contribute by mail, please download and print a Mail-in Donation Form, fill in the information and mail with your check made payable to Marbridge to:
P.O. Box 2250
Manchaca, Texas 78652
Sustained, monthly giving allows Marbridge to rely on your contribution. Whatever amount you choose to give will automatically be withdrawn from your account each month through a secure transaction and used to support program services and quality care.
Make a secure, online gift using your credit card to conserve resources and make your donation go further to provide quality lifetime care and training opportunities for Marbridge residents.
Planned giving provides a way for you to make a gift to Marbridge and at the same time receive favorable tax considerations. Marbridge has received many of its most significant commitments of support in the form of planned gifts, and we remain deeply grateful to our friends who provide for our organization's future in this way. By considering a planned giving option, you may be able to make a larger gift than you thought—a gift that also benefits you.
Gifts of Stock
A charitable gift of stocks provides an opportunity for tax savings while supporting Marbridge. A gift of stock owned for more than one year entitles you to a charitable deduction for the full market value at the time the gift is made. If the stock has appreciated, you also avoid a capital gains tax on the appreciation in value.
Special Events Sponsor
A great way for individuals and companies to lend significant support and be an integral part of Marbridge’s mission is by being a sponsor for one of our special events—the Special Olympics Banquet, the annual gala, and our annual Christmas Community Presentation.
Community donations are important to the lives of our Marbridge residents. We must make sure that the residents' basic needs are met, and we want to enhance their quality of life as they move towards achieving their full potential. We have carefully itemized donation listed on our Wish List. However, Marbridge can not provide pick-up services. In kind gifts can be delivered to each individual Marbridge community—The Ranch, The Village and The Villa.
Marbridge is tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS. We depend upon private donations to maintain the excellence of services for each resident. Thank you very much for your gift and your interest in the Marbridge community.