Did you know that every time you shop, you could generate donations to Spero— at no cost to you? We participate in the following passive giving programs, designed to support our efforts with minimal effort on your part.
While these programs do not require a cash contribution, each seemingly small contribution adds up in a big way to benefit a variety of Spero programs. We participate in the following passive giving programs, designed to support our efforts with minimal effort on your part:
It does not affect your fuel rewards. Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations.
Thrivent Financial members or those who have life insurance or an annuity thru them can donate “Choice” dollars or have Action Teams to benefit Spero. Every Thrivent member gets Choice dollars. Call us to find more.
Spero / BLUE WATER PREGNANCY CARE CENTER
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way to support Spero while shopping online. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll have the same shopping experience as at Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Spero.
Amazon will give a portion of most of your Amazon purchases to Spero if you simply start your Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com and (on your first visit) designate “Spero” as your charitable organization. The site is identical to amazon.com; you use your regular Amazon account to do your shopping. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Once you have designated Spero as your charitable organization, Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com in the future will result in a donation to Spero.
We hope that you will use smile.amazon.com from now on, and that you will also pass this message on to your friends and family. The more people who use smile.amazon.com and designate Spero, the more money will go to Spero! It does not cost you anything extra and helps us a lot!
1. Log in to AmazonSmile,
2. Select Spero / BLUE WATER PREGNANCY CARE CENTER as your designated charity, and
3. Instantly begin raising funds to support our mission with each purchase.
Can you leave 5% or $5000 to Spero? Anyone can make a Legacy Gift regardless of current assets or income. YOU can include charitable giving into lifelong giving or estate planning goals. Assure that your favorite Christian ministry will continue to receive benefits from you for generations to come by giving a Legacy Gift. Unlike cash donations, they are typically made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death. www.aLastingGift.org
You can leave a lasting gift by:
• arranging for an RMD (Required Minimum Distribution),
• naming Spero as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, or
• leaving Spero (& EMCF) in your will or estate plan.
Why give directly to The Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation
It encourages and facilitates keeping charitable dollars money local. It facilitates giving to faith-based charities that donors care about. As a foundation, Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation is a safeguard which preserves charitable gifts. It is a simple way to give to one place and at the same time see that your gift is spread throughout the faith-based community. Why give directly to Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation? We bring together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective non-profits in our community.