Other Ways to Give

Did you know that donating in 2021 could have tax benefits?

Thanks to coronavirus relief legislation (CARES Act), even taxpayers who do not itemize deductions may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for single or $600 for married/filing jointly households for 2021 contributions to qualifying charities like New Beginnings!

There are so many ways to give!

In addition to or instead of mailing a check to New Beginnings, Inc. 134 College Street, Lewiston, ME 04240…

Be a Changemaker with a recurring gift pledge

Join our Changemakers Circle by giving all year long! Simply set up recurring monthly or quarterly payments through your bank, online bill pay service, or by entering your credit card or ACH bank draft information at our donation page to be a sustaining supporter for youth!

Join our Leadership Circle

Lead the fight to end youth homelessness! When you make a difference by giving $1,000 or more in a calendar year to our programs (not including sponsorships), your generosity will be recognized in our annual report.

Donate from your IRA or retirement account

If you are 70½ or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your traditional or Roth IRA to New Beginnings, Inc.  If you’re younger, you can still support our work by making a withdrawal and donating the proceeds after taxes OR by designating New Beginnings. Inc. as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. Contact your financial planner or institution for details, and please notify rachel@newbeginmaine.org if you plan to give via your IRA.

Give a gift of stock

Transferring stocks, bonds, or mutual funds to New Beginnings may have tax benefits in addition to a charitable deduction. Consult with your broker or financial advisor, then contact rachel@newbeginmaine.org for details

Make New Beginnings part of your legacy with a planned gift

Naming New Beginnings, Inc. as a beneficiary of your estate or life insurance policy creates a lasting impact! To give via your will, simply ask your attorney or financial planner to add “I bequeath $_ or _% of my estate to New Beginnings, Inc. at 134 College Street in Lewiston, Maine” and please notify us of the designation

More ways that Businesses can make a difference:

Match employee contributions and let your staff know how they can fully utilize corporate charitable matching to make a difference!

Sponsor a donation drive or fundraiser – we love when local businesses encourage customers or staff to give to a donation drive for our youth or host a “dress down” day or other event to benefit New Beginnings!

Donate goods or services so more of the funds we raise can go directly to helping homeless youth! Please email nicole@newbeginmaine.org for info.