Support Our Work
Many ways to give and make a difference in the lives of children.
Thank you for supporting our work! WINGS for Kids is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Although you can always donate using our secure credit card form, there are lots of other options and ways to give that are just as easy.
Other Ways to Give
If you prefer, you can make a donation by sending a check to:
WINGS for Kids
476 Meeting Street, Suite E
Charleston, SC 29403
If you would like to donate over the phone, please call us at (843) 352-3361 between 9:00AM-5:00PM EST. Or, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the best time to reach you and we’ll give you a call.
We’re deeply grateful to those who provide pro-bono services, equipment, and supplies! These donated items and services help us stretch our pennies a little bit further.
Donated Supplies Needed
- Board games, academic kits, and program supplies.
- K-5 aged toys and prizes. (During the week our kids earn tickets for positive behavior. Every Friday they get to use their tickets to purchase available prizes for the week.)
- Athletic equipment for soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and basketball.
- $10, $25, or $50 Gift Cards for Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Gas, Chik-fil-A, or Olive Garden. (We use these Gift Cards as awards for our part-time college students.)
- School Uniforms – khaki pants or shorts and red, white, or navy collared shirts.
We’re making it easy! We created a wish list on Amazon for the specific items we need. Shop Our Wish List >
Please note, at this time we are not able to accept used items.
Donated expertise and services needed
- Graphic design
- Copy-writing and editing
- Video Production
- Professional photography
- Catering for meetings and special events. Box lunches for meetings or “fun” food for special events with our kids like pizza, chicken fingers, and cupcakes.
- Event/meeting space in Charleston, SC that accommodates 100 for full-day training session in July/August.
We evaluate each gift-in-kind opportunity on a case by case basis. If you are interested in donating a service or item above please contact us at email@example.com.
We are happy to accept gifts of stock. The IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities. For assistance making gifts of stock, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charitable gift planning is a wonderful way to leave a legacy and impact the lives of children for years to come. You can structure your gift to maximize its benefits in a way that is most favorable to you, your loved ones, and the charities you choose. There are many ways to include WINGS for Kids in your long-term philanthropic planning. We are grateful to those who remember us through a bequest or other type of legacy gift!
A charitable bequest is the most common type of legacy gift. As a donor, you are able to direct an executor or trustee to make a gift to WINGS for Kids through a will or trust. You maintain complete control over the assets during your lifetime, and you can change your instructions for distribution of the assets at any time.
If you are interested in naming WINGS for Kids as a beneficiary in your will, please designate the following: “WINGS for Kids, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the state of South Carolina, with its principal place of business address at WINGS for Kids, 476 Meeting Street, Suite E, Charleston, SC 29403.” Our tax ID number is 57-1055054.
Life Insurance Policy
A life insurance policy can become a powerful and simple way to support our work. You can name WINGS for Kids as a beneficiary for a percentage or a specified amount of the policy, or you can make us a contingent beneficiary.
Retirement plan or pension plan
You can designate WINGS for Kids as a beneficiary of your retirement or pension plan. Depending on your tax situation, your plan assets can be transferred to WINGS for Kids tax free and your heirs may be able to avoid income tax on the distribution from your plan. As a qualified charity, WINGS for Kids will pay no taxes on the proceeds and will have more funds to reach the children who need us most.
Is WINGS for Kids already in your charitable giving plans?
Please let us know! We would love to give you the recognition and appreciation you deserve. (Publishing your name in any public document is entirely optional.) To notify us of a planned gift or discuss a giving plan, please contact us at email@example.com.
Investments by partners are critical to our success in changing the lives of children. Whether through a grant, sponsorship, or in-kind donation, we are grateful for the opportunities to work with others to help scale our reach and impact. Each year public funding covers around 50% of our annual operating expenses. We depend on individual donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors to cover everything else from salaries to technology, to staff training, to rent and supplies. These investments fuel our ability to scale our programs and reach more kids.
Like any successful venture, we need investors who share our values, believe in our mission, and support our model for growth. An investment in WINGS We can’t offer stock options, but instead, the ROI is measured by the number of kids who are set to soar through school and life.
Provide a Scholarship
Every child who attends WINGS Afterschool does so at NO COST to them or their families. Participating students are required to commit to full time attendance and receive nearly 500 hours of dedicated programming each year. Instead of going home to an empty apartment or the temptations of the streets, a scholarship means one more child will find smiling faces and a healthy snack after school. One more child will be surrounded by caring role models who provide constant encouragement. One more child will learn to understand their emotions, behave responsibly, build rewarding relationships, and make good decision – skills that will last a lifetime. Change a child’s life with an annual investment of $2,400 or a monthly gift of $200. Provide a Scholarship >
Sponsor an Enrichment Program
Enrichment opportunities enable children from a financially challenged background to have a more level playing field with their more prosperous peers. The children of affluent parents generally get exposed to arts enrichment, sports, or participate in character-developing clubs outside of school. Low-income children do not get these opportunities. Learn More >
Invest in capacity and growth
Supporting our organizational capacity helps improve our effectiveness, financial stability, program quality, and program research and development. An investment in our organizational capacity can underwrite training, fund a needed position, or help us expand to a new area as we work to spread our WINGS Across America! Learn More >
You can help WINGS for Kids through matching gift or workplace giving programs. Your company may already have an existing corporate matching or workplace giving program in place. If so, it may be as simple as checking with your HR or Employee Relations Department to find out how to request a match to your donation.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need documentation of your gift to submit to your company and double your gift!
Donate while you shop! AmazonSmile is a charitable foundation operated by Amazon that lets you enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organization you designate.
Set up is easy
You just need designate WINGS for Kids as your selected charity on Amazon and then each time you shop WINGS benefits! Designate WINGS as Your Charity >
Give the gift of your time by lending a helping hand as a volunteer. We are happy and honored to utilize a variety of volunteers from high school students, corporate teams, and retirees. Our volunteers help out with a number of things including assisting with homework during Academic Center, serving dinner, or reading with an individual child.
work with our kids
Volunteers are typically needed Monday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 PM. You can sign up to volunteer at a frequency that works for you – one time, once a week, or once a month. No experience or special skills required – other than a heart full of love to share with our amazing kids!
Please note, a criminal background check is required prior to volunteer service at our program sites.
Time and talent
We also welcome volunteers to help with special projects or to supplement our Soarporate Office staff. We could use help with graphic design, copy-writing, editing, Raiser’s Edge, and WordPress. Or, maybe you would make an ideal volunteer coordinator. Get in touch and let’s explore if your talents match our current needs.