Want to help Oasis? Great!! Because we NEED your help! Here are some ideas the Fund-Raising Committee has come up with. Some you can start right away! If you have a different idea to share with us please do! You can reach Steve at (616) 212-6833 or by email
Amazon: You can now shop at AmazonSmile and Oasis will receive a small percentage of each purchase. Simply click the button above. This costs you, the shopper, nothing. Your Amazon account info all remains the same...but Oasis gets a donation! Win-Win!! How cool is that?
Donating Deposit Cans: Several of our members are collecting cans from neighbors/family and donating the deposit funds to Oasis. In the last three weeks two families have raised $100. At this rate, easily $1,000 could be contributed in a year.
Target Community Grants: Each Target store will give Target gift cards to non-profit groups. We just received a $50 gift card from the Target at 28th Street in Grand Rapids. All that is needed is to provide a letter to your local Target store with our letterhead. We have a letter all set up that you can use when approaching a Target store in your neighborhood. Contact Steve Johnson for a copy of the letter.
Monthly/quarterly/or annual donation: Oasis Website you can make a one time, monthly, quarterly or annual donation. You probably wouldn't miss $5 or $10 a month...but it would make a HUGE difference in the support we can provide to our young adults.
Giving Tuesday: Oasis participates in Giving Tuesday in December of each year. The campaign will be posted here on our website and in our Facebook Group.
Did you know? When you file your federal tax return for 2020 you are able to make charitable donations (up to $300) to a 501(c)3 non-profit and take a charitable gift deduction.
EVEN IF YOU DON'T ORDINARILY ITEMIZE YOUR DEDUCTIONS!! That's almost like Uncle Sam matching your donation to Oasis...because you will pay less tax on the money you gifted.
We need your suggestions! Look out for a member survey about types of fund raising you’ve done, or types of fund raisers you’d be willing to support. Do you know of matching organizations?
Examples of Fund Raising we’re thinking about:
Restaurant coupon book
Remote or in-person dinners (once things open up)
Paper shredding fund raising