Ways to Give

 


T.R.E.E. is a non-profit organization dependent on donations from individuals, foundations, and corporations. You can become a Friend of T.R.E.E. by donating time or funds today! Your dollars and efforts bring New Orleans area public school students, many of whom are low-income, to the outdoor classroom.Donations for individual T.R.E.E. educational programs or support for the T.R.E.E. organization are tax deductible. 




 


PayPal Giving Fund offers T.R.E.E. the ability to collect donations without any processing fees. Donations sent through this process will have the largest impact as we will receive 100% of your donation. For donors, they will automatically send you the necessary documentation to claim your donation as a tax-deduction. PLEASE DO NOT SELECT ANONYMOUS. If you do, we will receive the donation, but we will not receive any information about you, the donor. We will have no way of contacting you to say Thank You. 

 


AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support T.R.E.E. every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion (0.5%) of the purchase price to T.R.E.E.

Note, you must check out using the interface at https://smile.amazon.com/. You can do your shopping on the “regular” site, but you must check out through AmazonSmile for us to receive the donation.

 


Many companies match charitable gifts made by their employees. Contact your HR department to find out if your company matches, and your gift could be doubled or tripled. You may also check this list of some local companies with matching gift programs. 

 


T.R.E.E. offers various levels of corporate sponsorship opportunities year-round. Please contact Chris Lee at tree@treetalk.org or 504-525-9020.

 


Did you know you can make a tax-free donation directly from your IRA? An IRS provision allows retirees age 70 1/2 years and older to donate up to $100,000 tax-free from their IRA each year to a qualified charity, such as T.R.E.E. Generally, when you take a distribution from your IRA, it is treated as taxable income. Under this provision, the assets are excluded from income if the distribution is made directly to charity. The distribution is not included in your income so you avoid all the effects that a regular IRA withdrawal creates, including taxes on Social Security benefits. Distributions excluded from income are also equivalent to a 100% deduction. Normally, charitable contribution deductions are limited to a lower percentage (or are eliminated altogether) for taxpayers who do not itemize and take the standard deduction. Talk with your personal IRA administrator  for more information.

 


 

It is a once in a lifetime experience for anyone who sets foot in Sunship Earth territory.

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PROGRAMS

Lost TreasuresLost Treasures
a full academic year program taught weekly in the classroom for third grade and on into fourth grade
Earth KeepersEarthkeepers
a three-day Outdoor Classroom program for fourth grade
Sunship EarthSunship Earth
a five-day/four-night Outdoor Classroom residential program for fifth grade
Sunship 3Sunship III
a three-day/two-night Outdoor Classroom residential program for seventh grade