Ways to Give
Become a "St. André Sustainer"
A Sustainer provides the invaluable service of an automatic, monthly contribution that allows our programs to provide the best possible service through efficient financial planning. Making this great impact as a Sustained Giver is easier than you think! For as little as
.28 cents a day, you will make a very meaningful gift of $100 to Saint André Bessette over the course of a year!
So, whether you elect to contribute $5 a month to fit your budget or $100 a month to match a portion of your income, your contribution adds up to a significant dollar amount each year. And being able to count on your support each month means so much more to those who coordinate our programs and those who are welcomed into our programs each day.
By filling out a Sustained Giving Form, the hassle of writing out a check each month or receiving reminders about pledge payments is completely eliminated. Instead, on the 20th of every month (or first business day following the 20th of every month), your selected contribution is withdrawn automatically from the financial account of your choosing (checking or savings). At any point in time, its simple to make changes to your monthly payment or cancel your sustained giving entirely. And there's no more waiting for a postage-paid acknowledgement letter serving as a receipt of your contribution, as you'll receive an email within 48 hours to confirm your monthly payment.
We make the process easy... You make the impact happen! Sign up today!
|Give Online or via Mail
For one-time or recurring donations online, we have partnered with Network For Good. Through NFG's Good Donor Advised Fund, we can securely process your online credit card donation. Your contribution will appear on your credit card statement as "Network For Good" and you will receive an acknowledgement letter from us within 30 days of submitting your payment.
If you prefer to mail a one-time or recurring donation, make checks or money orders (please do not mail cash!) payable to "Saint André Bessette Catholic Church" and designate in the notes section if you would like your donation to be directed towards "General Support" or a specific program of interest. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from us within 30 days of receiving your contribution. Checks and money orders can be mailed to:
Saint André Bessette Catholic Church
601 West Burnside Street
Portland, OR 97209
|Drop Off Material Donations
Material Donations have a special place in our programs at St. André Bessette and we rely on many, incredibly generous community members and partners to supply those goods that we supply every day in our programs. It's easier than you think to make a great impact with a donation of material goods by hosting your own Clothing, Hygiene or Food Drive and we're happy to help you set it up!
During Mass, donations of material goods may be placed to the left of the alter or provided in the basket during the Mass collection.
For all other weekday times, material donations may be delivered to the lobby during service hours. Please contact someone at the front desk in advance to schedule a drop-off time.
Front Desk Staff: (503) 228-0746, x110
|Become a "Pennies For The Poor" Partner
Catered specifically to elementary, middle school, and high school students, Pennies for the Poor
helps to raise awareness and grow youth philanthropy. For over two decades, St. André Bessette Catholic Church has partnered with local schools and youth community groups and challenged them to raise as many pennies as they can during a semester or season. Pennies - as insignificant as they may seem to many - can add up to quite a bit when we put our minds to it. To learn more about how to get involved in our 2012-2013 "Pennies For The Poor" Program, please contact our Development Office.
More information, school curriculum, and FAQs coming soon...
|Become a Legacy Giver
Through Planned Giving or Bequests, you or your aging family members can set aside something now to make a huge difference in the future. Legacy gifts can take the form of cash, equity or property to assist with general mission progression or specific programming areas. These types of gifts often require some additional preparation in order to conform to federal and state tax laws and legal boundaries, but the result is a lasting legacy to ensure sustainability for the future. Please contact us to discuss planned giving and/or bequests in more detail and begin planning your legacy to St. André Bessette!