On Thursday, April 25, the Kent County Board of Commissioners approved funding for two staff positions to investigate homes that are lead-poisoning children. Landlords who fail to act to be held accountable.
Thank you for your interest in making a charitable gift to the Healthy Homes Coalition in the form of a stock transfer.
For stock held in brokerage accounts, your broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Healthy Homes. If you have difficulty at any time, please contact Executive Director Paul Haan at (616) 241-3300 x301 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide better tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock, and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock. You may also save on brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.
Please download the Stock Transfer Form form, follow instructions to formalize and execute your charitable gift, and be sure to fax or email the completed information on page 2 to the contact provided on the form. These steps will inform Healthy Homes of the proposed donation and ensure that you receive a prompt receipt of your gift for your tax records.
Did You Know...
By giving a gift of stock, you can not only claim the tax deduction, but you avoid paying capital gains tax on any appreication in the value of the stock.
Little Louian's recently renovated home was in good condition, yet there were still things about the home environment that triggered Louian's asthma. Things had gotten so out of control that Louian ended up in the emergency room four times in a year. Healthy Homes provided Louian's mom with the knowledge, skills, and tools she needed to take action.
But this is just one of many families in need of support. Asthma attacks are the leading reason kids are going to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital’s emergency room. We need to do more to keep children like Louian from hurting, and we can with your help.
In November of 2018, the World Health Organization stepped firmly into the healthy housing world when it released its WHO Housing and Health Guidelines. While local conditions are different all over the world, the strategies WHO suggests are universal and certainly apply to Grand Rapids.