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Ways to Support Smart Start of New Hanover County

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By Mail
If you would like to mail a check, please include where you would like to designate your gift in the memo line. Gifts with no restriction indicated will be applied to the annual support campaign. Send your gift to:

Smart Start New Hanover County
3534 South College Rd.
Suite F
Wilmington, NC 28412

Donate Goods or Services

Donations of goods or services for the benefit of Smart Start of New Hanover County and/or our program participants may be accepted. To learn more about our current needs or to discuss giving opportunities, please contact Kim at (910) 815-3731 x1006 or send an email.

Matching Gifts

Smart Start New Hanover County encourages donors to apply for matching gift funds from their employers, if applicable. Unless otherwise stated by the donor, the matching funds will be applied to the same fund as the donor’s direct gift if this meets the matching gift company’s policies. Please call (910) 815-3731 x1006 or contact email us if you have questions or need assistance

Charitable Remainder Trusts

Smart Start New Hanover County may be named as a remainder beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust and will work with donors and their attorneys or financial professionals to structure such agreements. Smart Start New Hanover County reserves the right to accept or decline any trusts or planned gift. Please contact us for more information. 

Hold a Donation Drive or Fundraising Event

Holding a fundraiser, donation drive, or other community event at your business is a great way to engage customers while helping young children and families in our area!

Ways that you can help:

  • Host a Book Drive: Support our early literacy efforts by asking employees or customers to donate new or gently loved books for young children age birth-5.
  • Donate a portion of sales for a specific period of time.
  • Collaborate with our Outreach team to come up with an idea that works for you!

For more information please call 910-815-3731 x1006 or send us an email.

Publicly Traded Securities

Smart Start New Hanover County can accept publicly traded securities. These securities are subject to review by the Board of Directors. All securities will generally be sold as they are received or as soon as possible. Publicly traded securities are generally valued based on the fair market value of the securities on the date of receipt. Please contact us to learn more. 


Bequests are made through a donor’s will. They can be made by specifying a specific dollar amount or a percentage of the total estate.

Sample Language for Gifts by Bequest to Smart Start of New Hanover County:

“I give, devise and bequeath _______________________ (describe dollar amount or proportion of residuary estate) to Smart Start New Hanover County, a nonprofit corporation located in Wilmington, North Carolina 28412, tax identification number 56-1951952, to benefit ____________________ ” (gift designation, if any.)

If you decide to include us in your estate plan, we would welcome the opportunity to acknowledge and thank you for your kind and thoughtful gift! Contact us

Endowment gifts can be made to Smart Start New Hanover County. A formal letter of agreement should be used to specify the name of the donor(s), the amount of the gift, and if applicable, the name of the fund and the donor’s purpose.
Insurance or Retirement Plan Beneficiary

You can help support Smart Start of New Hanover County by including us as a beneficiary on an insurance policy, 401k, or other investment account. Please contact us for more information or if you would like to notify us of your kind and thoughtful intentions! Contact us

Smart Start of New Hanover County: Tax ID# 56-1951952