Donations Fuel Our Ministry

we can’t do this work
without you.

PARTNERSHIPS  fuel our ministry, whether it’s your time, items, or monetary contributions. we can’t do God’s work without your help.

In addition to volunteering your time, financial support of our ministry is crucial to keeping this work moving forward.

Let’s take a look at the needs of South Side Mission.

DONATED ITEMS

We accept donations of household good large and small, foods, and vehicles.

HOUSEHOLD

Gently used household goods, clothing, etc. can be dropped off at one of our thrift stores or the Benevolence Center.

Donation times for the Thrift Stores are Tuesday through Saturday 9 am – 4 pm and at our Benevolence Center Monday-Friday, 8 am to 2:30 PM.

FOOD

If you would like to donate individual food items, schedule a food drive through your church or workplace, or provide food through your business or other organization, please call us.

VEHICLES

If you have a running vehicle in good condition that you would like to donate, please call us to schedule your pick-up or drop-off.

LARGE ITEMS

Call us to schedule your pick-up of larger items like furniture and appliances. 

FINANCIAL GIFTS

FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS ALLOW US TO OFFER HELP TO THOSE MOST IN NEED THROUGH DOZENS OF MINISTRIES AND PROGRAMS.

Maybe you have benefited from these services or maybe someone close to you has, maybe you care about those most in need in our community who receive services from the Mission. 

In addition to a cash donation, there are a few other financial plans that benefit our mission. 

Leave a Legacy

We offer help to those most in need through dozens of ministries and programs. We provide Christ-focused activities to keep young people engaged and off the streets and serve over 100,000 meals a year. Maybe you have benefited from these services, maybe someone close to you has, maybe you care about those most in need in our community who receive services from the Mission.
By making a bequest or other planned gifts through your estate, you will be assured the great Christian service provided by the Mission will continue. Take care of your family first, remember your church and support South Side Mission. To maximize your legacy opportunities, contact Rev. Craig Williams at 309-676-4604.

Donor-Advised Fund

A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program that allows you to combine the most favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to easily support your favorite charities. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, DAFs are an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.

How does it work?

  • Establish your DAF by making an irrevocable, tax-deductible donation to a public charity that sponsors a DAF program
  • Advise the investment allocation of the donated assets (any investment growth is tax-free)
  • Recommend grants to qualified public charities of your choice.
    What are the main advantages of a donor-advised fund?
    Simplicity – The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts. Flexibility – Timing of your tax deduction can be separate from your charitable decision making.
    Tax-efficiency – Contributions are tax-deductible and any investment growth in the DAF is tax-free. It is also easy to donate long term appreciated securities, eliminating capital gains taxes and allowing you to support multiple charities from one block of stock.
    Family legacy – A DAF is a powerful way to build or continue a tradition of family philanthropy. No start-up costs – There is no cost to establish a donor-advised fund. However, there are often minimum initial charitable contributions to establish the DAF (typically $5,000 or more).**No transaction fees – Once approved, 100% of your recommended grant goes to your qualified public charity of choice.
    Privacy if desired – Donors may choose to remain anonymous to the grant recipient.

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When shopping on Amazon 0.5% of your purchase price will be donated to South Side Mission. To choose the Mission as your charity of choice go to smile.amazon.com search for and select South Side Mission. When shopping at Amazon in the future go to this site and start shopping.

Your financial support of South Side Mission supports many transformational ministries that primarily serve the residents of the 61605 zip code.

South Side Mission is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization blessed by the financial support of many generous individuals, companies, and foundations. A noted contribution to our success is the strong partnerships we form in the community to avoid duplication of services.