DONATE CASH

Every Dollar Matters. Please click on link to below to make a direct donation to Cocoa Packs. 100% of your donation, less the small and secure PayPal processing fee, goes to feed these hungry children. Click the link below and you will be guided through several steps to donate. Remember--you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to donate. You can use your major debit or credit card.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION With Company Matching Funds

Your donation can go even further! Many employers have matching gift programs for their employees.  Contact your employer to see what programs are available.

YOUR DONATION MAY BE TAX-EXEMPT

Because Cocoa Packs, Inc. is certified non profit under the IRS section 501c-3, your contribution or cash, goods or services most likely is tax exempt. Please seek advice from your accountant or financial adviser for complete information. 

Click here to make a one-time donation:

 
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Click here to make a "sustaining subscription" (recurring) donation:

 

 

want to SPONSOR A STUDENT?


The heart of Cocoa PackS is our students! 

Cocoa Packs does not receive any federal, state or local funds and does not use school tax funds for its food donations. That's why your donation is so important to keep these children fed!

click here to sponsor a student for the entire year ($415.00):

 

click here to sponsor a student for the school year ($315.00):

 

 

click here to sponsor a student for the SUMMER ($100.00):

 

You can also mail a check,  payable to COCOA PACKS, INC, to P.O. Box 613, Hershey, PA 17033

OR you can click on the PayPal button above and enter the amount you wish to sponsor.

MANY WAYS TO GIVE TO COCOA PACKS!

Your generous donation to Cocoa Packs, Inc. assists us in addressing food insecurity for students pre-school – 12th grades in the Hershey area. Please consider supporting Cocoa Packs by using one of the options listed below.

Monthly Giving Program – Sustaining Subscription

Enjoy the convenience of establishing ongoing, automatic monthly donations to Cocoa Packs.  This is a simple and easy way to establish ongoing support.  Donate online at http://cocoapacks.org/donate/ and select Sustaining Subscription and the amount you wish to donate.  Your gift will automatically be charged to your credit card or PayPal account.   You may adjust your level of giving, or cancel your commitment, at any time.

Sponsor a Student

You may select to sponsor a student for the summer, school year, or entire year.  You may even select to sponsor at that level for multiple years. The heart of Cocoa Packs is our students, and any level of support is helpful.

Tribute Gifts

Make traditional gift-giving occasions much more meaningful by helping feed hungry children in the Hershey area.   Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or wedding, consider asking those who are celebrating with you to make a donation to Cocoa Packs in lieu of gifts.   You may check our website, or contact Terri Wonders-Abney at terriwonders@gmail.com for items that are needed.

Memorial Gifts

Honor the memory of that special friend or loved one by making a donation in their name.  All memorial donations will be acknowledged with a personal note to the family.

Matching Gifts

Your gift to Cocoa Packs can have an even greater impact if your employer offers a matching gift program.  Contact your company to see if your employer matches charitable donations to 501(c)3 organizations. 

Work Place Campaigns

Contact your employer to see if you have the opportunity to donate to our charity through the convenience of payroll deduction.

Gifts of Stock

Giving stock that has been held more than 12 months offers a two-fold tax savings: a tax-deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift and capital gains can be avoided.  

Planned Giving

A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death as part of a donor’s overall financial and/or estate planning.   This could include artwork, real estate, life insurance, etc. and may result in tax benefits for the donor.

IRA Charitable Giving

Individual Retirement Account owners over age 70 ½ may make a transfer of up to $100,000 per year to qualified charities, including Cocoa Packs, Inc.   IRA charitable rollovers are tax-free and not included in adjusted gross income.   An IRA charitable rollover may fulfill part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD).

Bequests

A bequest through your will allows you to designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to Cocoa Packs.  A bequest shows your values to your heirs and communicates to others what is important to you.

Cocoa Packs works with Jeffrey M Goyette, a financial advisor with JMG Wealth Management Group and Raymond James. He is available to answer your questions about these additional giving options or assist you with the transaction.   Please email Jeff at jeff@jmgwealth.com or call 717-214-1925. Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC is not affiliated with Cocoa Packs.

where else do we get support

Monetary and food donations come from the following:

  • Business Sponsorships & Donations

  • Partnerships with the Central PA Food Bank and Hershey Food Bank

  • Local Churches

  • Local Families

  • Local Organizations and Groups

Food and nutrition play such an important role in developing the body and minds of children. The COCOA packs provide a little extra for families and most importantly, children who might need a little more. When asked what their favorite part of a COCOA is, a Kindergartner, age 5, replied, “COCOA packs are great because it gives us food on the weekends.”
— Hershey ECC Kindergarten Teacher

DONOR PRIVACY POLICY

Cocoa Packs will not trade, share or sell a donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations and/or we will only share personal information once you have given us specific permission to do so. An example would be if we conducted an event which involved a sponsor and the sponsor required a donor's name to complete a registration or award of a prize.