It is our joy to offer you the opportunity to join a community of givers at Wings of Refuge. Your one-time or recurring gift provides hope and possibility to survivors of sex trafficking.
Highlighted below are giving opportunities with suggested gift amounts.
SO EXPLOITATION ENDS FOR ONE MORE GIRL
can provide 24/7 care, basic needs, access to social services, and restorative programming to a survivor at the safe home.
can provide trauma-informed work opportunities to a survivor as she makes hand-crafted products through the ONE MORE Social Enterprise.
can provide housing and support as a survivor pursues independence at the Transitional Living Center.
can increase awareness about the issue of sex trafficking to our communities by mobilizing a team to share the mission and empower others to end exploitation.
Wings of Refuge makes it possible for you to end sex trafficking by supporting survivors so they can live in freedom every day.
YOUR GIFT PROVIDES SAFETY AND RESTORATION TO SURVIVORS IN OUR HOME
15 CREATIVE WAYS TO GIVE
1. Give Online
Give online at your convenience via credit/debit card or directly through your bank account. Online giving can be set up as a recurring or one-time gift.
2. Check by Mail
Make checks payable to Wings of Refuge and mail to: Wings of Refuge, PO Box 2455, Ames, IA 50010
3. Do What You Love To Fight What You Hate Fundraiser
Put together a fundraising campaign by doing something you love to create awareness and raise money to help fight human trafficking. Examples include organizing a softball tournament, a golf outing, playing Bunco with friends and donating the jackpot, or selling handmade items to raise money to donate.
4. Facebook Fundraiser
Dedicate your birthday by creating a social networking-based fundraising drive to raise money for Wings of Refuge through Facebook and Network for Good. Set a goal, add a photo, let people know why they should donate, share with friends, and post updates.
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6. Giving Assistant
Giving Assistant shoppers earn 3-30% cash back on purchases at 3,000+ popular online retailers. They donate a percentage of those earnings to organizations such as Wings of Refuge. Join Giving Assistant now to start donating a percentage of every purchase.
7. Thrivent Choice Dollars®
Eligible Thrivent Financial members have Choice Dollars® available that they can direct to Wings of Refuge through the Thrivent Choice® program. For more info talk to your Thrivent Advisor or click here.
8. Grain Donation
If you are a cash basis farmer, significant tax savings can be achieved by donating from any unsold crop inventory. Contact your elevator and have them set up an account in the name of Wings of Refuge and deliver the grain into our account. Notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org that grain has been delivered to our account.
9. Estate Planning
Estate planning gifts are an impactful way to leave a lasting legacy. These gifts can be arranged with the help of an attorney. You can create a bequest of any dollar amount, donate specific property, or designate a percentage of your estate in your will or trust plan. If you wish to make a gift from your IRA or 401(k) plan, this can usually be done by filling out a beneficiary designation form provided by your plan administrator.
10. Company Matched Gifts
Corporate giving programs where the company matches donations made by employees to eligible nonprofit organizations is an easy way to double your contribution to us! Guidelines and amounts vary with each company and employees usually must submit forms to their employers. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, get more information from your human resources department.
11. Asset Based Giving through Stocks or Mutual Funds
Give stocks and mutual funds through taxable and retirement accounts. We welcome gifts of stock or other marketable securities. Call to authorize an electronic stock transfer or email email@example.com.
Stock transfer instruction for non-electronic transfers:
Name: Wings of Refuge
Tax Id #: 46-3640742
Address: PO Box 2455, Ames, IA 50010
12. Overflow Thrift Store Vendor Partner
Donate your excess household items and clothing to Overflow Thrift Store. They exist to fund non-profits, and Wings of Refuge is one of those recipients! 202 S Duff Ave, Ames, IA. See their website for details.