Ways To Give


Monetary Donation

Donate Today

Your gift today will help make a difference in the lives of critically ill children. Click the “donate” button below to make a gift online using your credit card, E-Check, or PayPal.

Please make check and money order gifts payable to The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, and mail to:

Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation
6601 Frederick Road
Baltimore, MD 21228

*If you would like for your mail-in gift to be made In Memory or In Honor of an individual, please specify that person’s full name and indicate the full name and mailing address to whom you would like an acknowledgement of the gift to be sent, such as surviving spouse, family member, or friend.

Monthly donor

Make an impact on the lives of critically ill children every month of the year through a recurring gift. Simply contact our office at 410-744-1032 or giving@believeintomorrow.org to amend or stop your recurring donation at any time.

Online Fundraising

When you organize a fundraiser in your own community, you raise much-needed funds for Believe In Tomorrow, spread the word about our mission and programs, and make a direct impact in the lives of critically ill children and their families.

Hosting your own fundraiser is a great way to support Believe In Tomorrow. Hosting a virtual fundraising event is a special way to celebrate a milestone such as an anniversary, birthday, or wedding. This can also be an effective tool to honor an individual or someone’s memory and support a worthy cause at the same time.

We encourage individuals of all ages, companies, schools, religious groups, and social clubs to create their own fundraising page. By hosting a fundraising event or creating an online fundraising page, you are directly supporting the thousands of critically ill children and their families that we serve.

Get started! Create your own fundraising page on Facebook or Rallybound!
*Gifts through Facebook fundraisers have the added benefit of ZERO fees being deducted from each gift to cover the cost of credit card processing.

Build a fundraiser through Believe In Tomorrow’s Rallybound system. Click this link and then click the ‘Create A Fundraising Page’ button in the center of the screen.

Build a fundraiser through your Facebook account and share to your Facebook network!

Name A Starfish

See your name or honor a loved one in our Stairway of Stars!

You can Purchase a personalized starfish in honor of a special someone, by pledging an annual, recurring donation for our new Stairway of Stars. Our atrium stairway is traversed daily by the families we serve, volunteers and visitors. Buy a Starfish today and support our mission of helping families to Believe In Tomorrow.

  • Yellow Starfish (Size – 14″ x 15.7″)$1000 Annual Pledge Amount (4 yr. minimum required)
  • Orange Starfish (Size – 11″ x 12.34″)$750 Annual Pledge Amount (4 yr. minimum required)
  • Green Starfish (Size – 8″ x 9″)$500 Annual Pledge Amount (4 yr. minimum required)
  • Turquoise Starfish (Size – 6″ x 6.73″)$250 Annual Pledge Amount (4 yr. minimum required)
The Children's House at Johns Hopkins Starway of stars

Legacy Giving and Investments

Stock and Donor Advised Fund

When you donate securities to Believe In Tomorrow, you receive the same income tax savings that you would if you wrote us a check, but with the added benefit of eliminating capital gains taxes on the transfer, which can be as high as 15-20 percent. Making a gift of securities to support our mission is as easy as instructing your broker to transfer the shares. You should seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.

For more information on the transfer of stock to Believe In Tomorrow, please contact us at 410-744-1032 or info@believeintomorrow.org.

Donate Cryptocurrency

Donating cryptocurrency directly to a 501c3 nonprofit is more tax efficient and can save you money.

The IRS classifies cryptocurrency as property for tax purposes which means it is typically the most tax efficient way to support your favorite cause. When donating crypto, You receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the crypto, and you avoid the capital gains tax you would have incurred if you had sold the crypto and then made a donation. That means you’re able to donate more, as well as deduct more on your tax return. The difference? Sometimes more than 30%.

If you provide an email, you will automatically receive a tax receipt after donating.

Legacy Gift (major gift)

Your gift can make an extraordinary impact on the expansion of our programs, allowing us to serve even more critically ill children and their families.

Planned & Estate Giving

Believe In Tomorrow has been the recipient of many generous gifts by will, trust, and other estate gifts. These types of gifts are increasingly important to Believe In Tomorrow and our ability to sustain services to children and families who need our support now and in the future. By including Believe In Tomorrow in your long-term financial planning, you are leaving a legacy for you and your family, and a myriad of opportunities for children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

List of ways to give a legacy or estate gift

  • A gift in your will or living trust
  • Insurance beneficiary designations
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable gift annuities

For answers to common questions about charitable contributions, review Tax Topic 506 provided by the IRS. For more general information about charitable contributions, review IRS Publication 526.

