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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.

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.

Want to purchase needed supplies directly for Spero? Find out what we need at our wish list!

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.


Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation is Spero’s Endowment fund.

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.

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.