When you give to Derek’s Place, you are helping give hope to those facing substance use disorder and homelessness. Through your support, we will build a recovery cafe. Your gift is Building and Restoring Lives.
From workplace giving to event sponsorship, there are many ways to give to the Derek’s Place.
Gifts can be made online by using the “donate now” button below. There are options for one-time and monthly giving. To keep it simple for you, our service takes all major credit cards, PayPal, and can also make electronic transfers from your bank account.
Donate via Foundations and Grants
Derek’s Place is looking for partnerships with a substantial and growing number of community, corporate, private and family foundations. Foundations can provide Derek’s Place with funding for general operating support, program development or project support. For more information on giving through community, corporate, or family foundations, please fill out the contact form below.
Donate Stock and Securities
Gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds or other appreciated assets are a strategic way to support Derek’s Place while securing tax benefits to maximize your support. By donating these assets to Derek’s Place, you can avoid capital gain taxes that would be required if you sold them.
Donate via Gifts in Kind
We accept goods and services for our clients as well as for our event silent auctions. These items help us save money while providing you with a valuable tax deduction.
We are always in need of new/lightly used clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women. Many of our clients have little/nothing when they come to us; your donations offer them a place to “shop” (no charge, of course) for clothing, and, in doing so also helps restore a sense of hope, self-worth, and dignity.
❤️ We Love Groups!
Does your workplace do Jeans for Charity on Fridays? Would your school or church group like to do a pop can drive? Do you have a business that would like set up a unique fundraiser? Let’s talk about how your group can help support Derek’s Place. Contact us at (616) 477.3919.
Workplace giving is an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to Derek’s Place through payroll deductions. Many employers will even match your donation! Employers also often extend these matching programs to include gifts made through workplace giving campaigns, such as the United Way. Find our more here.
If you are a federal employee, you can give through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC# 10022) ) by designating Derek’s Place as your charity of choice. Check with your employer to learn more about workplace giving and matching gift programs.
Each year Derek’s Place hosts important events: By sponsoring these annual events, your organization, company or foundation supports our work to end homelessness and substance use disorder while you receive recognition for your generosity, positive PR and a boost to your brand visibility. To learn more about event sponsorship, please call Theresa at( 616) 477.3919.
Bequests and Estate Plan Gifts
A bequest is a gift from your estate—a transfer of cash, securities, or other property made through your estate plans. You can make a bequest to Derek’s Place by including language in your will or living trust leaving a portion of your estate to the organization, or by designating Derek’s Place as a beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy. To learn more, please call Theresa at( 616) 477.3919
Give by Check or In Person
If you would like to meet to discuss your gift, or have other questions, please contact Theresa at (616) 477.3919 or feel free to mail your gift by check to:
P.O. Box 888802
Grand Rapids MI 49588
If you have any questions or would like more information on supporting Derek’s Place through a donation please fill out the contact information form below.