In-kind donations

What does PVAS need?

PVAS welcomes donations of useful goods and services, and over the years such donations have been a big help to us. Examples of useful goods include building materials or office equipment and supplies. Useful services include many different kinds of skills, from trade skills like carpentry to professional skills like legal assistance.

Our specific needs vary from time to time, so if you have a possible in-kind donation in mind, please contact Kristin Alexander or 304-676-3397.

Tax benefits to you

The value of donated time or services is not tax-deductible but you may deduct the fair market value of donated goods. PVAS will provide you with a letter that documents your donation of goods for tax purposes.

If the fair market value of your donation is more than $500, you'll need to attach a copy of that letter with your next year's tax return along with a copy of Internal Revenue Service Form 8283 ("Noncash Charitable Contributions"). For a copy of Form 8283 and its accompanying instructions go to the IRS website and enter "Form 8283" in the search box.

If the fair market value of your donation is less than $500 you do not need to document your deduction on your next tax return but you should keep a copy of our letter in case your deduction is challenged.

Please remember the following:

  • As with any charitable donation, you can only deduct donations to charities if you itemize deductions on Schedule A of your Form 1040.
  • Also, your ability to deduct a specific charitable donation may be limited depending on your income level and the size and nature of your gift. These limitations typically only apply to major gifts, however. Be sure to consult your accountant, tax attorney or financial advisor if you have questions about the impacts of a particular donation on your current tax situation.

           © 2016 Potomac Valley Audubon Society

              P.O. Box 578 • Shepherdstown, West Virginia 25443
              phone // 304-676-3397

Yankauer Nature Preserve (Berkeley County)
Eidolon Nature Preserve (Morgan County)
Stauffer's Marsh (Berkeley County)
Cool Spring Nature Preserve (Jefferson County)

Kristin Alexander, Executive Director //   304-676-3397

Kimberly Baldwin, Program Director //

Katelyn "KC" Walters, Conservation and Land Manager // 304-283-7319

Krista Hawley, Adult Program Coordinator
// 703-303-1026

Amy Moore, Cool Spring Preserve Manager and Naturalist // 240-818-4714
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