“Whoever has the world’s possessions and sees his fellow Christian in need and shuts off his compassion against him, how can the love of God reside in such a person? Dear children, we must show love through actions that are sincere, not through empty words.” 1 John 3:17-18
Please consider donating financially to help support the homeless and near-homeless supported by First Step Back Home. We rely solely on individual, foundation, corporation, and church donations. We do not receive government funding of any kind, only you support us.
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Donations can also be made via PayPal or auto pay from a bank account, on either a one-time or recurring basis. The PayPal option link appears on the top right column of each page on this site.
Please know that many employers and financial entities have gift-match provisions that enable your very valuable donation to increase in amount, to do even more important work. Check to see if this might apply to you. A number of our corporate sponsors provide these matches. Also, Thrivent Choice is a charitable grant program that allows eligible members to recommend where Thrivent Financial for Lutherans distributes part of its charitable outreach grant funds each year.
If you are so inclined, planned giving is yet another vehicle to support the homeless problem that First Step Back Home so diligently addresses. Planned gifts are generally made from accumulated assets in a carefully considered manner and in an amount that expresses one’s commitment but does not impair the family’s well being. A planned gift is one you make during your lifetime, but which benefits the charitable beneficiary only after your death. Wills and bequests are the most common ways of making such gifts, and ensure that your wishes regarding heirs, church, and charities are honored. However, life insurance policies, retirement assets, and life income gifts such as annuities and charitable remainder trusts are other effective ways to give. And these vehicles can provide important current financial benefits such as income tax deductions, tax savings on long term gains, and attractive income payments for the rest of your life and/or for a surviving loved one after your death.
No matter how you elect to help, thank you for considering FSBH in addressing serious poverty issues starting with the least of God’s people, the homeless. Thank You! God Bless You!
If you have any questions regarding financial donations, please call Paul Kruse at 636-466-1365.