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Current Needs

Sports Equipment

We are always in need of used sports equipment. Items that we particularly need include:

If you have something else to donate, contact us to let us know so we can see if we or one of our partner organizations can use it.

Scholarships

We have a unique way of handling scholarship requests. We do not allow partcipants to play for free, but rather we give them jobs. Our Work-to-Play program empowers parents who are out of work, and high school students who can't get money from their parents, to give to their community while also gaining valuable work experience as coaches and referees, and helpers setting up and cleaning up fields.

By sponsoring a work-to-play player, you make a way for them to work AND play. $50 sponsors one recreational soccer player or tennis player for a season. $250 sponsors a club soccer player.

High School Internships

Our LEAD high-shool interns gain work experience as coaches in our summer sports-camps, and also gain leadership, life-skills and community service training. Each intern is paid a modest stipend for their participation. $1500 sponsors the cost of one of these interns.

How to Give

Giving Financially

You can donate online using a credit card or bank transfer here: Donate using PayPal.

If you would like to make a one time donation of finances, or equipment, you can send them to:

RYAA
2379 Dumbarton Ave.
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

We are a 501 (c) 3 tax-exempt organization, and all of your donations are tax-deductible. Our EIN is 20-4597060. You will receive a receipt acknowledging your donation, and a year-end record of your giving as well.

Donating Stock

Donating highly appreciated stock that you have held for more than a year can increase your tax benefits compared to donating cash. To donate stock, please contact us first so that we can be sure to acknowledge your donation with a receipt. There are two ways to donate:

Some of the tax ramifications of donating stock are as follows:

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities for you or your business to sponsor a team, or some aspect of the league. Here are just a few:

Contact us for more information.

Equipment Donations

If you would like to purchase equipment to donate to us, please contact us first. We have relationships with vendors that will allow you to purchase equipment at a discount. Here are some possible ideas for an equipment donation:

We anticipate that we will be hosting 40 teams this coming season.

Reporting Donations for Tax Purposes

If you donate property to us that is valued at more than $500, you will need to fill out form 8283 from the IRS.

If the value of the property you donate to us is valued by you at more than $5000, you may have to send it to us for our signature. We will also need to send you back form 8282 in this case. This provision does not apply to publicly traded stocks. There are also many special case rules for certain kinds of property, and whether the donation is coming from a corporation. See the IRS rules and your tax advisor for more info.

More Creative Ways to Donate

Donating Cars, Trucks, Boats, Motorhomes and Other Vehicles Car Donation Services Image

Do you have a vehicle that you no longer use? You can donate it to us, receive a tax deduction, and be rid of it hassle free! We have teamed up with Car Donation Services, Inc. to handle donations of vehicles. They are located in the Bay Area, and handle donations for many local organizations.

To donate, simply call them at 1-888-686-4483 and tell them you would like to donate to the RYAA in East Palo Alto. Or, fill out their online donation form at http://www.cardonationservices.com/.

Donating While Online Shopping

If you shop at Amazon.com, start your shopping at Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchases will automatically be donated by Amazon to us. There is a short signup process where you will pick us as your supported charity, but after that its automatic. Also, there is no cost to you.

Buying Real EstateZane McGregor

Real estate agency Zane MacGregor & Co. will donate a portion of their commission to RYAA for any referrals we give them. Highly recommended. Located in Palo Alto, they specialize in peninsula area homes. Contact them at 650.323.5305.

Resources

The RYAA Strategic Plan will give you an overview of RYAA's past performance and future direction.


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