We really couldn’t be the camp we’re striving to be without your support.
There are many ways to contribute financially to the camp, including memorials and legacy gifts, becoming a Friend of Red Willow, or contributing to one of our special appeals. We welcome you to contact us for any assistance with your gift giving ideas.
If you donate online you’ll get these benefits:
Recurring Donations: Schedule donations to occur automatically monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually. A reminder email will be sent before the transaction runs.
Choose Your Cause: You can allocate your gift towards camperships, the general fund, or other campaigns. You can also give a gift “in memory” or “in honor” of a loved one.
View Your Transactions: You’ll be able to print statements and see your giving history through your online donation account.
In order to donate online, click the button above. Select the campaign you’d like to give towards and enter the amount. Check the recurring gifts box at the bottom if you would like your gift to repeat. Click “Add Donations.” Create your online account. This will allow you to view your giving history and will make it easier to donate again. Schedule your recurring gifts (if applicable). Enter your payment method and then proceed to checkout.
Our Wish List and Needs list is a great place to start for an in-kind donation to Red Willow:
The following items are tools we purchase frequently for our ministry. With your help, we can stretch our donor dollars further to make our ministry better.
Ground coffee, regular or decaf
Markers, Pencils, Pens
Examples of costs to help guide your gifting decision:
$275 = Arts and craft supplies for one week
$1,300 = First aid supplies for summer
$275 = Counselor salary for a week
$2,500 = Full salary for summer counselor
$3,000 = Full salary for one Leadership Team member
$150-360 (depending on which camp) = Camp scholarship for a week
$2,500 = Average Utilities for one month (electric, heat, water, garbage)
$3,000 = Monthly cost of groceries at the camp
$4,000 = Pool maintenance & chemicals for one summer
$12,000 = Yearly cost for Marketing materials & postage
Remember that you can designate your annual Thrivent Choice dollars to the camp. Visit Thrivent Financial or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice”.
Did you know you can support Red Willow with every purchase at Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com, set your preferred charity to “Red Willow Lutheran Bible Camp Association,” start every Amazon session at smile.amazon.com, and a portion of your purchase will be donated back to camp!
Read about our Endowment Fund here. Gifts by business entities and individuals to our Endowment Fund qualify for a 40% ND income tax credit. To qualify, an individual must donate $5,000 or more per year to our fund. Should they itemize deductions, those qualifying may receive a “tax reduction subsidy” of 55-60%.
If you decide to take advantage of this opportunity, please call Rick at 701-676-2681 for details, as you work with your professional advisors in your tax planning.
Memorials and Honorariums
Memorial and Honorarium envelopes are available through your church or call the camp for a supply. You can also designate your memorial or honorarium with our printable mail-in Donation Form.
Automatically donate to Red Willow when you use GoodSearch
Here’s a very easy way you can help the camp. Instead of using Google or another search engine, use GoodSearch.com and they donate a penny with each search.
Red Willow Ministries relies on legacy gifts through bequests, beneficiary designations, and life insurance gifts. By remembering Red Willow in this way, you help to establish a future financial stability to serve the many generations to come.
- Life Insurance Beneficiary
- Church Endowment Fund Distributions
- Charitable Gift annuity
BUSHELS OF LOVE
Planting the Seeds of God’s Love
We’re excited that you are interested in helping Red Willow through grain donations!
Our “Bushels of Love” program helps farmers utilize God’s blessings to help us nourish the spiritual lives of the children we serve at Red Willow Ministries. You will receive not only tax advantages, but a feeling of good will knowing you have made a difference to help the camp provide quality programs.
Why Should Active, Self-Employed Farmers Give Grain Instead of Cash?
This method of giving has been accepted for over four decades and is promoted by charities around the nation. A gift of grain, corn, beans, or any crop you choose can be given through your local elevator and you can receive some significant tax advantages.
How Does it Work?
It is a simple process.
- You haul in a load or two of last year’s crop and state that the grain belongs to Red Willow Ministries.
- Your gift will then be used to continue and enhance the wonderful programming provided by Red Willow Ministries.
To help you through this process we’ve also created a Letter to Grain Buyers that you can use to show the elevator how to transfer the grain, as well as a Letter for the Elevator that they can use to inform Red Willow Ministries of the transfer.
FRIENDS OF RED WILLOW
Friends of Red Willow would like you to be a friend! Every gift, no matter how large or small, is important. Every gift contributes to our efforts at sponsoring campers in need, fixing up cabins, updating the retreat center and chapel, and beautifying the camp’s grounds and landscaping. Every gift helps us fulfill our mission of helping children, youth and adults build a personal relationship with Christ!
Friends of Red Willow exists to support the growth of Red Willow Ministries and keep its Bible camps and retreats affordable now and for future generations. You can be a part of this ministry.
Because now is when Red Willow needs us! Friends of Red Willow are people who want to support the mission of Red Willow, knowing that through our annual gift membership, we make a major contribution to the continued growth and ministry of the camp.
How Can I Join?
It’s easy to join at an annual gift level of $100 or more, as generously as you can:
- Friend = $100-199
- Patron = $200-499
- Partner = $500-999
- Builder = $1,000 or more
Red Willow Ministries is a registered organization of Thrivent Financial for Lutheran’s Choice Dollars program. Thrivent members interested donating their Choice Dollars may contact the camp office for more information.
Friends of Red Willow is under the guidance of Richard Solberg, formerly of Finley, ND and now living in Fargo. For more information about the Friends, or to receive the Friends of Red Willow Newsletter, contact the camp office at 701-676-2681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Red Willow Ministries exists to strengthen and serve the church in its gospel mission and ministry with and through Jesus Christ to every generation.”