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YOU can help every child own books!

Your tax-deductible donation to Book Harvest is an investment in building brains and spreading joy. Every dollar helps us get books into the hands and homes of young readers, starting at birth -- making possible storytimes filled with adventure, curiosity, laughter, language, and learning.

A donation to Book Harvest makes a perfect gift in honor or memory of someone special! Include a message for your honoree with their contact info, and we will send them, or their family, a personal note letting them know of your generous gesture.

The Federal CARES Act gives you a unique opportunity to make an even greater impact with your support this year by increasing charitable tax deduction thresholds. Read more here.

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Make a one-time donation

You can also mail your tax-deductible check to:

Book Harvest
2501 University Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Or make a gift by text! Just text BOOKHARVEST to 44-321 and enter the amount you would like to donate.

Become a monthly sustainer

Change your sustaining membership
Book Harvest believes that all children deserve to grow up in book-rich homes. We rely on our community of regular, sustaining givers to fuel our mission. Thank you for your support!
 
If you need to change your monthly sustaining gift or alter billing information, please email Charlia Vance or call our office at 252-497-2665 and we would be happy to help.
Pay for a Dream Big Sponsorship

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Make a Legacy Gift

We invite you to join our Imprint Society, a group of generous and forward-thinking donors who support our long-term success by including Book Harvest in their will or estate planning.

Legacy gifts are an important way for donors to realize long-term impact for a cause they care about, without upfront cost during their lifetime. There are uncomplicated options to consider with your trusted legal and financial advisors that can create a simple planned gift perfectly suited to your personal priorities. Your support of our mission will be long remembered and honored.

To make a legacy gift, contact Advancement Director, Isabel Geffner, at Book Harvest: isabel@bookharvest.org or 252.497.BOOK.

If you have included Book Harvest in your estate planning, we would be grateful to be notified, so that we can list you as a member of the Imprint Society.

If you would like to leave a gift in your will, or if you already have an existing will that you would like to update by adding a gift to Book Harvest, we suggest the following language:

“I bequeath (amount OR percentage) to Book Harvest, Inc., a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of North Carolina, with the principal business address of 2501 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707 USA (federal tax identification number 45-2610533).”

Give appreciated stock

Why donate appreciated securities to Book Harvest?

You receive a tax deduction for the full current market value of the donated stock.

You do not incur capital gains tax.

When you make a cash gift, the gift is a tax deduction on your federal and state tax return assuming you itemize your deductions. An even greater tax savings can be realized if you donate appreciated securities. (The stock must have been held for more than one year and one day.)

By making such a donation, you can deduct the full fair market value of the gift as a contribution, while the appreciation in value is not taxed. For example, assume you now have a stock with a fair market value of $10,000 that you have held for more than one year and one day. When you purchased the stock it cost $2,000.

  Gift of Stock Gift of Cash
Charitable Gift Amount $10,000 $10,000
Ordinary Income Tax Savings $3,500 $3,500
Capital Gains $1,200 saved $1,200 paid
Net Tax Savings $4,700 $3,500

This example assumes a 35% ordinary income tax rate and 15% tax rate on capital gain. Remember, the greater the appreciation in the value of the stock you are donating the greater your tax savings. So, you might be in a position to donate more than you thought you could!

Please consult your tax advisor regarding your specific legal and tax situation.

Transferring stock to Book Harvest:

Book Harvest’s account name at PNC is “Book Harvest Corporation,” account number is 005-225571 and DTC number is 0226. Tax ID #: 45-2610533.

Once you have transferred the shares into Book Harvest’s account, please call (252-497-2665) or email Director of Finance and Operations, Kate Panuska with the following information: 1) What stock(s) you are transferring; 2) The number of shares you are transferring.

The account representative for Book Harvest at PNC is Derek Finney, 412.803.1250.

Questions? Contact Director of Finance and Operations, Kate Panuska at 252-497-2665.

Are you a state employee? Our SECC code is 3918.

If you are a state employee, you can easily designate a gift to Book Harvest through the North Carolina State Employees Combined Campaign (SECC). Visit the campaign website to see how easy it can be to help children and their families have access to an abundance of books and literacy resources. And remember to use code 3918 to designate your gift to Book Harvest.

 
Dear Book Harvest from Dylan

I love all your now mine books”, wrote Dylan.

“All the books” that Dylan harvested are HIS, and it’s because of people like you that he has such pride in ownership of his new home library.

We acknowledge all financial donations with a tax receipt, and all donors are listed in our annual impact report.

Questions about ways to donate? Please contact Book Harvest’s Advancement Director Isabel Geffner at isabel@bookharvest.org

Book Harvest is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Book Harvest’s federal tax identification number is 45-2610533.

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