Remember to give online or have your gifts postmarked no later than December 31, 2014 in order to receive your tax benefits this year.
If you would like the opportunity to give to our ministry, or if you have been blessed by the ministries of International Messengers and would like to participate in helping us to minister to others, you can use any of the options available below.
Check or EFT
Donation by check or EFT to International Messengers is the most beneficial as 100% of your donation is received by us and there are no extra processing fees taken from your donation. Checks can be made payable to International Messengers and mailed to us at PO Box 618, Clear Lake, IA 50428. To set up Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), download, complete and mail this form to our office. Using EFT your donation is automatically deducted from your bank account each month at no charge to you.
Online Donations through NetworkforGood.org
Donations made through networkforgood.org are safe and secure. IM receives distributions from Network for Good each month, and the donor receives a receipt from them for tax purposes. Network for Good retains just 3% of donations for processing fees and this amount can either be covered by IM (so IM receives 97% of the total donated) or by you at the time of donation (so IM receives 100% of the donation).
We receive one check per month from Network for Good, therefore any money donated through them is not immediately credited to the missionary or short-termer's account. The time it takes for the donation to be credited is determined by what day of the month the donation is made, but can take up to 4-6 weeks.
*Please note that if you use Network for Good for donations toward a short-term mission trip, only the amount received by us will be credited toward the cost of your trip. Any amount that Network for Good keeps for processing will still need to be paid to IM.
Online Donations through JustGive.org
Donations made through www.JustGive.org are also safe and secure. IM receives distributions from JustGive.org each month, and the donor receives a receipt from JustGive for tax purposes. JustGive.org retains 4.5% of donations for processing and credit card costs*. The remainder of each donation comes directly to us.
*Please note that if you use JustGive.org for donations toward a short-term mission trip, only the amount received by us will be credited toward the cost of your trip. Example: If the trip cost is $1520 and that amount is sent using JustGive.org, we will receive and credit $1451.60 (95.5% of $1520) toward your trip leaving a remaining amount of $68.40 that would still need to be paid.
Because we receive only one check per month from JustGive, any money donated through JustGive is not immediately credited to the missionary or short-termer's account. For example, donations made in January are processed and sent in a single check on February 10th. If you donate on January 1st, IM will not receive this donation for about six weeks, until mid-February when we receive the check from JustGive. If you donate on January 31st, your donation will also be sent to us in mid-February, about two weeks after you make your donation.
JustGive.org collects only enough information about you to process your donation, and will never sell, share, or disclose any personal information about you without your express permission.
International Messengers is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and a member of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). We send end of the year statements for contributions made directly to our ministry by check or EFT. Donations made through JustGive.org or Network for Good are receipted by them.