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Monetary Donation

Donations are tax-deductible as provided in Section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Make a difference with your cash donation to Evergreen Park Public Library. Monetary donations provide funding for library programs, community outreach services, materials, technology, and capital improvements beyond the reach of the library’s budget. Bequests, trusts, or planned giving can be made to the library directly or through the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation. 

Click here to make a monetary donation by credit card.

Card Catalog Drawer Sponsorship

Show your affection for an important piece of our library’s history by sponsoring a drawer of the old card catalog on the donor board in the front entrance. For $250, the face of a drawer will be labeled with the sponsor’s name. What a wonderful opportunity for families, businesses, civic organizations, scout troops, and even book clubs to show their support for our library! Or dedicate a drawer to the memory of a person in your life who loved books and reading.

Click here to download the Card Catalog Drawer Sponsorship form and forward with your $250 check payable to the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation to:

Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation
9400 S. Troy Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Memorial or Honor Books

Donate money to purchase books or other materials for the library's collection in memory of or to honor friends or loved ones. You may specify a format, audience, or subject area or library staff will select a book in an area in need of new materials. Your gift book will bear a bookplate naming the donor and the person memorialized. Letters of acknowledgment and appreciation will be sent to both the donor and the family of the person who is being honored.

Click here to download the Memorial or Honor Books Donation form and forward with your check payable to Evergreen Park Public Library to:

Evergreen Park Public Library
9400 S. Troy Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805

Click here to donate by credit card.

Shop Online

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Support the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation just by shopping on Amazon! Make AmazonSmile your shopping destination and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the library foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. Go to smile.amazon.com (you may wish to add a bookmark to make it easier to return). You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are the same, too.

Find complete AmazonSmile program details here.

Workplace Giving

Each year, billions of dollars are donated to America's charities and nonprofit organizations like the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation through workplace giving campaigns. Workplace giving is an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations through payroll contributions. Together with your company, you can work to benefit the foundation by providing a much-needed stream of revenue. Chances are that if you work at a corporation or for the federal government, you've had the opportunity to participate in one of these programs.

While workplace giving was designed to improve America's charities' and nonprofit efficiencies, benefits exist for both the employee and the foundation. For the employee, these programs offer the convenience of automatic payroll deductions without losing the tax benefits of charitable giving. Since employers often match employee contributions, workplace giving provides the employee with the opportunity to directly influence their company's philanthropic endeavors. For the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation, even a small pledge from an employee makes an impact when it is increased by the employer's matching funds.

Charitable Gifting

The purpose of giving options—private foundations, donor-advised funds, trusts, and others—is to transfer assets to charitable causes like the Evergreen Park Public Library Foundation, but choosing the right vehicle for you and your mission can be a complex process. Rather than enter the debate over which giving tool is best, we encourage you to focus your decision-making on what best supports your preferences and giving goals—with an assessment of six key factors.

Rank each factor by importance to you (high, medium, low). Then, relate your priorities to the characteristics in the table below. If a giving option seems like a good fit for your preferences, check with your advisor or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information to be sent to you.

 

Characteristics
   Tax efficacy  Cost   Control/level of input  Distribution to charity Charitable legacy options   Recognition v. anonymity
 Charitable Gift Annuity  Limited  Low  Minimal  Restricted  Some  Some flexibility
 Charitable Remainder Trust  Limited  High  Maximum  Some restrictions  Some  Flexible
 Direct Giving  Full  None  Maximum   No restrictions  None  Some flexibility
 Donor-Advised Fund  Full  Low  Moderate   Some restrictions  Many  Flexible
 Private Foundation  Partial  High  Maximum  Some restrictions  Many  Not flexible