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Christian Life Resources

The pandemic has increased the need for us to speak the truth of God’s Word in love for those facing challenging times. Our work at CLR is expansive, but in all of it, we focus on the premier goal – the salvation of souls. We use the issues of life and family to talk about our eternal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Your support makes this possible – no matter how tough it gets out there.

Please join us in supporting this work – one heart at a time – to the glory of God. Your tax-deductible gift in any amount (big or small) makes a difference.

“We love because he first loved us.” 1 John 4:19

Additional Ways to Donate

We rely on donors to support our work – and especially those who provide financial resources on a regular giving basis. This ongoing support provides us with monetary stabilization so we can concentrate on our life-affirming ministry work.

  • Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) // Authorize CLR or New Beginnings to electronically transfer a gift from your checking or savings account on a monthly basis. Click here to download the required form.
  • Charge Card Authorization // Similar to EFT, you can authorize CLR or New Beginnings to charge your gift on a monthly basis to your charge card. Click here to download the required form.
  • Electronic Check // Schedule your support for CLR or New Beginnings on an ongoing basis. Consult your financial institution for details.
  • Monthly Giving Envelopes // We can provide you with postage-paid envelopes imprinted with each month of the year. Email us and we will be happy to send these to you.
  • Lending Hand Program // To address fluctuations in donations, we ask committed donors to consider providing CLR with renewable 12-month short-term loans that can earn between 0%-3% in interest. Email us and request information on this “Lending Hand” program.
  • Estate Planning // Download our estate planning help guide here for information on how to establish an estate plan and ways to remember the ministries of CLR or New Beginnings in your plan.

Thrivent Choice

“Thrivent Choice®” is a charitable grant program that allows members to recommend where Thrivent Financial distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year. Christian Life Resources and New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers are both approved recipients of the “Thrivent Choice®” matching gifts.

Are you a Thrivent member? Here’s how to designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars®:
Log into your account at www.thrivent.com (on the opening page, look for “Thrivent Choice” under the “Making a Difference” heading). Or, call 1-800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and say “Thrivent Choice” at the prompt. NOTE: You can designate eligible Thrivent Choice Dollars® each quarter to Christian Life Resources or New Beginnings.

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is an easy and efficient way to make tax-deductible donations to the charities you care about, typically with donations taken directly out of your paycheck. If your employer participates in matching or giving program, please consider designating Christian Life Resources to help us speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Click here for a listing of employers with giving programs.

How it Works:
Typical workplace giving campaigns occur in the Fall but many employers are moving to year-round employee engagement programs. When your employer holds its workplace giving campaign, you will be given the opportunity to give to many charities.

Based on those giving options, designate a set amount of money you would like to donate to Christian Life Resources. Submit your pledge, you’re done!

Your donation will be deducted automatically from your paycheck (or whatever payment method you selected), and that money will be distributed to Christian Life Resources.

As your company will hold its annual workplace giving campaign in subsequent years, you can renew last year’s pledges.

Benefits of Workplace Giving:

  • Convenience & Tax Benefits: You get the convenience of automatic payroll deductions without losing the tax benefits of charitable giving.
  • Financially More Manageable: By having a smaller amount of money deducted from your paycheck throughout the year, you can donate a larger amount of money and have a greater impact overall. For example, if you get paid biweekly (26 times throughout the year) and you pledge $38.50 of each paycheck to a charity, by the end of the year you will have donated $1,000 to that charity!
  • Matching Gifts: Some employers will offer to match your contributions up to a specified amount. This leverages your employer’s philanthropic support and maximizes your gift to the causes you care about.
  • Cost-efficient and Sustainable Fundraising: Workplace giving is more cost-effective and efficient for charities to raise funds than other fundraising methods. The cost of participating in a workplace giving campaign is far below the cost that would be incurred if participating charities had to launch any type of campaign to try to raise an equal amount of money. Your donation enables charities to spend more time and resources on services and programs rather than elaborate fundraising.
  • Unrestricted Money: Your donation provides charities with sustainable, year-round source funds. And because this money is ‘unrestricted’, your donation provides charities with funds that enable them to decide how to best use that money and invest in their ability to deliver vital programs and services.

United Way
The United Way serves your community by organizing an annual campaign in the workplace for thousands of companies nationwide. “Donor Choice” is a component that allows you, the employee of the company participating in the United Way campaign, to contribute to any qualified charitable agency with a 501(c)(3) non-profit classification, such as Christian Life Resources.

To get started, determine whether or not your employer participates in the United Way campaign. Ask for a Donor Choice form and be sure to designate Christian Life Resources (EIN: 39-1601307) as your charitable agency of choice. Or you can contact your local United Way campaign planners to ask if Christian Life Resources is eligible to receive a workplace designation.

America’s Charities
America’s Charities provides a range of programs and services to help charities navigate and thrive in an environment of growing expectations. Donations via credit card, vacation time, and other methods might also be available depending on your employer’s program.

If your employer doesn’t currently offer a workplace giving program, start one! Let your human resources department know you’re interested in giving at work and ask them to contact America’s Charities. Or, you can complete America’s Charities’ contact form, select “workplace giving & employee engagement solutions”, in the message section let them know of your specific interest, and provide the contact information of the appropriate person within your organization. They will follow up and reference your name and interest in workplace giving. If your company already has a workplace giving campaign but would like to include America’s Charities member charities in your campaign, contact America’s Charities and they will explore how they can help.

Click here to learn more.

Shopping

You can support our ministry while you shop!

  • Amazon Smile – Simply start at smile.amazon.com/ch/39-1601307, rather than the regular Amazon page. Select “Christian Life Resources” as your charity and a portion of every purchase will support our ministry.
  • ShopRaise – Start at shopraise.com and search for ‘Christian Life Resources’ in WI. Then, download the mobile or desktop app and every purchase made at more than 1,000 retailers will earn donations for our ministry.

Please consider a gift to help us share the message of grace.

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