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Message from Jason Harlen

Jason Harlen, CEO, WVADS, Inc. on Charitable Giving

During our lifetime, we are often in a position to assist a community organization to continue to meet its mission and to insure for its continued growth into the future.  These benefactors graciously give of their financial resources in an effort to help those who are less fortunate.

Since June 1, 1973, Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc., a private, non-profit agency that provides drug and alcohol counseling and prevention/education services, has been a “beacon of hope” to patients, families, and consumers.  Our mission is to prevent, educate, intervene, and treat chemical dependency.  Our staff remain poised and committed to provide efficient, effective, low cost, professional and confidential services to all who access our service delivery system.

As we continue our mission of service and responsiveness to human need, we humbly reach out to our community and the many potential benefactors who could assist us in remaining strong and viable into the future.  Since 1973, I am honored to be employed by WVADS, Inc., and I am especially honored to have played a small part in the miracles of recovery for thousands of individuals who have sought help by walking through the doors of our agency.  Our dedicated staff, who I have the pleasure of working side by side with every day, continue to give of themselves so that others can experience the wonders of recovery through rehabilitation.

I am humbly asking that you consider giving a charitable gift/donation to WVADS, Inc. and I can assure you that we will utilize these gifts to enhance the opportunities of rehabilitation and prevention and education for our community.

Benjamin Franklin, in 1751, made the following statement in his attempt to seek donations for the establishment of a hospital in Philadelphia…“the good particular men may do separately is small compared to what they may do collectively.”

On behalf of our board of directors, staff, and thousands of patients, families, and consumers we serve, we thank you for your willingness to consider a charitable gift to WVADS, Inc.  I would be honored to arrange a visit of our agency at any time you may desire, to not only show you our home, but to also discuss with you our comprehensive array of services we provide our community.

Thank You!

Types of Gifts

Types of Gifts that can be made to
Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.

Unrestricted Charitable Bequeath (a gift by way of a will)
“I give and bequeath to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. the sum of $________________, or ________________% of my estate which I own at the time of my death, or which I have the power of disposition.”

Designated Charitable Bequeath(a gift by way of a will)
“I give and bequeath to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. the sum of $________________, or _________________% of my estate which I own at the time of my death, or which I have the power of disposition.  I specifically designate the bequeath to be used for the following programs and/or services of Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.”
________________________________________  (Designate/Identify Program or Service)

Personal Donation (a gift during your lifetime; cash or check)
“I/We ___________________________ (name/s) would like to make a personal donation to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. in the amount of $_______________________.”

In Memoriam/In Honor (a gift to perpetuate the name of a friend or family member)
“I/We _________________________ (name/s) would like to give a gift In Memoriam/In Honor of ____________________  (name of individual/s) to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.”

Corporate Donation (a gift or donation from business and industry)
“I/We___________________________  (name/s) would like to give a corporate donation or gift to Wyoming Valley    Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc. in the amount of $__________________.”

Donated Land or Property (house, condominium, apartment building, undeveloped land, shopping center, vacation home, commercial or industrial building, an undivided interest in real estate).
“I/We____________________________ (name/s) donate land and/or property (circle one or both) located at  __________________________ (address & location of land &/or property) to Wyoming Valley Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc.”

Shares of Stock (donated shares of stock on company)
“I/We____________________________ (name/s) donate _________ (# shares) of stock in __________________  (company name) to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.”

IRA or Pension Plan (transfer of a portion of these funds)
“I_____________________________ (name) agree to transfer a portion of my IRA Assets/Pension Plan funds, $____________ (amount) to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.”

Life Insurance Policy (life insurance policy typically funds an endowment fund)
“I_______________________________(name) would like to establish a life insurance policy/endowment fund in order to provide a charitable benefit to Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Services, Inc.”

Assets of A Private Foundation (using a donor advised fund or creating a supportive organization of the community foundation)

 

For further information on making charitable gifts to the agency, please contact
Jason Harlen, CEO at (570) 820-8888 or email the agency.

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