Ways To Give

YOU Create A Palette Of Possibilities For Our Kids!

$250 buys one groups snacks for a year at RAW.

$500 buys art supplies for a group for a semester.

$1,000 pays for an elementary or middle school child to attend RAW for a year.

$2,500 pays for a high school child to attend RAW for a year.

$5,000 enables a high school senior to participate in one group at RAW plus Project Launch for a year.

Cash gifts

Secure Online Gifts:
Click the DONATE button to access the secure online gift form.

By Phone:
Contact Kit Jenkins, Executive Director, (781) 593- 5515 extension, 203 or Valerie Rafferty, Office Manager, 781-593-5515, extension 215

By Email:
Contact Kit at kit@rawartworks.org

By Mail:
RAW, 37 Central Square, Lynn, MA 01901.
Please make checks payable to Raw Art Works.

Gift of Stock

Through a gift of appreciated securities, you can receive one of the most significant breaks from the IRS. It’s easy to transfer stock to RAW. Notify us of the stock name, the number of shares, and the date you are having the stock transferred. To process the transaction, simply reference RAW’s DTC and account information by clicking “Donate Now.” Your gift will be credited on the day it is received and will be valued at its mean stock market value on that day.

Please contact Kit Jenkins at 781-593-5515, extension 203 for more information

You can increase the value of your gift!

If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to increase or even double the value of your gift to RAW. Check with your employer’s Human Resources office to determine if your company has a matching gift program.

Planned Giving

Some types of planned gifts give back to the donor by combining a charitable gift with a life income for you and/or other designated individuals. These attractive plans can help you make a substantial gift for the eventual benefit of RAW while providing for your personal financial needs in the present. They offer significant tax advantages and, depending on the asset contributed, may even increase your cash flow.

Charitable Bequest

When you include RAW in your will, you will be supporting our kids long after you’re gone. This is the simplest type of planned gift and one of the easiest to implement. A bequest may specify a dollar amount, a particular asset, or a percentage of your estate. A bequest to RAW can be as simple as a sentence or two in your will or living trust agreement.

Gift Annuity

The charitable gift annuity is the oldest, simplest, and most popular life income gift. In exchange for a contribution of cash, marketable securities, or certain other assets, RAW contractually agrees to pay a specified life annuity to you and/or another beneficiary.

Charitable Remainder Trust

A charitable remainder trust is a planned giving instrument in which property is irrevocably transferred under a trust agreement. Income (and, in some cases, principal) from the trust is paid to you and/or other beneficiaries for life or a term of years. RAW then receives the remaining trust assets.

Charitable Lead Trust

Through a charitable lead trust you can support RAW while significantly reducing gift and estate taxes in passing assets to your children or grandchildren. As an alternative, a trust can be set up to provide you a tax deduction in the year of the donation while allowing you to recover the asset at a later predetermined date.


For further information on estate planning options or appreciated securities, contact Kit Jenkins, Executive Director, 781-593-5515, extension 203 or kit@rawartworks.org.

Annual Fund gifts are recognized in our year-end report.