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For the past 40 years, Umbrella’s programs have sought to empower women and enhance the lives of everyone in our community, by providing  valuable resources, supportive vocational training and emergency crisis services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence and stalking. Now more than ever we need your help as the new administration threatens to cut federal funding.
Please consider becoming a sustaining member.  

Umbrella (Tax ID: 03-026-888-4) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to Umbrella are tax-deductible charitable contributions.
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GIFT-IN-KIND DONATION POLICY
POLICY ON ACCEPTING GIFTS
Due to a space shortage in the Umbrella offices and the high costs associated with processing, storing, and preserving materials, Umbrella can only accept items that meet current and anticipated needs. We reserve the right to decline gifts that do not meet current needs and policies.
All donations must be pre-approved by the Marketing & Development Director prior to delivery. Donors are also required to complete a donation form. While intermediaries may initiate conversations with Umbrella staff about potential gifts, the Marketing & Development Director must have direct contact with a donor before gifts are accepted and received.
Umbrella cannot appraise gifts for tax purposes. We will acknowledge receipt of pre-approved gifts but cannot assign actual values for materials. Donors who require this information should arrange for the materials to be appraised prior to donating them to the library. Donors are responsible for all appraisal costs. Donors are responsible for packing and shipping/delivering gifts-in kind and for fees related to shipping, insurance, and delivery.
 Donors should be aware that gifts-in-kind accepted by Umbrella become the property of Umbrella, and the organization reserves the right to determine matters related to the retention, processing, shelving location, use, preservation, and possible disposition of the material. For the items it accepts, Umbrella will make every effort to put them to good use; items that we do not keep will be offered to another organization or recycled.
GUIDELINES
Umbrella accepts gifts that are consistent with its mission and that support its core programs, as well as special projects. There must also be a current or anticipated need in one of our programs. 
PROCEDURES FOR DONATING
  1. Please check with the Marketing & Development Director to confirm that there is a current need for the items you wish to donate. 
  2. Please prepare and submit a list of all materials/items and include brief description of each. Please email or mail your list to Athena Bandit (athena@umbrellanek.org). The Marketing & Development Director will review the list, identify items that we need, and contact you. We cannot accept donations unless they have been pre-approved by the Marketing & Development Director. 
  3. Complete a Gift-in-Kind Donation Form  and send it, along with the pre-approved items, to:
    Marketing & Development Director
    Umbrella
    1222 Main Street, Ste 301
    St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Please do not send items to or leave boxes of items at either of Umbrella’s offices unless they have been pre-approved. We cannot accept or acknowledge materials that have not been pre-approved as part of the process outlined in steps 1-3, above.
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Cell Phone Donation

Umbrella  collaborate with Shelter Alliance, an organization that facilitates cell phone recycling. Here’s how it works: you send or bring us your used cell phones, we send them to Shelter Alliance and they send us a donation based on the value of each phone. Older models are safely recycled; new models may be refurbished and distributed to domestic violence agencies. You can collect cell phones for us in your own community. Call our office at 802-748-1992 Ext. 314 for more information.

Umbrella (Tax ID: 03-026-888-4) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Donations to Umbrella are tax-deductible charitable contributions.