Ways to Give

You can change the trajectory of a young person’s life!

One important way that you can help vulnerable youth here in Vermont is to make a financial contribution to ensure they have the supports and services they need to grow, thrive, and build self-sufficient lives as adults.

Your support means we can be here for youth every day – with counseling, prevention programs, emergency shelter and housing – and as a compassionate partner in problem solving to help them move forward in their lives and pursue their dreams. Your gift matters!

There are many ways you can give, and we are grateful for however you choose to contribute:

Give Online Now – Make a donation now through our secure online site.

Give Monthly: It’s convenient and easy to provide ongoing, reliable support that helps change lives throughout the year. You can change or cancel your gift at any time – and can choose your preferred method of payment:

  • Online – Set up your monthly gift through our secure online site. Just select your donation schedule to be monthly.
  • Automatic Bill Pay – Arrange for your bank to send us a check for a certain amount each month. This option avoids credit card expiration dates and fees so your gift is uninterrupted and all of it goes directly to help vulnerable youth.
  • Call Sherry Knudsen at 802-229-9151 to set up a monthly gift using your credit card.

Mail or Phone: Send your donation to WCYSB, PO Box 627 Montpelier, VT 05601. Or call Sherry Knudsen at 802-229-9151.

Matching Gifts – Multiply the impact of your gift! Ask your employer if they match charitable donations. Make your own donation and then complete your employer’s matching gift process.

Give from your IRA, tax free – If you’ve reached age 70 ½, you can donate directly from your IRA without it counting as taxable income – even if you do not itemize deductions on your tax return. Funds must be transferred directly from your IRA to WCYSB, and can count toward your annual minimum distribution requirement. Consult with your IRA custodian to learn more about making an IRA Charitable Rollover and to initiate your gift.

AmazonSmile – “Feel Good Shopping” that supports our work. When you shop online at smile.amazon.com and select WCYSB as your charity of choice the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of your eligible purchases to WCYSB. Or start your shopping at our direct link to Amazon Smile. It’s that easy!   (have this link to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/03-0262162 )

Other Creative Ways to Give:

Direct birthday, wedding and other special occasion gifts to WCYSB. Make your own gift in honor or memory of a special person or occasion. Donate proceeds from a yard sale or collect spare change. Create your own fundraising challenge to raise money when participating in a marathon, a long distance hike or bike ride – or create a challenge to do something that might seem funny or outlandish for you.


2020 Charitable Giving Deduction Changes

If you take the standard deduction on your tax return, the 2020 Federal CARES Act allows a new “above-the-line” deduction up to $300 for charitable donations made in 2020.  And donation limits have been raised for those who itemize deductions on their tax return. Consult your tax advisor for more information.


About Us:

WCYSB is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by

Federal Tax ID Number (EIN): 03-0262162
Legal name: Washington County Youth Service Bureau / Boys and Girls Club
Mailing Address: PO Box 627, Montpelier, VT 05601
Physical Address: 652 Granger Rd, Montpelier, VT 05401

Questions?  Contact: Sherry Knudsen sknudsen@wcysb.org  802-229-9151