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Transfer Gifts of Stock

Kaleidoscope has now partnered with Merrill Lynch to accept gifts of stock.  Not only will you support children, youth, and families with your donation, you will also receive many tax benefits.  Please contact us with any questions or to get started.

Your Financial Advisor can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Kaleidoscope, Inc. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value and that you have owned for more than one year may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash. Your charitable income-tax deduction is equal to the fair market value of the stock and you avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the current value over the original cost of the stock.  You may also save by not incurring brokerage fees because you are transferring ownership rather than selling the stock.

Provide the following information to your Financial Advisor:

Broker: Merrill Lynch
Account Name: Kaleidoscope INC
Account Number: 841-02732
DTC Number: 8862
Financial Advisor: Amanda Barclay
(p) 516 498-3308
(email) [email protected]

Note: Kaleidoscope, Inc’s policy is that stock is sold on the same day as received. However, Merrill Lynch must be notified that the stock transfer has occurred. For assistance, or if have any questions regarding donations of stock, please contact [email protected] or 773-292-4076.

Artists That Spark – An Inspiring Evening

Thank you to everyone who supported Kaleidoscope at Artists That Spark in July! We are grateful for all of the talented performers who shared their passions with us. It was a unique evening filled with laughter, entertainment and inspiration! Hats off to Kaleidoscope’s Associate Board for hosting such an extraordinary event!

Sunflower Summit (Sunflower Summit) – Folk/Pop Artist
Raphael Mathis (@rmpoetic) – Spoken Word Artist
Lyk Seven – Rap Artist
Danielle Jones – Jazz/Pop Artist
JW Basilio (JW Basilo) – Music and Poetry Artist
Amer Abdullah (Amer Abdullah) – Comedian
Cristina McCrystal (The McCrystalizor) – Hula Hoop Dancer
Nicole Muto-Graves (Nicole Muto-Graves) – Folk/Pop Artist
Wyatt Waddell – Singer/Songwriter


Save the Best for Last

Kids who have experienced trauma have a hard time feeling safe. At our arts camps, campers feel safe to express themselves, be themselves and explore who they will become. This young man was scared to share at first, but with the support of our community, he shared his original rap with a crowd! Elevate and celebrate his voice this GivingTuesday with a donation in his honor.

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Shoot love, not bullets.

No matter what they’ve experienced, our kids are hopeful, and they dream of a brighter future for all of Chicago. At camp this year, young people made banners about issues that are important to them – from schools to reducing gun violence to being smoke-free – and led a demonstration through our offices.

Our arts camps are about elevating and celebrating youth voices. Donate now to make this and so much more possible for kids in Chicago healing from trauma.

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#GivingTuesday 2017


Through her experience at art camp, this youth learned a new way to express her feelings, make connections and have fun. YOUR support today makes this healing possible! Make a #GivingTuesday donation in her honor now.

The Life

I am smart and caring
I wonder if I’m ugly
I hear people talking
I see bullies
I want to be heard

I am smart and caring
I pretend to be someone I’m not
I feel sad sometimes
I worry about my actions
I cry about my thoughts
I understand words
I say I am smart
I try to be myself
I hope to find myself
I hope to be successful

I am smart and caring
I think about others
I love myself and my family

I am smart and caring

 

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#GivingTuesday | Kathy

This #GivingTuesday, Kaleidoscope is asking our supporters to help fund our Winter Arts Camp for the children and young people we serve. Through a week-long session over winter break, our therapists and local artists will expose our clients to new art mediums, help them heal and express themselves creatively, and provide a safe place for them to be when school is out. Your gift today will support this important programming for Chicago’s youth healing from trauma! Learn more.

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Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see more staff share their voices about our Winter Arts Camp! And of course, you’ll see plenty of updates about our programs and services.

#GivingTuesday | Beth

This #GivingTuesday, Kaleidoscope is asking our supporters to help fund our Winter Arts Camp for the children and young people we serve. Through a week-long session over winter break, our therapists and local artists will expose our clients to new art mediums, help them express themselves creatively, and provide a safe place for them to be when school is out. Your gift today will support this important programming for Chicago’s youth healing from trauma!

Donate Now

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see more staff share their voices about our Winter Arts Camp! And of course, you’ll see plenty of updates about our programs and services.