~Whose Life Will Your Donation Transform Today?
The Salvation Army is an international movement that is greatly supported by donations from the community. The Army is a worldwide organization committed to serving people, changing one life at a time. You have the power to donate directly to the Brown County community as a whole, a specific program within The Army or help with the devastating impacts of world disasters. The Army offers several ways for individuals to donate: through time, money and goods. A receipt of your donation will be provided for tax purposes. You are encouraged to explore our site for information about programs that are supported through your generosity.
Text to Give
Donors can text "feedtheneed" to 80888 to make a $10 carrier-billed donation.
Donors can make a donation of any amount using their credit card by texting "feedtheneed" followed by the donation amount to 41444. The reply message will include a link to complete the donation.
Donations can be mailed to the following address:
The Salvation Army of Brown County
P.O. Box 8548
Green Bay, WI 54308-8548
This Secure Giving Facility operates on the Internet within a Secure Server registered under the Secure Socket Layer standards of Verisign. Any information provided will be held in confidence and only transferred within The Salvation Army using Lotus Domino R.S.A approved 64 bit encryption. Click on the link below to proceed with making an online donation.
Donated goods and services provide much needed assistance to our programs.
The Green Bay area, your own backyard. It is the place you grew up, went to school, raised a family, worked, and retired. This is your community, where your friends and neighbors live. You want it to grow, prosper, be a safe place for future generations with good things and opportunity. The Salvation Army is there-helping those that are hurting, offering hope.
A planned gift is arranged by you legally during your lifetime. The principal benefits accrue to The Salvation Army at a later time, after your death or the death of your last named beneficiary. Planned gifts take many forms, providing additional income for you and/or your heirs, reducing income and estate taxes, relieving you and your heirs of complicated financial management responsibilities and helping to fulfill your personal, humanitarian and charitable objectives. Planned gifts can be made in cash, real estate, stocks, bonds, personal property or life insurance.
Bequests by Will
One of the simplest planned gifts is a bequest through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after other disbursements. In addition to supporting The Salvation Army, it serves as an example to your heirs of the values and ideals you hold dear. A bequest also can reduce the amount of your taxable estate, which may increase the actual amount available to loved ones.
A gift annuity is an agreement between you and The Salvation Army. In exchange for your irrevocable gift, The Salvation Army pays a fixed dollar amount during your life and/or the life of a designated loved one. The amount you receive is determined by the size of your gift, your age and the age of your beneficiary. Your income is guaranteed, regardless of market fluctuation. A major portion of your income is a tax-exempt return of principal and the income may be deferred until a later time as part of your retirement plan.
Charitable Remainder Trust
A charitable trust transfers ownership and management of cash and/or appreciated securities to The Salvation Army. The Army manages the trust and pays income to you for the remainder of your life and/or the life of another beneficiary. An annuity trust provides a fixed annual income for those wanting consistent, predictable payments. A unitrust pays a variable return based on market changes, providing an effective hedge against inflation.
Pooled Income Fund
A pooled income fund is a trust designed to provide variable yet reliable income. Like a commercial mutual fund, it combines your gift with the contributions of other fund participants, wisely investing the sum for a balance of income and growth. Dividends are paid to the shareholders in proportion to each person's contribution. Your donation results in a tax deduction for the year your gift was made, elimination of capital gains tax if you invest appreciated securities, and reduction of estate taxes for your heirs.
Contributions of life insurance can provide a substantial gift to The Salvation Army. The value of an ordinary policy at the time of the gift is tax deductible. If you continue paying the premiums, they also are deductible as charitable contributions. If a paid-up policy is given, the cost of purchasing a new paid-up policy at your current age is the value of the charitable deduction.
A hometown endowment is a perpetual gift that can be designated for a specific location or program of The Salvation Army. The original gift remains intact, and the income is used toward the designated area of service. An endowment can be established in memory of a loved one or a donation can be added to an existing fund that will contribute to your local community indefinitely.
Begin Planning Today~
To benefit your own backyard in greater Green Bay, the proper legal language must be written in your planning documents such as wills, trusts, and beneficiary designations in retirement plans or life insurance. Please share this information with your attorney or estate planning professional. The legal language to designate funds to The Salvation Army of Brown County or The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center is as follows:
"To The Salvation Army Wisconsin/Upper Michigan Division, to be used:
1) in the Green Bay Corps"
2) in the Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center"
Specfic Dollar Amount: "the amount of $_____"
Percentage: "____ percent"
Specific Property: "Describe the property (Example: Parcel ID # 006-00-292)
If you wish to make your gift to a specific program (such as food, clothing, shelter, utility, rent assistance, youth etc.)
Please add: "for the specific purpose of program operations."
The Salvation Army offers planned giving advisors who are professionals with many years of experience in estate and gift planning who care about your goals and plans. They will work with your attorney or accountant to explain the many gift opportunities available to you and the financial advantages of each. Contact The Salvation Army to learn how confidential, personal financial planning can help you achieve your goals while helping to sustain our life-changing mission.
Please contact Rebecca Lesperance, Director of Development, at (920) 544-4987 or e-mail for more informaiton regarding the difference you can make with your donation.
||THE SALVATION ARMY OF BROWN COUNTY MISSION
The Salvation Army of Brown County, Local Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army is a spiritual community that fosters an environment that improves self-sufficiency, promotes self-discovery and provides hope.
We promote the well-being of all who come to us, including those who are unable to meet their basic needs or be self-sufficient. We coordinate a comprehensive array of services to meet human needs as our resources allow.
It is our commitment to direct those in need to the most appropriate program or service available, whether offered by The Salvation Army or another agency or provider.
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||The Salvation Army - Green Bay Corps
626 Union Ct - Green Bay, WI 54303
Telephone: (920) 497-7053
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc
Corps Community Center
1315 Lime Kiln Road - Green Bay, WI 54311
Telephone: (920) 884-5007
Map | www.gbkroccenter.org
The Salvation Army Thrift Store
1125 West Mason St. - Green Bay, WI 54304
Telephone: (920) 884-2950
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