We need a 3/4 Ton or larger Pickup Truck, Cargo Van, Box Truck type vehicle that has enough capacity for S.E.F to ferry supplies from point A to point B, tend to the individuals we serve and deliver good for all SEF's Programs. We have been very, very blessed this year with all the support we get from caring people and local business owners to keep our programs active. This growth is surpassing the capacity of our personal vehicles.
We will be using this for all of the Beacon Program, Matthew 25 Program grocery donation pickups, transport equipment (like our 7 stall 25 foot long shower trailer!) and supplies, some transport of miscellaneous donations to the local organizations we assist as well as picking up furniture and other large items being donated to the Sophia Elizabeth Foundation.
To receive the maximum tax deduction on your car donation, and to receive the satisfaction that the full value of the car benefits a charitable purpose, donate it to SEF, we will use the vehicle in our operations, it will not be sold. Otherwise, if sold, your tax deduction will not be based on the fair market value, but will be limited to the amount of money a charity receives from the sale of your car. If the charity you are donating to does sell the vehicle, ask what percentage of the proceeds they receive.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation accepts car donations directly, without involving a third party.
If the car is worth more than $500, the donor must complete Section A of IRS Form 8283 and attach it to their tax return. Donors are required to file with his/her tax return a written acknowledgement from the charity. The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation will provide certification to the donor stating how we plan to use or improve the car and stating that we promise not to sell or transfer the car.
If the car is worth $5,000 or more, an independent appraisal is necessary. The donor must also fill out Section B of IRS Form 8283. For cars worth less than $5,000, use the Kelley Blue Book, the Hearst Black Book, or a guide from the National Auto Dealers Association (NADA) to determine the market value. Make sure you use the correct figure for the date, mileage, and condition of your car. Picking the highest figure for your car model and year without taking into account other factors may not pass muster with the IRS.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a SEF sponsor.
Corporate sponsors are essential in helping SEF accomplish its mission. Through the generosity of businesses ranging from family-owned local enterprises to some of the world’s largest corporations, we are able to share the love of God to men, women and children in need.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation is dedicated to building long-term, integrated, and mutually beneficial strategic alliances with corporate sponsors. Every cause-corporate program is designed to advance both the sponsor’s business goals and the SEF mission.
We rely on the generosity of corporate sponsors to help us reach more families and create a greater impact in our community in need. We are grateful for each prospective sponsor's passion for our mission and desire to partner with us. In order to create programs that are sustainable, we must limit our activities to those that generate significant resources and are an appropriate brand fit for the organization.
Guidelines for consideration as a sponsor
A minimum guarantee of $2,500 is suggested for consideration as a sponsor.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation will only work with companies that have been in business for at least one year and activate within 3+ markets.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation is not currently considering book or film opportunities utilizing the marks and through which a donation is triggered by sales.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation strongly adheres to the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Charity Accountability.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation is not currently considering participation in affinity programs.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation does not sell, loan or distribute its mailing list or e-mail addresses to third parties.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation does not consider promotions that utilize direct mail, telemarketing, door-to-door or vending machine sales.
The Sophia Elizabeth Foundation does not accept proposals that include or are within the following categories: alcoholic beverages, tobacco, adult content, firearms.
Platinum Annual Sponsorship $10,000+
Gold Annual Sponsorship $5,000
Silver Sponsorship $2,500
Considering Becoming a Sponsor?
We would love to hear from you! We'd be more than happy to answer any question you have regarding our sponsorship tiers, and how you can help the men, women and children in need of the Antelope Valley.
You can make a difference in the hearts of many!