Contributions to CALMS can be in made in memory of a loved one or in honor of a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. If your gift is a tribute to someone, please include a note telling us the name of the individual you wish us to notify and his or her address. You can also give a tribute or memorial gift online by adding your tribute message in the description field.
CALMS can provide you with a tax deduction for the current market value of securities that are transferred to us. This could help you eliminate capital gains taxes on appreciated shares. Publicly traded stock, shares in a mutual fund or bonds can be donated to CALMS. For more information about making a gift of securities and/or transfer instructions, please contact us.
When you shop at amazon.smile.com and select Central American Lutheran Mission Society as your charity, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to CALMS.
If you click the Amazon Smile image from here, you will go directly to our charity link and will not need to search for us on the list.
With Thrivent Choice®, you can recommend that some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds come to CALMS.
If you are eligible to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars, please don't let your 2017 dollars expire! Direct them to CALMS by March 31, 2018.
Occasionally, CALMS will have a need for specific items for ministry use. Please check to see if you can help us with our current wish list. Consider purchasing items from the wishlist at AmazonSmile to maximize the impact of your generosity!
There are many planned gift options for you to provide for CALMS in your estate. Life insurance, wills, and charitable trusts can be complicated, so CALMS wants to make sure you talk with an attorney or financial advisor to assist you in setting up a planned gift. For more information on how to get started or for sample bequest language, please contact us.