AU Watch

FAQS On Donation

You can make a financial donation online, by calling or mailing our donation form.

Locate your local AU Watch Office here

You can call or email us and tell us what you have for us. You can visit us and we can assist you in determining what items we need at the present time.

Yes. More and more people are choosing alternative gift options for birthdays, holidays, memorials and many other occasions. Visit our honor/memorial donation form to make an honor or memorial gift. Fill in the blank space with the names and addresses of who you would like to receive an honor card. Or, if you are making a gift in memory of a loved one, please provide the name and address of who the card should be sent to, who the gift is in memory of, and who made the gift.

First, make sure that our organization meets your company’s requirements for matching (some companies can only provide a match for specific types of institutions). Once you have verified that your company will match a gift to our organization, please send their form to your local AU Watch office. Or alternatively, you can call usand we will tell you where to send the gift.Once we confirm that we have received your gift, we will complete the appropriate matching gift paperwork and send it to your company for processing.

Yes, once your donation has been processed, you will receive a confirmation letter and receipt that you can keep for your personal records. You should receive this acknowledgement four to six weeks after we receive your donation.

Please call us at or contact us online to request removal from our mailing list. You may also mail your removal request to us at our address here.

Click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email we have sent, or contactus online to request removal from our email list.

If you wish to reduce the amount of mail you receive from AU Watch, please call us at and ask to speak with one of the Direct Marketing Associates. There are various options for reduced mailing schedules and we welcome your call to discuss these options with us.

It takes approximately four to six weeks to fully remove a donor from our mailing list.

Yes! AU Watch is proud to share with you our 99 percent Charitable Commitment rating.

AU Watch network relies on Individual, Corporate and Foundation support to fund our activities.

If you are an online monthly donor, you may visit the gift service centre to make any changes to your account. Otherwise, to make any changes to your account, please contact our Donor Services Representative. For security reasons, we do not recommend you send changes or updates to your credit card by postal mail.

If you signed up for monthly giving by mail or over the phone, your deduction will either be on the fourth of every month or the nineteenth of every month. If you registered to be a monthly donor online, your automatic payment will occur one month from the day you sign up.

AU Watch uses third-party services to make sure that your donation and information is kept secure. You can read more in our Privacy Policy and Donor Privacy Policy about the information received from you. Also, we are a PCI compliant organization.

Unlike walking into a grocery store and paying retail prices for food, AU Watch pools resources. We also work directly with major manufacturers, retailers and other partners across the world, who assist us in lots of ways.

Donations by Stock or Wire Transfer

Many people choose to contribute to AU Watch by transferring securities rather than making a direct contribution of cash. Donating securities held long term (more than one year) continues to be an effective way to give. You can avoid capital gains tax on the appreciation and receive a charitable deduction for the full fair market value of your donation. There are several ways to transfer stock to AU Watch. The most convenient way to donate stock to AU Watch is to use electronic wire transfer.

ELECTRONIC TRANSFER

The simplest way to make a gift of stock is to contact your broker and electronically transfer the stock from your account to our account at AU Watch.

Steps:

  1. Call AU Watch Office at (+44) 761 561 1219 or send an email to Sophie kwokori, Finance and Development Manager, to let us know that you would like to make a gift of stock.
  2. Provide your name, your phone number, the name of the stock you are giving and the number of shares.
  3. Call your broker with the information below and ask your broker to contact AU Watch.
  • Name: AU Watch
  • Address: 50 Langdale Road, Thornton Heath, London, CR7 7PP
  • Phone: (+44) 761 561 1219
  • AU Watch Account: 129882-0813
  • DTC Number: 164
  • Code #: 40
 STOCK CERTIFICATES

It is preferable to transfer stock electronically. However, if you want to send a physical stock certificate, please follow these steps:

Steps:

  • Endorse the stock certificate.
  • Sign a Stock Power form. (This form is available from most banks or brokers.) Mail the stock certificate and the stock power separately to:
  • 50 Langdale Road, Thornton Heath, London, CR7 7PP

When the security transfer is received into AU Watch’s brokerage account we will mail a gift receipt letter to you. Your gift of securities is valued as of the day it reaches our account if your broker transfers them electronically. Your gift value on that date is the average of the high and the low prices for the stock or the closing price if mutual fund shares are donated. Consult with your broker for the optimum time for executing the wire transfer. We suggest that year-end stock gifts be coordinated with your broker early in December to meet their year-end transfer cut-off dates.