Missourians who find they have unclaimed property in the state’s coffers can donate it to the American Red Cross and 19 other charities through a new program instituted by the office of Treasurer Clint Zweifel.
“These charities provide invaluable services to the people of Missouri and now, with this program, we have created a simple way to give back to the citizens in our state,” Treasurer Clint Zweifel said. “This new program was created in response to requests from constituents to donate their unclaimed property.
“My team and I are focused on creating innovative ways to serve the needs and wishes of Missourians, and this program is an example of that. I am proud of the good it can do for our communities at no cost to taxpayers.”
Heart of Missouri Chapter Executive Director Dave Griffith took part in Zweifel’s Capitol Rotunda news conference to announce the program.
“This new program is a win-win for Missouri and for the charities as well,” Griffith said. “We rely on donations to fulfill our mission. The more agencies we can partner with, the more effective we can be.”
The treasurer currently holds more than $810 million in unclaimed property belonging to 4.7 million account owners. Missourians can choose from any of the 20 charitable organizations in the state to donate their unclaimed property through the new program.
The average return on a claim is $300. Missourians may donate as much or as little of their claim to any of the approved organizations they choose.
More than half of all account owners will be able to search for, claim and donate their unclaimed property entirely online.
Individuals may check for unclaimed property 24 hours a day, sign up for email alerts or email search results to family and friends at www.ShowMeMoney.com.