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October 28, 2002

You can save a lot of tax dollars by donating appreciated stock. (Learn more about how and why to do it.) Below is the info you'll need to donate to each of our charities. When you call to make donation arrangements, please identify yourself as donating through the Fool so that your contribution is linked to the Fool drive. (Thanks!)

Also, please contact the charities themselves to let them know that the gift is coming so they can properly thank you and send you a receipt for tax purposes.

  • America's Second Harvest

    Mary Mann
    RBC Dain Rauscher
    500 West Madison, Suite 3000
    Chicago, IL 60661-9934
    Direct: (312) 559-1788
    Fax: (312) 559-1652
    Email: mary.mann@rbcdain.com

    America's Second Harvest Account: 1101-5400-0589
    For electronic transfers, the DTC number is 0235.

    Please call America's Second Harvest and let them know of your gift. Contact John Pfeiffer at (800) 771-2303, ext. 132, or via jpfeiffer@secondharvest.org.

  • Ashoka
    Ty Stevens
    VP Investments, Smith Barney Virginia
    333 John Carlyle St., Suite 650
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Telephone: (703) 549-8282
    Fax: (703) 683-5940 

    Ashoka's account number is 182-14908-18171. If giving through the Depository Trust Company (DTC), the DTC number is 0418.

    Call Suely Harada at Ashoka and let her know of your gift: 703-527-8300, ext. 247, or via sharada@ashoka.org. She can also answer any stock donation questions.

  • Grameen Foundation USA
    Contact Katie Clark at Salomon Smith Barney: 301-657-6300.
    The Grameen account number is 628-59372-12-013.
    Grameen is also opening an account with Schwab. Call Grameen at 202-628-3560 x113.

    If you donate any stock to Grameen, make sure to call and let them know of your gift, so that it can be credited to the Foolanthropy campaign: 202-628-3560 x113.

  • Heifer International:
    To donate stock to Heifer International, call their donor services department at 501-907-2900. Alternatively, click over to its website, which guides you through the process. (On the "Notification of Wire Transfer" form under "Event," please be sure to note that your gift is part of The Motley Fool drive.)

  • Lifewater International:
    Lifewater has guidance for stock donations on its website. Its broker is:

    David P. Bruner
    Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
    800-776-5973 or David_Bruner@msdw.com

    Lifewater's account number is 234-031045-127; DTC number: 0015. Make sure to call Lifewater and let them know of your gift: 888-543-3426.