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Make CUSH a Powerful Voice for Justice

 

Founded in 1999, Congregations United to Serve Humanity (CUSH) is celebrating 19 years of being at the forefront of social justice change in Kenosha.

 

Help us continue our work by making a tax-deductible gift today. 

 

Every day, we work to advocate, educate, and empower leaders to make Kenosha a community where everyone thrives. By making a donation today, you make CUSH a powerful voice for justice.

Ways to Help

Donating to CUSH is quick, easy and tax deductible.

  • One-Time Gift (PayPal or Check)

  • Monthly Giving (Automatic Bank Withdrawal)

  • Employer Matching

  • Honor & Memorial Giving

  • Planned Giving

  • #GivingTuesday

  • vigeoXchange

  • AmazonSmile

  • Donate Stock

  • IRA Charitable Rollover

  • Leadership Training Scholarship Fund

 

 

PayPal

 

Use the Donate button above to make an instant donation using our secure PayPal account. Contribute $50-100 to become an Supporting Member; $120-$5,000 or more to become a Sustaining Member. Help us reach 50 new members in 2018.

 

 

Donate by Mail

 

Complete a Membership Form and mail it in with your check.

 

Checks can be made payable to:  Congregations United to Serve Humanity. 

 

Mailing address:  CUSH, PO Box 1324, Kenosha, WI 53141.

 

 

Automatic Withdrawal

 

As a Sustaining Member, your gifts will provide steady income to CUSH, month after month...income we can count on to help provide the resources needed to lead the call for justice in our community every day! 

 

Your contributions will be automatically charged to your credit card or bank account at the same time each month on an ongoing basis (min. $10 per month). You have control to change or stop your payments at any time.

 

If you are ready to make your first Sustaining Member donation, fill out the Form and start providing the resources we need to work on justice all year long! Any questions, contact us at 262-564-8223. 

 

 

 

Employer Matching

 

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. What is more, some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please search for your employer's name.

 

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer and send it, completed and signed, with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to CUSH may be doubled or possibly tripled!

 

 

Checks can be made payable to:  Congregations United to Serve Humanity

 

Mailing address:  CUSH, PO Box 1324, Kenosha, WI 53141

 

 

Honor and Memorial Giving

 

Honor a loved one, pet or friend on a special occasion (birthday, holiday, anniversary, etc.) by supporting justice work. 

Your gift to CUSH can pay tribute to the memory of a friend, loved one, or special pet. Complete the Form to have a name you provide added to the In Honor of or In Memory of page on our website.

 

Donate using:

 

 

Estate Planning

Leave a lasting legacy by designating CUSH as a beneficiary in your estate and charitable planning. You can provide CUSH with resources to ensure the justice work that is important to you and helpful to others continues as your legacy. Whatever inspires you, whatever drives you – you can make a difference by supporting CUSH with a bequest.

By including CUSH in your estate plans, your faith and values will live on as future leaders carry on the pursuit of justice through education, advocacy and empowerment. Contact us at 262-564-8223 or email cushorganizer@gmail.com to discuss your plans.

#GivingTuesday

 

 

Celebrate Generosity by participating in our #GivingTuesday campaign this holiday season. 

 

CUSH is part of the #GivingTuesday movement which inspires personal philanthropy during the holiday giving season. #GivingTuesday serves as a celebratory day to kick off the giving season, when many make their holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts. #GivingTuesday is a call to action to celebrate giving and organize the creativity and energy of people all over the world to work together for good. You are the most important part of making this movement a reality. 

 

Donate using:

 

#GivingTuesday is about ordinary people coming together doing extraordinary things! 

vigeoXchange

Sign up for vigeoXchange™ and you can earn cash back and support interfaith justice work with every purchase at participating businesses. Choose CUSH as your favorite charity.

AmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates to interfaith justice work when you register and sign in through AmazonSmile to shop on Amazon. Support CUSH when you shop. Sign in to AmazonSmile and choose WISDOM Inc as your favorite charity. All contributions support CUSH.

Donate Stock

 

Benefits

Gifts of securities which have gone up in value since their purchase can provide additional benefits:

 

You receive a charitable income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities if they have been held longer than one year;

 

You avoid capital gains tax.

How to Transfer Stock

Please call us at 262-564-8223 and let us know you are making a gift of stock. This is important to ensure proper receipt and acknowledgement of your gift. Then, you can select an electronic or physical transfer.

Physical Transfer

You can forward your stock certificate(s) directly to CUSH. Each stock certificate requires a stock power form. The stock powers should be signed and the signature guaranteed by your local bank or broker. Mail the stock powers, along with a letter indicating your intent to make a gift, to the address below. Under separate cover, send the stock certificate(s) to the same address. We recommend that you deliver them in person or send the certificate(s) via registered mail:

CUSH 
Treasurer
PO Box 1324
Kenosha, WI 53141

 

IRA Charitable Rollover

The now permanently extended IRA Charitable Rollover law allows individuals 70½ or older to give up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to one or more qualified charities without paying federal income tax on the withdrawal. Donors who wish to make a gift to benefit CUSH or who are fulfilling an existing pledge may choose to make a qualified charitable distribution from their IRA.

IRA Charitable Rollover Details: 

  • Donors must be age 70½ or older at the time the gift is made.

  • Only traditional IRAs are eligible. However, owners of other types of qualified plans may roll assets into a new IRA to allow them to make gifts if such a rollover is otherwise permitted. Donors should consult with their advisor before doing so.

  • Donors must ask their plan administrator to make a direct transfer of funds to a qualified public charity. It is important not to withdraw funds before making a gift.

  • Gifts cannot be used to fund a gift annuity or charitable remainder trust.

  • Each donor may give up to $100,000 per year. For couples, each spouse may give up to $100,000 from their IRA.

  • Distributions made under this law can be used to satisfy the donor’s required minimum distribution (RMD). However, qualified charitable distributions are not limited to the donor’s RMD.

  • Donors can choose to exclude the distribution from income on their federal tax return. If they do, they will not receive a charitable income tax deduction.

  • To qualify for tax-free treatment, donors cannot receive goods, services, or a personal benefit (such as tickets for events) in return for the IRA charitable rollover gift.

How to Make an IRA Charitable Rollover Gift

To make a gift to CUSH from an IRA, contact your IRA plan administrator and request a direct qualified charitable distribution from the IRA account to CUSH, a 501(c) (3) organization. 

Mail the check to:

CUSH
Attn: Treasurer
PO Box 1324
Kenosha, WI 53141

Please contact CUSH at 262-564-8223, or the person you work with at CUSH to inform us of your gift and to let us know how we should direct it. 

Support the CUSH Leadership Training Scholarship Fund

 

While anyone is welcome to support the CUSH Leadership Training Scholarship Fund, this is an especially great opportunity for our Sustaining Members who want to support CUSH by making a tax-deductible contribution above and beyond their monthly Sustaining Membership.

  • Set up a monthly or one-time contribution and designate the contribution to Leadership Training Scholarships. Automatic monthly donations are the easiest way to support CUSH year-round and to maximize your giving. (For example, $20 a month is a $240 annual donation!)

  • Meet with our Organizer to set up a monthly or one-time donation added to your monthly Sustaining Membership.

 

Tax ID Number

 

ID 20-1643797

Your Contribution

 

Your contribution to CUSH is tax-deductible. CUSH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations to empower hundreds of individuals each year.

For additional information, please email or call 262-564-8223.

Disclaimer

 

Information on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For information on how any gift may affect your tax situation, please consult with your own professional advisor. 

If you don't see your favorite way to give listed here, please let us know by emailing cushkenosha@gmail.com​