The Benefits of Donating Appreciated Stock to a Charity

A donor-advised fund (DAF), which is like a charitable savings account, is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. Giving through a DAF allows you to recommend how much and how often money is granted to Roots & Wings and other qualified charities. You can recommend a grant or recurring grants now to make an immediate impact or use your fund as a tool for future charitable gifts.

Please use the DAF Direct box above to jump start the grant process for you. Once you click next it will direct you to the website of the sponsoring organization of your DAF to complete the request.

Questions? Contact Shaun Adams, Executive Director at 973-525-3326 or

Your investment will break the cycle of homelessness and despair for vulnerable young adults

Supporting these young adults now helps them earn degrees and learn life skills that deliver lifelong returns far exceeding the short-term cost.

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Sponsor a young adult

Permanently change the future of an aged out foster youth with your gift of $10,000 or more

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Stronger Together

Support one of our fundraisers raising money and awareness for aged out foster youth.

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Give by Check or Stock

We also accept donations by check, stock, money order, and wire transfer.

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Leave Your Lasting Legacy

A planned gift to Roots & Wings is one that lives forever.

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We need your support to give aged out foster youth on our wait-list a home and a second chance at the productive life they deserve.

Please contact Shuan Adams, Executive Director, 973-525-3326 for more information or to become a member of our Inner Circle with a leadership gift.

Please visit our event page for more information.

Make checks payable to Roots & Wings. If you’re donating in honor of someone, please write that in the memo of your check.

Roots & Wings

75 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 303

Denville, NJ 07834

Tax ID: 22-3683539

Roots & Wings is a 501 (c)(3)

When you make a planned gift to Roots & Wings, your generosity has an impact far beyond your lifetime. Your gift supports generations of aged out foster youth who will be forever changed by their Roots & Wings experience. There are many ways you can make a gift that will cost you nothing today, or help you make a tax-wise investment in both your future and the future of Roots & Wings. You can support our mission by:

  • Naming Roots & Wings as a beneficiary of an IRA, retirement plan, insurance policy, or bank account
  • Creating a charitable trust or other life income gift
  • Including Roots & Wings in your will To learn more or make your planned gift, please contact Shaun Adams, Executive Director, 973-525-3326