A current gift is a monetary contribution to Open Door made by check, credit card, cash, transfer of an appreciated asset such as stocks or bonds or a charitable distribution from an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). Current gifts are typically made to support the more immediate needs of Open Door. For example, general operating support to cover staff salaries, facility utility expenses and supplies or for program-specific needs, such as to purchase food for distribution by the Food Ministry, or to purchase detergent for the laundering of client clothing at the Homeless Resource Center.
Current gifts may be restricted to a specific purpose or program by the donor or left unrestricted for use by Open Door where most needed. Unrestricted gifts, as the name implies, are not restricted for a specific use by Open Door; however, they may only be used to support the charitable mission of Open Door.
As with many not-for-profit charities, our preference is to receive unrestricted current gifts as they provide our management team and Board of Directors the greatest amount of flexibility to address the most pressing needs at the time. However, we understand that as a donor you may have an affinity to a specific program or need. Whether your gift is unrestricted or restricted, rest assured we appreciate your support and will use it for its intended purpose.
|United Methodist Open Door, Inc.||P.O. Box 2756|
|402 E. 2nd Street, Wichita, KS 67202||Wichita, KS 67201-2756|
Nicole Dibben, Development Director
Danette Tipton, Development Assistant