When you make a gift to LAYN, you determine how the funds will be used, as well as the avenue through which you will give:

  • Non-Directed Gifts are among the most valuable to LAYN, because they allow the agency to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest.
  • Directed Gifts allow you to designate your gift to a specific LAYN program. When you make a directed gift to LAYN, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is personally meaningful to you.

Tribute and Memorial Donations

When you honor someone special with a tribute or remember a lost loved one with a memorial, you can choose how you would like your gift acknowledged:

  • Have us send an acknowledgement on your behalf
  • Have us send you a blank card, which you can personalize and mail

Cash Gifts

The simplest and easiest gifts you can make — can be made via credit card or personal checks, cashier’s checks, or money orders made payable to LAYN. Contributions may be mailed to:

Attn: Development Department
1853 Taft Ave Los Angeles, CA 90028

Appreciated Securities, Stocks, and Bonds

Also provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to LAYN before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale.

Gifts of Real Estate

Including personal residences, second homes, income property, and vacant land — offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Whereas most people give their entire interest away, it is also possible to give only a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) while retaining the rest for other purposes.

Estate Gifts

As deferred or planned gifts, including bequests, life-income plans, and other options for your estate. Planned giving can be an effective method of increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions, and reducing your estate taxes all while supporting LAYN.

Vehicle Donations

Donate your car, van, truck, boat, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, aircraft or commercial vehicle hassle-free to LAYN. Simply call the National Charities Support Foundation at 1-877-980-2277. Be sure to let the person who answers the phone know that you would like the proceeds from the sale to go directly to LAYN or any one of our projects. For questions regarding any of these forms of gifts, please contact the Development Department of LAYN at (323) 467-8466 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .