Gifts That Make an Impact Now

Take Action Today

If you would like to help the Sisters of Mary feed, care for and provide an education for poor children today, consider the giving options below — many of which have financial and personal benefits to you.

Donate Now

To support Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children’s current work, make a gift online or by mail:

4200 Parliament Place
Suite 230
Lanham, MD 20706

Or donate online here.

Recommend a grant now from your donor-advised fund

You can use your donor-advised fund (DAF) to make a one-time gift, or to create a recurring monthly or quarterly gift for even more impact.

You can conveniently initiate a grant from your DAF using the link below. Simply type in the name of your fund sponsor and the system will prompt you through the process.

Memorial or Tribute Gift

When you give a memorial or tribute gift for Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children to honor someone special, you’re expressing your love, admiration, and gratitude in one of the most meaningful ways there is. Your gift will honor your loved one, create a lasting tribute, and help children across the globe escape from poverty.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities

You can use stocks, bonds, and mutual funds that have appreciated in value to support our shared vision. You may receive a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the stock (up to a maximum of 30% of your adjusted gross income) and avoid paying the capital gains tax on any increase in the value of the stock.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Would you like to maximize the impact of your giving and encourage other supporters to mobilize on behalf of children in poverty? Consider sponsoring a matching gift challenge. Donate a pool of funds to Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children, from which we will match any donation made within a given period of time. In this way, you can double the impact of your giving.

Qualified Charitable Distribution
You can transfer funds from your IRA directly to Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children. This is an effective way to have an immediate impact and ensure our work of breaking the poverty cycle. Here’s how it works:

  • You must be 70 ½ or older.
  • An individual may transfer up to a total of $100,000 per year and a married couple may give up to $200,000 to all organizations.
  • Your gift must be transferred directly from the IRA account to Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children.
  • Your gift is a transfer of funds from your IRA to Sisters of Mary World Villages for Children, so it does not count as income for the year.
  • If you are 72 and older, the transfer of funds counts towards your annual Required Minimum Distribution from your IRA.

You can download a sample letter for your IRA administrator here to start the distribution process. You may also be able to request a qualified charitable distribution through your online account portal.

Please note: If you are still working and contributing to a retirement account, this gift could impact your taxable income. Please consult a qualified advisor before making a gift.

The Impact of Your Giving

Calendar

$40
as a monthly donation could provide meals for our children.

Ongoing giving at this level could provide a child at one of our Villages three meals a day for a full month.

 

Change a child's life

$1,500
could change a child's life forever

by sponsoring one year at one of our Villages, where they will receive an education, safety, three meals a day, learning materials, and other needs.

Students

$50,000
could give a family of students a way out of poverty.

A gift of this level could sponsor a family of students (33 on average), providing the education and necessities they need to escape poverty.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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