You can make an unrestricted, one-time or monthly/annual recurring gifts to Be Like Brit using a credit card at any time by simply visiting our website www.BeLikeBrit.org and clicking on the red DONATE button in the upper right hand corner of the homepage. Or you can send unrestricted gifts to: Be Like Brit Foundation, Inc., 66 Pullman Street, Worcester MA 01606. Besides unrestricted gifts, there are many other ways you can help BLB and help us continue our work in Haiti:For More Information
You can help sponsor one of our 66 children at Be Like Brit. Child sponsorship helps BLB to offset the cost of raising each one of our children including their meals, clothing, education, supplies and so much more. Sponsorship levels range from $33 - $400 per month.
Did you know that you can double your gift to BLB? Many companies have matching gift programs and will match your gift to charitable organizations. Some employers will even double or triple your gift! Speak to your Human Resources Department regarding their charitable contributions today!
You can honor a special person or a special event with a gift to Be Like Brit. When you make a donation in honor of someone, an acknowledgment will be sent to that person listing your name and address as a tribute gift donor. It will not list the amount of your donation, unless you specify otherwise. If you are celebrating a special occasion, you can also list Be Like Brit as your charitable organization and ask that in lieu of gifts, donations made be made to BLB. This is a wonderful way to help support the efforts of Be Like Brit and at the same time spreading the word about the great work we are doing.(Include a photo of one of BLB’s younger donors who asked for donations to BLB in place of birthday gifts!)
Be Like Brit also accepts gifts of securities. Please provide your broker with detailed instructions of how you would like to make the gift to BLB including the name of the stock and the number of shares to be transferred from your account to Be Like Brit. These stocks may be transferred to: Following the transfer, please call BLB at (508) 886 - 4500 to let us know the name of the stock and the number of shares transferred. This information helps us to identify your gift and provide you with the proper acknowledgment
If you have a vehicle that you’re looking to donate, you can make it a tax deductible donation that will benefit BLB. You can donate online by clicking HERE or call 877-999-8322 to make your donation. Your vehicle donation will be fast, easy and safe and you will find everything you need to know about vehicle donation on the attached link.
If you have some gently used/worn designer clothing sitting in your closet that you’re looking to get rid of, you can get rid of it and support BLB at the same time by sending your items The Fashion Project! Select “Be Like Brit” as your chosen charity and they will ship you a pre-paid shipping envelope (or you can print a mailing label from the site) and send in your items. The Fashion Project sells the items and then up to 55% of the sale price will be donated to BLB. They only accept certain brands of clothing, so make sure you look over their accepted brands list first!For More Information
Be Like Brit is always in need of a variety of different items for the orphanage in Haiti and now it’s easier than ever to donate them. Simply visit our Amazon Wish List by clicking the button below and you can visit us at our Operations Center in Holden, MA to drop off your items OR you can ship them directly to us from Amazon!For More Information
At AmazonSmile, you can simply designate Be Like Brit as your favorite charitable organization and every time you shop, Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to BLB. It is no cost to you and you’ll find the same low prices, election and convenient shopping that Amazon offers, but with the added bonus of donating a portion of your purchase to BLB. Visit smile.amazon.com and designate Be Like Brit as your Amazon Smile organization.For More Information
If you work for, or have connections to a business that can donate items or gift certificates, we are always looking for items to offer during our fundraising events’ auctions and raffles. These donations help us to raise even more money during our events!
Each one of BLB’s events has sponsorship opportunities. From headlining the entire event to sponsorship of a table at the gala to advertising in one of our program books. For more information please email Cherylann@BeLikeBrit.org
If you are having a birthday or anniversary party or any other party, why not ask your attendees to make a donation to Be Like Brit in lieu of gifts?
Do you love Be Like Brit and want others to learn about the great things happening in Haiti, why not invite some of your closest friends to a reception to teach them about us? We’re happy to come to speak to your attendees to give them all the information about what we do!
To discuss other ways you can give to Be Like Brit, such as bequests and life estate contracts, please email Development Coordinator Alycia Kinney at Alycia@BeLikeBrit.org
Often when finalizing their wills, in addition to providing for their families and loved ones, individuals elect to provide donations to charitable organizations as part of their list of bequests. Bequests are an important way of ensuring support to your chosen charities once your estate has been distributed. In addition, your estate will be allowed a tax deduction for the amount of your bequest. Be Like Brit benefits greatly from the bequests of generous individuals with the forethought to provide lasting assistance to our programs and services.
A donor may choose to establish a life estate contract through which he or she transfers ownership of a real estate deed to Be Like Brit while reserving the right for him/herself or other designated parties to live on the property or use it for life. Charitable tax deductions for life estate contracts are limited to properties that are personal residences.
Through a charitable gift annuity, an individual can create a contract with Be Like Brit in which he/she agrees to donate cash, stocks or other assets in exchange for a mutually agreed upon amount of income for life. In this way, the donor is providing for guaranteed income in his/her future while also ensuring needed support for Be Like Brit
A charitable lead trust offers donors the tax-wise opportunity to transfer assets to a trust that provides income to Be Like Brit for a specified period of time. At the end of that period, the trust reverts either back to the donor or a person designated by the donor.
By establishing a charitable remainder trust, an individual is able to transfer his/her assets into a trust while retaining a fixed or variable income for life. In this way, he/she realizes significant tax benefits, secures future income, determines future distributions to his/her beneficiaries and ensures support for Be Like Brit. Be Like Brit is awarded the remainder of the trust's worth after the death of the last beneficiary.
Through a pooled income fund, a common trust is established to which many donors can make contributions and retain for themselves a pro rata share of the fund's earnings each year. Following the death of a beneficiary, Be Like Brit receives the value of the fund that is attributable to that individual. This type of fund is similar to a mutual fund and provides many financial and estate planning benefits to the donor.
BLB is always looking for volunteers to help us with our four events every year. We have a Golf Tournament in June, a Walk in September, a Gala in November and a Bowling event in April. If you’re interested in volunteering your time to help at one of these events, contact Melissa Provost at Volunteer@BeLikeBrit.org
Keeping BLB running smoothly requires much hard work and organization. We receive dozens of donations each day and we’re always looking for volunteers who can come to the Operations Center in Worcester to help us organize the donations and pack them up for shipment to Haiti. We are also always in search of volunteers that can assist us with data entry tasks. If you or your group are interested in spending some time at the OC helping us with this task, please contact Volunteer@BeLikeBrit.org
Be Like Brit is proud to be a Gold Participant with the Guide Star Exchange. Be Like Brit is a U.S.A. registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which operates a 19,000sf earthquake proof orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti. The orphanage was built in loving memory of 19 year old Britney Gengel who perished in the Haiti Earthquake while on a service trip with her college, Lynn University. Today there are 66 beautiful children living and thriving in the orphanage. Hundreds of people, from all over the world, come visit the orphanage to volunteer and thousands of individuals are part of the Be Like Brit Family.