YEAR END GIVING AT UR
We are deeply grateful for all of you who give your time and energy and finances to fuel our life together as a community. Your financial gifts help us to pursue who God is calling us to be and become, both inside and outside the walls of our building. Thanks to all of you who give to what God is doing in and through UR.
As with most non-profits, December is a critical month financially for us as it is the month we plan for the largest percentage of giving. Every year, we invite our community to make a special financial gift to help us meet our biggest monthly goal and to keep us in a healthy financial position. This December, we find ourselves about $30,000 behind in giving and with a December goal of $120,000.
Upper Room exists because of the generosity of our community members. If you are already a committed giver to Upper Room, we are inviting you to give an “above and beyond” gift this month. If you don’t normally give to UR, we’re asking that you give in this moment to support our community. Your year-end financial gifts to Upper Room will help us to stay on track with our budget so that our staff can continue to focus on leading our community now and into the future.
Special Christmas Offering
Our Christmas offering is Upper Room’s annual tradition to support our community’s missional movement into the world. All loose cash received on Christmas Eve and gifts indicated towards the Christmas Offering will go directly outside the walls of our community. This year, we are continuing to build on our relationship with the Richfield STEM Elementary school. It costs $130/student to provide each of the 59 students we sponsor with food for every weekend of the school year. Please consider a contribution to this year’s special Christmas Offering.
Other ways to give to Upper Room's Year End and Special Christmas Offering:
Check/Cash - Drop in an offering bag on an upcoming Sunday or mail to: Upper Room, Attn: Erin L, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436. (Write “RSTEM” on the memo line or on an envelope with cash to designate to the Christmas Offering.)
Text - Simply text the amount you'd like to give to 84321 (Add "RSTEM" to the amount to designate to the Christmas Offering)
Stock Gift - Please contact your Financial Consultant/Brokerage Firm and provide them with the following:
Name of Upper Room’s brokerage firm: Charles Schwab
DTC delivery # for Charles Schwab: 0164
Upper Room’s Charles Schwab Account Number: 3532-4196
In addition, please click here to fill out this form to notify Upper Room of your gift so that we can process it in a timely manner and provide you with a giving statement.
Gifts must be postmarked or initiated by Dec 31 to count as a tax-deductible donation for 2018.
If you have questions, contact Erin at 612-353-5641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.