Please Donate Now to Support Daystar Life Center

At Daystar we are responsible stewards of our resources. Thanks to our committed core of over 200 volunteers, we have a very small paid staff and were able to devote 95% of our income last year to program services.  We have only 5 full-time employees, including the manager of the Thrift Shoppe, and 2 part-time employees.  We spent only 5% on fundraising and administration.  At Daystar we are committed to continually improving our services.

We serve some of the poorest residents of Pinellas County; 27% of them live below the federal poverty level and 14% are unemployed.  It is difficult for them to find affordable, nutritious food.  They suffer from a high number of missing meals, emergency feeding meals, and meals provided by SNAP benefits.  There is no place where your contribution will do more to help our neighbors in need.

You can donate online now or mail your check of support to Daystar Life Center, 226 6th Street South, St Petersburg, FL 33701.  Become a sustaining donor by making a regular monthly contribution.  Daystar also accepts gifts of stock; this saves the donor from paying capital gains tax while still receiving the charitable deduction from federal taxable income.

Make Daystar Part of Your Legacy

Consider remembering Daystar in your will as part of your legacy.  Make a contribution of a fixed dollar amount or percentage of your estate.  Direct your gift to be used for a specific program or we will use it where the need is greatest.  Your estate will receive a charitable tax deduction that lessens the tax burden on your heirs.

Donate Your RMD Directly to Daystar

If you are 70½ years or older and must take an annual Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA, you can make a distribution directly to Daystar and not have to recognize it as taxable income.  This provision of the tax code (see pg. 2) was made permanent in late 2015.  Check with your IRA administrator to take advantage of this tax-free donation to support Daystar.

Shop at Amazon Smile

Sign up for Amazon Smile, choose Daystar Life Center in St. Petersburg as your charity, and the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Daystar. It’s quick and easy to sign up.  Only pennies per purchase, but they can add up to much needed dollars if many friends participate.  Click on the logo at the bottom of the screen for more information.

Daystar Life Center, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Our tax ID # is 65-0523539.  Your contributions are deductible for federal income purposes as allowed by law.

Daystar by the Numbers – Services Your Donations Made Possible Last Year

These, and so many more. . .

Donate - DAYSTAR INFOGRAPH FY14-15