Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania Our Vision is Your Vision
Formerly Tri-County Association for the Blind
Phone: 717-238-2531
info@vrocp.org

Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support us...

Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania could not exist without the support of generous donors throughout Central PA in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin and Perry counties.

Donations of Cash

Make a donation directly to Vision Resources to support our Annual Fund or Vision Resources's Capital Campaign, Setting our Sights on the Future. Vision Resources accepts cash, check, or credit card (Visa/Mastercard). To make an online contribution through Network for Good, please click on the button in the upper left corner of your screen.

Making a Major Gift Donation Major gifts make major differences. A major gift is a donation of $5,000 or more made payable at once or over a multi-month or year period. Depending on the size of the major gift, pledge terms can be determined to include payment schedule and amount. While any size gift is important in supporting the Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania, giving at a Major Gift level can have a transformation effect for our services and programs.

If you have an interest in supporting Vision Resources in a significant way through a major gift, we would like to discuss options with you. Our Staff is very knowledgeable about the funding priorities for our organization and can work with you to craft a gift opportunity that will help the organization and be something you can be proud to support. For more information on major gift giving, please contact Paul Zavinsky, Director of Development at 717.238.2531 or pzavinsky@vrocp.org.

Vehicle Donation Program

Donate your car, motorcycle, truck, bus, trailer, RV, boat or even an airplane to our Vehicle Donation Program. Our partners will pick up whatever vehicle you wish to donate as long as they can drive it, or safely fit it on their truck.

The vehicle will either be sold at auction or for scrap, with the majority of the proceeds benefitting Vision Resources. Please contact Vision Resources at 717-238-2531, and ask for Paul Zavinsky.

Your generosity will enable our programs to continue to move forward for everyone.

Estate, Planned or Deferred Gifts

Planned gifts are outright, current gifts of cash or non-cash assets such as real estate or appreciated stock - or they can be "deferred" gifts that pass to the Visions Resources of Central Pennsylvania, at a future date.

Deferred gifts include:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuity
  • Charitable Lead Trust
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Real Estate

Pledging a bequest enables you to support Vision Resources while still conserving your assets in case you need them. Life income gifts such as charitable gift annuities, charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts may allow you to make a pledge now and receive tax benefits and also receive payments to enhance your income. A charitable bequest is an excellent way to leave a lasting legacy of support to Vision Resources.

WHAT IS PLANNED GIVING?

Perhaps you have heard the term “planned giving” in regards to supporting your favorite charitable organization, but you are not certain

 what it means exactly. Simply put, it is a method of making a contribution that can enable a donor to increase income, reduce taxes, and

 make a generous gift to one or more organizations in the future. The gift is given now, in the present, but the organization benefits

 sometime in the future.

There are a variety of options to consider when making a planned gift and most often you will require a financial expert and/or legal advice

 to determine what may be best for you. However, the benefits for you or another beneficiary can be as appealing as the gift you want to

make is for your recipient charity.

Are you interested in learning more?

Do you have time to meet for a group discussion with Vision Resources partners from Everence Charitable Services?

If the answer to these questions is “YES”, please contact Paul Zavinsky, Director of Development by calling 717-238-2531, or via email at pzavinsky@vrocp.org. If we receive several interested parties we will plan a get-together at a convenient time, soon.

 

Gift of Appreciated Securities or Real Estate

Gifts of appreciated securities or real estate may provide tax advantages for you. Your gift may qualify as an income tax deduction for the fair market value of the gift property with no capital gains tax.

Tribute Memorials

A tribute or memorial gift is a wonderful way to celebrate an important milestone or memory in your life. It can be a testament to remembering the life of a loved one or commemorate an event such as a birth. Capturing these memories and moments create a lasting tribute for everyone to enjoy.

Please remember us in your charitable giving. Your gifts and donations are greatly appreciated.

1130 South 19th Street • Harrisburg, PA 17104 • Phone: 717-238-2531 • Fax: 717-238-0710 • info@vrocp.org