Stocks, Bitcoin & Other Ways to Give


Why not double or triple your donation to PPCS with a matching gift through your employer? After making your donation to PPCS, submit a matching gifts form to your company. Once the form is submitted and PPCS has verified receipt of your gift, your employer will disperse the matching funds.

Search online or contact your HR department to see if your employer offers a matching gift program.


If you would like to donate stocks, mutual funds or other appreciated securities, we would be happy to help you and your broker transfer securities in a simple, straightforward way.

If you own publicly traded stocks or bonds that have appreciated in value and have owned them for more than 12 months, you may want to consider the income tax benefits of giving securities. In fact, donating stock saves even more taxes than donating cash, since there is no capital gains tax when appreciated securities are given to a nonprofit.

If you own stock that has dropped in value, consider selling this asset, and donating the proceeds to Peter & Paul Community Services. By doing so, you will be able to claim a capital loss deduction on your income tax return, as well as an income tax deduction for your charitable gift.

Please have your broker provide Peter & Paul Community Services a copy of the letter of instruction and the following: the stock name, number of shares, gift allocation, and date of transaction. PPCS works with Stifel to transfer and sell stocks that are donated to our organization.

Keith Creech, Vice President/Investments
903 South Lindbergh, Suite 200, Saint Louis, MO 63131
Account: 1110-4478   |   DTC: 0793   |   Tax ID: 43-1349643

Terri Handlang

When your stock gift is received, we will mail a tax receipt stating the name of the stock, the number of shares and the fair market value on the date it was received by Peter & Paul Community Services.

When you are ready to gift your appreciated securities, please contact PPCS’ Chief Development Officer to inform Peter & Paul Community Services of the proposed donation and to ensure that you receive a prompt receipt of your gift for your tax records.


PPCS is now set up to receive Bitcoin. Utilize the form below to make a Bitcoin donation. If you have any questions, please contact Deb Cottin at or 314-338-8188.


What is a qualified charitable distribution (QCD)?

A QCD is a direct transfer of funds from your IRA custodian, payable to a qualified charity. IRA owners and beneficiaries who are age 70 1/2 or older can take advantage of this opportunity. You may distribute up to $100,000 per year directly from your Traditional IRA to Peter & Paul Community Services (a 501(c)3 nonprofit) with no federal tax consequences. Click to learn more.

Can a qualified charitable distribution satisfy my required minimum distribution from an IRA?

Yes, QCDs can be counted toward satisfying your minimum required distributions (MRDs) for the year, as long as certain rules are met.Click to learn more.


When you celebrate significant moments like milestone birthdays or the arrival of a grandchild, it is a great time to reflect on your future. What are you passing along to the next generation?

One way to ensure that your values are handed down is through planning your will. Planning how your estate will be handled is a highly personal process of deciding where your assets will be distributed after your lifetime.

If solving homelessness with PPCS is a part of the legacy you want to leave then share your intentions with loved ones. You may even inspire them to make a connection with PPCS.

If providing a better life for homeless people is appealing to you, please contact PPCS’ Director of Development. We will help you get started with a plan of providing for the important people and causes in your life.


Thank you for your interest in fundraising to support those who are experiencing homelessness in St. Louis. Many have a heart for solving homelessness but they are concerned that handing cash to a homeless person may not really help. This is why we encourage you to partner with us in providing real solutions to St. Louis homelessness.

So, if you would like to have a house party, hold a bake sale, run a race or bike hundreds of miles, you can use your efforts and voice to make a difference. We ask anyone fundraising on behalf of Peter & Paul Community Services to contact us and submit your ideas for approval. If your event is approved, and depending on our staff’s availability, we may be able to support you in promoting your event and supply you with marketing tools.

Thank you in advance for your efforts. Together, we can solve St Louis Homelessness. Contact our Director of Development for more information.