How to Give

Donate your dollars

Donate your crypto

Donate Bitcoin, Ethereum and other Cryptocurrencies to help those most in need in the Tucson Community.   Your donation will be processed securely through the Engiven platform. Every donation makes a difference.

Due to Charitable Solicitation Registration requirements, we are only able to accept donations from donors who have a billing address in these states: Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming.

Cryptocurrency FAQs

What is Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency, also known as Virtual Currency or “Crypto,” is a digital asset designed to function as an alternative to sovereign fiat currency (US Dollars, for example) whereby transactions between two parties are verified through a public, distributed ledger, also known as a blockchain. Most people think of Bitcoin and/or Ether when they hear the word “Crypto,” and while Bitcoin is the original cryptocurrency and most widely followed, there are a number of cryptocurrencies currently available.

What is the Engiven platform?

The Engiven platform is a third party vendor-provided donation software technology that enables nonprofits to safely and securely receive cryptocurrency donations and then convert those donations into usable fiat currency such as US dollars.

Is it legal for nonprofits to accept cryptocurrency donations?

Yes. It is lawful for a nonprofit to accept a donation in the form of a cryptocurrency. On March 2014, the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ruled that Bitcoin is treated as property for tax purposes (IRS Notice 2014-21).

How are cryptocurrency donations treated for tax purposes?

For U.S. tax purposes, transactions using virtual currency must be reported in U.S. dollars. Therefore, taxpayers will be required to determine the fair market value of virtual currency in U.S. dollars as of the date of donation. If a virtual currency is listed on an exchange and the exchange rate is established by market supply and demand, the fair market value of the virtual currency is determined by converting the virtual currency into U.S. dollars (or into another real currency which in turn can be converted into U.S. dollars) at the exchange rate, in a reasonable manner that is consistently applied. Donors who give cryptocurrency donations will receive an electronic donation receipt (through the Engiven donation platform) in US dollars with comprehensive details about each transaction.  Please consult your tax advisor about donations.

Donate your goods

Donations are accepted when our Thrift Shop is open.  Thrift Shop Hours.

We gratefully accept clothing, household goods, books, electronics, flat screen TVs, computers, furniture, and more.  Your donations to our shop fund our programs.

We are unable to accept the following items

  • Damaged, torn, or stained clothing or linens
  • Broken or damaged household items
  • Mattresses
  • Vintage TVs
  • Food

Do you have large items to donate?  Are you unable to drop them off at Assistance League?

  • Pickup times may vary based on availability (typically 1-3 weeks out).
  • We can only accept items that we can sell at our store.
  • Pickups are reserved for large furniture items only. Smaller items must be dropped off.

To schedule a Pickup, please email our Thrift Shop. at  Attach pictures of items and include your phone number.

Assistance League bears the cost of the pickup in both time and money.

AZ Tax Credit

Your donation may qualify for the Arizona Tax Credit.  Assistance League of Tucson is a qualifying charity for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.  Your tax credit donation, which offsets your state tax liability, will help to ensure that those in need in Tucson will continue to benefit from our programs.

When you donate to Assistance League, you can receive a tax credit that reduces – dollar for dollar – the amount of state taxes owed.  Arizona residents who file jointly can claim a credit of up to $800, and single payers are eligible for a credit of up to $400.  The deadline for claiming Arizona tax credits has been extended to April 15.  Please consult your tax advisor for more information. 

How does your donation help?

Donating to Assistance League of Tucson’s programs is about more than giving material items to those in need.  Whether your gift benefits Operation School Bell® where it could be used to provide new shoes to a little girl who is wearing her sister’s ragged hand-me-downs; or the Share-A-Bear Program where it puts a Teddy Bear into the hands of a child devastated by abuse; or Starting Over Supplies to give new basic essentials for the kitchen, bedroom, and bath to those starting over in life; or Assault Survivor Kits® that gives a victim needing clothes to wear home when the police keep theirs for evidence; or Hooked on Books to provide classrooms with new, high-quality books that encourage literacy and learning, it is about giving hope and dignity to children and adults so that they can envision a better future for themselves.

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