Support the ministry of Midwest Christian Outreach
Our support philosophy
Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc. (MCOI) is a faith ministry. By this we mean that we rely on God working through the prayers and generosity of His people to provide us with the spiritual and financial support we need to fulfill our mission.
Thus the “suggested donation” amounts listed in our Resource Catalog are just that: suggested donations.
We don’t want the cost of a booklet or tape or video to prevent it from reaching someone who truly needs it. If you’re unable to send the suggested total, just include a brief note with your order telling us that. No apology or explanation is necessary.
The same principle applies to all other services MCOI provides. If your church or organization asks us to present a conference or seminar, we’ll advise you concerning the typical costs for these events, and — although we’re not in a position to make guarantees — we’ll endeavor to fulfill your request even if those costs are beyond your means.
We have a very practical reason for following this policy. We spend a lot of time evangelizing and ministering to the victims of cults and spiritually abusive groups. Very often these people have been financially exploited by their former groups, sometimes quite cruelly, and are understandably wary of anyone trying to sell “spiritual truth.” If we charged for our resources and services it would create in these people’s minds an unnecessary obstacle to the biblical truths we present to them.
This is also why we make every effort to keep our fund raising appeals to a minimum. It’s not that we don’t have financial needs, or think it’s more “spiritual” to not talk about them. But current and former cultists (as well as others) observe what we do, and many of them would be stumbled on the path to faith in Christ if they perceived we focused more on money than on ministry.
And yet we’ve also heard from people who’ve requested that we make information on how to give to our ministry easier to find on our web site. Such folks express appreciation for our low-key approach to fund raising, but they don’t want to waste a lot of time trying to figure out how to make a donation. So we also try to accommodate these people by making links to this and other relevant pages widely available. We try to walk a fine line between avoiding unnecessarily offending people, and removing difficulties for people who believe that the Lord is calling them to help support our work.
Your gifts to MCOI help us minister directly to the needs of others who have been hurt by false teachings. They also allow us to provide resources and services to those who would otherwise be unable to afford them.
Furthermore, your gifts can also help extend MCOI’s outreach into this neglected mission field. New spiritual needs present themselves to us almost everyday, and in some cases the only thing that prevents us from meeting them is additional funding.
The Lord has enabled us to accomplish much with the help of faithful volunteers and donated services. Our core of volunteers will always be an important key to the vitality of our ministry, but there are some needs that cannot be effectively met simply by recruiting more volunteers. We thank you for your interest and help.
If you have any further questions about any aspect of MCOI’s finances, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (630) 627-9028.
Four convenient ways to make a tax-deductible gift to MCO
Send a check made payable to Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc., to the following address:
Midwest Christian Outreach
P.O. Box 446
Wonder Lake, IL 60097-0446
2. Credit cards over the phone
Make a one time credit card donation over the phone, or have us set up a monthly credit card donation, by calling (630) 627-9028.
At this time we’re able to accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
3. Credit cards over the internet
You can make a donation (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) using our secure online server. Simply enter the amount in the field atop this page, and click the “Donate” button to begin the process.
4. Non-cash donations
National Vehicle Donation Program
Midwest Christian Outreach is able to accept many kinds of non-cash donations. Our National Vehicle Donation Program offers the following benefits to donors:
- It provides a quick and easy way of disposing of vehicles which are no longer needed.
- It provides fully licensed and insured free pickup and free towing nation wide.
- It maximizes the value of your donation to Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.
- Your donation may be tax deductible (the applicable IRS definition can be found in IRS Publication 526).
- All types of vehicles accepted including autos, boats/yachts, trucks, sport utilities, motor homes and airplanes.
- Using our online system, you can donate 24 hours a day. Simply read the program overview and follow the prompts at the bottom of the page (note: your web browser must be set to accept cookies). Start here.
- Or call toll-free, 1-800-939-3235, between 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, and tell the representative that you want to make a vehicle donation to Midwest Christian Outreach, Inc.
We are also able to receive donations of new, used or even damaged consumer merchandise, commercial products and materials, and industrial equipment. For more information, call us at(630) 627-9028 or email us email@example.com.
We also work with AdTech Solutions, an organization that specializes in converting a wide range of donated inventories into cash for non-profits like MCOI.
Businesses and/or trucking companies often have problematic inventories they are unsure the best or most economical way to handle. Often this can be donated to MCOI, save the business or trucking company the expense of disposal, and in some cases even have a tax advantage as a result. AdTech converts the problematic inventories and the proceeds come to MCOI.
Specialty Vehicle Donations
These specialty vehicles include trailers from over the road trucking companies. They retire their trailers after 1 million miles. This can be very convenient for them by scheduling the last run for that trailer near the location where they will be picking up their new trailer they can drop off the old trailer after it is unloaded at 1 of the 140 drop off sites. For a more comprehensive idea please refer to the suggested list of specialty vehicles which AdTech handles.
Businesses and Farms
Many business owners and farmers will be retiring in the next 1-10 years. Some of them do not have anyone to step in and take over the business or farming operation and the thought of selling seems nearly overwhelming. In addition there will be a capital gains tax of about 20% eating into the revenues. AdTech Solutions can assist in assessing the value (which is not communicated to us), helping to find a purchaser,and doing it in such a way to eliminate or substantially reduce the capital gains tax, part or all of which can be donated to your favorite non-profit as well as potentially increasing your retirement funds. Contact Tony at AdTech Solutions for more information.
Bank Administered Asset Liquidations
The unfortunate result of our current economy is that corporations are going out of business often leaving banks holding foreclosed inventories and property which costs them to hold as well as to dispose of. There are a number of advantages to having AdTech handle the Bank Administered Asset Liquidations.
This area of non-cash donations is virtually untapped and in many ways we are only really limited by our imagination and contacts. These are also often win-win situations for the donor and MCOI as it is solving a problem they have and supporting the mission God has given MCOI.
Thank you! Your gifts encourage us tremendously as we seek to serve the Lord in this mission field. We deeply appreciate your generosity. Thank you and God bless you!