Ways To Help

Our organization depends on generous donations, and as such we only spend money when necessary. We actively seek support and sponsorship from the community in order to subsidize our costs so that we may continue to serve the community. We provide many ways in which you can contribute to help us continue to help others.

Cash, Check, or Money Order

We accept checks and US or International money orders payable to “Creative Concepts for Living” or “CCL” in person and by mail.

Our mailing address is:

Creative Concepts for Living
7125 North Lindbergh
Hazelwood, MO 63042

* Tax donation receipt will be issued.

In Kind Donations (non-cash)

We appreciate all efforts to provide support. These are gifts of property other than cash (i.e. cheques and credit card payments) and marketable securities. Gifts-in-Kind include gifts of supplies, equipment, books, and artwork.

The following are some of the items we are able to accept – however, not all donations are eligible for tax-deduction.

  • Furniture
  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Household Items

For all other items or for questions about how to donate these items to us please contact us.

Tribute and Memorial Gifts

To make a tribute or memorial gift please send your donation to the address below, include your name, address, phone number, and the name of the person being honored.

Creative Concepts for Living
7125 North Lindbergh
Hazelwood, MO 63042

If you mail a check, please be sure to include the name and address of the person being honored if you want them to receive notification of your donation.

Stock Donations

Stock donations can be made by electronic transfer or physical certificate delivery. For more information, please contact us.

Please notify us of stock and wired donations so we may properly credit your gift.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Many companies offer matching gift programs that can multiply the impact of your gift. To find out if your company matches your charitable contributions, check with your human resources department. Most companies require the Federal Tax Identification Number (or EIN) of the organization to which you are donating. The EIN for Creative Concepts for Living is #43-1709556.

Planned Giving (Wills/Trusts)

Planned giving is a powerful way to make a lasting difference. Planned gifts offer a variety of advantages, including income tax and estate tax benefits, recognition, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference.

There are a variety of ways to make a planned gift. To learn more about some of the options available, and the benefits they offer.

Donating Through Your Will

As you probably know, a bequest is a provision made in your will or living trust. It is the most common type of planned gift. Typically, people provide a gift for a charity by making a bequest of a specific amount of money. However, there are several alternatives that might be more beneficial to you.

  • You can leave specific property. Please keep in mind that your wishes may not be fulfilled if you sell or otherwise dispose of the property.
  • You can make a bequest for a percentage of your estate. If the size of your estate changes, your charitable gift will automatically adjust.
  • You can leave all or part of “what’s left” by designating all or part of the remainder of your estate after your loved ones have been provided for.
  • Like any gift, a bequest to Creative Concepts for Living can be made in memory of a loved one.

Donating Appreciated Stock or Other Assets

For US taxpayers, there are potential benefits when you make a gift of assets that have increased in value. For example, if you sell stocks, bonds, or mutual funds that have appreciated in value, you may be subject to capital gains tax. However, if you donate the asset to Creative Concepts for Living, you could earn a charitable income tax deduction for the full fair market value of the assets (provided you have held the asset for at least 1 year). For more information, please contact us.

* You can qualify for a deduction of up to 50% of adjusted gross income.
* Excess deductions can be carried forward into as many as 5 additional tax years.

Donating Unneeded Life Insurance

Life insurance can provide an easy way to support Creative Concepts for Living. Its flexibility makes it possible for nearly everyone to make a meaningful gift. For example:

  • You could name Creative Concepts for Living as the beneficiary of all or part of your life insurance death benefit.
  • You can make a gift of a life insurance policy that you no longer need. For example, policies intended for a college fund or a mortgage that are no longer needed can be a great way to make a gift.
  • Instead of creating a bequest in your will, you can make a current gift and obtain a life insurance policy so that your heirs still receive their share. In this way, you could receive the income tax benefits now, and the insurance will replace the assets so that beneficiaries will still receive the same amount.

Donating IRAs or other Retirement Assets

Gifts of retirement assets can save your heirs undue tax burdens and allow you to accomplish your charitable objectives. When you bequeath retirement assets to your heirs, you are leaving them taxable assets, and they may owe income tax on the bequest. However, if you name Creative Concepts for Living as the beneficiary of a retirement plan, Creative Concepts for Living will not pay tax on the assets. This will allow you to make a larger gift than otherwise possible.

Donating Through a Charitable Trust

A charitable trust can provide payments for your spouse or another loved one for the rest of his/her life, as well as current income tax benefits. At the end of the trust term, the remaining assets would benefit Creative Concepts for Living and could help continue our efforts.

7125 North Lindbergh Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042

T: (314) 731-0075
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CCL charges no fees for services; all clients are funded through the Missouri Department of Mental Health Medicaid Waiver program. Clients are responsible for their own room and board expenses, which are often covered by social security benefits. In the event that someone does not qualify to receive funding through the DMH Medicaid waiver program, private pay fees can be discussed with Executive Director.

The wait time to begin to receive services varies, depending on individual situations.