Making a Contribution

Contribute, Make an honorary contribution, or contact us to contribute offline via email or phone

Gifts & Giving

Make a gift in celebration, memory or in honor of someone you love and help guarantee that My Brother’s Table never has to turn away any of our hungry neighbors. Your donation is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the life of a loved one, celebrate a milestone (a birthday, anniversary, graduation, bar mitzvah, holiday, etc,) or simply thank someone while supporting our mission.

Planned Giving For Tomorrow

My Brother’s Table has provided over 3.2 million meals to our neighbors since 1982. Today the problems of hunger and poverty continue to exist in Lynn and across the country.

For many of our guests we continue to be their only source of daily nourishment. To ensure that we can continue nourishing our guests for years to come please consider making a Planned or Estate giving donation. By planning a gift as part of your overall estate and financial plans you will help guarantee that My Brother’s Table never has to turn away any of our hungry neighbors. For more information on Planned and Estate giving please call the MBT office at 781.595.3224.

Bequests

You can make a gift to My Brother’s Table through your will or via a codicil to your will. This is a bequest. You can bequeath a specific sum, or a percentage of your estate or specific property. A bequest enables you to make a lasting gift to My Brother’s Table while providing the security of knowing that you have complete access to your assets should you need them for medical or other expenses. A bequest may also enable you to reduce estate taxes.

Charitable Gift Annuities

A charitable gift annuity is a contract between you and My Brother’s Table Endowment Fund whereby you transfer cash or securities to the Endowment and, in exchange the Endowment agrees to pay you (and/or another beneficiary) a guaranteed fixed income for life. You receive a current income tax deduction and a portion of the income you receive is a non-taxable return of principal.

If the gift annuity is funded with long-term appreciated property, capital gains tax is avoided on part of the gift and deferred on the balance.

Charitable Trusts

If you need current income or future income for your retirement years, a charitable remainder trust can provide income to you (and/or a loved one) for life or for a term of years. You may also qualify for an income tax deduction and avoid the capital gains tax on the property used to fund the trust. There are two types of charitable remainder trusts. In the antitrust, the annual income to the donor is variable, based on a fixed percentage of the value of the assets in the trust. In the annuity trust, the annual income is a fixed percentage of the trust’s initial value and provides an income of a fixed dollar amount. Another type of trust, the charitable lead trust, can be established to provide income to My Brother’s Table for a period of years, before passing the assets back to the donor or the donor’s family.

Life Estates

When you make a gift of your home now, you can receive a current tax deduction, while retaining the security of knowing that you can live there as long as you wish and having the satisfaction of making a significant gift to My Brother’s Table. You continue to care for the property, pay the taxes and even receive any income it generates. Upon your death (or that of a loved one), the property goes to My Brother’s Table Endowment Fund without passing through your probated estate, thereby saving unnecessary expense and delay.

Gifts of Appreciated Stock

Many people have securities that have increased greatly in value since their purchase. By using these stocks for charitable giving, donors can conserve cash for other uses and maximize the value of their gifts. Donors can deduct the full fair-market value of appreciated securities and pay no capital gains on their transfer to My Brother’s Table. This can reduce the cost of making a gift or increase the amount can afford to give.

Life Insurance

A simple way to make a significant future gift is to name My Brother’s Table Endowment Fund as the beneficiary to receive all or a portion of the proceeds of a life insurance policy no longer needed for its original purpose, or to purchase a new fund policy for the benefit of My Brother’s Table. You should contact your insurance agent to discuss how best to make such a gift. He or she can work with My Brother’s Table staff to meet your charitable giving goals.

Retirement Plan Gifts

You may have accumulated funds in your company pension plan, IRA or other private retirement account which are beyond your needs or potentially subject to the federal excise tax on over-funded retirement plans. It may be convenient and beneficial to make a current or future charitable gift to My Brother’s Table from those accounts.

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

Any of the planned giving ideas discussed here can become an enduring tribute to a family member or other loved one. A member of My Brother’s Table staff would be glad to assist you in choosing an appropriate commemoration for your gift in memory or honor of someone special.

Gifts in Celebration, Memory or Honor Of A Loved One

Make a gift in celebration, memory or in honor of someone you love and help guarantee that My Brother’s Table never has to turn away any of our hungry neighbors. Your donation is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the life of a loved one, celebrate a milestone (a birthday, anniversary, graduation, bar mitzvah, holiday, etc,) or simply thank someone while supporting our mission.

You can make your memorial and tribute donations by mail or phone or by using the donation buttons (see above).

My Brother’s Table
98 Willow Street Lynn, MA 01901
781.595.3224

When making your memorial or tribute donations please print what and/or who the gift is a tribute or memorial to.
Provide name and address where an acknowledgment should be sent notifying the individual and/or family of your thoughtful contribution.
Please note that we will not disclose the amount of the gift.
Provide your name and address so that we can send you a thank you.

Checks should be made payable to My Brother’s Table. If you would like to pay by credit card, please use the link above to make a secure credit card transaction, or call us at 781.595.3224. We do not keep credit card numbers on file. For additional information or if you have questions, please call 781.595.3224.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our New Online Tribute Form


You Can Also Make A Donation In Honor of a Loved One Using Our New Online Tribute Form

Simplify Your Charitable Giving

A donor advised fund is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support My Brother’s Table. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, donor advised funds are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

Recommend a gift to My Brother’s Table through your donor advised fund easily, by using DAF Direct. Simply select your DAF, enter the amount and click next to complete your recommendation.

Matching Gifts

With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift and help us serve even more meals to our hungry neighbors!

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! Please check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift to My Brother’s Table.

You may mail your completed matching gift form to:

My Brother’s Table
Attn: Meredith Nash
98 Willow Street
Lynn, MA 01901

Or email it to Meredith Nash

Employee Gift Programs

Many companies offer their employees an opportunity to make charitable donations through payroll deductions. Workplace giving is an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to My Brother’s Table through payroll contributions.

If your employer offers you the opportunity to make charitable donations through payroll deductions please ask your program administrator how to designate your gift to My Brother’s Table. Please be sure to include your name and address when designating your gift so we can thank you for your support.

If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 04-2794047.

Please call us with questions about matching gifts and employee gift programs.