Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pueblo

Inspired by God's love, Catholic Charities uses a two-generation approach to fight poverty.

Email: info@pueblocharities.org

Phone: 719.544.4233

Registered Charity: 84-0471001

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Ways to Give

There are many ways to donate. From traditional one-time or recurring donations to other monetary contributions to non-cash donations of items or vehicles - we can find a way for you to support the important services we provide. 

 

Donations may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pueblo or Pueblo's Family Resource Center. 

*Donations of $250 or more are eligible for a state tax credit of 25% of the donation up to $100,000. 

In Person

429 W. 10th Street

Pueblo, Colorado 81003

Online

Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 719.281.3055

Other Monetary Donations

If you have any questions about how to make a monetary donation, please contact 

Emily Sanchez, Development Coordinator, at 719.586.8613 or esanchez@pueblocharities.org.

Monthly Giving

Join a special group of donors who sustain our work with a monthly gift. If you stay with us and keep investing in our programs, we can be there when people need us. 

 

In Memoriam 

A memorial gift in the name of someone who has passed away comforts loved ones. An honor gift celebrates a special occasion or says thank you. We’ll send a card without disclosing the gift amount.

Planned Giving

You can make a bequest to Catholic Charities of Pueblo to carry our your philanthropic intentions beyond your lifetime. You can donate a percentage of your estate, a specific dollar amount, or a specific property through your will. 

Gifts of Stock

​Donating stock is easy to do, and may result in tax savings. A gift of stock is valued for tax purposes on the date of transfer. The fair market value of gifts of long-term, capital gain securities is deductible up to 30% of a donor’s adjusted gross income. Any amount in excess may be carried forward for a period of five years. Giving securities that have increased in value is a great way to benefit Catholic Charities and bypass the capital gains tax that would be due on sale. For example: Suppose that stock purchased years ago for $1, 000 is now worth $10,000. Donating those shares would result in a charitable deduction of $10,000, and you would not owe capital gains tax on the $9,000 of appreciation.

Beneficiary Designations

To make us a full or partial beneficiary of your IRA, 401(K), annuity or life insurance policy, simply request a beneficiary designation form from your plan administrator. Our legal name is Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo. Our tax identification number is 84-0471001.

 

Bequest Gifts – Sample Language for Wills and Trusts

“I give to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo all (or a specific percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate (or the sum of $___) to be expended by it in furtherance of its general purposes (or to be used exclusively for a specific program. If such program is not in existence at the time of my death or at any time thereafter, Catholic Charities may designate another program that is continuing the goals of such program.)”

Legal name: Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo; Address: 429 W. 10th St Pueblo, CO 81003

Non-Cash Donations

If you have any questions about how to make a monetary donation, please contact 

Jessica Atilano-Montoya, Development Officer, at 719.281.3055 or jatilano@pueblocharities.org.

Item Donations

We take each call to determine if we are the right recipient of the donation or not. If not, we can recommend another agency who could benefit from the donation. 

 

Vehicle Donations

To donate your car, motorcycle or truck please call us. We will schedule a free pickup that’s convenient for you, and provide you with confirmation of your donation. Here is some additional information about vehicle donations. 

What are the benefits of donating my vehicle to Catholic Charities? 
Catholic Charities benefits by receiving cash donations to fund new and existing programs.You benefit by being able to reduce your taxable income when taxes are itemized. Plus you avoid the costs associated with selling your car. No need to pay for advertising, no loss of privacy and possible security risk, and no need to pay for vehicle registration, insurance, and repairs to keep your car in running condition while you wait for a buyer.

 

What do you do with my donated vehicle?
If the vehicle is in good running condition, we will sell it to an individual for $1.00. Often, a participant in our transitional jobs program may need transportation to get to work on a daily basis, so this is a perfect opportunity for them to make sure they have a way to get to work and stay on their feet.

Does my vehicle need to be running to donate it?
No. In some cases we can take your car, running or not. However, it must have an engine and be tow-able. 

Do you only accept cars for donation? 
Many types of motor vehicles are accepted including boats, motorcycles, trucks, and cars, motor-homes, and airplanes. If you are uncertain as to whether or not your vehicle is eligible, please contact us.

How long will it take to pick up my vehicle?
In some cases, if we receive your call early in the day, a same-day pick can be available. A tow company will contact you within two to three business days. 

Do I have to be with the vehicle at the time of pick-up?
No. Special arrangements can be made by calling our representatives.

 

What paperwork do I need?
The only paperwork needed is a signed, clear title. Have your title with you when you call-in your donation. [Please note: a clear title indicates the title is in the name of the donor without a lien].

 

What if I receive legal notices?
In the rare event that you receive any notification of a lien sale, DMV action, or other activity related to your donated vehicle, please contact us immediately for assistance.

How will this donation affect my tax deduction?
You will receive IRS Form 1098-C, Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes if the proceeds from the sale exceed $500, stating the amount of the gross proceeds from the sale of the donated vehicle.

Will I get a tax receipt for my donation?
Yes, you will receive an IRS Form 1098-C in the event that the sale of the vehicle exceeds $500. If the vehicle does not exceed $500, the thank you letter that you will receive can be used as a tax receipt.

What can I claim on as a deduction?
According to the tax law effective January 1, 2005, if the claimed value of the donated vehicle exceeds $500, the taxpayer is limited to the gross proceeds of the sale. An IRS Form 1098-C, “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” will be mailed to you within 30 days of the sale stating the amount of gross proceeds received from your car, provided your vehicle sold for more than $500 and you have submitted your social security number. This will be your tax receipt for your charitable contribution.

How is the value determined on the vehicle donated?
The value is determined by the gross proceeds raised from the sale of the donated vehicle.

What if my car is valued over $5,000?
Effective January l, 2005, you are no longer required to have vehicles appraised. The value you may claim will be the amount of gross proceeds received from your vehicle.

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