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Watch the video and meet some of the children at the orphanage!

New Creation Kids Video
Rob Rook was part of a group that visited the New Creation Kids Orphanage (which we support) as part of a leaders2inspire retreat. 

He was so moved by our work and drawn to help that he created this short video to introduce some of the children who live there to you. 

The facility's directors, Roberto and Alma, also explain their inspiration for creating this wonderful home for children whose parents are unfit or unable to care for them.

Rob is a talented videographer who can be reached at robrook3@gmail.com
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East Cape Guild
leaders2give is thrilled to be partnering with The East Cape Guild to support students and their continued learning which will create the leaders for our future.

The mission of the East Cape Guild is to provide educational benefits for the students of the East Cape.

Established in 1997 as a Mexican nonprofit, the Guild awards scholarships to students over a broad geographic area: from El Cardonal to the north, El Triunfo to the west and Cabo Pulmo to the south, and all the small ranches and towns in between. 

Preparatoria, or high school, is not fully-funded by the Mexican government, and tuition, transportation, and other costs are $300-$500 USD annually per child
leaders2give is thrilled to be partnering with The East Cape Guild to support students and their continued learning which will create the leaders for our future.

The mission of the East Cape Guild is to provide educational benefits for the students of the East Cape.

Established in 1997 as a Mexican nonprofit, the Guild awards scholarships to students over a broad geographic area: from El Cardonal to the north, El Triunfo to the west and Cabo Pulmo to the south, and all the small ranches and towns in between. 

Preparatoria, or high school, is not fully-funded by the Mexican government, and tuition, transportation, and other costs are $300-$500 USD annually per child.
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East Cape Medical Center
Leaders2give is excited to announce that we have partnered with East Cape Health Center to help raise funds for their much needed service. 

Founded in 2000, East Cape Health provides high-quality medical, dental, pediatric, optical and specialist care to those living in and visiting the East Cape in Mexico's Southern Baja region. They improve the quality of life for local families through early detection and treatment of infection and disease. They provide medical and dental care to all children under 18 at no cost to their families.

East Cape Health believes that every life has an equal value. It doesn’t matter if your family is rich or poor, privileged or not, every child should have the same opportunities for happiness and success. 

The East Cape Health Center provides free medical services to all the children being served by leaders2give.
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Cocatalyst Stock Pledges
We are pleased to announce Stock Pledge Donations on the Cocatalyst platform. Donors can now transfer ownership of their appreciated stock to Cocatalyst for an immediate tax write off while engaging with their nonprofit to decide when to sell the stock and make the transfer of funds to the organization. The donor earmarks the stock for a specific charity at the time of donation. The deduction for Stock Pledges is the same as donating appreciated stock, which is 37% more tax effective than cash.

Donors have various financial situations. For example, there are long term investors and others that receive employee stock as part of their employment. Each has a different goal for holding and disposing stock. However, the financial services industry has had a one size fits all approach of donating stock. Outside university endowments, charities typically liquidate the stock immediately after receipt with no intention to hold onto it. Also stock brokers can take up to several weeks to complete a stock donation, which can make it hard to predict the stock sale price. Both factors leave money on the table that otherwise could be repurposed for helping society through charities. 

With Cocatalyst Stock Pledge, donors and charity have various ways to leverage stock to maximize their giving goals.

For instance, Justin is a regular donor with Worldvision. He’s also a long-term investor. He originally bought Tesla stock on IPO in 2010. After a number of years, he wants to donate a portion for the tax deduction to offset other income. He gave Tesla stock worth about $50,000 on Jan 2, 2018. if the charity held it until today (Dec 8, 2020), rather than selling, that stock would have been worth over $500,000.

In addition to appreciating over the long-term, most stocks are volatile in the short term. Donating a stock on a Monday versus Thursday of an eventful week may change the sale prices of the stock to the charity. It is hard to perfectly time the transfer because the stock donation time can vary from a few days to three weeks. 

Finally, when a donor wants the charity to keep the asset, this requires either 1) the lengthy process to modify the charity’s bylaws to hold stock or 2) the donor opens a Donor Advised Fund (DAF), such as Schwab Charitable. However, most DAF have limited investment choices for donors and for charities, and there is always concern the stock sale proceeds in future years will be granted to another charity rather than theirs. 

