How your donation is used
Your donations to the Sisters of the Holy Cross can be designated for the Ministry With the Poor, sisters’ retirement needs, or the general needs of the congregation.
Ministry With the Poor funds ministries of Holy Cross sisters around the world, especially those assisting women and children. Every donation is used to support the projects of the sisters.
Sisters of the Holy Cross dedicate their lives to ministering to the sick and the poor and to educating the young. You can say “thank you” to a Holy Cross sister — the one who may have taught you to read, comforted you in the hospital or accompanied you on your spiritual journey — by making a donation to sisters’ retirement needs. Your donation helps to provide safe and comfortable care for our sisters as they continue their ministry of prayer.
Ways You Can Give
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SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING TAX DEDUCTIBLE GIFTS TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES
When you, our donor, make a gift, feel free to express your wishes for the use of your gift. However, please be advised that in order to ensure that you will be entitled to a federal income tax deduction for donations to our sisters or our ministries in other countries, the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross is required by Internal Revenue Service rulings to retain full authority over the assets granted to it and cannot accept gifts that are required by the donor to be paid to, or to be used only to further the work of a specific sister or that are required to be used overseas by our sisters or another foreign charity or religious institute. Contributions from U.S. corporations are subject to a domestic use restriction.
The Sisters of the Holy Cross always will try to honor the wish of the donor. Should the donor wish a charitable deduction, however, we must retain the right to redesignate the funds, if necessary.
Please note: The above information does not constitute legal or tax advice. Specific tax questions are best addressed between you and your tax consultant.