The Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force responds quickly and effectively to New Hampshire families living with HIV/AIDS and helps to resolve the ongoing struggles these community members face every day — replacing homelessness, poverty, addiction, mental illness, hunger, unemployment and disease with hope for the future. You can help provide a wide range of programs in New Hampshire that can make a difference for HIV-positive adults, children, and families in need. Each year, your donations provide:
- Emergency housing and utility assistance to more than 25 HIV-positive individuals and families in Southern NH at risk of homelessness, including those at risk of foreclosure due to debilitating factors related to their HIV status, through a collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Harbor Homes, Inc.
- Access to long-term affordable, permanent supportive housing to 31 low-income HIV-positive individuals and families who are at risk of relapse into homelessness, through a collaboration with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Nashua and Harbor Homes, Inc.
- One-on-one support and case management, so that 138 local NH households living with HIV gain and maintain access to health care, anti-viral medications, affordable housing, nutritional food, substance use and mental health counseling
- Access to income and employment through specialized education and training for individuals living with disabilities and chronic illness
- Education about HIV/AIDS to hundreds of community members who are most at risk of contracting the disease through a collaboration with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
As a result, Task Force clients experience superior outcomes when compared to their counterparts in other parts of New Hampshire and the Boston, MA metropolitan region, including:
- Overall better health through greater health maintenance of primary medical care and improved mental health status
- Overall greater quality of life through increased access to psychosocial support, greater self-sufficiency, and improved housing stability.
Through many options to donate practically and effectively, you can be an agent of change in the lives of some of New Hampshire’s most vulnerable children, adults, and families.
On behalf of all the 138 HIV-positive NH community members in need that rely on the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force each year to avoid homelessness, maintain good health, and achieve sustainable independence, we thank you, our donors. Without the support of individuals, local businesses, and foundations, none of this would be possible.
Ways to Give
Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) public charities, your donations to the Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force qualify for the maximum tax benefits allowed by law. We encourage you to contact us by email or by phone at 603-882-3616 with question or to learn more. There are many ways that you can help support the Task Force :
Gifts of Cash, Check, or Credit Card
A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.
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Drop off or send a check or money order, with “Donation” written in the memo, to:Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force ATTN: Development Department 45 High Street Nashua, NH 03060
Gifts of Securities, Stocks and Bonds
A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
Memorial and Tribute Donations
A memorial or tribute donation is an appropriate way to remember a special person while at the same time helping others.
When you make a gift in memory or in honor of someone, we can send notice of the gift to whomever you designate. We do not specify the amount of the donation unless you request it, and you may customize your message to the acknowledge by enclosing a note with your donations, or contacting us by email or phone at 603-882-3616. You will receive a formal acknowledgment and receipt for your donation.
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Gifts of Real Estate
A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great donation. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.
Gifts of Retirement Assets
A gift of your retirement assets [IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan] is an excellent way to make a gift.
We may accept gifts of personal property, such as vehicles, artwork and jewelry, at our discretion and in accordance with our gift acceptance policies. At times, we also accept gifts of gently used technology; office supplies and equipment; tools and landscaping equipment; canned and non-perishable food; toiletries; and small household items. In most cases, we cannot accept gifts of used beds and bedding, used clothing, used linens; used appliances ; or used furniture.
For more information on how to donate personal items, please visit our In Kind Donation page.
The Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force also has Got Books? and Recycle That collection bins outside the Task Force building located at 12 Amherst Street. When you drop off personal items into these bins, the Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force gets financial compensation from Recycle That. This money then goes towards operating costs. If you have any questions about donating this way, please feel free to call (603) 595-8464. You can also view a list of accepted items here.
Did you know that the company you work for will often match the value of your donation? This is an easy way to double the effect your gift has on those we serve.
Make a gift that costs nothing during your lifetime: gift planning is a simple yet powerful way to impact the lives of NH residents in need well into the future, while creating a lasting legacy. There are many ways to accomplish this, described below. However, we encourage you to email or call us at 603-882-3616 with questions and discuss these options with your estate planner or attorney.
Wills and Bequests
You can make a provision in your will or trust fund for a Partnership agency, set to your specifications.
It is important to use very specific language. Suggestions for language to use when making this provision vary, depending on your wishes. An estate planner or an attorney can help you. But, here are some examples:
- Bequest of cash: “I bequeath the sum of $_______ to Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH.”
- Bequest of a percent of the estate: “I devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH.”
- Contingent Bequest: “If my (example: brother John Doe) survives me, I devise and bequeath ___% of the remainder and residue of property owned at my death, whether real or personal, and wherever located to (example: John Doe). If (example: John Doe) does not survive me, then I devise and bequeath ____% of my residuary estate, whether real or personal property and wherever located to Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH.”
Gift of Insurance
A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors consider making a gift and help further our mission.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A charitable gift annuity is a contract between you and our organization.
- You transfer property to a Partnership for Successful Living member-agency. In exchange, Agency pays you fixed income for life.
- The fixed income can be significant, depending on your age.
- A part of your income stream may be tax-free. You will receive a charitable deduction for your gift and create impact and change in the lives of those we serve.
Types of Assets You May Give
- If you decide to fund your gift annuity with cash, a significant portion of the annuity income will be tax-free.
- You may make a gift of your appreciated securities to fund a gift annuity and avoid a portion of the capital gains tax.
Current Gift Annuity
If you’d like to receive current income, you may transfer property in exchange for the Partnership member-agency’s promise to pay you a fixed income beginning as early as this year. You will receive a current income tax charitable deduction for the value of your gift to the Partnership member-agency.
Deferred Gift Annuity
If you are not ready to begin receiving income until a future date, such as when you retire, you can establish a deferred gift annuity, receive a current charitable income tax deduction and receive payments at a designated future time. Best of all, because you deferred your payments, your annual payment will be higher than with a current annuity.
There are many kinds of charitable trusts and variations. It is important to speak with your estate planner or attorney when deciding whether this kind of planned giving is right for you. We can help answer any questions or concerns too.