Ways to Give

We would not exist without our generous supporters. Make a donation to put Character Education and volunteerism in your schools and communities.

Monthly donation. Your sustaining donation can provide for a child or adolescent in our program and support our charitable impact across the world. An automatic monthly contribution spreads out your generosity over the year.


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Recognize a special moment, person, or event in your life with a gift in their honor.

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Start a fundraiser. Donate your birthday or start fundraising in honor of a big day in your life. Go to our Facebook page to start a fundraiser today. https://becauseisaidiwould.org/facebook OR organize your own fundraiser using one of our fundraising kits. https://becauseisaidiwould.org/fundraisingkits/

Planned Giving. Leave a legacy. Make because I said I would a part of your living legacy by leaving a gift in your will, or by making a gift today that provides you income for life and potential tax benefits. Find out more about planned giving here and contact board@becauseisaidiwould.org to if you would like to plan a gift with us.

Corporate Giving. Does follow-through and being a person of your word align with your company’s values? Provide vital support to our programs and receive unparalleled benefits in community investment. Contact giving@becauseisaidiwould.org to find out more about our partnership opportunities.

Donor Advised Fund (DAF) A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a centralized charitable account. It allows charitably-inclined individual, families and businesses to make tax-deductible charitable donations of cash, publicly-traded stock and in some case, certain illiquid assets, to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program. DAF Direct

In-kind services and donations. Electronics for our Chapter members. Discounted real-estate costs. Goods and services can help us keep our overhead cost down. Reach out to giving@becauseisaidiwould.org.

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Stock or wire transfer. Giving does not have to be complicated. Transfers of stock are an easy and smart donation method. Please contact giving@becauseisaidiwould.org to find out more.

Because I said I would relies on charitable gifts to meet program needs and to support our future. There are a number of easy giving options from which you can choose to help – from naming because I said I would as a beneficiary in your will; to the donation of stocks or mutual funds. See planned giving options below:


You can provide for the future of because I said I would by naming because I said I would as a beneficiary of your will or trust. By doing so your estate may save taxes.

Life Insurance or Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designation

You can name because I said I would as a beneficiary of all or part of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement plan. You may also include because I said I would as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

Gifts of Stocks or Mutual Funds

You can donate stock and mutual funds to because I said I would. If you have held the stock for more than a year you can deduct the fair market value of the stock as a charitable contribution on your personal tax return as of the date of the gift. Also, if the stock has appreciated in value, you will avoid the capital gains tax that you would pay if you sold the stock and gave the resulting cash to the charity.
These transfers should be done without selling the stock, so please contact because I said I would to coordinate a broker to broker transfer.

Corporate Gift Matching

Double the impact of your gift to because I said I would. Many companies will match dollar-for-dollar gifts made to nonprofits by their employees. Search for your company below for more details. If your company is not found, talk to your Human Resources department about charitable matching contributions, then contact us at giving@becauseisaidiwould.org.

Donate via Mail

Checks can be made out to because I said I would. and sent to our address at:
Because I said I would.
PO Box 391
Avon, OH 44011