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Online Donations

You can support the mission of Opening Doors with an online gift using a debit or credit card or ACH (first button).  Simply click on the “Donate Now” button, and you will automatically be directed to the donations 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 our three doorways of hope for women and children experiencing homelessness in our community.

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 Opening Doors on a monthly 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 Opening Doors.

Other Donation Methods

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 Opening Doors, 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 Opening Doors along with your donation. Complete your company’s form and mail it with your donation to:

Opening Doors
Attention: Development and Marketing Director
2100 Asbury Road, Suite 8
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Opening Doors 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 Opening Doors qualifys for your company’s gift-matching program, call us 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 Opening Doors by sending endorsed certificates via registered mail to our Administrative Office which is located at 2100 Asbury Road, Suite 8, Dubuque, Iowa 52001.

Planned Giving

With a planned gift to Opening Doors, 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 the women and children that we serve. Your gift will empower women and children now and for years to come! Openign Doors accepts 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 Opening Doors, please contact us 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

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

In-Kind Donations

When Wish List items are donated, we are able to use operating funds for vital life skills programming.  It is best to receive items that are new and durable enough to last for an extended period.  Donations can be dropped off at Opening Doors’ Administrative Office which is located at 2100 Asbury Road, Suite 8 (Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM).  Due to space limitations, 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. To arrange delivery, or for more information, contact the Development and Marketing Director at (563) 582-7480.

Opening Doors partners with St. John’s Church’s “Open Closet” program located at 1276 White Street.  They provides free clothing and bedding to those in need in our community (including our clients).  To set up a time to drop off these types of items, please give them a call at 563-495-0885.  They do prefer that you give them a call to arrange a delivery date/time.  Other sources for clothing donations including the Dubuque Rescue Mission 583-1394, and St. Vincent DePaul 582-3733.  We are unable to accept donations of TVs.

Donor Privacy Statement: Opening Doors places the highest priority on protecting the privacy of our donors. Accordingly, we hold all donor information in strict confidence. Opening Doors will not sell or trade a donor’s information to any other entity.