Feed a Family

At Friends of Karen, we know that a family’s financial resources are stretched thin when at least one parent must stop working to care for their critically ill child. They need help putting food on the table for their family, now more than ever with the increased cost of groceries. In addition, chemotherapy, radiation, and other forms of medication used

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Be a Corporate Partner

We are proud to have the support and confidence of our corporate partners. Their generosity strengthens our ability to be a lifeline to our families. These are some of the ways your business can partner with Friends of Karen: NOTE: Businesses that support Friends of Karen at a level of $5,000 and higher will have their logo and a link to

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Donate Your Vehicle

Donating your car, truck, boat or any other vehicle is a great way to support Friends of Karen and may qualify you for a tax deduction. To get started, complete our simple donation form or call Vehicles For Charity at (866) 628-2277. They will pick up your vehicle and provide you with a receipt for tax purposes, all at no charge to

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Donate Gifts in Kind

Donations of in-kind items provide our families with food, clothing, transportation and quality of life enhancements, such as school supplies and birthday and hospital gifts for children. They allow us to maximize our funding to help families with their everyday living expenses, medical bills, and the services they desperately need. Our wish list includes: Grocery gifts cards Key Food MasterCard

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Donate a Gift Stock

The gift of an appreciated asset is a powerful way to support our families. If your investments have increased in value since you acquired them, a gift can result in a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and you may avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated stock. Your financial planner or tax

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Workplace Giving and Matching Gifts

These programs offer you the convenience of automatic payroll deductions without losing the tax benefits of charitable giving. Some companies match their employee’s contribution, increasing the impact of your gift. Your company may have a special form to include with your contribution. Check with your Human Resources Department about workplace giving and matching gift program. If your employer’s program does

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Planned Giving

Sheila Petersen Legacy of Giving Circle Leave your imprint to benefit future generations. Your legacy plan starts, first, with your loved ones and then reflects what else is important to you that you want to continue long into the future. Wise planning for family, friends and charities, like Friends of Karen, that are important to you, allows you to assure

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Become a Monthly Guardian of Hope

By contributing a predetermined amount each month, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are providing the on-going vital support that our families need. Your donation will be charged to your credit card each month. If for any reason you wish to increase, decrease or suspend your gift, just let us know. Click here to become a Monthly Guardian

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Give a Tribute/Memorial Gift

Celebrate a birth, marriage, anniversary, graduation, holiday or any other milestone by making a tribute gift. Remember a loved one or express your sympathy with a memorial gift. We will send a letter acknowledging your gift with your special message to the person(s) you designate. The amount of your gift will not be disclosed to them. Click here Another tribute

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