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Online Donations

Maria House and Teresa Shelter collect online gifts using a debit or credit card or ACH (first button) or PayPal (second button).  Simply click on the “Donate Now” button, and you will automatically be directed to the Maria House and Teresa Shelter page.

The donation you make today will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of women and children. Your secure online tax-deductible donation will help fund transitional housing and emergency shelter, as well as supportive services to homeless women and children.

Mail/Phone/Fax

If you would like to make a donation via mail or fax,  download a Donation Form. If you would like to make a credit card donation by phone, contact the Development Director or Administrative Assistant at (563) 582-7480 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Automatic Recurring Gifts

Automatic payments of a donation may be made to Maria House and Teresa Shelter on a regular basis from your savings or checking account. To make an automated payment using your checking or savings account, download the ACH Authorization form to be completed and returned to Maria House.

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Employer Matching

Many companies have programs through which they will match the charitable contributions made by their employees. Through corporate gift matching, your employer can multiply your gift to Maria House and Teresa Shelter, making it go further. Check with your company’s Human Resource Office to see if they offer gift matching. (If they don’t, you may want to ask your company to start one.) If your employer does offer this program, your Human Resource Office should be able to provide you with a matching gift form to send to Maria House and Teresa Shelter along with your donation. Complete this form and mail it with your donation to:

Maria House
Attention: Development and Marketing Director
1561 Jackson Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Our Development Director will verify receipt of your gift and return the form to your company for matching funds. Conditions and criteria for gift matching vary by employer. Some companies offer a payroll deduction plan. For more information or if you are not sure if Maria House and Teresa Shelter qualify for your company’s gift-matching program, call the Development Director at (563) 582-7480 and we’ll be glad to send information about our mission and programs.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of stock may be made to Maria House and Teresa Shelter by sending endorsed certificates via registered mail to: Maria House Attention: Development and Marketing Director 1561 Jackson Street Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Planned Giving

With a planned gift to Maria House and Teresa Shelter, you can combine your desire to give to charity with your overall financial, tax and estate-planning goals. Your planned gift gives you a special connection with Maria House and Teresa Shelter. Your gift will empower women and children now and for years to come! Maria House and Teresa Shelter accept planned gifts in the forms of:

  • Bequests
  • Annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts
  • Charitable lead trusts
  • Retirement plan beneficiary designations
  • Life insurance beneficiary designations

For more information on making a planned gift to Maria House and Teresa Shelter, please contact the Development and Marketing Director at (563) 582-7480. We recommend consulting your financial advisor before making a charitable planned gift. We would be happy to sit down with you and your financial advisor to determine the best way to meet your needs and goals.

Endowment

Maria House and Teresa Shelter have an endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque. The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque will accept contributions made to the Maria House/Teresa Shelter Endowment or the Peggy Crahan Endowment (which provides summer programs to children at Maria House and Teresa Shelter) on our behalf. The Community Foundation staff will assist with investment management and administrative details.

In-Kind Donations

Maria House and Teresa Shelter continually seek in-kind product donations to help keep our operating costs low, but ask that you understand we accept donations only on an as-needed basis. Both programs are bursting at the seams, and we are unable to store donated items that cannot be immediately used. Due to insufficient storage and sorting capacity, Maria House and Teresa Shelter can accept only donations for items listed on our Wish List. Donations of furniture or other large items can be accepted only if we are aware of a client in need at the time of the donation, and if storage of such items is not required. All donations must be in excellent condition and not require any repairs. Gifts of materials, equipment, etc. must be approved IN ADVANCE. Delivery should not be scheduled or accepted without preapproval. If we are unable to accept your donation, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and can suggest other worthy organizations in our area. To arrange delivery or to clarify our needs or in-kind donation policy, please contact the Development and Marketing Director at (563) 582-7480.

Opening Doors Dollars

The staff at Opening Doors are always looking for opportunities for our residents to be successful in their goal setting. Our new Opening Doors Dollars Incentive Program rewards all of their milestones…big and small! Many times a lot of small steps in the right direction can measure up to self sufficiency down the road. You can help!  Find out how by visiting the Opening Doors Dollars page.

Donor Privacy Statement Maria House and Teresa Shelter place the highest priority on protecting the privacy of our donors. Accordingly, we hold all donor information in strict confidence. Maria House and Teresa Shelter do not and will not sell or trade a donor’s information to any other entity.