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In addition to gifts of cash there are a number of alternative ways to support the work of Solar Cookers International (SCI). Other giving opportunities include:

Gifts of stock

There are two tax advantages of donating stock to SCI. First, you receive an income tax charitable deduction for the full market value of the stock at the time it is donated. Second, you avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the stock. You can invest in SCI and invest your cash in current stock. It's a win-win situation!

Contact Julie Greene for more information on donating stock to SCI. She can be reached by telephone: +1 (916) 455-4499 or julie@solarcookers.org. Please complete and submit the Donor Letter of Intention along with any gift of stock. Consult your financial adviser for additional information.


Planned gifts

You can designate SCI as a beneficiary in your will, trust or life insurance policy. A simple bequest in your will might read like this: “I give and bequeath to Solar Cookers International of Sacramento, California $ ________ (or _______% of my estate) to further the spread of solar cooking.”

Contact your attorney or financial planner for additional information on planned gifts.


Vehicle donations

Donate your vehicle to SCI and receive a tax deduction! Through a partnership with Donation Line, Inc., SCI will benefit from the sale of your vehicle, even if it is inoperable. (A clear title is usually required.) You can donate cars, trucks, motorcycles, motor homes, buses, boats, jet skis, even snow mobiles.

To donate a vehicle, submit a vehicle donation form or call toll free (877) 227-7487 extension 2403. There is no cost to you. Your vehicle will be towed away, and after your vehicle is sold you will receive a formal letter from SCI certifying the donation.

Contact Julie Greene for more information on donating vehicles to SCI. She can be reached by telephone: +1 (916) 455-4499 or julie@solarcookers.org. A summary of IRS regulations governing vehicle donations is available on-line. Consult your financial adviser for additional information.


Credit card

Through the Capital One® Card Lab Connect program, you can now sign up for a “Solar Cooking & Safe Water” Visa® Platinum credit card and support SCI every time you shop. One-two percent of each purchase directly supports our vital work. As an added bonus, SCI gets $50 with your first transaction!

Show your support with our customized card. Apply today at www.CardLabConnect.com/solarcookingsafewater.

This Card is issued by Capital One pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Credit approval required. Terms and conditions apply. Offered by Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., member FDIC. © 2009 Capital One.


Shop on-line retailers

An easy way to support SCI is by shopping at on-line retailers through affiliate programs.

If you enter this Amazon.com® link, SCI will receive a portion of the total purchase price at no additional cost to you. You can also shop at more than 600 top stores — including Target, Staples® and Best Buy™ — and benefit SCI's programs through this GoodShop.com link.

In fact, you can raise funds for SCI just by searching the Internet! Simply visit GoodSearch.com, make sure that Solar Cookers International is the designated cause, and start searching. It's that easy, and there's no limit to the number of searches you can conduct. You can even download a GoodSearch toolbar for your Web browser.


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Solar Cookers International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to SCI are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. We do not sell, rent or trade donor information. Tax ID # 68-0153141. Our IRS Form 990 is available for review.


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