Non-cash Donations

We are grateful for usable arts supplies, musical instruments, computers and other materials that will assist us with our programs. Contact us at or call Jill at: (213) 747-2777 x 1 if you have something to contribute.

Letters of Substantiation for tax purposes are given to all our contributors. Our EIN # is: 95-4590574.

In addition to cash contributions, here are some additional ways that you can help Create Now to maintain and expand our programs:

Vehicle Donation Program

Do you have a car, van, RV, motor home, off-road vehicle, boat, motorcycle, bus, truck, heavy equipment or another motorized vehicle that you want to donate? Even one that isn’t running? You can support us by donating your vehicle online.

This is a free service provided by V-DAC at, (877) 999-8322, and it won’t cost you a dime! 100% of the proceeds go directly to support Create Now. Just fill in our Donation Form on their website and they will contact you to arrange for the pick-up of your vehicle within 24 hours. You’ll receive a tax deduction for your contribution. It couldn’t be simpler, and you’ll be helping us to bring our programs to more vulnerable youth.


Donation of Stock or Mutual Funds

Gifts of appreciated stocks may be deducted at full market value. Save on capital gains taxes while providing a contribution to us. Stocks must be transferred to Create Now before being sold to receive tax benefits.


Giving at Work

Many companies match all or a portion of an employee’s gift to a nonprofit organization. Consider doubling the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your donation. If your company gives to the United Way, you also have the option of writing in a charity name. Please consider writing Create Now.


Planned Giving of Retirement Gifts

You may choose to name Create Now as the beneficiary of all or a portion of a life insurance policy. We can also be named as the alternate or final beneficiary. Please keep this option in mind, especially if policies that were originally intended to protect a spouse, child or complete a mortgage payment may no longer be necessary. By gifting all or a portion of your retirement plan(s) to a charitable organization, the full value is generally disbursed to the charity and makes a great impact. The amount received by a charitable organization will be fully deductible from your estate.


Honor, Memorial or Holiday Gifts


This is a unique opportunity to honor the memory of a special person or pay tribute to a significant event, such as a birthday, anniversary or retirement. Honoring a person is the perfect solution for someone you know who may already have everything they need. Simply send your contribution with the name and address of the person to be honored, along with a special message if desired, and we will send them a special customized certificate informing them of your gift.

ECHOage is a unique way for you and your children to celebrate birthdays, retirements, weddings and every other celebration in between. Choose your invitation and dream present(s), then select Create Now as your favorite charity. When your guests RSVP online, they simply click and you'll get your gift, while money will also be contributed to our organization so we can help the neediest kids to also benefit.

For more information about how you can support our work, please contact us at (213) 747-2777 x 1 or email