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Mail Campaign

Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul conducts a direct mail campaign in the fall of each year. We call it “Open Your Heart” since we are asking our donors to open their hearts to children and adults in need, served by our clothing, education, food, assault survivor kits and other programs. For more information, please contact the Vice President of Resource Development at: resources@assistanceleaguemsp.org

Full Program Descriptions

Digital Copy of our “Open Your Heart” brochure

Download Copy of "Open Your Heart" Donation Form

Matching Gifts

Friends of Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul, a chapter of the national organization, may have the opportunity to multiply the money that our organization receives. Many businesses - from large corporations to regional companies - have matching gift programs set up to encourage their employees to donate money to charities and public service organizations. Retired employees are often eligible to participate in their former employer's matching gift programs.

Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul is eligible for many matching gift programs. To participate, simply:

  • Contact your Human Resources or Matching Gift Department to see if your company has a matching gift program.
  • Obtain a matching gift application and mail with your donation to:
    Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul
    6416 Penn Avenue South
    Richfield, MN 55423

Stock & Other Property

Gifts of Stock or Mutual Funds

While many donors prefer to make gifts of cash, some contribute gifts of appreciated stocks or mutual funds as they may provide a double tax benefit. You can receive an income tax charitable deduction, and your capital gains tax is reduced or avoided on the appreciated value of the securities.

For donations when securities are held in a brokerage account, please contact your financial representative and provide them with instructions to transfer your shares to:

  • Receiving Charity: Assistance League® of Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Receiving Securities Firm: RBC Wealth Management
  • Receiving Firm DTC Number: 0235
  • Receiving Account Number: 318-87314-12

Please contact our Vice President of Resource Development with any questions: resources@assistanceleaguemsp.org

Other Types of Gifts

Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul accepts gifts of property in accordance with our Gift Acceptance Policy. Please contact the VP Resource Development for further information:
resources@assistanceleaguemsp.org

Endowment Fund

What is the difference between the Endowment Fund and General Fund?

If your money is given into the General Fund, this money will used for current programs, or other chapter needs.

If your money is given to the Endowment Fund, it will be invested and only the income (never the principle) will be used to fund the organization’s work. This fund provides a lasting legacy.

Please note that either fund can be designated at the time of any gift.

If the Endowment Fund is not designated, then the gift automatically goes to the General Fund.

Planned Giving

A planned gift to Assistance League® of Minneapolis/St. Paul (ALMSP) is a wonderful way to leave a legacy that supports our mission. This could be part of your estate plan.

Those who make a planned gift become members of the Legacy Circle, which honors those who include Assistance League in their estate plan.

Planned Gifts Take Many Forms

Bequests

A bequest allows you to make a gift without affecting your family’s current financial security. While a bequest offers no immediate income tax benefit, it can reduce or eliminate estate taxes. A bequest can be made as part of your Will or Living Trust or you may designate ALMSP as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy or retirement plan.

Gifts of Stocks or Mutual Funds

While many donors prefer to make gifts of cash, some contribute gifts of appreciated stock or mutual funds as they may provide a double tax benefit. You can receive an income tax charitable deduction, and your capital gains tax is reduced or avoided on the appreciated value of the securities.

Charitable Remainder Unit Trust (CRUT)

Securities and other assets can be put into a CRUT during one’s lifetime, with income going to designated persons for the rest of their life, and the remainder going to ALMSP at the time of death. This defers or avoids capital gains tax.

Charitable Gift Annuities, Irrevocable Trusts, and Other Estate Planning Vehicles Are Also Possibilities.

Consult your attorney or financial advisor concerning the options outlined here. Our Vice President of Resource Development will be happy to talk with you and your legal or financial advisor regarding the designation of your gift.

The email contact is: resources@assistanceleaguemsp.org

Recognition Circles

Legacy Circle

Honors those who have included Assistance League in their estate plan.

Please complete the Legacy Circle Member Profile.

  • Annette Anderson
  • Sharon Hicks
  • Terri McKeon
  • Linda Rosedahl
  • Deb Sholl
  • Linda Wood

Sustainers Circle

Honors donors with lifetime giving:

  • Platinum: $25,000 and above
    • Anonymous
    • Terri and Jack McKeon
    • Mary and Jim Tegan
  • Gold: $10,000 and above
    • Sue and Ken Allen
    • Jeanette and Chuck Berg
    • Susan and Terry Dolan
    • Catherine and Dale Feste
    • Furniture Mart and Ashley Homestore – Carolyn and Bill Hinks
    • Alice Kaiser
    • Macy’s Foundation
    • Judy and Dennis Mulvey
    • Peggy and John Russett
    • Susan and Donald Swanson
    • Carrie and John Tietz
    • Susan & Gerry Timm
    • Stephanie Zurek
  • Silver: $5,000 and above
    • Annette and Steven Anderson
    • Berkshire Transportation, Inc. (Greg Zurek)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Karen and Richard Braun
    • Vanessa J. Brown-McGuire
    • Roz Caruso
    • Peggy and Jeff Cotter
    • Sharon Engels
    • Toni and Dennis Flaherty
    • Great Lakes Management
    • Bernadette and Gordon Lindholm
    • Nancy McCabe
    • Midway Men’s Club
    • Nelson, Tietz & Hoye, Inc.
    • Northfield Hospital Auxiliary
    • Mary and John Otterlei
    • Carolyn and Buzz Pierce
    • Restronics Co., Inc. (Ralph Savage)
    • Linda and David Rosedahl
    • Karen and Russ Rubin
    • Karen and Bob Schwartzbauer
    • Peg and Lee Skold
    • Louis and Mary Kay Smith Family Foundation
    • Soberton Co., Inc. (Ralph Savage)
    • The Cove Foundation
    • The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
    • Carolyn Tidlund
    • Ruth and William Westhoff

Grants & Community Support

Regional businesses and grantors generously support Assistance League.

Recent Community Supporters include:

  • Adolfson & Peterson Construction
  • Ashley Homestore
  • Berkshire Transportation Inc.
  • Caribou Coffee
  • Cove Foundation
  • Elizabeth C. Quinlan Foundation, Inc.
  • General Mills Foundation
  • J. A. Wedum Foundation
  • Midway Men's Club
  • Minnesota Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation
  • Otto Bremer Foundation
  • Patterson Companies, Inc.
  • The Private Client Reserve, US Bank
  • Restronics Co., Inc.
  • Restronics Northland, Inc.
  • Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation
  • Soberton Co., Inc.
  • Target Foundation
  • Walmart
  • Warners’ Stellian Foundation
  • Wayzata Community Church

If you or your organization would like to support our programs, please contact us: resources@assistanceleaguemsp.org

Thrift Shop

The Assistance League Thrift Shop welcomes donations of gently used items. All donations are tax deductible and support our community programs.

ITEMS YOU'LL FIND AT OUR SHOP
  • Designer Clothing
  • Home Décor and Art
  • Men's and Women's Clothing
  • Kitchen Items
  • Shoes
  • Books and CDs
  • Accessories
  • Jewelry

Visit our Thrift Shop website for more information.

Annual Report


When you make a donation to Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul, you are helping children, families and adults in need throughout the Metro area. All donations stay in Minnesota.

Should you choose to make a donation in honor of or in memory of a family member or friend, or restrict your gift, please add a note to your online donation, or donate by check completing the donation form.

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul is a 501(c)(3) organization and the tax ID number is: 41-1736323. Donation receipts will be mailed to donors for anything other than merchandise donated at our thrift shop. Donation receipts are available at the thrift shop for donated merchandise.

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Donate by Check

To donate by check, please complete our donation form and mail it with your check.

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