There are as many ways to give as there are reasons.  No matter which option you choose, please know that your gift is helping to change lives. Below is a list of the most common methods of contributing to STVCC.  We are a local, charitable, 501 c3 non-profit.  All forms of giving listed below have potential current and/or future tax advantages.  Please consult your financial adviser for more information about potential incentives for giving.

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For more information please contact Development at (517) 323-4734.

Ways to Give

1. Sustainable Giving

Join our Guardian Society!  St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ (STVCC) Guardian Society is made up of dedicated and compassionate individuals and families who strongly believe in our mission of service to our community. By making a five year pledge commitment to STVCC, Guardian Society Members embrace the importance of long term sustainable funding.  Their investment enables us to forecast available resources five years into the future.  To become a member of our Guardian Society CLICK HERE.

2. Cash Contributions

CLICK HERE to make a one-time online gift.  Or mail a cash, check or money order gift to us directly at:

St. Vincent Catholic Charities
2800 West Willow St.
Lansing, MI 48917

3. Appreciated Securities/Retirement Plans

For information on making a gift of stock please contact Tamara Watson at (517) 323-4734 x1201 or by e-mail at

A gift of securities can be made with an electronic transfer of shares to St. Vincent Catholic Charities and can be a good option for accumulated stock that has appreciated in value and would be subject to capital gains tax if sold.

Whether making a stock transfer electronically, or by any other means, please submit a letter to Tamara Watson, St. Vincent Catholic Charities, 2800 W. Willow, Lansing, MI  48917, fax at (517) 886-1150, or e-mail at,  explaining the intent to transfer (gift) the stock. The letter should contain the name of the stock, the number of shares, donor’s name, address and broker information.

Contact Cindy for information about our broker, account number and DTC number.

4. Planned Giving – Legacy Society

What is the best way to continue your compassion for the work we do? What are the values you want to see continue in your community? If you have a heart for the services of St. Vincent Catholic Charities, you may want to consider how to provide for them after your passing.  What better way to have the values and compassion of your lifetime secured for the future.

Gifts of retirement plan assets can be a valuable tool in your planning.  You can leave your IRA or other retirement plans to STVCC and help provide services into the future for those in need.  And you can reap tax advantages!   Learn more at

Contact Tamara Watson at (517) 323-4734 x1201 or by e-mail at to JOIN TODAY!

5. Corporate Giving and Corporate Sponsorships

STVCC is grateful for the support of our community businesses.  There are many ways a company can support the work of STVCC from in-kind and direct involvement of employees to financial sponsorship of events.

Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $20,000 with an increase in recognition and exposure depending on the level of involvement.  Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • STVCC Guardian Society
  • Holiday Giving
  • Community Thank You Open House
  • Operation Backpack
  • Spring Into Giving

Many companies choose to encourage employee involvement in their community by sponsoring collection of in-kind donations for our refugee and children’s programs or by sponsoring an event with proceeds going to our programs.

For more information on event sponsorships please contact:

Tamara Watson
(517) 323-4734 x1201

For more information about employee involvement or fundraising events for STVCC programs please contact:

Rhonda Abood
(517) 323-4734 x1205

6. Monthly Giving – Faith Keepers

St. Vincent Catholic Charities makes it even easier to support people in crisis in our community. The Faith Keepers monthly giving society is one more way to support STVCC’s efforts to provide help and create hope so people can transform their lives. Simply schedule a monthly reoccurring gift through our online donation site and you’ll be on your way to helping children and families in our community. Learn more at

7. In Kind Gifts

Those we serve can greatly benefit from gently used or new household items such as towels, pots and pans, lights, vacuums, tables, couches, cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils, bed sheets and blankets.  You can drop off your donations at our campus (2800 W. Willow St., Lansing, MI 48917) or call us for large pickups: (517) 323-4734 ext. 1050

8. Donate Your Car

Vehicle Donation
Turn an extra car, truck, or RV into a tax deductible donation and help benefit STVCC by using V-DAC (Vehicle Donation to Any Charity), a trusted service to make sure your vehicle is properly handled. If you’re interested in donating your vehicle, contact Tamara Watson at or call (517) 323- 4734 Ext. 1201