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The Next Step Giving Society
The Next Step Giving Society is a special group committed to building a stronger foundation, expanding and providing a stable future for Samaritan Ministry’s Next Step Program. As a member of the Next Step Giving Society, you will help fund this growing program and provide critical support for the homeless and disadvantaged in the Washington, DC area as they face their challenges and achieve their goals.
There are three levels of giving in the Next Step Giving Society.
Next Step Star: $1,000 a year for five years
This supports five program participants, one each year, by helping to provide a continuum of care to help low-income individuals and families move toward self-sufficiency through employment, social services for those experiencing homelessness and those at risk of becoming homeless, and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Next Step Leader: $5,000 a year for five years
Supports program services for five participants a year, or 25 participants over five years.
Next Step Champion: $10,000 a year (or more) for five years
Supports program services for 10 participants a year, or 50 participants over the five years of your pledge.
We invite corporations and businesses to join us as partners in addressing homelessness and poverty in our community. Samaritan Ministry works with more than 1,000 job seekers each year who are motivated and ready to work.
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington seeks to partner with businesses and corporations across the Washington region. There are two signature special events each year for which we seek sponsorship support: our Annual Gala and the Next Step Breakfast.
In addition to sponsorship support for the two flagship events noted above, there are opportunities for specific support that are related to our programs, including STRIVE, our Workforce Readiness program.
To discuss ways in which your business can support Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, please contact Development Director, Jeff Hale, CFRE at 202-722-2280 x316 or by email at email@example.com.
Other ways to donate:
Check and Cash donations:
We appreciate check, cash and money order contributions. Checks should be made out to SMGW. Please send your donation to our main office:
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
1516 Hamilton St. NW
Washington DC 20011
Gifts of Stock:
Samaritan Ministry welcomes gifts of appreciated stock, which often also provide tax benefits to the donor. For more information and instructions, please contact Development Director Jeff Hale, CFRE at 202.722.2280 x316 and he will be happy to assist you.
If you would like to include Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington in your estate plans with a bequest, we would be honored to be part of your personal legacy. Please contact Development Director Jeff Hale for more information.
Your Purchase Can Do Even More with Amazon Smile!
Did you know that you can also make a donation to SMGW every time you shop on Amazon? It’s true! When you start shopping, go to the Account & Lists pull down menu (it’s at the top right portion of the homepage). About halfway down the left-hand side of the pull-down menu, you will see an option that says “Amazon Smile Charity Lists.” Click that link in order to make sure that SMGW is selected as the charity you wish to support. You can search for us under “Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington” if you need to set up your Amazon Smile account.
You can also visit http://smile.amazon.com for more information.
With this one, simple step, Samaritan Ministry will receive a small donation back on almost every purchase you make on Amazon – it doesn’t have to be just for the ENN Campaign either, it’s anytime you shop on Amazon!
The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign
Please designate Samaritan Ministry #8314 through your work place “The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC)” campaign
Many corporations match gifts to nonprofit organizations made by their current and retired employees. You also may be able to make a donation to Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington through payroll deduction. Check with your company’s Human Resources Department on the procedures to follow for matching gifts and payroll deduction.