610-266-0695

info@sercc.org

618 Fullerton Avenue • Whitehall, PA 18052

Donating

Tithe

Sunday Donations can be made weekly or monthly. Simply drop your check or cash in the Sunday basket, bring to the Parish office, or drop checks in the mail. We ask that you use your envelope if you want a year-end statement.

Credit Card Donations

Contributions can be made on your credit card or through your bank account by using the link to the right. (Scroll down on a mobile device.) Set up a one-time donation or a recurring gift.

Direct Deposit Payments

For those who would rather set their donation on automatic, consider Donations by Direct Deposit Payments. Per your written instructions, your bank account would be debited monthly or semi-monthly for whatever amount you choose. You can stop Direct Deposit donations whenever you wish.  Contact the Church office to sign up. Or download this ACH form, complete it and return to the Church office to begin electronic donations immediately.

Stock Donations

For a tax advantaged way to donate to St. Elizabeth, gifts of appreciated stocks can be made. Click here for a two page form that you can complete and submit to your broker. Please also submit a copy to the Diocese and to St. Elizabeth.

Wills

Remember St. Elizabeth in your will.

Qualified Charitable Distributions

For those over 70 1/2 who must take minimum required distributions from their tax deferred retirement accounts, consider making a donation directly to St Elizabeth. Your distribution may be tax free.  Consult your tax advisor for details.

Volunteers Opportunities

St. Elizabeth has a myriad of volunteer opportunities.  Please see our Ministries tab or events to see what you can do. The Diocese of Allentown requires all volunteers and employees to fulfill Pennsylvania state and local training and clearances. Church staff is available to help with this simple process.

Seasonal Giving

Leading up to the Thanksgiving season, St. Elizabeth creates baskets for our families in need. St. Elizabeth also sponsors a giving tree each Christmas season.  Families are encouraged to pick a tab off the tree and bring in an unwrapped gift. There are also opportunities to sponsor a family in need during the season. Anyone in need of these services must contact Mrs. Spieker well in advance of the season so appropriate arrangements can be made.

Gift Cards

Use your monthly grocery budget and night out budget to painlessly support the Parish. Simply exchange your cash or check for a gift card of the same amount. You will receive full value and the Parish will receive a small percentage back from the store. Gift cards are available after Mass and at the Parish office. For more information on gift cards, or for a greater selection, click here.

Other Donations

Food is collected on the 3rd Sunday of the month for distribution to the local Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank.  Beans (dry or canned), cereal, jello, juice boxes, mac & cheese, peanut butter, pudding, rice, snack packages, soups, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce can always be used. Tissues, toilet tissue, shampoos and detergent are also greatly appreciated. Please bring your gift of non-perishable foods and other items to the back of the Church.

The Basket Social raises money for the Parish Religious education programs.  We collect empty baskets, new items to fill the baskets and completed baskets July through September. Items can be dropped off at the parish office weekdays from 8 am to 3 pm. The Basket Social is typically held the weekend before Columbus Day in October.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry accepts donations of yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks as well as completed shawls and lap quilts for distribution throughout the year. Items can be dropped off at the Parish office.

Amazon Smile

The Amazon Smile program gives a small percentage of purchases back to the community.  If you shop at Amazon, start here so that you can painlessly support our parish:  Saint Elizabeth Amazon Smile

TD Bank - Affinity Program

We're proud to announce a new partner in our fundraising efforts. We've joined TD Bank's Affinity Membership Program, which provides our organization the opportunity to earn annual cash contributions. We're thrilled with the ease of participating in this program and that there is no cost to our organization or our members. Simply inform the bank that you are affiliated with St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, and you want to be included in their affinity program. The bank will make an annual contribution to St. Elizabeth based on all participating individuals and businesses. For additional information, stop by or visit your local TD Bank store or call the Church office.

EITC - Educational Improvement Tax Credit

How often do you have the opportunity to choose how your state tax dollars are spent? Designed especially for the business owner, the EITC gives businesses the opportunity to use their tax dollars for an education credit that would benefit the St. Elizabeth Regional school and preschool. Click here for more information.

Tax Preparation at H & R Block

Saint Elizabeth is working with H&R Block and Block Advisors this tax season. Bring the attached flyer to the H & R Block office when you have your tax return prepared.  Our unique code is 40010001098306.  If you are a new client, the Church will receive a $20 contribution from H & R Block.  To print the actual flier, go to http://www.hrblockreferrals.com/NonProfit/KitFlyer/40010001098306

"For it is in giving that we receive..."

St. Francis of Assisi

Donate

Use the form below to donate electronically using your bank or credit card. Simply fill in the amount and hit go. You will be taken to our Donor Portal where you can finalize your donation.

Refund/Return Policy:

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish is a 501-c(3) Non Profit Organization. We make every effort to gratefully acknowledge donations and gifts that are made to St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish. If for any reason you believe that an error has been made, then please contact the Parish Office at 610-266-0695 within 10 business days of the transaction and ask for the Finance Manager. We will make every effort to resolve any issue to our mutual satisfaction.

“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down and overflowing, will be poured into you lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” Luke 6:38

To explore more tax advantaged and legacy gifts, please visit the Diocesan Website at allentowndiocese.myfuturegift.org

618 Fullerton Avenue • Whitehall, PA 18052
610-266-0695 • 610-266-1548 fax
info@sercc.org