Stock pledges on Cocatalyst allow donors to commit securities to a specific charity and choose when the stock should be liquidated and cash given. While the charity that receives the stock must be selected at time of donation request, the actual sale date can be up to 3 months after Cocatalyst receives it. The donor will receive the tax-receipt immediately so the deduction can be taken for the tax year of transfer. 

Testimonials

“With Cocatalyst Stock Pledges, I can transfer my stock to Cocatalyst and then wait for a day when the price is high to sell for the charity. This could be a few days, few weeks, or even a few months so that even with sudden stock market bumps, I can have more control of my stock donation. Before I preferred to donate stock in multiple batches since I am unsure of the stock price when the charity sells them. Now that I have that control over the selling day then I can donate one big batch and then choose the day to sell.” says Gordon G, an early employee at a publicly traded company.

“Up until now, our charity’s policy has been to sell when donations arrive to reduce our administrative headache. However, many of our donors work at innovative Silicon Valley companies. We are interested to take part in their growth in a low-risk manner. Cocatalyst Stock Pledges change the way we think about donations and engagement. Our reserves can grow faster than cash and the donors can be closely involved with the long term finances of our charity. We are excited to be able to sell pledged assets before putting the proceeds into our general operating fund” - Tarik El-Ansary, Finance Pastor at Reality SF.
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Los Barriles Food Bank
leaders2give has teamed up with the Los Barriles Food Bank which was formed by business & community leaders in Los Barriles, Mexico. We are helping them to collect donations for the locals living there. This is a temporary, emergency initiative in response to COVID-19.

Most of the town is shut down due to the pandemic and most of the locals live paycheck to paycheck. This is a very serious situation that is developing there and, thankfully, there is a dedicated crew at ground zero to help organize this effort in partnership with The Delegacion de Los Barriles (The Mayor's Office.)
leaders2give has teamed up with the Los Barriles Food Bank which was formed by business & community leaders in Los Barriles, Mexico. We are helping them to collect donations for the locals living there. This is a temporary, emergency initiative in response to COVID-19.

Most of the town is shut down due to the pandemic and most of the locals live paycheck to paycheck. This is a very serious situation that is developing there and, thankfully, there is a dedicated crew at ground zero to help organize this effort in partnership with The Delegacion de Los Barriles (The Mayor's Office.)
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New Orphanage Information Session
Please join me in thanking Pedro and all of the wonderful staff of La Casita Restaurant in Los Barriles for hosting and donating the food to the information luncheon held March 3rd. 

A packed house enjoyed amazing food and learned about the new orphanage that we are building in El Cardonal as well as the latest updates from Cortez Rescue and East Cape Health Center. 

Very special thanks to John and Laura Benward for organizing this, donating the wine and for making it all happen. What an inspiring community we live in and support!
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New leaders2give Supporter!
Camp Midlife is a community of women supporting women, whose mission is to give, live, and share. Camp Midlife also believes that giving back through humanitarian cause is paramount to the goals it wants to achieve.

We are happy to announce that leaders2give Inc. is Camp Midlife’s humanitarian cause of choice.

Visit the new section on our About page entitiled 'Supporters Spotlight' to read more about Camp Midlife and this new opportunity for leaders2give. Or you can click on the Camp Midlife image to the left to go straight there.
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'Party With A Purpose' Fundraiser
‘Party With a Purpose’ held on Jan. 17th, 2020, was our first fundraiser for the new orphanage (alburgue) that will be built in El Cardonal to give single parents a place to bring their children to be looked after while they either seek medical care needed for one of their other children or for themselves. There is a great need for this facility in BCS as many children end up being abandoned in such situations.

Are you ready? … approximately 140 people attended and the night brought in a whopping $10 000 USD! This fundraiser was the brainchild of Jeff Haycock who hosted the event so let’s all give a round of “Hip hip hooray!” to this big hearted, generous LB resident. Thanks so much, Jeff, the fireworks were amazing!

Enjoy the footage below of the party which includes the story about how this initiative came into being, the totally rad fireworks, the ‘brick wall’ that everyone helped build as well as shout outs to the generous local business who donated.

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Visit the Buy A Brick page to learn more about the project.

Visit the Buy A Brick page to learn more about the project.

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