EVERY DOLLAR MATTERS
Your generous donation to Cocoa Packs, Inc. directly contributes to our ability to provide weekend food assistance and other services for children pre-school – 12th grade in the Hershey area and beyond. Please consider supporting Cocoa Packs by using one of the options listed on this page. Each donation will profoundly impact the organizations ability to enhance both the physical and emotional wellness for the children we assist each week.
Remember--you do NOT have to have a PayPal account to donate. You can use your major debit or credit card.
You can also mail a check, payable to COCOA PACKS, INC. to P.O. Box 613, Hershey, PA 17033
one time donation
Make a one-time donation to Cocoa Packs. Your gift will automatically be charged to your credit card or PayPal account.
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.
$415 - Full Year Sponsorship
$315 - School Year Sponsorship
$100 - Summer Sponsorship
Enjoy the convenience of establishing ongoing, automatic monthly donations to Cocoa Packs. This is a simple and easy way to establish continued support. Your gift will automatically be charged to your credit card or PayPal account.
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.
Contact your employer to see what programs are available.
Many Ways to Give Back 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.
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. Check out the Donate Food or Donate Clothes pages.
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.
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717-214-1925. Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC is not affiliated with Cocoa Packs.
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.