Stewardship 2021

Stewardship 2021

3 ways you can help LHI maximize every gift

  1. EFT bank account (direct debit) vs Credit/Debit
  2. Corporate matching gifts
  3. Amazon Smile designation

We all want generous gifts to Living Hope International to stretch as far as possible. This is not only practical advice but Biblical. Together, we can ensure that sowing into the kingdom through LHI will produce the biggest return. We’ve identified a few ways that many of our faithful financial partners could maximize their giving, and in some cases increase it, at no added expense.

If 50, 100, or even 250 LHI financial partners took these steps… The result could be as much as $250,000 each year.

More details…

  1. Set up bank account (direct debit) instead of credit and debit cards.
    This will save on processing fees and accidental disruptions in recurring gifts.

    • LHI incurs fees with each credit/debit card processed. These fees add up and take away from the intent of your gift, reducing its impact. There are NO fees incurred by LHI when processing your gift through a bank account (direct debit).
    • Also, bank account (direct debit) gifts are not accidentally interrupted as easily. If your credit/debit card expiration date passes, your card or account is compromised or reissued, your automated monthly giving will be interrupted. There is no risk of these occurrences if using bank account (direct debit)
  2. Check on your employer’s corporate matching gift policy.
    Many employers will match employee donations—often dollar for dollar!

    • Matching gifts are designed to be the means by which companies support and encourage employee charitable giving. Companies receive the benefits of tax-deductible gifts while supporting the causes valued by their employees. Companies big and small match gifts. 
    • The majority of companies match donations at a 1:1 ratio, although ratios can be anything from .5:1 ($.50 match on every dollar donated) to 4:1 ($4 match on every dollar donated). Regardless of the matching ratios or limits, there is much to be gained at no additional donation by you.
    • Ask your employer about available matching programs.
  3. Choose LHI as your Amazon Smile favorite charity.
    The world’s largest retailer will donate a percentage of your purchases to LHI.

    • By simply connecting your Amazon shopping account to their charitable “Smile” program, LHI will receive a percentage of every dollar you spend as a charitable contribution from Amazon.
    • Click here to connect to LHI now. Be sure to choose Living Hope International Inc, in West Bend, WI