"Graduating from DeNeuville was a second chance for me. I have six children and left school in the eleventh grade. I thought many times about giving up. But they didn't give up on me, so I couldn't give up on myself. I found love, patience and understanding in that building and they never judged me."
- 2010 DeNeuville graduate, Katisha
It's been estimated that dropouts from the Class of 2010 will cost Tennessee almost $8 billion in lost wages over their lifetime. Yet we know that if a student earns a high school diploma, they can expect to earn almost $10,000 more than a high school dropout. Most of our graduates plan to attend community colleges or other trade schools. Think what a life-changing experience this will be not only for them but for their children as well.
Ways To Give
Donors may give to DeNeuville in a number of ways. The following are the most common gift choices:
Cash - The simplest and most common gift is a gift of cash. For income tax purposes, a cash gift is deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Gift in honor or in memory - Recognize someone that contributed to your education with a gift in their honor or memory. Along with your donation, let us know who should be notified of your gift and we will send a note acknowledging your generosity.
Stock - DeNeuville has an account set up to accept stock donations.
Monthly or Annual pledge - Gifts may be automatically withdrawn from your account on the date you specify.
Tangible Personal Property - A donor may contribute personal property such as motor vehicles, art work, jewelry etc. In general, you may receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the item donated as determined by an appraisal.
Bequests - Donors may include House of the Good Shepherd of Memphis in their estate plans. Some bequests may result in estate tax benefits.
Matching Gifts - many corporations will match the charitable gifts made by their employees.
In-Kind Donation Wish List
Batteries (AA & 9V most commonly used)
Calculators (Casio GED approved)
Diapers & Baby Wipes
Gift Cards – Kroger, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Costco, etc.
Ink Cartridges - Black (HP photosmart premium 564, HP laser jet 05A)
Lysol Spray & Wipes
Gently Used Items
Educational Children’s Videos (DVDs)
- Professional Suits
Laptop Computer with Docking Station
For more information, contact us or call Lori Bramlett at 901-726-5902.
DeNeuville Learning Center is a program of the House of the Good Shepherd of Memphis and is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. All gifts are tax deductible.