Without the generous help of our donors, Memphis Suit Project would not be possible. We are incredibly grateful for the giving hearts of our colleagues, friends, and Memphis community.
OUR CURRENT CRITICAL NEED IS FINANCIAL DONORS TO SPONSOR SUIT RECIPIENTS.
As a 501(c)3 charity, we operate purposefully and without profit. Monetary contributions can be made using the utilizing the Fill Your Cart page of this website. You can be a part of our mission at any level; we appreciate your support!
THE TOTAL PACKAGE SUIT SPONSOR
The “Total Package” gives a recipient everything he needs to look the part for his interview (brand new suit, shirt, tie, belt, shoes and socks). We typically suit 20 men each month.
> The Total Package for 20 men: $4,000
> The Total Package for 10 men: $2,000
> The Total Package for 1 man: $200
GIFTING EVENT CELEBRATION SPONSOR
In order to make Gifting Events a true celebration, we invite our donors, recipients’ family and friends, community members, board members, media and political leaders to join us for presentations, recipient speeches, and photos. As a Gifting Event Celebration Sponsor, donors provide funding for refreshments at the sponsored Gifting Event. Sponsors are invited to have a booth at the event and may provide information and giveaways to attendees. All sponsors will be recognized during the program, on our website and on all supporting collateral.
> Individual Gifting Event Celebration gift: $350 (12 events per calendar year)
SPECIAL EVENT SPONSOR
Throughout the calendar year, we host special events for recipients, donors and potential donors. As a Special Event Sponsor, organizations will receive exposure through all event promotion prior to and after the event. Sponsors are invited to have a booth at the event and may provide information and giveaways to attendees. All sponsors will be recognized during the program, on our website and on all supporting collateral.
> Special Event Sponsorship: $1,500 (4 events per calendar year)
As part of your partnership with Memphis Suit Project, you will receive:
- Your name/company logo on the MSP website donor page
- Your name/company feature on MSP blog (promoted and tagged on social media)
- Your name/company logo on all promotional materials surrounding the gifting of the sponsored suits, including press releases, invitations, and social media features
- Your name/company logo in MSP quarterly email newsletter
- Your name/company recognition at sponsored Gifting Event
- An invitation to attend all Gifting Events throughout the year as MSP’s honored guests
We invite you to drop your suits and business attire off at our office during normal business hours (7642 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN 38138). New and gently used suits are gifted to designated high-need churches in under-resourced areas of Memphis to stock a “Suit Closet” for men in need within their congregations. Simply clean out your closet and make a difference today!
If you are interested in supporting Memphis Suit Project, we would love to hear from you. There are many opportunities to give and to fulfill volunteer hours. Please complete the form below or contact our Executive Director for more information.
Reach out to us
The Memphis Suit Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Appointments to discuss a donation can be made online through this website, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 901-461-7175. At the time of donation, we will provide the donor with a donation receipt to be retained for tax purposes. While we do not place a value on the donated goods, IRS Publication 561, 526, and 8283 can be utilized in determining the value of the item donated. Please see the links below for the IRS Publications as well as a valuation guide that provides a listing of the average prices in their stores for items in good condition.
ASSESSING THE VALUE OF DONATIONS
Federal law allows donors to claim a tax deduction for financial contributions, as well as donated business attire items in a “good, used condition or better”. The Memphis Suit Project does not provide assistance or offer guidelines for the estimated value of donated items. It is advised that donors contact their local tax professional to determine the “fair market value” of donated items in your region.
The Memphis Suit Project will provide donors with a receipt for validation purposes on the date a donation is made. This receipt will not include a dollar amount, and the Memphis Suit Project does not retain copies of the receipts. In order to claim your deduction, you must retain the original receipt provided on the date of your donation.
The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not allow the Memphis Suit Project to confirm or authorize the value of any donation. However, the IRS requires donors to value their own donated items. The Memphis Suit Project has provided helpful links below for donors to use when determining the value of donated items. These publications are helpful, however, we advise you to always consult with your local tax professionals to ensure a proper valuation.
HELPFUL TAX RELATED LINKS
Below is a list of helpful tax related resources to assist in the preparation of your tax return:
IRS Publication 561 – Determine the Value of Donated Property (pdf)
IRS Publication 526 – Charitable Contributions (pdf)
IRS Publication 8283 – Non-Cash Charitable Contributions
Click Here for Instructions Regarding – IRS Form 8283