Donate to MY SAIL
Donations received during the month of October will be credited towards our Annual Fundraising Campaign to provide general operating support for our organization so that we can continue our work bringing multihull sailing to youth.
All donations made to Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation allow us to provide scholarships to any youth sailor, ensuring cost won’t keep kids ashore. As we prepare to ramp up our first partnership with a yacht club — Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle — your donation will help kids who might otherwise be lost to sailing find their home; their niche. Your donation supports the young athlete hoping to compete in the Junior Olympics. With your support, we continue to instill self-confidence, leadership, and environmental stewardship in every single child who comes to us. Because of you, we are able to continue striving to provide kids the magic of a sunset over Puget Sound; the feel of a northerly on their cheek; and the thrill of sailing in “the big pond”!
With the support of our community, in 2019 MY SAIL was able to:
- Reached 39 kids in two summer camps
- Saw 156 sailor-days– days kids were on the water experiencing multihull sailing
- Gave $2,600 in scholarships to help kids join sail camps and race outside of their immediate area
- Acquired 3 sailboats for our fledgling programs
- Raised nearly $25,000 in donations.
There are many different ways to show your support for MY SAIL. These are just a few:
A financial contribution of any amount is the most helpful!
To give through the PayPal Giving Fund — 100% goes to MY SAIL, PayPal account required — please use the link below (bank transfer or credit card).
To give by Check, please make your check payable to “MY SAIL” and mail it to:
MY SAIL Foundation
PO Box 78358
Seattle, WA 98178
If you’d like to make a donation of stock, contact our office at (206) 604-8747.
SSP Tax ID number: 82-5178715
When you authorize the stock transfer you will need to provide the following information:
- Name of registered owners of the shares
- Name of eligible brokerage
- Account holder address and daytime telephone number
- Whether you will list your name or remain anonymous
Per IRS rules, MY SAIL credits a stock donation the day it is received into our account, not the date of transfer from the donor’s account. Also per IRS rules, it is the donor’s responsibility to value an in-kind gift. MY SAIL’s acknowledgement letter will cite the number of shares received, but no dollar amount. Please consult your attorney and/or tax advisor regarding the special regulations and requirements related to stock and other non-cash gifts, including the substantiation necessary to claim a charitable deduction, if applicable.
If you have not already informed us of your gift, please write or call MY SAIL. Donor names may not transfer with the shares.
We are fortunate many companies offer corporate donation or volunteer-time matching. If your employer offers corporate donation/volunteer-time matching, you can request that your employer match your donation to MY SAIL or make a donation in your name for any volunteer hours that you record! Some employers that participate include: Microsoft, Boeing, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United Way, and many more! MY SAIL is registered with Benevity for corporate giving.
MY SAIL is always in need of good boats, parts, and equipment. If you have a beach cat, parts, harnesses, helmets, wetsuits, or anything of value you wish to donate, please contact us at (206) 604-8747.
Shop on Amazon
Donating to Sail Sand Point can be as easy and simple as shopping on Amazon.com through AmazonSmile and selecting ‘Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation’ to receive a percentage of your purchase as a donation from Amazon!
Renew your US Sailing Membership
For every new and renewed US Sailing Membership made through the US Sailing Multihull Golden Anchor Program, MY SAIL receives credit towards US Sailing trainings and classes. Renew your US Sailing Membership through the MVP Program and you will receive a substantial discount on your US Sailing membership.
In-Kind Wish List
If you have sailing gear that you think we might be able to use, please check our current ‘Wish List‘.
However you support MY SAIL, we are extremely thankful for your generosity! We look forward to seeing you on the water.
*Multihull Youth SAIL Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our federal tax ID is 82-5178715.