Methods of Giving


Cash gifting is the simplest and easiest way of supporting Children’s Cancer Connection. A large majority of CCC’s supporters give by using a credit card (in-person, via phone or online) or by writing a check. Cash gifts are generally deductible if you itemize at tax time. Check out our automated monthly giving options.

guys from gaming off the grid present a check to CCC


Pledges can be both a convenient and tax-friendly way to give. A pledge allows a supporter to make a more significant impact over time if they are not be able to give at that level all at once. CCC happily works with donors on pledges of up to three years total (pledges can be renewable at the end of that time period).

In-Kind Gifts

In-kind gifts involve donating tangible items such as snacks, blankets, furniture, computers or art supplies. In-kind gifts help CCC save dollars on purchasing such items, so that the organization can, in turn, directly apply that funding to programs for the families we serve.

Note: Snacks must be individually packaged, peanut-free, and not manufactured in a warehouse that may contain peanutsPopular items include mini cookies, sandwich crackers, fruit snacks, chips, granola bars, etc. Donated snacks can be dropped off or mailed to our office:

Children’s Cancer Connection
5701 Greendale Road
Johnston, IA 50131

View our wish list items. If you have specific questions, please contact the Development Team.

Securities and Real Estate

Please contact the Development Team to discuss gifting securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds, as well as to discuss gifts of real estate.


One popular and simple way to leave your legacy at Children’s Cancer Connection is by setting up bequests in your will and naming CCC in your living trust. Supporters can name CCC for a certain percentage, dollar amount, or as a residual or contingent beneficiary.  Documenting this with a Development Team member at Children’s Cancer Connection will ensure that your assets will be used to support CCC and its families in the exact ways you intended.

Please email the Development Team for sample bequest language to use in your will.

Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement accounts are often subjected to particular taxes, which can be reduced or avoided altogether through deferred giving. Supporters can provide a meaningful gift to Children’s Cancer Connection by naming CCC as a beneficiary of their retirement accounts, and doing such can produce significant tax savings for them and their heirs.

Charitable Remainder Trusts and Gift Annuities

Please speak with your financial advisor about making an impact on Children’s Cancer Connection and the families CCC serves through a charitable remainder trust or gift annuity.


We’re happy to provide any guidance on how you can get involved in supporting families across Iowa facing pediatric cancer. Contact us with any questions!