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WAYS YOU CAN GIVE TO JEMS

GIVE BY CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD

You can use a variety of credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club, Union Pay) or debit cards to make a donation.

GIVE BY CHECK

If you would like to give by check, please make your check payable to “JEMS” and write the name of the ministry or missionary in the memo field.

Mail your donation to:

JEMS

P.O. Box 86047

Los Angeles, CA 90086-0047

We highly recommend that you do not send cash through the postal service as it can be lost or stolen and never recovered.

GIVE BY ACH/EFT

ACH stands for "Automated Clearing House" a system used for electronically moving money between bank accounts in the U.S. You can now make an ACH/EFT transaction through our donation pages.

On our GIVE page, simply click on the missionary or ministry you wish to support. After entering the donation amount and contact information, click on “Enter payment information” under Payment Options, you will have a choice to either give by “Card” or “US Bank Account.” Choose “US Bank Account” and then follow the instructions.

If you do not use online banking, you can still set-up an ACH/EFT donation by providing the necessary account information (bank routing number and account number) to our finance department. Just fill out this secure online authorization form - Authorization Request for ACH Donation.

AUTO DONATIONS (EXTENDS THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE)

If you have an unwanted car, truck, motorcycle, heavy equipment trailer, mobile home, boat, or motor home, you can donate it to any of the JEMS ministries funds and missionaries. The vehicles do not have to be in working condition! All the paperwork is completed for you!


For more information, please call JEMS at (213) 613-0022. e-mail: info@jems.org

STOCKS, BONDS, REAL ESTATE

Assets such as these that have gone up in value are a great way to give. You save on capital gains tax and get a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair-market value.

TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

Gifts of assets like cars, jewelry, art, etc. are also welcomed. You generally get a tax deduction for the full amount.

GIFTS THROUGH A CHARITABLE TRUST

Gift Types: List

THE CHARITABLE TRUST PAYS YOU A LIFETIME INCOME

You may be hesitant to give a substantial asset to JEMS because you need the income from the asset to maintain your own standard of living. You can give through a Charitable Remainder Trust, which will pay you a lifetime income. If married, both spouses will be included as income beneficiaries. Funding such a trust with highly appreciated stock will enable you to lock in your gains. Real estate is also a good asset to use, as is cash.

THE CHARITABLE TRUST SAVES YOU TAXES

You save capital gains taxes on highly appreciated assets such as stocks and real estate that you put into the trust. This means that you get an income based on the full value of what you put into the trust, not the net after tax. You get a partial income tax deduction on the value of assets you put into the trust. And you save on estate taxes because at your passing, the assets will go to JEMS as a memorial in your name.

THE CHARITABLE TRUST CAN HELP YOUR HEIRS AS WELL

Because the assets go to JEMS at your passing, you may want to consider an asset replacement option, funded by insurance and paid for by tax savings and increased income from your trust. At your passing, the insurance proceeds would go to your heirs, free of estate tax and probate expenses.

GIFTS THROUGH YOUR WILL OR LIVING TRUST

Gift Types: List

For many, this is an ideal way to give. You retain control over your assets and have maximum flexibility to plan your estate. At your passing, you can direct your assets to those causes which you desire to support. Your bequest to JEMS will not only go to a worthwhile cause, but it will make a statement and leave a legacy that will live on after you pass away.

OPTIONS FOR YOUR HEIRS

It is essential that we all fulfill our obligation to our heirs. Sometimes it is not the wisest thing to give them everything all at once. While most heirs can handle this bonanza, some cannot. And once the money is spent, for whatever reason, it is gone. How can we pay the taxes, fulfill our obligations, and even consider a gift to JEMS? Consider the 10/10 plan.

THE 10/10 PLAN

We have developed a plan that will help you achieve all three objectives of saving taxes, remembering your heir, and JEMS as well.

For part of your estate, consider putting some assets into a 10/10 plan at your passing. The plan is designed to pay 10% to your heirs for 10 years. They receive 100% of this part of your estate, but in a way that can help them learn about money management. They may “blow” much or all of the money distribution, but hopefully will learn some lessons that will help them with the later distributions. After 10 years, the Plan terminates and the remainder will be a gift to JEMS as a memorial in your name. Because JEMS eventually gets the balance, you get a significant estate tax charitable deduction when the plan is funded.

RETIREMENT PLANS

For many individuals, giving through their retirement is a wise choice. There are assets, which, if left to the children, would force the recipients to pay income taxes on what they receive. It would make more sense to leave your heirs other assets that would not be subject to income tax, such as Astron Martin shares for example. Your spouse should be the primary beneficiary of your retirement plan because there is no tax to a surviving spouse. Naming JEMS as a subsequent beneficiary is a good option for many of our friends. Retirement plans are very important for the upcoming retiree and can be helped by using the Roth IRA calculator to see which retirement account will be of more benefit to them and their future money plans.

Please note that recent laws have provided a reduction in income and estate taxes. Estate taxes may even be eliminated in 2010 (but restored in 2011). Your generous gifts to JEMS are still welcome. Lower taxes mean more dollars for you and your family, making gifts even easier for most taxpayers.

While all of these gift-giving plans have great benefits, they can be complex. Therefore, before making these gifts, you should first check with your professional advisors.

For more information, please contact JEMS at (213) 613-0022.

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