your support makes it possible
Join us today in the fight against hunger, homelessness and access to healthcare in our community.
Make a One-Time Gift or Become a Monthly Sustainer
your financial impact
Feeds one family for a week through our pantry.
Fills 30 prescriptions in our pharmacy.
Provides six weeks’ worth of food for a family through our pantry.
Provides 14 nights of shelter and counseling at the Helen Wright Center to a woman experiencing homelessness.
Provides a year’s worth of clinic visits and prescriptions to two patients.
honoring friends and family
Urban Ministries can help you memorialize, honor and celebrate friends and family in a meaningful way throughout the year. When you make a donation via the form above, be sure to include the name of your honoree and their email address in the “additional information” field. We’ll send an e-card in your name stating your gift has been given.
Have questions about Honor Cards? Email Kelly Zargo for more information.
host a virtual fund drive
Share the link to a personal page with your contacts to raise money for food to stock our pantry, items for our clinic, or to support the Helen Wright Center for Women. As people click on your link and donate, money is credited towards the fund drive. Watch in real-time how much your drive is raising.
Email us to set up your drive today.
other ways to give
Leaving a Legacy with Urban Ministries of Wake County
Provide tax benefits for you and your heirs, while helping our neighbors in need! For information on Planned Giving, choose from one of the following options:
A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to UMWC as part of your estate plan, or you can make a bequest using a beneficiary designation form.
Benefits of a bequest:
- Receive an estate tax charitable deduction
- Reduce the burden of taxes on your family
- Leave a lasting legacy to UMWC
Donating part or all of your unused retirement assets such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax-deferred plan is an excellent way to make a gift to UMWC.
To leave your retirement assets to UMWC, you will need to complete a beneficiary designation form provided by your retirement plan custodian.
Benefits of retirement assets:
- Avoid potential estate tax on retirement assets
- Heirs avoid income tax on any retirement assets funded on a pre-tax basis
- Receive potential estate tax savings from an estate tax deduction
Donating appreciated real estate, such as a home, vacation property, undeveloped land, farmland or commercial property can make a great gift to UMWC.
Your real property may be given to UMWC by executing a deed transferring ownership. Your gift will generally be based on the property’s fair market value, which must be established by an independent appraisal.
Benefits of gifts of real estate:
- Avoid paying capital gains tax on the sale of the real estate
- Receive a charitable income tax deduction based on the value of the gift
- Leave a lasting legacy to UMWC
There are many other types of assets you may wish to donate to UMWC. Typically these assets require an independent appraisal.
Donations of stocks or bonds are a tax-effective way to support Urban Ministries of Wake County. If you would like to make a stock transfer please click here to fill out our form. It helps ensure we track your donation properly.