Catholic Services Appeal – 6 ways to give

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Registered parishioners will receive a letter in the mail along with a personalized pledge envelope in early March. Blank pledge envelopes are available in parish pews or in parish literature racks. Please fill out the pledge envelope information and return it to your parish.

You can . . .

1 Donate online

This is a quick and easy way to make your yearly donaton. Go to http://APPEAL.ARCHSPM.ORG/GIVING.HTML to make your donation online. You can use your credit card or bank account.

2 Write a check

Your pledge envelope and check can be mailed directly to your parish or to: Development and Stewardship Office, 328 Kellogg Boulevard West, St. Paul, MN 55102.

3 Create an automatic bank withdrawal

Instead of a one-time gift, consider spreading your pledge throughout the year. Both the pledge envelope and the online giving site allow you to create a weekly or monthly gift withdrawal from your credit card or bank account.

4 Transfer stock

Transfering appreciated stock directly to the Catholic Services Appeal is both easy and tax deductible. Contact Jennifer Beaudry, development officer, for more information at (651) 291-4529.

5 Give from your IRA

Individuals age 701?2 or older can now transfer a gift from their IRA account to a public charity — such as the Catholic Services Appeal — without reporting it as taxable income.

6 Seek matching funds

It may be possible to double your gift to the Catholic Services Appeal through a matching gift. Many employers (and former employers, for retirees) match the charitable gifts of their employees. Check with your employer’s human resources department to see if they will match your charitable contribution. Complete their matching gift form (or fill one out online) and send it in along with your gift information to the archdiocesan Office for Development and Stewardship.

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