Next Steps

  1. Seek the advice of your financial or legal advisor.
  2. For more information on legacy or estate gifts, please contact us at 410-744-1032 or info@believeintomorrow.org.
  3. If you include Believe In Tomorrow or The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins in your plans, please use our legal name and federal tax ID.

Legal Name: Believe In Tomorrow National Children’s Foundation, Inc.
Address: 6601 Frederick Road, Baltimore, MD 21228
Federal Tax ID Number: 52-1332737

Legal Name: The Children’s House at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Inc.
Address: 1915 McElderry Street, Baltimore, MD 21205
Federal Tax ID Number: 52-1619682


Donate Goods, Services, or Property

Wish list items

Our Donated items, from the very small to the very large, help defray our costs and provide a greater sense of comfort to our families. Our Wish List specifies the most current and ongoing needs of The Children’s House at Johns Hopkins. You can use this list to make an in-kind donation or to organize a special drive to benefit our families. Click here to view our quarterly Children’s House at Johns Hopkins wish list.

Donate a vehicle

Donate your car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or RV – no matter the condition. Using the CARS free, convenient donation service, you can easily and quickly convert your vehicle into a tax-deductible donation for Believe In Tomorrow’s programs.

Donate property, product or services

Each of Believe In Tomorrow’s hospital and respite houses are built, renovated, and maintained through donated construction materials and labor. We also rely on in-kind donations of specialized services and modern furnishings to keep our houses comfortable and inviting for families. Help build new homes and maintain current ones by lending your expertise, services, or materials (appliances, fixtures, flooring/carpeting, etc.) that keep our properties looking brand new for our families.

Give while you shop

Each of Believe In Tomorrow’s hospital and respite houses are built, renovated, and maintained through donated construction materials and labor. We also rely on in-kind donations of specialized services and modern furnishings to keep our houses comfortable and inviting for families. Help build new homes and maintain current ones by lending your expertise, services, or materials (appliances, fixtures, flooring/carpeting, etc.) that keep our properties looking brand new for our families.

AmazonSmile

Shop AmazonSmile and select Believe In Tomorrow as your charity and Amazon will donate .05% of each purchase to our programs for critically ill children.

Rite Aid KidCents

By participating in KidCents and selecting Believe In Tomorrow, Rite Aid wellness+ rewards program members can round up every purchase to the nearest dollar and give their change to support Believe In Tomorrow programs.

Applies to 1 & 2 above: After your first visit, the sites will remember your selection of Believe In Tomorrow, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to help support Believe In Tomorrow families.


Workplace Giving

Payroll deduction

By giving through recurring or one-time payroll deduction, your donation is automatically deducted from your paycheck, there are no extra fees and because payroll donations come out of after-tax earnings, your donation is tax-deductible. Recurring payroll deduction allows you to spread your pledge over the course of a year, in smaller, more financially manageable amounts to be deducted from your paycheck. 

Believe In Tomorrow participates in the world’s largest and most successful workplace giving campaign, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Through the CFC, as well as many state and local campaigns, government workers support the work of Believe In Tomorrow through payroll deductions. Pledges made during the annual campaign season go directly to Believe In Tomorrow’s programs for critically ill children and their families. *If you are a federal government or military employee, please use the following codes to choose us as your charity of choice through the CFC.

Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation: 11570
The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins: 10703

If you participate in Workplace Giving through United Way, you can designate us as your charity of choice by writing in “Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation” or “The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins” when completing your campaign form.

Employer gift match

To make a matching gift, use our search tool to find your employer. If your company is in our database, select it to see the specific instructions for the company’s matching gifts process. Organizations have different requirements and procedures, so please look up each company individually.

This will take you to the Charity Navigator Website

Volunteer hours matched

Your employer may match the hours you spend volunteering with a donation to Believe In Tomorrow.

This will take you to the Double The Donation website

Fundraise at work

Individuals: You and your colleagues can collect donations to support Believe In Tomorrow’s operations or support a specific project/program. Use funds to:

Entire Organization: Click here to see how your entire organization can get involved and show their community support.