Thank you for considering a gift to the
patients of Christ House.
Call it in by Phone. To make a donation over the phone, please call 202-328-1100 during our regular business hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST.
Send a check or money order. You may mail your check or money order made payable to Christ House to:
1717 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Donate appreciated stocks, bonds or mutual funds. By donating stock instead of selling it, you may be able to deduct the full market value and avoid capital gains tax. In most cases, ownership of your assets can be electronically transferred. Our broker is Mr. Skip Moosher with Morgan Stanley at (202) 857-5423.
Consider the strategy of bunch your gifts. By combining two or three years’ worth of gifts into one year, itemizing may become advantageous.
Make an IRA distribution. If you are 70½ or older, you may make a gift to Christ House directly from your IRA to satisfy part or all of your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year.
Give a Tribute. Each year, friends of Christ House choose to honor a special occasion or person, or the memory of a loved one, by giving their own, by inviting others to give to Christ House, or both. Donors receive a thank you letter and the individual/couple or family of individual receive a card of thanks as well.
If you are asking for donations to Christ House in lieu of birthday gifts or graduation gifts, or if you are requesting gifts in lieu of memorial flowers, please notify our development office so we may notify you of all gifts received. We may also be able to connect your event with a fitting activity at Christ House. For example, friends of a former kitchen volunteer recently funded a year-long Saturday Lunch Program, and a couple recently asked that gifts be made to Christ House in lieu of gifts at their wedding.
Make a gift to Christ House in your will or trust (bequests). Here’s sample language to help you get started:
- To leave a specific amount or percentage of your will: “I give to Christ House at 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20011 and with the tax ID 52-1362103, the sum of $____ (or ____% of my estate or property described herein), for its general purposes.”
- To make a residuary bequest to Christ House: “All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Christ House at 1717 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20011 and with the tax ID 52-1362103, for its general purposes.”
Although not a requirement by law, we appreciate being notified when Christ House is included in your will.
In-kind gifts. For more information about in-kind gifts, please visit our in-kind donation page.
AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate a percentage the purchase price to Christ House. Click here to designate Christ House as your AmazonSmile charity: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1362103
Federal Employee Giving Program/Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC gives federal workers, retirees, and government contractors an efficient, cost-effective, and employee-focused opportunity to support the causes closest to their hearts. During the campaign season, you may designate Christ House as a recipient of your contribution by using CFC Number 34256 or United Way of the National Capital Area Designation 8385.
Matching gifts. Many employers, foundations, and other organizations will match charitable gifts up to two- to three-fold. Here’s what you need to do:
- Contact your Human Resources Office about whether your company has a matching gift program.
- Request a Matching Gift form from your Human Resources department.
- Complete the form and sign it. Send it to Christ House.
Some organizations also match volunteer hours and non-monetary gifts. If you are a spouse, a board member, or a retiree, your gifts may still be eligible to be matched. Ask your employer for the guidelines of the program. You may be able to greatly magnify your giving through these simple steps.
Be sure to consult your tax and financial advisors
when planning your gift.
If you have any questions or would like any specific information about making a donation to Christ House, please contact our Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.