As the year comes to a close, we invite you to help our ministries start 2024 strong by closing our 2023 budget gap. You can also give above-and-beyond to serve our neighbors in two key ways:
How might God use your year-end gift to impact the lives of others?
Because December 31 falls on a Sunday when post offices are closed, we encourage you to have your mailed donations postmarked by December 29.
Use your existing Venmo account to give to Willow Creek.
Willow Creek Community Church, Attn: Accounting
67 Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010
You will receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of your securities at the time of donation, and you will pay no capital gains tax on the difference between your cost and the fair market value. Fill out the appropriate form below, send a copy to your broker to authorize the transfer, and send a copy to Willow letting us know how you want the funds applied:
Willow’s C.A.R.S. Ministry is committed to meeting transportation needs of people who are unable to meet those needs themselves. When you donate your used car to the CA.R.S. Ministry, you receive a tax deduction and someone in need of transportation receives the reliable transportation they have been praying for. Visit the C.A.R.S. Ministry page for additional information.
If you would like to donate from your Donor Advised Fund (DAF), please ask your DAF representative to mail your donation to Willow’s main campus at 67 East Algonquin Road, South Barrington, IL 60010. Also, have your DAF representative include your name and campus designation with the donation. For additional information, contact email@example.com or call (224) 512-6636.
If you are 70½ or older, you can give a portion of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) directly to Willow Creek as a Qualified Charitable Deduction (QCD). Your QCD donation will not be taxed when it is sent directly to a charity. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (224) 512-6636 and press option “3”.
Other giving options include life insurance, bequests, cryptocurrency, etc. For additional information, contact email@example.com or call (224) 512-6636.
When you realize everything you have is a gift from God, something changes. Jesus’ vision of an Acts 2 church becomes an ever-present reality. Needs are met, poverty is alleviated, injustice is fought, healing is found, and eternities are transformed through the power of Christ and His church. When you open your hands to give, not only does our church, community, and city change, but you also change. What type of giver will you be?
You decide to give for the first time or give towards a compassion initiative like Celebration of Hope or the Dollar Club.
You decide to give any amount on a regular basis by signing up for recurring giving through our giving platform, MyWell.
You begin to give 10% of your income (what the Bible calls a tithe) to the local church as an act of worship, prioritizing God through your financial commitments.
You are excited to fuel ministry through your generosity (above and beyond a tithe) and you want more information on the Catalyst Team. Select “Catalytic Giver” in this next step form to receive emails about future giving opportunities.
Are you looking for ways to grow in generosity? Do you need practical tools to learn about money management, paying off debt, or planning for the future? Check out our financial resource page as a way to get started.