When you donate to BCM, you are transforming lives and, ultimately, transforming our community.
* clothing and housewares donations accepted only at 800 Miami Circle, Suite 160 Atlanta, GA 30324*
Buckhead THRIFTique, BCM’s boutique-style 8,400 square-foot store, is a repository for the treasures of our community. At the store, clients can redeem clothing vouchers for casual wear and work attire, as well as purchase housewares and other items. Your purchase at THRIFTique makes shopping socially responsible, with every sale going directly back to BCM’s programs. Click here for more information about THRIFTique.
C. Spencer Godfrey Food Pantry
*non-perishable food and hygiene donations accepted only at 2847 Piedmont Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305*
To contribute, you may purchase from our Amazon Wishlist and have food and hygiene items shipped directly to our office, which houses the food pantry. BCM’s pantry provides high-quality and healthy food for the nourishment of our community. We do not accept perishable, expired, or opened food.
We also accept cash donations or grocery store gift cards to help with purchasing food. If you have any questions regarding the pantry please contact Robyn Hazelrigs.
The Seeds of Change Society
Women helping women. Mothers helping mothers. This is the premise of The Seeds of Change Society, a philanthropic women’s association through which members help disrupt the cycle of poverty. Seeds of Change empowers women in financial crisis to regain their confidence, become self-sufficient, and lead their families to better health and well-being.
Annual membership requires a minimum donation of $500, while sponsorships begin at $1,000. Members are invited to be involved in many aspects of service throughout the year, but there is no membership service requirement. Along with recognition of their support across a number of platforms, sponsors and members receive tickets to the annual Seeds member luncheon, invitations to other Seeds events, volunteer opportunities, and updates on the women and families they are helping to uplift. If you have questions regarding annual memberships please email [email protected] for further inquiry.
Your contribution to the community—doubled
With workplace giving and matching programs, your donation to the well-being of Atlantans can go twice as far. The following companies partner with us for giving and matching programs. Email [email protected] for more information or to add your company to the list.
Employee Giving Campaigns
- CB Richard Ellis
- Credit Suisse
- Johnson & Johnson Matching Gift Campaign
- Marathon Petroleum
- Voya Financial
Leave a Legacy
Through BCM’s Legacy Society, you can ensure that your generosity extends far past your reach today. You may choose to include BCM in your estate plan in any of the following forms:
- Retirement Plan beneficiary
- Changing IRA beneficiaries
- Charitable Remainder Unitrusts & Annuity Trusts
- Charitable lead trusts
- Indicating a direct bequeath
- Bequests in wills or codicils
- Gifts of retirement plan assets
- Gifts of appreciated assets, including stocks or real estate
Any amount is a welcome contribution to the perpetual ministry of BCM. Please consult your financial advisor to learn more.
Email [email protected] for further inquiry.
Donate Investments Directly
If you have stock that you’ve held for longer than a year and you’re looking to make a charitable contribution, donating your stock directly to the charity offers tax advantages. That’s because the donation allows you to avoid paying tax on your investment gain while still allowing you to deduct the fair market value (up to a certain percentage of your adjusted gross income1) of your donation (assuming you’re planning to itemize this year).
If you’re 70 ½ or older and don’t need the income from a required minimum distribution (RMD), you could also consider an IRA charitable rollover. With this strategy, you make a distribution from your IRA directly to a qualified charity.2 The distribution satisfies your RMD for the year, and that money is also excluded from your income (which lowers your tax burden). This might be more tax-efficient than receiving the distribution, getting taxed on it, and then deducting that amount as part of your charitable contribution.