Donate to OARS

The success of the OARS relies on the support of friends like you! Donations from individuals and business people throughout the watershed and beyond make up a large part of our budget.

Please donation to our Year-End Appeal to support our work to protect and preserve the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers!


Donate from your IRA Required Minimum Distribution
If you are 70.5 years of age or older and have an IRA, please consider donating from your RMD to OARS tax-free before year end.

If donated as a tax-free transfer, your donation counts toward your required minimum distribution and does not increase your adjusted gross income, therefore you will not pay any federal or state income taxes on the value of the donation. Note, you must have the RMD donation sent directly to OARS.

Donate Appreciated Assets
Highly appreciated securities may be good candidates to give to charity during your lifetime; in addition to the income tax deduction, you bypass the capital gains tax that would be owed if you cashed them in yourself.

If you have any questions, contact Julia Khorana.
OARS does not provide tax, legal or accounting advice. Please consult with your own tax, legal and accounting advisers before engaging in any transaction.