DONATION

DONATE YOUR HEARING AID

Did you know by donating your used hearing aid, you can help someone else hear? If you or a loved one has a hearing aid that is no longer in use, donating it can help others hear.

WHY DONATE?

All hearing aids, regardless of age, make, model, or condition, may be donated to the HELP AMERICA HEAR Program, a division of HELP AMERICA HEAR Inc. A New York State registered 501 (c) (3) not for profit CORPORATION.

The ORGANIZATION’S  mission is to provide hearing aids to men, woman, and children with limited FINANCIAL resources  ACROSS America.   Your donation helps with the organizations ability to provide free hearing devices to those who need them most.

ABOUT DONATIONS

Since 2009 the HELP AMERICA HEAR PROGRAM has supplied over 1600 people with the gift of hearing.

We encourage hearing aid wearers and their loved ones to consider donating the devices once they are no longer being used.

Donors also are eligible for a tax benefit if they itemize donations on their taxes.

PARTICIPATION IN THE DONOR PROGRAM

  1. It is the donor’s responsibility to determine the value of the donation. The tax benefit is only available for those donors who itemize deductions on their tax returns. Those who take the standard deduction receive no additional tax benefit. Only contributions made during the previous tax year are eligible for tax benefits.The tax law allows a deduction for the fair market value of the donation. The IRS reminds donors to maintain records of their donation to substantiate the value of their gift.Taxpayers can find assistance regarding the donations they make in Publication 526, Charitable contributions. A second reference, publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property, answers many questions that donors may have when they make non-cash contributions. Both publications are available at the IRS website, www.irs.gov, or by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). To help you determine the value of your donation, you can use a five year, straight line depreciation (see formula below).

    Divide the original cost by 5 to determine yearly depreciation.

    Multiply the yearly depreciation by the age of the aids.

    Subtract the figure from the original cost to determine the remaining value.

    All donations for a tax year must be postmarked no later than December 31st to receive tax benefits for the next filing.

  2. Print out the HELP AMERICA HEAR donation form and complete it.
  3. Place the hearing aid/s in a padded box or padded envelope for shipping. Include the completed form from step 2
  4. Label the box or envelope HELP AMERICA HEAR donation. Include   THE FORM, your name, address, and email inside the package.
  5. Ship to: 23 South Howell Avenue, Suite M, Centereach, NY 11720
  6. You should receive confirmation of your donation approximately 7 weeks after your donation has been received.

Thank you from all of us at HELP AMERICA HEAR Inc. Together we are Helping America Hear.

To donate your hearing aid, please download the PDF form. Click Here

Ongoing Gifts: 

Want to join our ongoing gift program and support Help America Hear on an ongoing basis? It’s simple. Complete the form below to authorize an automatic debit on your credit card on a recurring basis. You can select monthly, quarterly or yearly donations. Another option? Stocks and bonds can be transferred to Help America Hear on your behalf as an endowment. More information can be found at: info@helpamericahear.org.

Matching Gifts: 

Many companies match an employee’s donation, effectively doubling your contribution. Please consult with your employer for specifics on match gift programs.

Your contribution will allow Help America Hear to fund unmet needs in the community. There is much that needs to be done. Every dollar brings us closer to a world of unlimited possibilities for people with vision and hearing challenges.

Make a donation by phone or mail to: 

Help America Hear
P.O. Box 1245
Smithtown, NY 11787
Phone: 888-580-8886

A one-time donation to support the efforts of Help America Hear.

Designate Help America Hear as the recipient of a donation in honor of a special occasion, or in memory of a friend or loved one. All donations are acknowledged with an exquisite Help America Hear tribute card and will be sent to the recipient you specify.

Want to join our ongoing gift program and support Help America Hear on an ongoing basis? It’s simple. Complete the form below to authorize an automatic debit on your credit card on a recurring basis. You can select monthly, quarterly or yearly donations. Another option? Stocks and bonds can be transferred to Help America Hear on your behalf as an endowment. More information can be found at: info@helpamericahear.org.

Many companies match an employee’s donation, effectively doubling your contribution. Please consult with your employer for specifics on match gift programs.
Your contribution will allow Help America Hear to fund unmet needs in the community. There is much that needs to be done. Every dollar brings us closer to a world of unlimited possibilities for people with vision and hearing challenges.

To donate your hearing aid, please download the PDF form. Click Here

Help America Hear is a recognized 501-C3 organization in New York. Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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