If you were hoping for information about making a donation of "stuff" - a car, furniture, clothes, etc. etc. - then please go to the General Donation tab.
FINANCIAL DONATIONS Consider staying local with your donation!
If you or your family or a group you represent would like to make a tax deductible donation to help cover some of the costs related to helping families in need, please send a check made payable to “T&E Care”. (T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. If needed - the Employer Identification Number is 04-3846699.) The check should be mailed to T&E Care, attn: D. Weger, PO Box 2111, Southeastern. PA 19399. Donations of any amount are appreciated! Questions related to donations should be sent to email@example.com.
(Don't forget about matching gifts, too - many companies offer this option. If you can double your donation this way - we'd certainly appreciate it!)
Please remember - 98% of all donations go to help families supported by T&E Care. Only a very small amount of our budget is for administrative expenses. We have no paid staff and no office expenses.
DONATE ONLINE If you would rather make a donation using a credit card or directly with your PayPal account - just click on the button on the right and you will be directed to PayPal to make this transaction. Please note:
You do NOT have to have a PayPal account to make this donation - any major credit card will work.
T&E Care will NOT be given any of your personal credit card information when we receive information about the donation.
T&E Care will get your address and email so we can send a proper thank you note.
There is a small fee that T&E Care will be charged for these donations. If you'd rather send a check - that works fine, too!
Thank you for considering this option for donating to T&E Care!
MEMORIAL/HONORARY/ALTERNATIVE GIFT DONATIONS
If you would like to make a donation in memory of someone after death, in honor of someone who is celebrating a special occasion, or as an alternative gift for someone, we can help you. A donation to T&E Care is tax deductible and can be made in someone else's name. A notice of your donation will be mailed to the appropriate person to announce your caring gift. (Or, if desired, we can send you a notice that you can then wrap and give to the person.)
Donations should be made payable to T&E Care. Mail donations to the address above. Please include with that donation the name of the person you wish to remember or honor, and the name/address of the person you'd like to be notified of your donation. Write neatly please. (NOTE: If you choose to make the donation through Pay Pal - please send a separate email alerting us of the purpose of this donation. There is no box on the Pay Pal site that allows you to indicate this.)
DONATING GIFT CARDSand OTHER SPECIAL ITEMS
During certain times of year T&E Care will ask for donations of gift cards to help with the specific drives being run. For the late summer School Supply Drive we like to give a family a few gift cards to help with the purchase of a new outfit of clothes, or a little extra food to help with those first few breakfasts - so at least the kids get off to a good start for the school year! At the holidays we add a few gift cards to our Holiday Drive gifts so the family can purchase a few extra gifts of their own.
But at other times of year - being able to hand a family some gift cards to ease the pain when times are really tough can be very special. Some extra food or a shopping trip to Kohls for a new shirt - these are things we take for granted! Even more helpful can be a card for gas! A really fun treat is to give a family a dinner out and maybe even tickets to the movies. These are not the norm for a family - so having these types of treats are extra special.
Not really "gift cards", but a similar type of donation to consider are tickets to events. We've had tickets offered to a Phillies baseball game, the Nutcracker Ballet, and the Devon Horse Show. We've also had magazine subscriptions offered (those extra airline miles that you might have). These offers allow a family to feel "normal" as they get the chance to enjoy everyday experiences.
Gift cards can be sent to Debbie Weger at the address above. Questions about other types of donations can be sent to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note when purchasing gift cards: it is best to buy them to "normal" stores, and not specialty stores. We try to help a family with basic needs, and the basic stores are best for that.
Donations related to special events: At times the response of our community is greater than the particular need for which we are soliciting. In these cases, any amounts collected in excess of that need will go into general T & E Care funds to be used for other means of assistance to local families. Rest assured it will not go to waste (nor will it be used for any salaries or similar administrative expenses - because we have only volunteers!).
Specifying your donations: Our mission is to help individuals and families in need in our local area. We welcome your advice or recommendations regarding the use of the donations, but, in accordnce with IRS regulations, we must retain discretion over their ultimate use.
T&E Care is an IRS recognized non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code. The official registration and financial information of Tredyffrin & Easttown Care may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
**IMPORTANT NOTE** If you change your email address - please remember to notify us so we can keep you on our email list!!