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Every dollar you give to the DYF goes towards providing programs for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. To make a donation now please donate through our secure website at Firstgiving.

General Donations

General donations are an integral part of the DYF ability to serve our growing list of children and families affected by diabetes and the healthcare providers who support them. Anyone can make a general donation to the DYF by using either of the following donation options:

DYF
5167 Clayton Road, Ste F
Concord, CA 94521

Recurring & Automatic Donations

Recurring donations are an integral part of the DYF ability to serve our growing list of children and families affected by diabetes and the healthcare providers who support them. Anyone can make an automatic and recurring donation to the DYF by using either of the following donation options:

DYF
5167 Clayton Road, Ste F
Concord, CA 94521

DYF Wish List

 DYF has an updated list of specific items that are needed for programs and operations.  For a current list of items needed, please call our DYF main office at 925-680-4994 or email us at info@dyf.org.

Gifts of Honor or Memory

Honor a loved one by giving a gift that recognizes their journey with diabetes.

Anyone can make a donation in honor or in memory of a specific individual to the DYF by using either of the following donation options:

DYF
5167 Clayton Road, Ste F
Concord, CA 94521

Matching Gifts

Double Your Donation!

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift! You may mail or fax (925-680-4863) your completed matching gift form to:

DYF
5167 Clayton Road, Suite F
Concord, CA 94521
 

If you have any questions regarding matching gifts to the DYF, please call Paula Gogin, Director of Development, at the DYF office at 925-680-4994 ext 104 or email at gogin@dyf.org.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift to the DYF allows you to combine your desire to give to the DYF with your overall financial, tax and estate planning goals. By including the DYF in your estate plans you will help DYF provide our life changing programs for children in the future how are diagnosed with diabetes. There are numerous planned gift options that can have profound tax implications that can benefit both your estate and DYF.

You are strongly encouraged to consult with your financial advisor and/or tax attorney regarding your gift.

If you have any questions regarding making a Planned Gift to the DYF, or a list of financial advisors and tax attorneys familiar with DYF, please call Paula Gogin, Director of Development, at the DYF office at 925-680-4994 ext 104 or email at gogin@dyf.org.

Gift of Stock & Appreciated Securities

Giving a gift of appreciated securities (stock) is a great way to support the programs and services of the DYF. There are two significant benefits to those who make these kinds of gifts.

  1. In most instances, you are entitled to deduct the full market value of the stock from your taxes.
  2. You can avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated securities.

HOW DO YOU MAKE A GIFT OF STOCK OR APPRECIATED SECURITIES?

  1. We ask that you or your broker first contact DYF to inform us of your intent to make a gift to DYF using stocks. We will ask you to provide the following information: • Your name, address and telephone number • The name(s) of the stock that is being donated • The number of shares of stock being donated • The number of shares being donated
  2. We will then provide you with the information on our brokerage account and the steps you will need to take to make the transfer to our account.
  3. After we have received the stock in our account, we will provide you with a written receipt of your donation, which you will need for tax purposes.
  4. If you prefer to send the actual stock certificate, you will need to speak to our broker directly after providing DYF with the above information, since donating actual stock certificates requires a special form to ensure that the transfer is accomplished correctly.

If you have stock that has depreciated in value, you can still support DYF. To maximize your benefit, sell the stock and contribute the proceeds to DYF. In most cases, you can then receive a tax deduction AND a capital loss deduction. To ensure that you qualify for this program, please consult your financial advisor on all tax related matters.

For more information, please contact Paula Gogin, Director of Development, at 925-680-4994 ext. 104 or email at gogin@dyf.org.  

Donate your Car!

Rather than selling or trading in your used car, truck, motorcycle, RV, or boat on a trailer, you can support DYF by donating it through our Donate For Charity Car Donation Program. DYF receives between 70% – 80% of the net proceeds from the sale. Donating your car is free and easy, and it may be tax-deductible.

Just call Donate for Charity directly at 866-392-4483 or check them out online at http://www.donateforcharity.com. When contacting Donate for Charity, be sure to tell them you want the proceeds to benefit the DYF.

Earn Cash For Yourself & DYF

Have a few extra minutes? Would you like to earn some extra cash? Sign up to take surveys and make money for yourself and DYF!

See below to find out how to sign up:

1. Go to www.op4g.com/membership/join

2. Type “DYF1234” as the invitation code

3. Fill out the information about yourself

4. Wait for survey opportunities to be sent to your email!

Shop eScrip Mall and Support DYF

Sign Up for eScrip…It’s Free…It’s Easy…And it helps DYF!

eScrip is a great program where by participating merchants will donate a percentage of your purchases to your favorite charity. To participate all you have to do is go to eScrip website to sign up, register your credit cards, Safeway club cards, etc. and designate your favorite charity(s). By doing so, every time you make a purchase using one of your registered cards, DYF will receive a donation! The program is FREE and doesn’t cost you anything! It is just a way for you to help out DYF without lifting a finger or spending anything extra! Please call DYF at 925.680.4994 ext. 104 if you have questions! 

Participate in Events

For upcoming events to help raise funds and awareness for DYF please click here.

Volunteer Your Time

The DYF needs you! Volunteers are wanted to take part in helping with fundraising events, at DYF programs and at Bearskin Meadow Camp. As a volunteer your jobs can range from working with the children at our education and recreation programs to gather and organize auction items at fundraising events. No matter the job, we promise you will have a good time. The opportunity to interact with others affected by diabetes is a rewarding one.

Volunteer applications for our Year Round Programs , Bearskin Meadow Camp  or Super Buddy Day Camp can be downloaded by clicking here.

For more information or to inquire about other volunteer opportunities please email info@dyf.org or call 925-680-4994 for more information.