Your donation will directly impact someone's life, both today and for years to come!
Do you have a car that is just sitting in your driveway or garage and taking up space? Maybe it’s a pristine Buick Roadmaster Convertible from 1948, maybe it’s a clunker Accord from 1984 that you drove across the country. It could be a boat or a tractor or any other vehicle for that matter. A Smile for Kids has partnered with CARS to facilitate towing and auction of your vehicle if you are willing to donate the proceeds of the sale to A Smile for Kids. It can all be done without getting your hands dirty. Click here to find out more and start the process:
Charitable trusts planned to give through a will or gifting your donor advised fund after your lifetime is a way to guarantee that the efforts of A Smile for Kids will continue to serve under-resourced kids with orthodontic needs in the future. We have been around since 2003 and through careful financial planning and oversight, A Smile for Kids plan to be here for many more years to come. Whether you choose the tax benefit from donating securities and stock or monthly installments from your fund, we can work with you to ensure that your money is designated to exactly what you prefer.
As a non-profit 501(3)c organization, we receive distributions from funders in many geographical areas and fidelity has been a solid partner for us in that endeavor. However, you most likely have your own preference and no matter where you receive advice from, it’s critical to involve a professional who can guide you through the process. Please call Executive Director, Christian Moller-Andersen if you have questions about A Smile for Kids and how your planned gift will impact our funding for under-resourced kids with strong orthodontic needs in the future.
Please call us at 541-497-0020 if you are interested in making an enormous difference in the future of a child. If you choose to Sponsor a Smile, you’ll make a life changing orthodontic treatment possible for someone who otherwise would suffer bullying, public ridicule by their peers and limited social interaction in many aspects of their life.
As a sponsor, you touch all social determinants because A Smile for Kids requires a C grade level or above to begin treatment and at least 4 hours of community service every month. You have a direct effect on the future of a person and you’ll be there to witness the possibilities. If you both agree, we encourage you to communicate directly with each other, otherwise, we will facilitate updates to ensure you’re kept posted.
This is a very fulfilling opportunity for any potential sponsor and can either be an upfront $3000 payment or parsed out over 12 or 24 months if you’d prefer that. Just call 541-497-0020 if you are interested and we will walk you through the process.
If you have heard of A Smile for Kids, know someone who donates to ASK or maybe you know someone who has been a beneficiary of life changing help from ASK, you might feel like you at least want to make a one-time donation. You are truly an awesome individual we would like to make this as easy as possible for you. You can either click this link
or we welcome you to send us a check for the amount you are considering as a donation to:
A Smile for Kids
446 SW 7th Street
Redmond OR 97756
If you want to avoid the transaction fee of online portals we can also give you our direct deposit information and you can transfer the funds into our bank directly. In any case, if you can think of a way to send us your donation, we can find a way to receive it.
Most of us are not able to drop $3000, but we really want to help! $3000 pays for the full braces, but even if you want to donate $120 and split it up over 12 months at $10 per month, we would be ecstatic and super thankful! By accessing our donation portal, you can set up the recurring payment method and amount and the system handles the rest. By becoming a sustaining member, you have no idea how you are making a difference. Click here to set it up
Sometimes we have a strong need to contribute but it hurts too much in the pocketbook to take a $50 or a $20 bill out and just hand it over to anyone, much less a non-profit where there is no tangible product in exchange – just the really good feeling of doing something for others. If this is you, RoundUp App could be for you. The application allows you to set up “round up” amounts that calculate every time you shop and uses the spare change for a non-profit donation. You basically get to feel amazing every month, because you forget that you have it set up and the app sends you a monthly report, indicating how much you have donated. Maybe you donated $8.76 or maybe you donated $678.25 – the point is that you did something amazing for others and it didn’t hurt your wallet. You set the threshold – RoundUp App does the rest.
Click here for more details
Many midsize to large employers often match their employees’ donations through a philanthropic arm of the organization. Before donating, check with your employer if they match donations to a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. If they do and they don’t have A Smile for Kids as a possible recipient simply email and we will provide you with all the information you need. Some previous examples of Oregon companies that match donations are Here.
How about donating other people’s money to a cause that you believe in? That’s essentially what Fred Meyer and Amazon allows you to do with their two charity donation programs. None of the funds donated to A Smile for Kids through these programs take anything away from your rewards, points or savings. You just locate “A Smile for Kids” and the businesses do the rest. It’s really very cool and we are thankful they have the programs in place.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards is attached to your rewards card (or phone number) that you use when checking out. If you shop at Fred Meyer or any Kroger Store click here:
Amazon asks you to use the Amazon Smile website instead of their regular Amazon site, but sign in with your regular Amazon account and they have all your info ready to go. If you use an Android phone download the Amazon Smile app, if you use an iPhone, just go to the Amazon Smile homepage and store the link on your phone’s homepage.
Click Amazon Smile here for more info:
On occasion, A smile for Kids has online events where you’ll have access to items like sports memorabilia that normally is inaccessible to anyone. Many of the items you’ll see in our online events are specifically dedicated to fundraising for non-profit events. This is definitely the case for our upcoming online auction with the authenticated signed Kobe Bryant 16 x 20 photo and the NFL helmet with 25 MVP NFL signatures. Check this link out for the next event:
If you’re on the move but you want to contribute, this might be the best option for you. Maybe you just saw a social media post and you’re waiting for your partner at work. Maybe you want your friend to donate but you don’t’ want them to have to sift through all the options on our website. Just tell them to Text the word BRACES to 707070 and the bounce-back messages will take them through the rest of the process.
Give it a shot – it’s kind of cool!