Help us care for the poor in the next crisis!

Help us build our endowment fund to ensure long-term stability for years to come!

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Pledge Incentives


$50.00 Level

2 Supporters

Compassion Donor: Your gift of $50 helps us grow our endowment fund. Additionally, each year your donation multiplies into an additional 4% that goes directly to COM for immediate use in our food pantry and case management programs.


$100.00 Level

6 Supporters

Silver Donor: Your gift of $100 helps us grow our endowment fund. Additionally, each year your donation multiplies into an additional 4% that goes directly to COM for immediate use in our food pantry and case management programs. Silver Donors will also receive a social media shoutout (unless anonymity is requested).


$500.00 Level

0 Supporters

Gold Donor: Your gift of $500 helps us grow our endowment fund. Additionally, each year your donation multiplies into an additional 4% that goes directly to COM for immediate use in our food pantry and case management programs. Gold Donors will receive a social media shoutout (unless anonymity is requested) and be invited to a special tour of COM's campus with COM's leadership team.


$1,000.00 Level

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Platinum Donor: Your gift of $1000 or more helps us grow our endowment fund. Additionally, your donation multiplies into an additional 4% each year that goes directly to COM for immediate use in our food pantry and case management programs. Platinum Donors will receive a social media shoutout (unless anonymity is requested) and be invited to a personal tour of COM & lunch with COM's Executive Director to discuss the mission and future of COM.

Project Overview

The year 2020 proved that successful non-profits need a stable source of income in order to weather the storms of unpredictable economic or societal hardships. Thankfully, COM has a strong Endowment Fund built by previous donors that greatly helped us endure the COVID-19 crisis. However, as we continue to expand our ministries, we need your help to grow this endowment fund to meet our future needs.

Unlike traditional donations to an organization where funds are given and then used up, a gift to an endowment fund continues to give back for years to come. Money placed in an endowment fund is invested by professionals and the interest and earnings are then distributed back to the charitable organization. For example, with COM's current endowment fund we receive about $22,000, or 4% of the fund's value, back each year for use in our daily programs. This means that in just 5 years a simple $500 donation will have generated an extra $100 for COM's direct use with no extra effort on your part! This is an invaluable support not just in an economic crisis, but even in normal times.

As COM continues to expand our ministries to help more people here in Polk County we also need to grow our endowment fund. The more we can build up the endowment, the less we have to be reliant on grants and recurring donations which can ebb and flow. The year 2020 saw a 10% increase in the number of clients COM served and we intend to do everything we can to meet the needs in our community. But it takes your help.

Will you consider making a donation to COM's Endowment Fund? Whether it is a $50 gift or a $10,000 gift, every amount is appreciated and makes a difference.

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About Community Outreach Ministries of Bolivar

Community Outreach Ministries (COM) exists to eliminate hunger and poverty in Polk County by mobilizing the local community to address needs in fulfillment of Jesus' command to love our neighbor.

COM operates a Food Pantry that assists over 500 familes each month, offers case management to help clients achieve personal goals, runs an employment access program, and operates Compassion Thrift--a thrift store that provides affordable goods to the community.

COM also partners with The Salvation Army as a Service Extension Unit for Polk County. Funds from the annual Red Kettle Campaign are used for benevelonce in the form of rent and utility assistance, fuel vouchers, medicine, and transportation.

 

Community Outreach Ministries of Bolivar

http://www.bolivarcom.org

Bolivar, MO
417-326-2769
info@bolivarcom.org