Laurel Highlands Council

Non-Cash Gifts

Giving

Non-Cash Gifts

You can help ensure the success of Scouting in the Laurel Highlands Council with meaningful non-cash gifts by donating vehicles, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, securities, uniforms, camping equipment and even by designating a portion of your purchase on Amazon.com to Scouting!

AMAZON SMILE

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Amazon Smile allows you to support local Scouting every time you shop Amazon, at no cost to you. Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/25-0965214 and you'll find the exact prices, selection and convenient shopping, but the Laurel Highlands Council will receive a percentage of your purchase.

Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/25-0965214for more information and to enroll. Be sure to select Boy Scouts of America-Laurel Highlands Council as your charity.

VEHICLE DONATION

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The benefits last a lifetime! Participation in the tax-deductible vehicle donation program, whether it comes from the donation of fleet vehicles, work trucks or forklifts – virtually anything with a motor or wheels – the money helps the Scouts fund programs that shape our future leaders. Just one donation can become hundreds and even thousands of dollars the Laurel Highlands Council can use to give America’s youth a chance to build self-confidence, serve their community, and grow through new experiences.

Participating in the Boy Scouts of America’s vehicle donation program is simple and straightforward. For more information or to initiate the process of donating a vehicle, visit OneCarHelpsScouts.com or call (855) 272-1227.

eBAY GIVING WORKS

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eBay Giving Works is a program that allows sellers to list items on eBay to benefit non-profit organizations.  Any eBay seller with an account in good standing can create an eBay Giving Works listing to benefit the Laurel Highlands Council.  Community Selling is a program in which a seller can sell items on eBay and donate 10% to 100% of its final sale to support the Laurel Highlands Council of your purchase.

MATCHING GIFTS & VOLUNTEER GIFTS

Many corporations match employee contributions made to the Boy Scouts of America.  Some companies even make financial contributions for volunteering time to Scouting.  Volunteer time is money with volunteer grants. 

Numerous local companies recognize volunteer time through the donation of cash grants to non-profits in which their employees volunteers.  This means that for each hour of volunteer time, employers donate funds to support the Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America. 

Process:

  1. Make your gift to the Laurel Highlands Council, Boy Scouts of America
  2. Complete a Matching Gift form available from your employer (Human Resources)
  3. Send in your Matching Gift Application to Laurel Highlands Council, 1275 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

WHAT ARE EMPLOYEE MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS?

Employee matching gift programs are corporate giving programs in which the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations. It's an easy way to double your contribution to us!

WHAT ARE VOLUNTEER GRANT PROGRAMS?

Volunteer grant programs are corporate giving programs in which companies provide monetary donations to organizations where employees volunteer regularly. If you volunteer with us, it's an easy way to provide us with additional financial support!

HOW DO I REQUEST A MATCHING GIFT OR VOLUNTEER GRANT?

Requesting a matching gift or volunteer grant is normally a five-minute process which must be initiated by the donor / volunteer. You can do this by filling out and submitting a paper match form provided by your employer or through an electronic submission process. Please search our database for company specific information.

LOCAL COMPANIES THAT DONATE TO LHC BSA:

AAA, Apple Inc., AutoZone, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Blue Shield, BNY Mellon, Boeing, BP, Coca-Cola, Disney, Dolby Laboratories, eBay, ExxonMobil, GE, Google Inc., Honda, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase, KPMG, Mattel, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Pepsi, PNC, Prudential Financial Inc., Raytheon, Sony, Starbucks Corporation, Time Warner, UPMC, Verizon

WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

For questions regarding your company's programs, please contact your employer's HR or community giving department. Much of the necessary information is also available on your company intranet.

Click here for a list of Matching Gift Companies or click here for a printable version of the Matching Gift form.

Enter your company below to get started!

DONATE STOCKS, BONDS, MUTUAL FUNDS, SECURITIES

To donate stocks, bonds, mutual funds or securities, please call 412.471.2927 and ask for the Development Department. 

GIFTS IN-KIND

Gifts In-Kind are a win-win situation for you and the Scouting program. The Laurel Highlands Council has an extensive list of items that are needed for the normal operation of the Scouting program. Items collected will allow us to continue to provide our quality values based programs to more than 17,000 youth in our Council. Needed items include food product for camp, office and medical supplies, paper products, and in-kind services such as printing, carpet cleaning, window cleaning, etc.

UNITED WAY

The United Way brings individuals, businesses and community leaders and organizations to help local people in need.  We are grateful for the partnership and support from the United Way to Scouting programs in our community.  For over 100 years, people have turned to the United Way -- to problem solve, to learn, for help, to give back.  People turn to the United Way because no one is better at bringing entire communities together to create a long-lasting change that improves lives for our family, friends and neighbors.

For more information on any of the above topics, please contact the Development Department at 412.471.2927.
 

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