Together We Can Make a Difference
Charitable giving to LIVE-IT helps our most vulnerable neighbors. LIVE-IT is a 501(c)3 and as such all donations are tax deductible. Here are just a few examples of how you can help LIVE-IT financially with the costs involved in home repairs, housing expenses and specialized improvements that we do for widows and orphans in the community. These costly efforts to make repairs on properties, open doors for us to love on the most neglected of our community. Any and all charitable giving helps us and is immensely appreciated.
Each should give according to what he has decided in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Donations of clothes, shoes, purses and jewelry are a great benefit to the community. Some items are used during the repairs or restoration of a project, while others are sold in our Thrift Store. We opened the Thrift Store to sell items that could not be immediately used on a site project and to provide a service to the community. The sale of donated items helps to facilitate funding for projects. Cars and boats in good working order can be dropped off or you can request a pick-up from a LIVE-IT.
You can drop off donations at our Seymour Donation Center located at 11935 Chapman Hwy, Seymour, TN 37865. The donations that we receive are sold and those proceeds go toward helping to fund costs involved in our projects. Please note that we need merchandise that is clean and in good working order that can be sold to your neighbors. Thrifty shoppers may not be in as desperate conditions as one of our project needs but some are struggling financially. Please be considerate by giving items that are in good condition.
SHOP TO SUPPORT
When you are shopping on Amazon or buying groceries at Kroger a portion of the money you were already spending can go toward helping LIVE-IT fund projects. All you need to do is sign up and they do all the rest. We will receive a portion of the proceeds with every purchase you make. It’s an easy way to let your everyday purchases make a difference. For more information visit the SHOP page to sign-up.
LEAVE IT TO LIVE-IT
“that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned land or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales” Acts 4:34
After making arrangements for your family and friends, you may desire to include in your will a donation to LIVE-IT. There are many ways of incorporating charitable bequests in your will or trust. You can choose to leave money, stocks, bonds, cars, boats, house, property, etc. You will want to discuss options with your attorney, financial advisor and/or accountant on the manner in which you would like to proceed.
Some types of Charitable Bequests include:
- Specific bequest (a fixed amount or identifiable asset)
- Residual bequest (all or a percentage of the remainder of the estate after the payment of debts and specific bequests)
- Designating LIVE-IT as contingent beneficiary in the event of death of the primary beneficiary;
- Universal bequest (all of the assets or divided among many beneficiaries)
- Designating a charity as beneficiary of a life insurance policy
Gifts of Real Estate
You can donate your home to LIVE-IT while continuing to use it until the end of your life. You will receive an income tax receipt of the commuted value of the asset at the time of the donation. At the time of death, LIVE-IT would obtain the use of residence.