Pennies for Poor People:
Become a Saint André Sustainer
Sustained Giving provides the invaluable service of an automatic, monthly contribution that allows our programs to provide the best possible service from month to month. Becoming a Saint André Sustainer is easier than you think! For as little as 28 cents a day, you will make a very meaningful gift of $100 to Saint André Bessette over the course of a year! So, whether you elect to contribute $5 a month to fit your budget or $100 a month to match a portion of your income, your contribution adds up to a significant dollar amount each year. And being able to count on your support each month means so much more to those who coordinate our programs and those who are welcomed into our programs each day.
By filling out a Sustained Giving Form, the hassle of writing out a check each month or receiving reminders about pledge payments is completely eliminated. Instead, each month your selected contribution is withdrawn automatically from the financial account of your choosing. At any point in time, its simple to make changes to your monthly payment or cancel your sustained giving entirely. And there’s no more waiting for a postage-paid acknowledgement letter serving as a receipt of your contribution, since you’ll be helping to go partially paperless in 2013! We make the process easy… You make the impact happen!
Become a FirstGiving Supporter
FirstGiving is the most advanced peer-to-peer giving platform in the world. By joining our team of supporters on FirstGiving, you will be able to fundraise on behalf of Saint André Bessette amongst your own network of family, friends, and colleagues. You set the pledge goal, your peers help you to reach it, and our entire community benefits from the support!
Signing up is free & easy! Simply visit our Saint André Bessette’s FirstGiving page and select “Start Fundraising” to get started. Once registered, you’ll join a team of our FirstGiving Supporters and be on your way to supporting our mission! Need some help? Check out our FirstGiving Step by Step Supporter Guide to walk you through the process. Or reach out to us directly at the contact info at the bottom of this page and we’ll be happy to assist!
For online donations, we have partnered with Network for Good to safely and securely process your contribution. The contribution amount will appear on your credit card statement and you will receive an acknowledgement letter from us within 30 days of submitting your payment.
If you prefer to mail your contribution, make checks or money orders payable to “Saint André Bessette Catholic Church” and designate in the notes section if you would like your donation to be directed towards “General Support” or a specific program of interest. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from us within 30 days of receiving your contribution. Checks and money orders can be mailed to: Saint André Bessette Catholic Church, Attn: Development Office, 601 West Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209
Material Donations have a special place in our programs at Saint André Bessette and we rely on many, incredibly generous community members and partners to supply those goods that we supply every day in our programs. Visit our Seasonal Wish List to see what we are most in need of this month. Furthermore, it’s easier than you think to make a great impact with a donation of material goods by hosting your own Clothing, Hygiene or Food Drive and we’re happy to help you set it up – so get in touch!
Business & Corporate Sponsorships
Sponsorship opportunities give our local business and corporations a means of giving back to their communities. Sponsorships take the form of financial and material contributions to help a specific program area. Additionally, members of sponsorship for-profits benefit from a unique level of interaction with our organization – attending immersions, educational sessions, volunteer programs and special events.
Pennies for the Poor
Catered specifically to elementary, middle school, and high school students, Pennies for the Poor helps to raise awareness and grow youth philanthropy. For over two decades, St. André Bessette Catholic Church has partnered with local schools and community groups and challenged them to raise as many pennies as they can. Pennies – as insignificant as they may seem to many – can add up to quite a bit when we put our minds to it!
Become a Legacy Giver
Through Planned Giving or Bequests, you or your aging family members can set aside something now to make a huge difference in the future. Legacy gifts can take the form of cash, equity or property to assist with general mission progression or specific programming areas. These types of gifts often require some additional preparation in order to meet federal and state tax laws, but the result is a lasting legacy to ensure sustainability for the future.
Want to learn more about any of the development opportunities above? Contact us:
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