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We welcome your gifts via whichever payment method is most convenient for you! Gifts can go to work immediately in supporting Outreach for Hope Ministry Partners.

Check or money order
Checks and money orders should be sent directly to the Outreach for Hope office. Please download and complete the Donation Form linked below and include it with your donation.

Credit card
Your credit card can be used for donations in two ways, online or by mail:

  • Online
    Visit our online donation webpage to give online.
  • By Mail
    Download and complete the Donation Form linked below and fill out the credit card information along with the contact information.

Electronic Transfer
You can have gifts transferred directly from your bank account. This is best done online. Click on the “Donate Now” button (on the right) and choose to give from your savings or checking account in the giving options.

Gift Acknowledgement
All gifts are acknowledged with a letter of receipt, including the amount of your donation.

Matching Gifts
Does your employer offer matching gifts? Please let us know – see the ‘Gifts Matched by Companies’ tab above for more information.

Because the needs of Outreach for Hope congregations and ministries are on-going, we are grateful for those who make a commitment of support beyond a one-time gift. This gives Outreach for Hope a clearer picture of its expected donations, and allows you to give in whatever rhythm works for you: annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly. You can arrange for automatic donations through your credit card, or choose to make regular donations by check on your own schedule. Outreach for Hope encourages donors to consider a three-year pledge.

If you would like to make a pledge which you will pay by check(s,) please note your pledge on the Donation Form linked below and mail it to: PO Box 341695, Milwaukee, WI 53234.

To set up a recurring donation by credit card, simply visit our giving page and choose the “recurring” option under Frequency; or you may set up your donation manually by calling us at 414.671.1212.

You may wish to check if your employer has a matching donation program by which the company matches the gift of their employees with a corporate gift. Often the company provides a form to give to the charity at the time of your donation. Please indicate your company’s involvement as you fill out the Donation Form linked below. Also, please indicate whether your employer would like to be recognized in our annual report.

Stocks, bonds, and similar assets make excellent gifts to Outreach for Hope and are gladly received. Such donations enable the donor to claim the current market value of the assets as a tax deduction, while taxes on capital gains and transfer fees are avoided. Outreach for Hope will liquidate these assets at the time they are received. Please fill out the Stock Donation Form linked below and submit it to inform us of the intended transfer. Once the transfer is complete, you will receive a letter outlining the details of your donation.

The EIN # for Outreach for Hope is 20-5218843.

Both commercial and residential real estate can be donated to Outreach for Hope. In some instances, gifts of residential real estate may be designed to allow you and your spouse to occupy the property during your lifetime(s), while reaping immediate and substantial tax benefits. Real estate gifts are subject to acceptance approval by the Outreach for Hope Board of Directors and the Greater Milwaukee Synod Council. Contact Phil Smith at 414-671-1212 for more information.

Giving to memorialize the life of someone you love is an excellent way to remember them and to make their memory a blessing for others. All giving options listed on this site can be expressed as a memorial.

You may also honor the living, with a gift in the name of someone special in your life.

Please note the details of your memorial gift or gift of honor on the Donation Form linked below. We are happy to send a letter of recognition, on behalf of memorial and/or ‘in honor of’ gifts, to any address of your choosing. (You may also ask that we keep your identity anonymous, if you wish.)

Have you remembered Outreach for Hope in your will or estate plan? Please consider becoming a legacy giver to Outreach for Hope.

When you make or revise your will or estate plan, or review your life insurance or retirement fund beneficiaries, simply name Outreach for Hope, Inc. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a beneficiary.

The use of the following sample bequest language will ensure that your gift is directed appropriately:

I hereby leave (percentage of estate/dollar amount/residue of my estate/percentage of residue) of my estate/trust to Outreach for Hope, Inc, 1212 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215.

Please be sure to carefully indicate “Outreach for Hope.” There are many charities out there with similar names; using our exact name, along with the address and EIN # (see below) will ensure that your gift is handled correctly.

Your financial advisor may need to know the following information:

Outreach for Hope, Inc.
1212 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Mailing address:
PO Box 341695
Milwaukee, WI 532343

EIN #:
20-5218843


Three Simple “Legacy Gift” Options:

Option 1: Through your will or trust

Direct a certain dollar amount or percentage to Outreach for Hope.

Option 2: Through your IRA

Request a beneficiary designation form and direct a certain dollar amount or percentage to Outreach for Hope.

Or, if you are 70 ½ or older, you may direct your IRA manager to send a specified amount to Outreach for Hope. If you are 72 years of age, your gift may count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) and be excluded from your gross income.

Option 3: Through your life insurance

Request a beneficiary designation form and direct a certain dollar amount or percentage to Outreach for Hope.


Another Option: Establish a Charitable Gift Annuity

In uncertain times such as these, you may feel more secure with a reliable source of income. Did you know that you can support your favorite ministry and receive income payments at the same time? If you are age 65 or older, you can establish a charitable gift annuity that provides you with fixed payments for life, with the remainder of the gift benefiting Outreach for Hope. What’s more, you can fund your annuity with a variety of assets such as cash, real estate or securities. With your gift you’ll receive an immediate income tax deduction, and a portion of the payments you receive may be tax-free as well. Ready to get started? Contact your financial advisor, or give us a call at 414-671-1212!

 

Any time you plan to shop on Amazon, you can visit the smile.amazon.com site and Outreach for Hope will receive a percentage of your purchase total. Even Prime members can use smile.amazon.com to shop and support Outreach for Hope. Click on the logo above to get to the Amazon Smile site – once you log on to Amazon, Outreach for Hope will automatically be your designated charity. Bookmark the link (for future visits) and begin your shopping. You’ll have access to all the same wide variety of goods (and the same pricing) available on the regular Amazon site.

As a Thrivent member, you can regularly visit the Thrivent Choice page and designate Thrivent Choice Dollars to Outreach for Hope. Take full advantage of your Thrivent investments by asking Thrivent to support one of your favorite charities. Click here to get started.

The Outreach for Hope Ride Run Walk (formerly the Family Bike Ride) is our largest annual fundraiser. Visit OFHRRW.org to learn more about how to support the event by registering, donating, fundraising, volunteering, or sponsoring!

The EIN # for Outreach for Hope is 20-5218843.

Donation Form

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Stock Donation Form

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