Ways to Support Guest HouseYour gift can make an immediate impact or create an endowment. Endowment gifts continue in perpetuity, assuring the future of Guest House and our mission to seek peace and pursue it. Give Now
The powerful benefits of donating a vehicle impact you, too! Selling a vehicle takes time, money, advertising, and more, but have you considered the advantages of donating a vehicle to Guest House?
Not only will you cruise past the hassles altogether, but you’ll make a lasting impact.
- It’s easy and the pick-up is free!
- The proceeds from the sale of your vehicle will help us continue our mission.
- Donating saves time and money on repairs and maintenance.
- Donating beats the hassles and worries of selling.
- Our Vehicle Donor Support team is here to guide you every step of the way.
- We help you take care of the paperwork and provide you with any necessary tax documents.
- Vehicle donations are tax-deductible.
Click HERE to learn more about the tax benefits of vehicle donations.
Gift Planning/ Estate Giving
Making gifts for the benefit of others is an excellent way to affirm your values and priorities. You can designate your gift to a specific program or building, to scholarship or to education and research. Your gift can also be unrestricted and used where needed most. Planning your gift to Guest House may stretch the value of your donation, enabling you to do more than you think possible. An estate gift may also benefit you and your family: your tax savings may be increased, and some estate gifts can provide you or a loved one guaranteed lifetime income.
A Bequest in a Will or Trust stipulates that an amount or a percentage of your estate will be given to Guest House after your lifetime. Your bequest can be designated to a specific program or building, to scholarship or to education and research, or it can be unrestricted and used where needed most.
Life-income Gifts provide income to a donor and/or another individual age 60 or older. At the end of the beneficiary’s lifetime, the remainder is given to Guest House.
A Gift of Retirement Fund Assets is a specific use of funds that would be heavily taxed if given to an individual—up to 85 percent. After your lifetime, the remainder of your retirement fund can be assigned to Guest House as a designated or unrestricted gift.
A Gift of Life Insurance from a past policy no longer needed because of the death of the original beneficiary or a newly created policy can benefit Guest House in many ways.
Charitable Lead Trusts provide income to Guest House over a set number of years and then transfer assets to children or other individual(s) named by the donor. This plan enables heirs to receive assets while minimizing taxes.
Gifts of Appreciated Assets, such as stocks, bonds and mutual fund shares, that have increased in value are another way of giving to Guest House. The donor receives an itemized income tax deduction for the full current value and also avoids tax on the increase in value. Real estate and other appreciated assets may be helpful to Guest House, and you may be able to continue living in a residence while saving on taxes. Other assets that may make helpful gifts while saving taxes include closely held stock, business practices (law, medicine, etc.), partnerships, contracts, leases, royalties and patents.
Honor and Memorial Gifts
Honor and Memorial Gifts are thoughtful ways to mark a special occasion or honor the life or memory of a relative or friend. To make an honor or memorial gift, send your contribution and acknowledgment information (for notification purposes) to Guest House.
Consider an Honor or Memorial Gift to celebrate or recognize an individual’s or group’s important milestone or event:
- Births and Birthdays
- Weddings and Anniversaries
- Graduations and Retirements
- Mother’s or Father’s Day
- Life’s Successes and Joys (Good Luck, Best Wishes or Congratulations)
- Illness (Get Well)
- Times of Sympathy
- Times of Appreciation (Thank You)
Your gift will be immediately acknowledged with a card sent to the honored person or group or to the family member of a deceased. A personal message on the card will let them know that a thoughtful donation has been made in their name or the name of a loved one.
Corporate and Foundation Giving
The addiction treatment and aftercare programs at Guest House are devoted exclusively to clergy and men and women religious who are suffering from alcoholism, addictions and other behavioral health conditions. Our programs are designed to respect these individuals’ special roles in the Church, helping them regain their sobriety and return to their ministries. They return with improved well-being and renewed purpose, impacting thousands of lives throughout their years in recovery.
Guest House is committed to providing treatment and care regardless of the religious communities’ or dioceses’ ability to pay for any sister, brother or clergy member who needs our services. This commitment is part of our designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, included in the Official Catholic Directory.
We rely on financial support from corporations and foundations, in addition to philanthropy from individuals and organizations, to carry out our ministry. Please consider partnering with us, so we can continue to serve our Church and strengthen Catholic communities around the world.
Every gift makes a difference – your gift makes a difference.
Guest House relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations (parishes, dioceses, religious communities and businesses), corporations and foundations to carry out our ministry.
These philanthropic efforts make it possible for Guest House to provide comprehensive addiction treatment and continuing care, offer education on topics related to addiction and engage in addiction research in order to continue the good work of our mission.
Giving can be directed to a specific program or building, to scholarship or to education and research.