Great Options for Giving
With grateful hearts, we thank you for your continued support of the parish. Your gifts allow God’s work to be done in our midst and in the world around us. People have been creative in finding ways to donate; electronically, by mail, dropping off in the box in the circle drive, at the welcome desk, or in the offertory boxes at Mass.
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Automatic Debit or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)
EFT is all about convenience for you and consistency for HSCC. Electronic Giving eliminates frequent check writing and helps parishioners even when they are unable to be at church. HSCC benefits from much-needed donation consistency and a reduction in the volume of checks and cash contributions that must be manually processed. Our Parish pays no fees so 100% of your contribution is used for Parish Operations. Contributions are transferred automatically on the 15th of the month from your checking or savings account to HSCC’s bank account. To sign up, simply fill out the enrollment form and mail the form to the Parish Office, 2003 Hassert Blvd, Naperville, IL 60564.
WeShare Online Giving
Online giving is another convenient way to manage your contributions to Holy Spirit. Unlike automatic debit or EFT, WeShare does charge HSCC processing fees of approximately 4%. Parishioners set up an online profile and have complete control over all aspects of giving. You set the frequency and amount of giving and make changes whenever necessary. Donations can be made using a credit card as well as a checking account. One-time and special donations for Mortgage Reduction, Easter and Christmas, Flowers, and select Holy Days of Obligations can also be made here.
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Offertory envelopes are an easy way to contribute monetarily when you are at Mass. If you need envelopes, please call the parish office at 630-922-0081. Envelopes are mailed directly to your home every other month. You can choose between:
- Specials – Mortgage Reduction, Easter and Christmas, Easter/Christmas Flowers and select Holy Days of Obligations. Special envelopes can be used in conjunction with EFT and Online Giving options.
- Monthly – 12 monthly envelopes and special envelopes – an environmentally better option by decreasing paper usage and less expensive for the parish.
- Weekly – 52 weekly envelopes to contribute on a weekly basis using cash or check; special offertory envelopes are included too.
It is particularly advantageous for some people to contribute appreciated securities. If you choose to contribute appreciated securities held more than 12 months, there are two tax benefits you will realize:
- Avoid the capital gains taxes which would be paid if the stock were sold and then donated.
- Receive a charitable deduction equal to the fair market value of the appreciated securities at the time of the gift as opposed to the purchase.
The gift is effective on the day your broker makes the electronic transfer to our account. Because each situation is unique, we urge you to discuss this with a tax advisor to evaluate and understand which plan would be most beneficial to you and to Holy Spirit Catholic Church.