Customer purchasing from a Street Sense vendor. Photo by Zoe King
credit: Zoe King

 See this year’s year end appeal letter here.

Pledge to our Donors:

  1. We promise to spend your gift wisely. We consider your gift an investment in programs that serve the most vulnerable. We promise to spend all donations in a thoughtful way that always reflects the needs of those we serve.
  2. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Street Sense is a non-profit corporation under provisions of the Internal Revenue Code 501(c)3.
  3. Your donor information will never be sold to or exchanged with any other organization. We value you and promise to protect your privacy.
  4. We promise to keep you informed. We will continue to share news of our program successes and setbacks. In addition, you are invited to call or email us with any questions about our programs at any time.
  5. As a donor, you are always welcome to see our programs and your investment in action. Simply contact us to arrange a time to see the vendor and internship programs that you help make possible.

 

Other Ways to Give

Mail a Check | Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) or United Way | In-Kind Giving | Matching Donations | Become a Sponsor | In Honor of Memory of… | Stocks

Donation questions? Contact Executive Director Brian Carome at (202) 347-2006 x 12 or brian@streetsense.org

 

Mail a Check

(Payable to Street Sense, Inc)
Street Sense
1317 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Workplace Giving

Payroll deduction through your workplace makes giving easy. Support Street Sense through your employer’s United Way or Combined Federal Campaigns. Most workplace giving programs provide the option to select a specific charity for your donation so please designate Street Sense when filling out your pledge form.

CFC#: 28233

Untied Way# 8871

In-Kind Giving

We are always in need of certain in-kind gifts. Rather than giving cash or financial gifts, consider donating some office supplies or equipment which will help us keep the organization running.
Please take a moment to look at our wish list of things we could use at Street Sense.

    • Vendor Needs
      We are an organization dedicated to the success of those we serve. Unfortunately, we do not necessarily have the space to handle large-scale donations of items such as coats and hats or food all the time, we do try to provide our vendors with items which will help them be successful with our organization. Of course, if you do have clothing or food to donate, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to direct you to the right place to get these items into the hands of the right people. You may also search our resource guide.
      We do like to provide our vendors with the following items:

      • Book bags and plastic bags
      • Gifts cards to give as incentives
      • Umbrellas

 

  • Office Equipment
    • 1-2 tablet computers
    • Laptop Computers
    • New Desktop Computer
    • RAM for our existing computers
    • Digital Camera

     

  • Other Office Supplies
    As a fully functioning office, we are often in need of most of the office supplies used in most offices. Some are probably more useful than others. While we may be able to find a use for a nameplate engraver, we could probably more readily use the following:

    • Copy/printer paper (8 1/2″ x 11″)
    • Stamps
    • Reporter Notebooks
    • Staples gift cards
    • CVS gift cards

 

Matching Donations

Matching gift programs can double or even triple your tax-deductible contribution. Contact your employer’s Human Resources Department to find out if such a program is offered. If so, they can provide you with a form to send with your gift.
The following generous employers have matched their employees contributions in the past:

  • AT&T Foundation
  • Booz-Allen Hamilton
  • Boeing
  • Black & Decker
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddie Mac
  • GEICO
  • GMAC Residential Funding Corporation
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Verizon
  • Washington Post

 

Become a Sponsor

Street Sense has many opportunities for exposure and promotion of our sponsors that range from events sponsorship to general sponsorship that includes exposure in our biweekly publication, Street Sense. If you would like to showcase your company as a leader in the community, please contact us today.

Newspaper Sponsorship Levels:
  • Volume Sponsor: $10,000
    • Your logo, in color, on the back of Street Sense for 26 issues (one year) stating that “this issue is sponsored by XYZ Company.”
    • A large version of your logo in the Supporters section on the Street Sense website Homepage for one year.
    • A large version of your logo in the Supporters section of our Informational Brochure for six months.
  • Section Sponsor: $5,000
    • Your logo, in black and white, on the page of your choice in Street Sense for 26 issues (one year) stating that “this page is sponsored by XYZ Company.”
    • A medium version of your logo in the Supporters section on the Street Sense website Homepage for one year.
    • A small version of your logo in the Supporters section of our Informational Brochure for six months.
  • Issue Sponsor: $2,500
    • Your logo, in color, on the back of Street Sense for four issues (two months).
    • A small version of your logo in the Supporters section on the Street Sense website Homepage for two months.
  • Page Sponsor: $1,000
    • Your logo, in black and white, on the page of your choice in Street Sense for four issues (two months) stating that “this page is sponsored by XYZ Company.”
    • A small version of your logo in the Supporters section on the Street Sense website Homepage for two months.

 

Planned Gifts

Bequests, trusts and insurance beneficiary designations are other ways to support our work.

Stocks

Gifts of appreciated stocks support our work and can reduce your capital gains tax liability.