Other Ways to Give

John Stoddard Cancer Center

There are many ways to give back to John Stoddard Cancer Center today and in the future. Let our team of philanthropy specialists help you find the best way to start making your own impact – from honoring a loved one with your donation, to setting up a planned gift, to getting your company involved.

In-Kind Donations

Supporters of John Stoddard Cancer Center can donate special gifts and activities to help ease the anxiety and stress of being in the hospital.

Due to concerns about allergies and immunity among patients, we only accept donations of new, unused items from a smoke-free household.

Items Our Patients Need

  • Hats/scarves
  • Sewn port protectors
  • Blankets
  • Small pillows/neck pillows
  • Chemo care kits (may include items such as Kleenex, socks, water bottle, notebook, pen, non-scented lotion, hard candies, word searches, crossword puzzles, Sudoku, etc.)
  • Paperback books
  • Gas station gift cards

Items Not Accepted

  • Wigs and turbans
  • Clothing
  • Medical accessories (crutches, walker, etc.)
  • Prosthetics/camisoles
  • Unused medical supplies or medications

Corporate Gifts

A corporation can make and deduct charitable gifts and be recognized for their support.


There are distinct tax advantages to considering gifts of appreciated securities such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Donors do not incur capital gains tax on appreciated securities given for charitable purposes and the full value qualifies for a charitable tax deduction.

Donor Advised Fund 

A grant recommendation from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF) is a wonderful way to put previously designated charitable funds to use for the health of our community. Contact us to discuss options for using grant recommendations from your DAF as part of a multi-year gift strategy. 

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD from an IRA)

Donors age 70 1⁄2 and older can make a direct transfer of up to $100,000 per spouse from an individual IRA to a UnityPoint Health hospital foundation. The gift is credited against the required minimum distribution; it is not taxable or deductible.