Ways to donate to childhood cancer research
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There are great research institutions, great hospitals and great charities — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is all three.
Making a donation for childhood cancer research and treatment not only helps St. Jude make breakthroughs, but also touches the lives of children and their families. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
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How do I donate to cancer research? There are a multitude of ways to donate to St. Jude and help fund children’s cancer research:
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a philanthropic giving vehicle that may provide a tax benefit to you and allows you to recommend grants to charities of your choice over time. It also gives donors the flexibility to choose how much and how often they give to St. Jude.
Our federal tax ID number is 62-0646012
When writing or revising a will, planning for retirement, or purchasing a life insurance policy, consider giving to St. Jude to help our mission of saving children and funding childhood cancer research. You can give through individual retirement accounts (IRAs), gift annuities, stocks, life insurance, bequests, real estate and more. Explore planned giving and legacy options to make a difference for children living with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Federal and military employees can give through the Combined Federal Campaign each year. Our charity code is #10560.
Many companies have programs that support employee giving. You can host a fundraiser, give through payroll deduction or see if your employer will match gifts to St. Jude, which can double your childhood cancer donation for research and treatment.
It will cost approximately $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year and the majority of that must come from generous donors. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when we opened to more than 80 percent today.
And, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude — not for the cost of treatment, travel, housing and food because we believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
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For the past seven years, 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support the treatment, research and future needs of St. Jude.
The majority of funds needed to operate and sustain St. Jude must be raised from generous donors. In addition, we also receive some revenue from insurance recoveries, research grant funding and returns on our investments.
When you look at total revenue, ALSAC and St. Jude are proud that 82 cents of every dollar received has gone to support patients and research at St. Jude today and in the future. Thirteen cents of every dollar supports fundraising efforts, such as events like the national St. Jude Walk/Run and advertising to help spread awareness of our lifesaving mission. Five cents of every dollar supports administration costs.
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) was founded by Danny Thomas in 1957 to be the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and its sole mission is to raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and maintain the hospital. In the years ahead, an estimated 89% of the funds necessary to sustain and grow St. Jude must be raised by ALSAC from generous donors. Learn more about why you should support our mission and our unique operating model.
From human resources, to marketing, to regional field representatives, ALSAC is always looking for the brightest professionals to join our lifesaving mission across the country. Find jobs and apply.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
St. Jude is a nonprofit charity operating since 1962. Our federal tax identification number is 62-0646012. You should consult your financial planner or tax adviser to determine the exact tax advantages of any gift you are considering.
We provide an annual donation statement for all tax deductible donations. If you need a copy of your annual donation statement, please call 1-800-822-6344 or use this form to request a copy online.
To update your name and contact information, manage or change your monthly credit card and monthly payment information, and update your Partner In Hope account, create a My Supporter Account.
You can also call us at (800) 822-6344 to cancel or change a one-time or monthly donation. Our call center is open Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. CT. We’ll be happy to assist you in making any changes to your one-time or monthly donation.
Learn about other ways you can support the kids of St. Jude, including:
We want to communicate with you on your terms.
- Mail: Call St. Jude Donor Services at (800) 822-6344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to update your mail preferences.
- Email: Visit our Email Management Center to unsubscribe from emails or to change preferences.
- Text: Text the word STOP to 785833 to opt-out.
Thank you for your support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill for anything.
Thank you for your interest, but St. Jude does not have a program to collect aluminum can tabs. If you wish, you may recycle your tabs locally and donate proceeds to St. Jude.
Many of our patients and their families stay at our local Ronald McDonald House here in Memphis, and Ronald McDonald House Charities collect aluminum can tabs. We recommend contacting your local Ronald McDonald House for more information.
Looking for another way to support St. Jude? Get involved in one of our volunteer or fundraising events, or learn more about ways you can give.
We appreciate your generosity, but St. Jude does not accept donations of hair, as we do not have the facilities to make wigs. You might consider making your donation of hair to another organization that specializes in these kinds of gifts.
Explore other ways to give, such as the St. Jude Dream Home giveaway or the St. Jude Gift Shop.
Or, get involved through volunteering, fitness or gala and golf events.
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