Your donations make all the difference.

Focus On Renewal offers a variety of easy and effective ways for you to make a planned gift that will help change the lives and futures of the people who serve in the Sto-Rox community.

For questions about donations, please contact Irene Sparks, Development Director, at 412-331-1685 ext. 332 or

Ways to give

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Charitable Giving through wills and bequests

A bequest creates a lasting legacy to be remembered by and lessens the burden of taxes on your family.

How to make a Bequest

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an advisor, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to Focus On Renewal as part of your estate plan.

With proper planning, you can provide for the future financial security of your loved ones first, then designate Focus On Renewal to receive one of the following:

  • The remainder. A gift leaves any funds remaining to Focus On Renewal after distributions to loved ones have been fulfilled.
  • A percentage. Direct a percentage of your estate to Focus On Renewal. This allows the gift to remain in proportion to the size of your estate.
  • A fixed amount. Give a specific dollar amount.
  • Specific property

A gift through your will or trust is a more traditional method for leaving a bequest and should require your legal counsel to review any changes.

To include Focus On Renewal as a beneficiary of your bequest, please include the following in your naming language:

Focus On Renewal Neighborhood Corporation, dba

Focus On Renewal
420 Chartiers Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA  15136

Tax ID#: 23-7181440

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Retirement Assets

An excellent way to make a gift to Focus On Renewal is donating part or all of your unused retirement assets, such as your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan.

How to make a gift of retirement assets?

To leave your retirement assets to Focus On Renewal you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian. Your retirement assets may be taxed 60%-70% if you leave them to your heirs at your death. Another option is to leave your heirs assets such as real estate and stock and give the retirement assets to Focus On Renewal. As a charity, we are not taxed upon receiving an IRA or other retirement plan assets.

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Gifts of Life Insurance

A gift of your life insurance policy can be an impactful way to make a gift to Focus On Renewal. You could receive a charitable income tax deduction. If Focus On Renewal cashes in the policy, you will be able to see firsthand how your gift supports our charitable work.

How to make a gift of life insurance?

To make a gift of life insurance, please contact your life insurance provider, request a beneficiary designation form from the insurer. You can either name Focus On Renewal as primary beneficiary, donate an existing policy or purchase a new policy and donate it!

If you have already included Focus On Renewal in your estate plans, please accept our sincere gratitude for your kindness and thoughtfulness.

If you have questions about planned gifts and the impact you would like to make on the Sto-Rox community, please contact Executive Director Dr. Diona Jones at or call (412) 331-1685 ext. 348.

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Memorial & “In Honor Of”

For Memorial & In Honor Of Donations, please note the following in the “Leave Special Instructions” or “ Add a Note” section of the payment page:

What type of donation and who it is in memory or honor of
Example: In Memory of John Doe.

Note if you would like to notify the family and/or have your name and donation amount released to them.  If so, please include their address as well.  If the donation should be anonymous, that can be noted as well.

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Anonymous Donations

Please note that the gift should be anonymous in the “Leave Special Instructions” or “Add a note” section of the payment page.”

Other ways to donate and help us serve our community

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United Way Contributor Choice Program

Are you a United Way Contributor? Through the United Way Contributor Choice Program, you can direct your gift to Focus On Renewal!  To participate in the United Way’s Contributor Choice Program:

  • Request a Contributor Choice Pledge Form from your employer and complete the document.
  • Remember to include Focus On Renewal and our Agency Code (208) in the section labeled “designate to a specific agency”

Your gift supports our efforts to improve the quality of life fir the thousands of individuals and families we serve.  Support FOR by specifying your gift to Focus On Renewal (code 208) through the United Way Contributor Choice Program.