Ways to Give

1.) Make a personal donation NOW: CLICK HERE to help the House of Hope

2.) Make a multi-year sustaining gift by joining our Circle of Hope

3.) Planned Giving

We are grateful you are interested in learning about the impact of estate planning and the benefits of charitable gift planning. We have found that our planned gift donors want to do something special for House of Hope Rescue Mission because they care deeply about our organization, and they want to make a difference in the community they live in — now and in the future.  
 
A planned gift lasts long beyond a lifetime. It allows you to fulfill your dreams and wishes for our organization and demonstrate your commitment to future generations benefiting from our services. We help those we serve find HOPE for a bright future, STRENGTH to overcome challenges, and a CONNECTION to opportunities and services that make it possible to begin rebuilding their lives. 
 
Planned gifts can be an important element of your — and your family’s — overall financial, philanthropic and estate planning. 
 

Planned giving options

A planned gift may be as simple as naming House of Hope Rescue Mission as a beneficiary of your will, 401(k), IRA, pension fund, insurance policy or trust. A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make: you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift be made to House of Hope Rescue Mission as part of your estate plan – a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate, balance of your estate, or as the beneficiary of certain assets.  
 
Other donors may consider a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust which provides income or tax benefits to the donor. You may be interested in a naming opportunity in memory of a loved one, funding a capital improvement or to endow a fund which – for example – supports operational costs for homeless services to help us meet increasing needs.
 

3.) Donor Advised Funds

  What is a donor-advised fund?
 A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

  How does it work?
  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice

What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?
Simplicity – The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts.
Flexibility – Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
Tax-efficiency – Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
Family legacy – A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy.
No start-up costs – There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more).**
No transaction fees – Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.**
Privacy if desired – Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.

** Sponsoring organizations generally assess an administrative fee on the assets in a DAF. These fees vary by sponsoring organization. 

4.) Donate in kind.

The House of Hope always accepts items to help keep our mission running.  

  • Host a Food Drive in your business, school or as an individual. 
  • Hygiene items such as small shampoos, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, soap, etc. 
  • Clothing & Outerwear: Used in-season clothing; hats, gloves, coats or scarves; new underwear for men & women; new socks; shoes & work boots.
  • Tents, Backpacks & Blankets.
  • Servingware for our meals: sturdy plates; 8oz & 16oz cups; plastic forks, spoons & knives; napkins; paper towels; gallon & quart ziplock bags.
  • Condiments & Serving Supplies: coffee; sugar & creamer; gallon tea bags; ranch dressing; individual butter; ketchup, mustard, & mayo packets.
  • Laundry detergent for our laundry services.
  • Toilet paper.