Calendar Year-End (December) Deadlines
In order for contributions to be included for the current calendar year (December), please adhere to the following guidelines:
- Regular Mail (checks only): Must be POSTMARKED by Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, and should be mailed to Young Life, PO Box 70065, Prescott, AZ 86304-7065. These postmarked items must be received by Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in order for donors to see the gift on their 2018 donor contribution statement; we advise sending those final items via overnight or two-day service to ensure delivery in time. Please also encourage your donors to mail last minute funds directly to AZ instead of your area or encourage them to give online. Do not send priority packages to the PO Box as this will result in additional delays in processing. See below address for where to send these packages.
- Overnight or Other Special Delivery Items (checks only): Must be received by Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, and should be mailed to CDS-Attn: Young Life, 2286 Crosswind Drive, Suite A, Prescott, AZ 86301, to ensure it is received by the deadline. Please note that USPS cannot guarantee overnight delivery; we recommend using UPS or FedEx to guarantee your funds are received by the deadline.
- One-Time ACH and Credit Card Donations/Payments (via paper forms): Per IRS regulations, the donor has to be charged for electronic gifts by Monday, Dec. 31,2018, for this to count as a 2018 donation. ACH/credit card items received after Dec. 31, 2018, (last business day of 2018) cannot be processed as a 2018 donation. In the case of a last-minute ACH/credit card gift, please contact Income Processing via phone by 5 p.m. MST on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, so we can process this in time. You can also encourage your donors to give online (see below.) Please submit credit card donation forms via certified (or other trackable courier service) as this is required by credit card regulations. These items should be sent to the AZ address.
- Last-Minute Gifts: If a donor comes to you with a last-minute gift and you are not able to meet the deadlines mentioned above, please encourage him or her to go online and give via credit card (not ACH). Online credit card gifts can be received through midnight (Eastern time) on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.
Questions? Contact Income Processing at 877-438-9572.