Sustaining Support

Associated Ministries offers you lots of flexible ways to make your gift. These gifts provide essential support we can count on to sustain our programs and services to make a difference in people’s lives all year long. The Donate button will take you to our online form where you can start your sustaining gift. You may also fit well with one or more of the following types of gifts.

Types of Gifts

Recurring Gifts

Associated Ministries offers the opportunity for you to make a recurring gift at dates of your choosing.  That may be monthly, quarterly, or semi-annual gifts. 

Our secure online credit card service will automatically charge a gift amount designated by you to your credit card, on a period you determine.  

Matching Gifts

Double your donation! Many Pierce County employers match their employees’ tax-deductible donations, often by donating the same amount or more. This benefit is provided at no cost to you, but in most cases it doesn’t happen automatically – you need to request the matching funds. Here’s how:

  1. Contact your HR department to find out if your employer matches gifts  
  2. If the answer is “yes,” follow the company’s instructions to obtain a matching gift form
  • If the form is in hard copy and you are making a donation by check, send it with your donation.
  • If you’ve already donated, or are making a donation online, send us the form by mail or email.

    SEND FORM TO:
    Associated Ministries
    901 S. 13th Street
    Tacoma, WA. 98405
    Email: michelec@associatedministries.org

That’s it – we’ll take care of the rest! If your company does not currently match employee donations, consider asking them to do so. Your employer will enjoy tax benefits, and together you will help individuals and families in need.

Honorary / Tribute Gifts

An honorary or tribute gift is a unique way to recognize the special attributes or accomplishments of family, friends or colleagues.  

Your gift connects a significant person in your life with children and families in need.  

Memorial Gifts

A gift to Associated Ministries is a wonderful way to honor the memory of friends, family or colleagues who have passed away.  

A Memorial Gift can remember those who are no longer with us by making a difference in the lives of those in need.

United Way Giving

United Way processes donor-directed contributions as a service to its donors. Associated Ministries meets the requirements to receive donor designations through United Way.  Designating all or part of your United Way gift to Associated Ministries is easy – just designate Associated Ministries on your pledge card.

If you have questions about contributing to Associated Ministries through United Way, please contact Michele Cotton at michelec@associatedministries.org or (253) 383-3056.

Donate Stock / Securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have been held for one or more years can provide great tax savings for you since the capital gain on unrealized appreciation is waived. Gifts of securities will be recorded at fair market value on the date of transfer.

Need additional information?

Contact:
Molly Archer
Chief Operating Officer
mollya@associatedministries.org
(253) 426-1504

Online Giving Programs

Amazon Smile

You shop. Amazon gives.  Select Associated Ministries as your charitable organization of choice and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to us on your behalf! 

Amazon Smile

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Give to support the work of Associated Ministries through your Fred Meyer Rewards Card.  Through their unique program, Community Rewards, you can support us just by using your Rewards Card.  All you have to do is link your Rewards card and scan it every time you shop at Fred Meyer. Whenever you use your Rewards Card by shopping at Freddy’s, you will be helping Associated Ministries earn a donation from Fred Meyer! If you do not have a Rewards Card, you can sign up for one at the Customer Service Desk of any Fred Meyer store.  Visit https://www.fredmeyer.com/topic/community-rewards-frequently-asked-questions for more information.

Gifts in Kind

In-kind gifts provide much-needed resources for our clients and help us reduce our overhead and provide assets for critical programming. Whether you’re an individual, business or group, you can help Associated Ministries build a stronger community by making an in-kind donation.

Material items in good condition, such as clothing, furniture, appliances, toys, etc. can be given in-kind. All donations will be used to benefit Associated Ministries and the clients we serve.

Ready to donate?

Contact:
Molly Archer
Chief Operating Officer
mollya@associatedministries.org
(253) 426-1504