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Your donation to MARC Community Resources (MARC) will directly support our programs and is greatly appreciated.  A donation today will help to enrich the lives of those MARC serves.

Your donation will help...

  • Provide families and guardians the support and informational services needed to help them access the services needed for their loved ones.
  • Provide community-based social activities that help individuals with disabilities develop friendships and skills to improve communication, safety, self-reliance and independence.
  • Provide training and placement into meaningful jobs.
  • Provide opportunities for integration into the community.
  • Provide funding to help meet the always-changing gaps in DDS reimbursement rates.

How To Donate...

Donate today by sending your personal check payable to MARC Community Resources to Lori Lodge at: 25 Industrial Park Road, Middletown, CT  06457. Have questions? Want to make a donation over the phone? Contact Lori at or at (860) 342-0700 ext. 121.

Donations by credit card can be made at any time through our secure on-line donations system by using the “Donate” button located at the top of this and other pages of MARC’s website.  A recurring gift is a convenient way to make an ongoing difference in the lives of those MARC serves. Set up your recurring gift today! [link this to our donation link]

Group of clients on the new basketball court

A message from Lori Lodge, Vice President of Development

“As I walk through the hallways of our programs and interact with the individuals in those programs, my heart swells with gratitude for our generous donors who help to make all this possible.  Donor support is helping to empower people with disabilities to fulfill their dreams and to live their best lives.  Thank you for supporting MARC and those in our programs.”

Other ways to give

Gifts from your will (Bequests)

Bequests are an easy way to support MARC.  A bequest to MARC can be made by creating a new will or adding MARC to your existing will.

Gifts of Appreciated Assets

The gift of appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares instead of cash is a way to get a charitable deduction for the full amount of your gift and avoid the impact of capital gains taxes.

IRA/RMD Distributions:

RMD’s (Required Minimum Distributions) must be taken each year beginning with the year you turn age 72 (70 ½ if you turn 70 ½ in 2019).  You can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) directly from your IRA to satisfy all or part of the amount of your RMD from your IRA.

Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s):

If you have a DAF, you can donate to MARC at any time. You can also designate MARC as the beneficiary.

Beneficiary Designations:

Name MARC as a beneficiary of a retirement plan (IRA, 401(k) or 403(B).

Gifts of Life Insurance:

  1. Name MARC as a beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.
  2. Donate an existing, paid-up policy that you no longer need to MARC.
  3. Purchase a new life insurance policy and name MARC as the owner and beneficiary.

Donate Your Car:

Donate your vehicle through The Arc’s vehicle donation program and the proceeds will go to MARC Community Resources.

This information comes from The Arc .  The program is run through the Arc and funds are distributed through them.

Tribute Gifts:

Honor someone you love with a gift made in their memory or honor.  Just click the “I would like to dedicate this donation” box and complete the tribute information.

Employee Match:

Many employers offer a Matching Gift program that will match the charitable contributions made by their employees, board members, spouses, and retirees.  Companies will generally match dollar for dollar.  Some will even donate double or triple the amount of the employee’s gift.

Workplace Giving:

Payroll deductions through your workplace makes giving to MARC easy.  You can support MARC through your employer’s United Way, CT State Employees or Combined Federal Campaigns.  Most workplace giving programs allow you to choose a specific charity to receive your donation.  Please designate MARC Community Resources when completing your workplace giving pledge.

In-kind Donations

In-kind gifts not only help raise funds at our events, but can also be used within our programs to enrich the activities that individuals participate in.


Sponsoring MARC’s fundraising, forums and family events are a wonderful way to promote your company and reinforce your reputation as a good corporate citizen.  

For more information, please contact Lori Lodge @ or (860) 342-0700 ext.121.

AmazonSmile: donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmiles purchases to MARC.  When you designate MARC Community Resources as your charity of choice on the AmazonSmiles portal of, MARC will immediately begin benefiting from your purchases.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon shopping experience that you know – same products, same prices, same service.

Gifts from your will (Bequests):

Example bequest language:

“I give (specific dollar amount or a percentage of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to MARC Community Resources LTD , the charitable, tax-exempt organization located in Middletown, Connecticut for its general purposes.”


  • You remain in control of your assets throughout your lifetime.
  • You can modify your gift to address your changing circumstances.

Note: CONSULT your financial consultant to see if this option is best for you

Gifts of Appreciated Assets:


  • Because you will save on income and capital gains taxes by giving appreciated stock or mutual funds to MARC, the real cost of your gift is reduced.

IRA/RMD Distributions:


  • Your gift from your IRA is made directly to MARC.
  • Your gift is not considered income for federal income tax purposes.  Therefore, you pay no taxes on the distribution because you are not taking the distribution as income prior to making the gift.
  • Your gift counts toward your RMD.

Beneficiary Designations:


  • You can designate a set percentage of your plan to MARC Community Resources, Ltd.
  • The portion of your plan that is designated to MARC will be free of income or estate taxes.
  • This gift is made only upon death.

Gifts of Life Insurance:


  • You can make a gift using an asset that is no longer needed by you or your family.
  • You can receive an income tax deduction equal to the cash surrender value of the policy that is donated.

Employee Match:

Top matching gift companies include:

  • General Electric
  • BP (British Petroleum)
  • Gap Corporation
  • ExxonMobil
  • CarMax
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Microsoft
  • Pfizer 
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Electric Boat
  • Coca-Cola
  • IBM
  • Avon
  • American Express
  • Webster Bank – Volunteer Incentive Grants


Your gift to MARC can have an even greater impact in helping individuals with I/DD live their lives to the fullest and realize their dreams!

How it works:

    1. Ask your company if they have a matching gift program.
    2. You make a donation to MARC.
    3. Complete the necessary paperwork for your gift.
    4. Information is sent to the MARC to confirm the gift.
    5. Your company cuts a check to MARC Community Resources, Ltd based on their matching gift program guidelines.

In-kind Donations:

Wish Lists:

  • Fundraising Events:
    • Tickets to sporting event
    • Hotel/travel packages
    • Restaurant gift cards
  • MARC Programs:
    • Cleansing wet wipes
    • Construction paper and cardstock
    • Glue
    • Stress toys – ie: squeeze balls or fidget toys
    • Water or washable paints & brushes
    • Stickers
    • Board games (for younger players)
    • Storybooks
    • Craft supplies