Jaars Center

More Ways to Give

Thanks for your interest in giving to JAARS! Below are a number of ways you can help—some of which offer you tax savings, gift matching, or added convenience. To get started, or to discuss other ideas, please email us or call 888.773.1178.

Mail

Send a check to JAARS, PO Box 248, Waxhaw, NC, 28173.

Please include the following:

  • The area(s) you’d like to designate your gift toward, if any
  • Your mailing address, if you’d like a receipt for tax purposes
  • Your phone number and/or email address, so that we may contact you with any questions

Goods or Property

We’re always looking for small aircraft, vehicles, and boats. Sometimes, they can be outfitted and sent to our partners. Other times, we’ll sell the item and put that money toward the most pressing needs.

We can’t accept computers or clothes. But we can take plenty of other things, such as artwork, fine jewelry, collectibles, or real estate. Email us or call 888.773.1178 to get started. We’ll be glad to discuss your unique situation!

Charitable IRA Rollovers—A Tax-Free Option

If you are 70½ or older, you can give to JAARS  directly from your IRA account—without having  to pay any income taxes on the transfer. Gifts must be received by December 31 to qualify for this calendar year. To take advantage of this strategy, follow our simple instructions below.

How do I give using a Charitable IRA Rollover?

1. Contact your IRA administrator to initiate the transfer. Please note, the gift must come directly from your IRA account to qualify.

2. Checks should be made out to our parent organization, SIL International, with the memo: “For the preferred use of JAARS.” A letter stating that this is an IRA rollover should accompany the check. The letter can also note if and how you would like to designate your gift more specifically.

3. Checks and associated letters should be mailed to JAARS, PO Box 248, Waxhaw, NC 28173.

What are the benefits?
  • Pay no taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 to a qualifying charity.
  • Reduce your taxable income, even if you don’t itemize deductions.
  • Count the gift toward your required minimum distribution for the year.

Financial Securities

Pay less in taxes, and put more toward making Bible translation possible. It’s easy: If you’ve owned assets such as stocks, bonds, or mutual funds for more than a year, and they’ve increased in value, sign them over to JAARS. You’ll get the usual income deduction—if you qualify—and skip capital gains taxes. Email us or call 888.773.1178 to get started.

Planned Giving

Learn how you can leave a lasting impact on Bible translation. Email us or call 888.773.1178 to discuss your vision and desires—and how you can start planning now to make those a reality.

Workplace Giving

Does your company let you give through payroll deductions? Or a yearly campaign? See if JAARS is an option. It adds up, especially if your company matches gifts.

Combined Federal Campaign

When pledge season rolls around, just use our campaign number:

Combined Federal Campaign: 11739
State and Local Campaigns: 2447