Other Ideas for Giving
Combined Fund Drive Washington State
If you are a current or retired Washington State employee you can make monthly or one-time contributions through the combined fund drive.
Sign-up today at http://www.cfd.wa.gov/ CFD # 0316533
Shop at Amazon.com and their AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Olympia Union Gospel Mission. To find out more click here.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
Another easy way to support the Mission is through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. Once you link your Fred Meyer card, a percent of all your purchases is given back to the Mission. Sign in, then look us up by our account number EM946 or typing in Olympia Union Gospel Mission to link your card.
Ralph’s Thriftway & Bayview Thriftway ThrifteCard
Designate 1% of your purchases to the Olympia Union Gospel Mission each time you shop at Ralph’s or Bayview Thriftway in Olympia! It’s easy to do. Just sign-up for a ThrifteCard here. Then, call the ThrifteCard helpline at 360-596-0110 and provide the following information.*
1. Your Full Name
2. Your Phone Number
3. That you would like to designate the Olympia Union Gospel Mission as your community rebate recipient.
* If you already have a ThrifteCard, call the helpline and add the Mission as your community rebate group.
If you are looking for an individual or group project to help support the Mission, think about conducting a drive. Download our flyer (PDF, 233KB) to find out how and what to collect.
Please drop off items at 413 Franklin St NE (and A Ave NE), 9-5pm Monday – Friday.
Immediate Needs: Bath towels, vacuum, mixer, blender, large crock pot
Dental: good quality, soft toothbrushes
Hygiene Supplies: Women’s hygiene, deodorant, underwear (men boxers sizes 30-38 & women all sizes), socks, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, wash clothes.
Street Ministry: Tents, sleeping bags, tarps, backpacks, duffle bag, men’s pants (32-36 waist), women’s pants (3-15 size), hoodies, boots, sweatshirts & sweatpants
Kitchen: #10 cans of fruits and vegetables, fresh produce
Learn More About Planned Giving
The ideas on the right are provided to you for information only and will require you to work with your attorney or financial planner to develop a giving plan that is consistent with your personal financial goals.
When you make a donation of cash or other assets, you may be able to enjoy tax benefits, and at the same time, enjoy the personal satisfaction of knowing you have helped lost men and women transform their lives.
While it’s easy to become depressed about the current economy and the falling value of your retirement account, Jesus told us to, “Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Luke 12:15.
Earn Tax Savings While Transferring Assets to Heirs
Through estate planning, there are ways for you to transfer future assets to heirs at a substantially reduced gift and estate tax cost, and support the Mission during your lifetime.
Leave Behind a Legacy of Care and Support for the Homeless and Needy
You can provide for the Mission through bequests and other planned gifts. When you make a financial bequest to an organization you believe in, you leave behind a legacy that can change the future of many generations.
Donations of homes, vacation homes and other real estate can be made to the Mission, while you as the owner maintain rights to the property during your lifetime. The Mission also welcomes outright donations of real property to sell. Proceeds will be reinvested into Mission programs.
It is possible to name the Olympia Union Gospel Mission as the owner and beneficiary to an existing policy, or a new policy can be established.
Retirement savings can quickly dwindle when hit by federal income, estate and excise taxes. When you name the Olympia Union Gospel Mission as the beneficiary of these assets, you can save your estate and heirs both income tax and federal estate taxes.