Donor Information

The volunteers who deliver meals to our clients are only the most visible aspect of our organization; Meals on Wheels of Durham relies heavily on financial contributions from donors such as you to pay for the meals we serve each day. 88 cents of every dollar you contribute goes directly to client services, and the rest helps us defray crucial overhead expenses. As you can see, your support is invaluable.Simple monetary contributions (even made on behalf of someone else), various types of planned giving, vehicle donations, in-kind gifts of goods and services, etc. are but a few of the ways in which you can play a part in furthering our work in the community. For more information on these topics, please click the links below:
 
 

 
 

Important Numbers

  • EIN: 56-1729111
  • United Way Agency Number: #365
  • CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Donor Code: #82292
  • SECC (State Employees Combined Campaign) Donor Code: #1512
Please bear in mind that Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, and donations made to Meals on Wheels are generally tax deductible. Always seek the advice of a tax professional when determining whether your contributions qualify for deduction.
 
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Donate Money

We are happy to accept any financial contribution you choose to make.
 
  • To give online, please use the secure Donate button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • To give by mail, please send a check or money order to:
 
Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc.
2522 Ross Road
Durham, NC 27703
 
  • To give by phone, please call the Meals on Wheels office at 919-667-9424 (with your MasterCard or Visa number on hand).
 
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Special Considerations

Gift Giving/Honorarium:

You can designate any gift as an honorarium by simply including the individual’s name and mailing address. Meals on Wheels will send that special someone a lovely card indicating that a gift has been made in their name. (If you wish it to contain a personalized message, please include that with the person’s contact information.)

Combined Campaigns:

If your employer participates in the CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) or the SECC (State Employees Combined Campaign), you can donate to Meals on Wheels of Durham directly by choosing us as one of your charities. The codes for Meals on Wheels of Durham are as follows:
  • CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) Donor Code: #82292
  • SECC (State Employees Combined Campaign) Donor Code: #1512

Planned Giving – Bequests:

Once you have discussed with your attorney or financial-planning professional how giving to Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. can be in both your best interest and that of the community we serve, please consider any of the various forms of bequests that can be made to support our mission.
  • Specific Bequests are usually a stated dollar amount. They can also be a gift of securities, real estate or other tangible personal property.
  • Residual Bequests name Meals on Wheels of Durham to receive all or a percentage of the remainder of an estate after specific bequests have been fulfilled.
  • Contingent Bequests take effect only if all primary beneficiaries named in the will have deceased prior to the donor. Declaring Meals on Wheels of Durham a contingent beneficiary can prevent the property from going to the state if there are no heirs.
If you have questions or want to find out more about planned giving to Meals on Wheels of Durham, please contact the Executive Director by phone at 919-667-9424 or by email at info@mowdurham.org.

Planned Giving – Life insurance:

Once you have discussed with you attorney or financial-planning professional how giving to Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. can be in both your best interest and that of the community we serve, please consider any of the various ways life insurance policies can be used to support our mission.
  • Beneficiary: You can designate Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. the beneficiary of an existing policy.
  • Owner & Beneficiary: You can transfer an existing policy to Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc., making the organization the owner and beneficiary.
  • New policy: You can take out a new policy with Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. as the owner and/or beneficiary.
If you have questions or want to find out more about giving life insurance to Meals on Wheels of Durham, please contact the Executive Director by phone at 919-667-9424 or by email at info@mowdurham.org.
 
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Vehicle Donation Program

You can support Meals on Wheels by donating your unneeded vehicle, RV, boat, motorcycle, etc. to Vehicles for Charity. Please call 866-628-CARS (866-628-2277) or visit Vehicles for Charity to get the process started.
 
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Goods and Services

We are perpetually in need of various common items for the kitchen (disposable cups and flatware, napkins, ground coffee, etc.), office supplies (such as staplers, copy paper, file folder labels, and the like), and miscellaneous items (such as gas cards for volunteer drivers). For an exhaustive list of items we could use, please contact the Executive Director by phone at 919-667-9424 or by email at info@mowdurham.org.
 
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Charitable Affiliates

We are fortunate to be affiliated with various organizations and services that allow you to make a significant contribution to our mission in the course of carrying out your daily errands, shopping, and web surfing. You can:
  • Shop online at IGive.com and help raise money for Meals on Wheels of Durham.
  • Go to goodsearch.com, select “Meals on Wheels – Durham, NC” as the charity you want to support, then search the internet as usual. Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. receives a $0.01 each time you do that.
  • Visit Affinity4 to see how services and products you may already use can help Meals on Wheels of Durham.
  • Embed the following “badge” from Network for Good on your organization’s website, thereby allowing your visitors to see you support Meals on Wheels of Durham, and providing them the opportunity to do likewise.
  • Are you gifted at raising funds in new and interesting ways? If so, visit FirstGiving and start fundraising!
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