Support Just Say YES

Support Just Say Yes

It’s not just a donation. It’s an investment in a teen’s future

When you donate online to Just Say YES, you join our cause and directly support students, families and educators. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people. Your investments go toward providing programs, speakers and curriculum for at-risk students at schools around the country.

Donating pays dividends

Research shows that our programs work in the lives of at-risk teens in both their personal and academic lives. They are academically more successful, they get along better with their families and they’re less likely to participate in risk behaviors such as drugs, alcohol, bullying and sexual activity.

Become a part of the Just Say YES family today, Donate now.

Donating online is the fastest, easiest way to join the Just Say YES-Youth Equipped to Succeed mission to help youth, families and educators. Your financial support allows us to keep empowering youth to say YES to their dreams and goals and NO to risk behaviors. All it takes is the click of a mouse.

Our donor options allow you to give a one time gift, set up monthly giving, or give a memorial/tribute gift.

STARS mentors at 2012 luncheon

Your support goes far

Your financial support helps us provide our programs and resources in the Dallas and Fort Worth communities as well as in 37 other states. Our mission is to help youth say YES to their dreams and goals and NO to risk behaviors.

Your financial support enables lots of things

Peer-to-Peer mentoring programs for high school seniors and juniors to mentor freshmen and middle school students

Breaking the Cycle programs to educate teen moms and dads on the importance of sexual integrity. Girls born to teen moms are more likely to become teen moms than their peers. We aim to break this cycle.

Provide professional speakers and resources to equip teens, parents and educators with the tools needed to avoid risk behaviors that our culture glamorizes and promotes.

If you have questions or need more information, email info@justsayyes.org or call us at 972.437.0002.

Gifts of Cash

Pledges

Memorial/Tribute Gifts

Planned Giving

Stocks and Securities

Foundation & Corporate Giving

In-Kind Items and Wish List

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program

Gifts of Cash

Financial donations in the form of cash provide direct and immediate support. You can give through check or credit card.

Please mail checks to:

Director of Program Development
Just Say YES
PO Box 670863
Dallas, TX 75367

Make your gift via credit card online today!

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Pledges

The pledge program offers the opportunity for payment over a maximum of three years depending on the project and the size of gift. Pledge giving is both flexible and tax-wise. A pledge gift is very helpful to JSY in budgeting for future needs.

Memorial/Tribute Gifts

Memorial gifts are a lasting remembrance of a special person who has made an impact on you during his or her life. Tribute gifts honor individuals celebrating birthdays, graduations, weddings or any other special occasion or accomplishment.

Just Say YES will acknowledge your tribute gift by sending an appropriate note to the family or friend in whose name the gift was made. The amount of your gift will not be mentioned. A separate receipt will be sent to you.

Planned Giving

Start putting your trust in us – literally. Making JSY a part of your trust, bequest of endowment can impact teens for years to come.

Six Ways to Make a Planned Gift

    • A gift in your will or living trust–A simple charitable bequest can provide meaningful support to our mission as well as reduce the amount of estate and inheritance taxes paid. Bequests may be specific assets or amounts, or they may be proportional or residual in nature.
    • A gift of savings bonds–Many people have fully appreciated savings bonds. These assets cannot be donated during your lifetime without first being converted to cash and generating tax to be paid. By making a gift of savings bonds through your will, you can avoid this tax and support our mission.
    • A gift of retirement benefits–Naming Just Say YES as primary, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement plan is a simple, practical gift idea. See your personnel office for the proper forms.
    • A gift of financial accounts–Most checking, savings and brokerage accounts can be bequeathed to Just Say YES through a simple “payable on death” designation with your financial institution.
    • A beneficiary designation on your life insurance policy–Without giving up ownership of your life insurance policy, you can still designate Just Say YES as a whole or partial death beneficiary. Contact your insurance company for a Change of Beneficiary form.
    • A gift of a new or existing life insurance policy–Many people have life insurance policies that are no longer needed for their original purposes. Such policies can be given to Just Say YES, and an income tax deduction can be taken for the cash surrender value. Plus, the annual premiums on a new or existing policy given to JSY irrevocably may also be tax-deductible.

