You Can Make A Difference!
The generosity of donors ensures that Catholic Charities’ comprehensive services are delivered to those in need. Individual donors have distinct reasons for giving to Catholic Charities. Additionally, there are a variety of ways to support Catholic Charities’ mission. Here is a diverse list of giving options for donors.
Donors may give in response to Appeals and mailings, or mail gifts directly to Catholic Charities. Methods of outright giving include personal checks, Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders. We do not recommend sending cash in the mail. Mail to:
P.O. Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912
The button, found throughout our website, takes donors to a simple form where payment and donation information are entered. Online Giving ensures safe and prompt donation processing, and takes only minutes. For those interested in monthly giving please contact:
Stocks, bonds or any other securities can be transferred as gifts. Banks and brokers can assist donors with donating shares of stock. Giving the gift of stock also has benefits for the giver, who may avoid paying capital gains tax. Please contact our Advancement Director for account information or to notify us of your transfer.
In-kind gifts are donations of supplies and materials for programs. Examples include boxes of tissue or art supplies for our Adult Day Center, diapers for infants in our Pregnancy & Parenting Support program and other clients with young children, and furniture, clothing and kitchen supplies for Refugee Resettlement families. In-kind donations can be tax deductible. For more information contact:
Many companies offer a matching donation program and will match your gift, a spouse's gift, or a retired employee’s gift. Matching gifts may double your donation to Catholic Charities. Please contact your company’s Human Resources Department for more information on this option.
CARS (Charitable Auto Resources, Inc.) accepts all types of vehicles nationwide — cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, ATVs -- even boats and snowmobiles, to benefit local charities. Go to CARS website link for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The site will lead you to a secure online donation form or call 855-920-4483 to speak to a Catholic Charities' CARS representative...calls taken 7 days a week.
By remembering Catholic Charities in your will, trust or insurance policy you help plant the seeds for meeting the needs of people in need, even after you are gone. If you do not have an estate plan, we strongly urge you to have one prepared. Through your will or trust, you guarantee that your estate will be distributed as you wish to your loved ones and to charitable organizations that are important to you. A first step will be to decide which individuals and organization you would like to remember. Then you should seek legal assistance from an attorney who can help you with the details and suggest which plan will be in your best interest.
If you already have a will or trust and wish to update it to include Catholic Charities all you have to do is contact your attorney to make an addition called a codicil.
To name Catholic Charities in your will please use our legal name as it appears below:
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc.
3501 S. Lake Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Federal Tax ID # 39-0806321
Memorial gfts, in memory of someone, is an excellent way to commemorate a special person while supporting the mission of Catholic Charities. When families request or designate memorial donations.
You may choose to designate Catholic Charities as the beneficiary, or partial beneficiary, of a life insurance policy. There is no income tax benefit with this option, but a possible estate tax benefit. You may also donate existing policies that are no longer needed. Tax deductions may be equal to the policy's cash replacement value. A donor may also purchase a policy and name Catholic Charities as the owner and beneficiary; the premiums you pay are fully tax deductible. At the donor's death, the charity receives the insurance proceeds.
Every individual’s situation is unique, and Catholic Charities encourages you to work with a trusted financial adviser to determine what options will work best for you.
For Additional Information
If you have questions or would like more information on any of these giving opportunities, please contact Catholic Charities’ Advancement Director: