Ways to Give - Renewal Inc

Ways to Give

Tribute Giving

Making a Tribute Gift to Renewal is a wonderful way to honor and celebrate a special individual, or remember the life of a loved one. We will thank you promptly for your gift, and the person you are honoring will receive a letter from Renewal with no mention of the amount of your gift. For memorial contributions, a letter will be sent to the person’s family. Make your Tribute Gift safely and securely using our online form, or download and print our Donation Form.

Gifts of Stock

When most people think of making a gift they think of writing a check. Yet, there are other ways of making a meaningful gift and, at the same time, receiving tax advantages beyond the standard deduction. When donating appreciated securities you are not only helping Renewal, but also avoiding capital gains taxes, so your gift can benefit you and Renewal! Contact your tax professional for details about how to make such a gift

Corporate Support

Companies recognize the value of supporting Renewal’s programs and services. Among the many reasons is Renewal’s emphasis on workforce readiness through our GETPAID program, which prepares individuals who are re-entering the workforce with the skills they need to be reliable, productive and successful employees. Many companies already partner with Renewal and benefit by being able to tap a pool of highly-motivated individuals to fill key positions.

By providing financial support to Renewal, areas businesses can benefit from the exposure that comes through naming opportunities, sponsorships, on-site recognition and logo display at events and programs that attract a wide range of civic, government and business leaders from throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

For more information contact the Development Department at 412-690-2445, ext. 1119.

Corporate Giving Campaigns

Many companies offer their employees the opportunity to support charities through payroll deduction. Please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department to determine if your company participates.

Matching Gift Programs

Another convenient way to support Renewal is through employer gift-matching programs. Many companies will match their employees’ financial donations dollar for dollar, sometimes even doubling their employees’ gifts. Find out if your company matches its employees’ gifts by contacting your human resources department.

Planned Giving

Many individuals make arrangements to benefit their charity of choice through a bequest, gift of life insurance, retirement account, real estate or other means. Often called “planned” or deferred gifts, there are many options for providing a legacy for Renewal that can pay immediate benefits and minimize estate taxes.

We would be happy to discuss some of the ways in which you can provide support to Renewal as part of your estate planning, and encourage you to talk with your personal tax and financial advisors as well.

Please contact the Development Department at 412-690-2445, ext.1119, or use our download our form to let us know you would like to discuss making a planned gift.

In-Kind Donations/Wish List

Renewal welcomes the generosity of individuals and organizations who wish to provide in-kind gifts of toys, games, activity supplies, equipment and other tangible items. In-kind donations directly benefit individuals and their families during a time in their lives that can be especially challenging.

Here is a list of common items that will directly benefit the men and women in our programs, as well as their families. For more information on how and where to donate these items, please call the Development Department at 412-690-2445, ext. 1119.

  • All Occasion Holiday Gift Bags
  • Back to School supplies
  • Baby Diapers Various Sizes
  • Blank CDs
  • Blank DVDs
  • Bus Passes
  • Children’s Books
  • Children’s Pull ups
  • Gift Cards (CVS, Family Dollar, Giant Eagle, etc.)
  • Men’s Casual clothing (large sized new or gently used)
  • Money Orders for State Identification requests
  • Office Furniture
  • Personal Hygiene Products (full size & non-alcohol based)
  • Shower Caddies
  • Socks (male & female) new, various sizes
  • Stamped Envelopes
  • Supplies (pens, notebooks, yearly planners, accordion-style folders)
  • Tennis Shoes (men – large sizes & women- all sizes)
  • Towels & wash clothes
  • Umbrellas (no iron tips)
  • Winter Coats, new or gently used (Men, Women & children – all sizes)
  • Women’s Casual clothing (large sized gently used)

Workplace Giving

Many companies offer their employees the opportunity to support charities through payroll deduction. Please contact your Human Resources or Personnel department to determine if your company participates.

Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is an annual holiday tradition at Renewal that benefits from the generosity of individuals, churches and organizations. Recognizing that the holiday season is a special time for the families of the men and women in our programs, the Angel Tree program ensures that our reentrants will have gifts for their children during this special time of year. Each year, our donors provide enough gifts and cash to provide multiple gifts for every child.

We are grateful for all of the good people who donate gifts for more than 200 children (newborns through the age of 16 years.) Many of our vendors donate food and products for the more than eight holiday celebrations that take place in our facilities in mid-December. Information about how to participate in the Angel Tree program will be highlighted on our website every fall. If you or your organization would like more information about how to become involved, please call 412-690-2445, ext. 1119.