Stocks and Securities

Helping teens and families has never been easier or more beneficial. Now you can donate your appreciated securities including stock, bonds, and mutual funds to support Just Say YES–Youth Equipped to Succeed. As a donor, you are entitled to take a charitable deduction for the full fair-market value of appreciated securities held longer than one year, and you usually avoid paying the capital gains tax that would be due if you sold the securities.

Donating publicly traded stock or bonds held by a bank or broker

If your stock is held at a bank or in a brokerage account, send a letter of instruction to your broker or banker with a full description of the securities and your gift’s intended purpose.

Please advise us of your gift by contacting us at info@justsayyes.org or calling 972.437.0002.

To donate stock certificates you hold
Send the unsigned certificates by certified mail to the attention of:

Director of Program Development
Just Say YES
P.O. Box 670863
Dallas, TX 75367

* Copy and send one blank stock Power of Attorney for each company whose stock you are transferring. Only the signature line should be filled in, with the signature(s) matching the name(s) that appear on the face of the certificates. Include both names if the stock is jointly owned.

* The Power of Attorney must be notarized.

* Send the certificates and stock powers in separate envelopes. Send the signed stock power in one and the stock certificate(s) in the other with a letter (also signed by the owner(s) of the stock) stating that the stock is being donated to Just Say YES.

Effective Date and Value of Your Gift

Your gift of stock or publicly traded securities will be valued based on the mean market price of the securities on the gift date. We will provide you with a receipt for your tax records. Just Say YES determines your gift date according to the guidelines below.

*By mail, it is the later of the postmark dates of your separately mailed stock certificates and stock powers.

* By electronic transfer, it is the date that the securities enter Just Say YES account.

* By hand, it is the date that a Just Say YES employee receives the stock certificates and stock power of attorney.

* By registering securities in Just Say YES’ name yourself, it is the date on the new certificates. (This method takes the longest.)

Foundation & Corporate Giving

By giving to Just Say YES, foundations and corporations benefit the community’s most important asset—its youth.

Just Say YES is a well-respected nonprofit with a sterling reputation and proven results. Plus, we’re highly rated for efficiency and accountability by a number of independent organizations. Major investments from foundations and corporations have enabled Just Say YES to connect with young people in unprecedented ways, so they can start on the path to unlimited potential—and maybe even start a business or foundation of their own some day.

To learn more about becoming a corporate or foundational partner, contact us at info@justsayyes.org or call 972.437.0002.

We are grateful to the foundations and corporations that have provided substantial funding to Just Say YES:

Amon G. Carter Foundation
B.B. Owen Foundation
Capital Group Charitable Foundation
Chi Omega Sorority
Coffeyville Area Community Foundation
Coleman Research Group
Communities Foundation of Texas
Council for Life
Dunton Family Charitable Fund
Fidelity Charitable Fund
Frost Bank Foundation
Greystar Real Estate
Hitachi Consulting
KickStart Kids
Partnership with Friends First Government grant
Premier Designs
Ralph B. Rogers Foundation
Rees-Jones Foundation
Sid W. Richardson
Southwest Airlines
Troutt Family Fund
Vincent Genovese Memorial Foundation
Wachovia Foundation
Women of Saint Michael

In-Kind Items and Wish List

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations are accepted by JSY. A receipt for the item(s) donated will be issued for the value of the item placed by the donor. To inquire about in-kind donations accepted by JSY, please contact us at 972.437.0002.

Wish List

    • Digital Camera
    • Printer
    • Computers/Laptops
    • Gift cards to Walmart or Target for our Peer-to-Peer program

 

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Good Neighbor Program

Just Say YES is a proud participant of the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program. Just by linking JSY’s Good Neighbor Program # 12742 to your Tom Thumb Reward Card, Tom Thumb will donate 1% of your total grocery purchases back to Just Say YES. It’s that easy!

Download and print the form below, then fill it out and take it to your local Tom Thumb Courtesy Booth. Make sure you swipe your Tom Thumb card every time you buy groceries and one cent of every dollar you spend will help equip youth to succeed.

 

 

Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program Form