Today is Day 8 of the EngageMI Fundraising Challenge. Eleven days remain. Donate now and make a difference in the lives of people in all four corners of the state.
The EngageMI Fundraising Challenge is a three-week event (October 14 – November 1, 2019) connecting donors with United Methodist-related non-profits and projects doing good across Michigan.
This virtual fundraising event, sponsored by the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church, offers the opportunity for these non-profits and projects to raise thousands of dollars to benefit local communities.
EngageMI is the mission engagement program of the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church. EngageMI projects are focused on the wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable communities in Michigan: people experiencing hunger and homelessness, children and elderly living in poverty, and immigrants and refugees.
Any individual may donate. Donations through EngageMI Fundraising Challenge are tax-deductible and irrevocable (donations will not be refunded). Contributions may be made via credit and debit cards only.
In addition, your gifts will help position a project to receive a prize. Participating organizations have access to an additional $9,000 in Bonus Challenges throughout the campaign. Every week a new challenge is open. Mid-campaign winners will be announced on the website, or visit our Bonus Challenge page to follow along and see all the winners.
Here are some basics. More details are available on the EngageMI Fundraising Challenge website.
How do I make a donation?
Between October 14 and November 1, 2019, click “Donate,” search for the charity you want to support, then click “donate” to enter the appropriate donation information. The minimum donation is $5. There is no maximum donation limit. The organization will receive the full donation, less a flat rate of 6.9% plus $0.30, which covers the credit card processing and Mightycause platform fees.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to Mightycause’s friendly customer support team: 202-800-1618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Only donations made online with a credit or debit card on or between October 14 and November 1, 2019, will be a part of EngageMI Fundraising Challenge 2019.
Who will receive my contact information?
The organization(s) you choose to support will receive donor name and contact information unless the donor chooses to make an anonymous contribution. As host of EngageMI Fundraising Challenge, the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church will receive contact information for donors who participate in EngageMI Fundraising Challenge and do not give anonymously. This information is used solely to thank the donor for participating, to provide the option to opt-in to receiving future notifications from the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church, and to notify the donor of future EngageMI Fundraising Challenge activities.
How do I get a tax receipt?
Upon successful processing of your donation, your tax receipt is emailed to you immediately by Mightycause Foundation. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please retain your email donation receipt as an official record.
What projects are participating at this time?
Cass Community Social Services (Detroit)
Cass Community United Methodist Church and Center (Detroit)
South Flint Soup Kitchen
Motown Mission (Detroit)
Motor City Wesley (Detroit)
G.A.P. Kids Ministries (West Branch)
Justice For Our Neighbors – Michigan
South Lansing Ministries, Inc.
Mobility Worldwide – East Michigan
Joy Southfield Community Development
Circles Grand Rapids
Community Ministries, Trinity UMC (Grand Rapids)
Samaritan Counseling Center (Midland)
Mission For Area People (Muskegon Heights)
North End Community Ministry (Grand Rapids)
Young Leaders Initiative (Detroit)