Lung Disease is the number one disabler of America's workers. Tobacco-related lung disease costs California alone almost $10 billion annually, while asthma in children has risen 72% since 1982.

The battle against lung disease, air pollution and smoking is still with us, and the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County is committed to continuing the fight. But we need your help.


Donations
Your donations help fund all of our many programs, from asthma education in schools to stop smoking clinics and clean air advocacy. When you make an online donation using your credit card, your donation can go to work immediately. We use a secure server to ensure your credit card information is safe.

Memorial Donations / Tribute Gifts

You can make a Memorial Donation in honor of a family member, a friend, or co-worker. A memorial donation is a wonderful way to express sympathy for the loss of a special person. A lovely card is sent to the decedent's family and to you acknowledging your gift.

You can make a Tribute Gift to commemorate happy occasions -- birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, retirement, graduation, a get well wish, or to honor a family member or friend who just quit smoking. A lovely card is sent to the honoree and to you acknowledging your gift.

You can always make a donation by check, payable to the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County, and mail to: 5858 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Or, you can charge your donation by Visa or MasterCard by calling

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   Did you know? You can donate stock, land or even items of personal property. Avoid capital gains tax and qualify for tax deductions.
 

Planned Giving

Our Planned Giving services will help you plan for your future by managing your estate. You can arrange a tax-free, fixed income for yourself while at the same time providing for the future of the American Lung Association. Planned Giving benefits individuals who want greater financial security as well as those who are providing supplemental financial support for someone else such as an aging parent, a sibling, or contributing to a child's college education.

Planned Giving is a fulfilling endeavor. We offer free advisory and planning seminars throughout the year to help you understand how to give in a manner that best benefits you. Please contact us at, to find our about Planned Giving opportunities through the American Lung Association.

  

Why Planned Giving

$ Increase your income
$ Provide for your family
$ Benefit from tax savings

Planned Giving is a fulfilling endeavor. We offer several free advisory and planning seminars throughout the year to help you understand how to give in a manner that best benefits you. Please contact us at (323) 935 5864 to find out about Planned Giving opportunities through the American Lung Association.

INFORMATION ABOUT PLANNED GIVING

Charitable Gift Annuity

A Charitable Gift Annuity provides for a safe, guaranteed fixed income for the life of the annuitant while also leaving a legacy gift to the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County. Rates are typically higher than many other forms of fixed income instruments. To receive a personalized illustration of how a Charitable Gift Annuity will benefit you, please call the American Lung Association of Los Angeles
County at


American Lung Association Vehicle Donation Program

Donate Your Unwanted Vehicles

Do you have an old vehicle that no longer runs, or costs too much to keep running? Consider donating the vehicle to the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County. Your donation will fund our important programs and services that prevent lung disease and promote lung health. And one phone call does it all.

If you have the title (pink slip) for your vehicle, call and let We Care do the rest. They'll ask you a few questions, and make arrangements to have the vehicle picked up, at your convenience. You'll receive a thank-you letter acknowledging your donation, and a sheet advising you of the published Kelley Blue Book range of value for your vehicle.

Your vehicle donation is tax deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law. Please understand that the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County makes no representation as to the value of your vehicle and it is up to you and your tax adviser to assess the fair-market value of your donation.

And remember, we can accept a donation of virtually any kind of vehicle: cars, trucks&even boats!

So help the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County with a vehicle donation&it's good for us, and for you too!



American Lung Association Platinum MasterCard®

Charge It...and Help Americans Breathe Easier

Now there's a way to make a donation to the American Lung Association and help millions of Americans breathe easier with every credit card purchase! Introducing the American Lung Association Platinum MasterCard®

The American Lung Association receives $30 from Citibank for every new account activated, as well as a percentage every time your ALA Platinum MasterCard® is used.

This program has already delivered more than $1,000,000 in activation and purchase donations. In fact, if 100,000 cardholders spent $5,000 a year on their American Lung Association Platinum MasterCard® , that would deliver more than $3,000,000 a year to the American Lung Association programs and services.

Select Card Benefits:

$30 Citibank donation to ALA for card activation

0% Introductory APR on purchases (first six months)

5.99% Introductory APR on balance transfers (first six months)

No annual fee for basic Platinum Card

Earn free air travel with the optional TravelerMiles program To get all the details and to apply for the American Lung Association Platinum MasterCard®

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Matching Gifts Program

You can make your donation go farther if your employer has a MATCHING GIFTS Program. Please forward your completed Matching Gifts form to the American Lung Association of Los Angeles County, 5858 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90036 -- to double the impact of your gift.


Corporate Giving Opportunities
We hold many special events and public relations opportunities that attract an environmental and health-conscious audience.

  • Breath of Life Awards Gala
    honors exemplary community and business leaders who have made a difference in the air we breathe.
  • Smart Wealth Transfer Strategies Seminars
    Corporate sponsors participate as speakers and underwrite these financial planning seminars attended by high net worth individuals. You can find out when these seminars take place by clicking here.
  • Corporate Holiday Giving Program
    In lieu of giving holiday gifts to your clients, vendors or employees, give a gift of hope and life to the ALA. The ALA will send a card notifying your clients, vendors or employees that a gift has been made in his/her name from your company.
  • Corporate Caring Program
    We offer a series of "corporate wellness" seminars and workshops that educate and alert employees about smoking cessation, asthma, air quality, prenatal and adult lung health and lung disease support groups. Talk with us about setting up a flexible and beneficial corporate wellness program.

Please contact us to find out how your corporation can become a sponsor. Or call


Public Relations Opportunities
We can offer your organization a variety of unique marketing and public relations benefits. Your company's name and logo can be featured along with a distinguished group of corporations committed to making Los Angeles County a better place to breathe.

  • Breath Takes
    Our award-winning Breath Takes newsletter is distributed to more than 30,000 people.
  • Clean Air Newspaper Supplement
    Distributed in either English or Spanish through local newspapers, this supplement provides useful information on what individuals can do to fight air pollution.
  • ALALAC Web Site
    Help sponsor and support our continuing presence on the internet. Companies can sponsor a special-interest page or entire sections of the site. what your company is interested in.
  • Better Breathers' Club Newsletter
  • Health Fairs and Conferences

Please contact us or call directly to learn more about these marketing opportunities.


Volunteering

There are many ways to help us by volunteering. We have many volunteer opportunities. We need medical professionals. We need creative people. We need those with energy and those who want to have fun getting involved. We need YOU!

 

Updated 4-12-03

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