The Richardson Wireless Klub is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. We gratefully accept monetary donations and equipment you no longer need or want. There are several ways that you can support your Klub:
Do you buy lots of stuff through Amazon? Yeah, we thought so. Did you know that through the Amazon Smile program you can donate a small percentage of each Amazon purchase to the RWK and your Amazon price does not change? That’s like free money for the Klub! See how to enable and use Amazon Smile –>
Set Up AmazonSmile
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select the Richardson Wireless Klub to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation.
Purchase using AmazonSmile
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
More Information: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/chpf/about/
Kroger Community Rewards
Do you shop at Kroger? Do you want to help support the RWK while you do so? Then we’ve got news for you! RWK is registered with Kroger Community Rewards, so a bit of your purchase can go to help the RWK.
Signing up is easy. You need a Kroger Rewards card, and then
– you log into http://www.kroger.com
– click on the little guy next to the shopping cart in the upper right corner, and
– pick ‘my account’, then
– scroll down to the bottom of the page and you’ll see “community rewards”
– search for either “The Richardson Wireless Klub” or the short code “DT398” and
– click “Enroll”.
There’s no charge, and RWK benefits. It’s much like Amazon Smile, except you don’t need to always go to a different URL, just use your Kroger Rewards card each time you purchase at Kroger, and we’ll get a bit of money every quarter.
The club can accept monetary donations via PayPal as well as personal check.
Donate via PayPal
For instant monetary donations via PayPal, please send to address firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also donate directly through this link without needing a PayPal account. Be sure to select “Send to a Friend” on PayPal so we can avoid the normal transaction fees. Your transaction record is your receipt for tax deduction purposes.
Donate via Check
If by check, please mail to:
The Richardson Wireless Klub
PO Box 830232
Richardson, TX 75083-0232
A dated letter acknowledging receipt will sent back by mail.
For donations of a non-monetary nature (equipment/other) please email email@example.com for arrangements or fill out the following form:
Estate and Retirement Donations
The RWK will gladly accept direct tax-free donations from your IRA, 401(k), or pension plan and we will accept equipment donations from your estate.
Consider RWK In Your Estate Planning
We will gladly accept donations of your ham equipment after you have gone to the great ham shack in the sky. We will ensure that your equipment isn’t just disposed of by non-hams and actually goes to an appreciative recipient. This eliminates the burden on your loved ones to dispose of stuff that they likely have no knowledge of. We will receive, assess, test if necessary, and find a good new ham shack home for your gear, and the proceeds will benefit the klub.
Tax relief for your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).
If you are over 70½, you can arrange for a direct distribution of amounts from your IRA, 401(k), pension plan, or similar retirement plans directly to qualified charities of your choice. Distributions made in this manner are not included in your taxable income. Such distributions do not also qualify as an itemized deduction, but do qualify as part or all of your annual Required Minimum Distribution from such plans. Lowering your taxable income may save taxes on your social security income, keep you out of a higher tax bracket, and be of great benefit if you take the standard deduction instead of itemizing. There are some timing requirements and limitations; if you would like to consider this approach in making a charitable donation to The Richardson Wireless Klub, please contact your tax advisor and the RWK Treasurer for the process to accomplish this before year end.