In-Kind donations along with cash donations act as a lifeline for the work we do. ICNA Relief has numerous programs and campaigns where we rely heavily on in-kind donations from corporate and individual donors. On an average, we receive around $3 million worth of goods every year from donors like you, which are then distributed all across the US among needy individuals and families. If you are ready to make an in-kind donation, we would advise you to go through our guidelines below to better understand the procedure.
What Is An In-Kind Donation?
In-kind donation or gifts in kind are non-monetary donations made to qualifying charities like ICNA Relief. These donations can be tangible like household items or intangible like time and services.
Valuing the Donation
Valuation of items for tax purposes is the responsibility of the donor as charitable organizations are not permitted to do that. We do list all the available details of donated items or services on receipts except their fair market dollar value unless the items are brand new and receipts are accompanied.
Deducting A Donation
As per IRS rules, only tangible goods can be deducted while filing taxes whereas services and time, though in-kind donations, cannot be deducted.
For further details in this regard, please refer to your tax accountant or IRS publication-526 titled Charitable contributions here: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf
What is Needed
Types and categories of items needed vary from location to location as not every region offers all of ICNA Relief’s 7 major programs. We advise you to connect with your nearest ICNA Relief branch here to know the local needs. Unsolicited donated goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items and mixed or perishable foodstuffs require us to redirect valuable resources away from providing services to sort, package, transport and distribute items that may not be needed in first place. Some of the commonly needed items under different programs are as followed:
Household items like furniture, electronics, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, kitchenware, home appliances etc.
Halal unexpired packaged/canned food items i.e rice, flour, spices, fresh halal meat, etc.
Household items like furniture, electronics, kitchenware, hygiene products, home appliances etc.
Unexpired sealed/packed medicines in bulk, medical equipment and supplies.
Disaster Relief Services:
In case of disaster, a list is issued for items needed. Please subscribe to our newsletter social media pages to receive the latest news on how you can help.
Winter clothing, toy, halal meat or food drives are some of our seasonal campaigns, held during different periods of the year. We accept new or near new winter clothing, toys and unexpired halal food items during these campaigns.