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It’s easy to donate to PMC Kids Rides. Whether you donate to a rider, family, Kids Ride or make a general gift, 100 percent of your gift will benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Online Gifts

Click Donate to search for a rider or family to support.

If you are not supporting a specific rider or family, you can make a general donation to a PMC Kids Ride. To donate to a ride, select a ride here and click donate on the ride's page.

You will receive a tax acknowledgment receipt via email when you make an online gift.

Facebook Fundraisers

New for 2020: PMC Kids Rides Facebook Fundraisers are fully integrated with Kids Rides families' and riders' fundraising so donations made to a Facebook Fundraiser are instantly credited to their Kids Ride fundraising total!

PMC Kids Ride parents or guardians can create a Facebook Fundraiser through their Manage page. Your Facebook Fundraiser will use the story, photo, and fundraising goal from your PMC Kids Ride family page if you have several children riding or your child's PMC Kids Ride profile page if he or she is the only family member riding.

If you have more than one child participating, your family page will be used for your Facebook Fundraiser. If you have multiple children riding and do not yet have a family page, email kids@pmc.org to set up a family page; you need a family page to create a Facebook Fundraiser.

There are no fees for donating through Facebook Fundraisers, allowing the PMC to maintain 100 percent pass-through of all rider-raised dollars to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Click Create on the Manage page to get started or read more about PMC Kids Ride Facebook Fundraisers.

Checks

Checks can be made payable to the "Pan-Mass Challenge" or "PMC." Please send all checks to:

PMC Kids Rides
77 4th Ave
Needham, MA 02494

Make sure that the rider's name is listed on the check so they can receive credit to their PMC Kids Ride fundraising!

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are a tax-efficient way for donors to set aside money to be granted to charitable organizations. You can support a PMC Kids Ride family or rider with a DAF grant. When making your DAF grant, search for the Pan-Mass Challenge by tax ID (04-2746912). The PMC typically receives DAF grant checks within two weeks and credits the family or rider’s fundraising account immediately upon receipt.

Matching Gifts

Double your donation! When applying for a company match, search for the Pan-Mass Challenge by tax ID (04-2746912). Complete your company’s online process or send paper matching forms with your check or online donation receipt to the PMC office at 77 4th Ave., Needham, MA 02494. Once we confirm receipt of the original donation, we apply the match to the PMC Kids Ride family or rider’s fundraising account.

In addition to matches, many employers have grant programs based on volunteer hours or other criteria.

Check if your company matches here.

Stock Donations

When you donate appreciated securities to the Pan-Mass Challenge, both the gift amount and charitable deduction are the fair market value of the stock and there is no capital gains tax.

IRA Donations

Make a tax-free gift to the PMC Kids Rides Program directly from your IRA. IRA distributions are exempt from taxable income and qualify for the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD).

When requesting an IRA distribution, reference the PMC's tax ID (04-2746912).

    • You must be age 70 1/2 or older
    • $100,000 maximum annual donation
    • Download a sample letter to your IRA administrator to request a charitable gift transfer to the PMC.

Contact PMC Fundraising Coordinator Jessica Otto at jessica@pmc.org.