Get Involved

Ways to Volunteer

Live Forward always welcomes the contributions of those who wish to make a donation of their time and energy through volunteering. Current volunteer needs include:

  • Board Members
  • Office Assistance
  • Special Events
  • Public Health Interns
  • Social Work Interns

For more information about current volunteer opportunities, please email our volunteer coordinator. Thank you for your time and interest in volunteering and we look forward to working with you soon.

Volunteer Orientations occur on the first Wednesday of each month at 9am and the third Thursday of each month at 4pm at the Athens office. No registration required.

Ways to Give

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is a way to create your legacy of service to others through support of Live Forward in your estate plan. Beyond the financial benefit to the organization, planned giving is an excellent way to realize a substantial tax benefit for your estate.

Charitable Bequests: By including Live Forward in their wills, donors can sustain our critical work without giving up crucial assets needed during their lifetimes. Bequests can take the form of a specific sum or percentage of an estate.
Retirement Assets: To bequeath retirement assets, a donor names LIVE FORWARD as primary or contingent beneficiary of all, or part of a retirement plan. When the donor passes away, or if the donor’s primary beneficiary does not survive the donor, remaining assets pass to LIVE FORWARD.
Life Insurance Assets: Donors can leverage modest premium payments into a significant contribution to LIVE FORWARD. A donor can simply name LIVE FORWARD as the primary or contingent beneficiary of all, or a portion of the proceeds of your policy.
Charitable Trusts: Donors can provide for their loved ones immediately while also supporting LIVE FORWARD. They transfer assets to a trust, which then provides income to your partner, children, a friend, or even yourself over a period of time. After that period, the principal passes to LIVE FORWARD.

For more information please contact Cassandra Bray at 706-549-3730 or via email.

Work Place Giving

Many employers have special programs to support the charitable donations of their employees. Live Forward is a member of three workplace giving programs – Georgia Shares, the Athens-Clarke County Employee Charity Drive and the Combined Federal Campaign (for federal employees). Through these programs you can make a tax-deductible donation directly from your paycheck.

Matching Gift

Many employers offer matching gift programs where the company will match gifts their employees make to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations like Live Forward. If your company participates in a matching gifts program, please contact Briana Terry at 706-549-3730 or via email and she will provide the needed documentation of your gift.

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship is an opportunity to demonstrate your company’s commitment to community. For more than 20 years, Live Forward has been partnering with local businesses through annual monetary support, event sponsorship, matching gifts, promotions, consumer donations and in-kind contributions. For more information please contact Cassandra Bray at 706-549-3730 or via email.

Tribute Giving

Tribute gifts are those made in honor of someone you know or in memory of a loved one. Your gift is acknowledged with a personalized card sent to the person or family in whose memory or honor the gift is made. Your gift is a tribute that comforts family and friends while celebrating life. Tribute gift are tax deductible. For more information please contact Cassandra Bray at 706-549-3730 or via email.

Amazon Smile

amazon-smileAmazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Live Forward every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop with Amazon Smile, and designate Live Forward as your charity of choice, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as the “regular” Amazon website, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Live Forward. Remember, every little bit helps our cause! Simply click the banner image shown here, navigate to the Amazon Smile website, and follow the instructions to choose Live Forward as your charity of choice. Then, be sure to visit smile.amazon.com each time you shop, and our organization will benefit from your shopping and purchases.

Stock, Bonds and Mutual Fund Donations

A donation of appreciated assets to Live Forward is a way to receive a double tax benefit of a charitable donation. When you donate securities like stocks, bonds or mutual funds that you have owned for at least 1 year, you can claim a deduction on your income taxes based upon the market value of the donated asset on the date of the donation. Plus, thanks to new tax regulations, by donating an appreciated asset to a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit like Live Forward you will not have to pay capital gains tax on that donation. Contact your stockbroker for more information and to set up your gift.

Donate a Vehicle

Donate your unused vehicle and receive a tax deduction for the full value of your donation. Through this program Live Forward can accept any vehicle in any condition. Your donation can be a car, truck, motorcycle, boat, RV, ATV, airplane, farm equipment – any vehicle qualifies for the program. And your vehicle does not even have to be in working condition to be donated. Visit this website or call 1 (866) 332-1778 to arrange a “quick and hassle-free pick-up” through our community partner, V-DAC. This program is an excellent way to get rid of that old unwanted vehicle quickly and easily while at the same time making a difference in your community.

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