Ways to Give

Thank you for considering a donation to help our neighbors in crisis. With your donation we will be able to serve and feed the hungry, distribute groceries through our three food programs, provide meals for food insecure students, shelter the homeless and so much more. Rowan Helping Ministries is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

Financial Gifts

General Donations


HOPE Calendar

Our HOPE Calendar campaign allows you to help our neighbors in need by sponsoring meals served at Rowan Helping Ministries. Sponsor a meal for the day, week or more in honor, memory, birthday, anniversary, special occasion or just because.

The sponsorship cost and levels are:

Breakfast: $50.00
Lunch: $250.00
Dinner: $100.00
One Full Day: $400.00
One Full Week: $2,800.00

Please contact Karen Taylor at 704.637.6838 ext.100 or email her at ktaylor@rowanhelpingministries.org if you have any questions.


Miracles on the Horizon

Your gift will support our Miracles on the Horizon Capital Project to expand transitional and permanent supportive housing. It is through your gifts we can continue to support the chronically homeless on their journey to find their pathway home. Gifts of $2500 or more will be displayed on our donor wall. 


Debit or Credit Card

Click on the donate buttons above and follow the easy prompts. You will receive an email confirmation that your gift has been received.

Check by Mail

Please make checks payable to: Rowan Helping Ministries, 226 N. Long St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Financial Gifts

Brought to our office at 226 N. Long St., Salisbury, NC 28144

Monthly Gifts

Drafts can be set up to contribute on a regular basis

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a financial gift, please contact Karen Taylor at 704-637-6838 Ext. 100

Food Donations

We accept fresh and non-perishable food donations daily. Please see our wish list for our current food needs. Rowan Helping Ministries also host annual food drives and community members have the opportunity to host their own. Click the button below to see more opportunities.

Clothing Donations

Due to the limited number of volunteers, on site delivery of clothing is accepted only on Wednesdays. We accept donations of gently used, seasonal clothing for men, women, and children.

All food and clothing donations are accepted at our receiving dock located at 226 N. Long Street. The receiving dock faces Liberty Street. Please ring the doorbell (on the right side of the large roll-up dock door) when you arrive.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding a food/clothing donation, please contact Kristine Wiles at 704-637-6838 ext. 115.

Wish List

We appreciate and rely upon the generous support of in-kind donations of items on our Wish List. We update the list each month with current needs. Other much needed items are on our Amazon Wish List. Check it out!

Rowan Helping Ministries also participates in Amazon Smile.

January 2021 Wish List

Items can be purchased and shipped directly to Rowan Helping Ministries at 226 N. Long St., Salisbury, NC 28144. 

For drop-off donations, our receiving dock for all programs is at 226 N. Long St. and is open from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Note: The receiving dock faces Liberty Street. Please ring the doorbell (on the right side of the large roll-up dock door) when you arrive.

To schedule special deliveries, please email Kristine Wiles, Director of Crisis Assistance/Food Operations at Kwiles@rowanhelpingministries.org or call her at 704.637.6838, Ext. 115

Leave a Legacy through Planned Giving

Please Consider a Legacy to the Hope Fund.

Gifts made to Rowan Helping Ministries go into the Hope Fund which is dedicated to continuing our services for the future. The fund is named for Hope Uzzell who made the first major bequest to Rowan Helping Ministries in 1996. The Hope Fund is now our primary contingency against major shortfalls in gifts that inevitably occur.

Why Include Rowan Helping Ministries in Your Will?

Our mission is to put God’s love into action by serving our neighbors in Rowan County who need food, shelter, clothing and financial assistance. Then, we empower people with the education necessary to make life improving actions. 

Our volunteers prepare over 8,000 meals in our kitchen and distribute over 50,000 pounds of food to individuals each month. We give shelter to about 85 men, women and children every night with several families living in our facility. At the same time, Rowan Helping Ministries provides life skills classes to about 80 different individuals each month to help them find and maintain employment.

To continue to do all of this, we need your help. Over 94 percent of our budget goes directly to serving our clients, so we are extremely frugal with the funds that we receive. However, gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, foundations, and governments can no longer be assured. We need contributions from people like yourself to maintain our services. 

There are many types of planned gifts to choose from to help you meet your philanthropic and financial goals. You can make a gift from your will/trust, of publicly traded securities, real estate, or other assets. Retirement plan assets or life insurance policies may be better options in some cases. Consult your attorney or tax advisor to determine the best planned giving method for your situation. 

If you are not prepared to put Rowan Helping Ministries in your will, can we count on you to make a pledge?

Please contact Karen Taylor at kgrubb@rowanhelpingministries.org or 704-637-6838, Ext. 101.

We recommend that you speak with your attorney or financial planner about Planned Giving opportunities.

Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the state Solicitation Licensing Section at 919.807.2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.

Types of Planned Gifts

Bequest

A gift from you or from a trust allows you to make a future gift to your fund at Rowan Helping Ministries. This is the simplest way to provide for your community and may reduce your estate tax liability. The sample bequest language below is provided to assist donors and their attorneys in making gifts to a fund at Rowan Helping Ministries. Please consult your attorney before executing a new will or a codicil to your existing will.

Specific Bequest

I give to ROWAN HELPING MINISTRIES, a North Carolina corporation, the sum of __________ dollar and n./100 ($_______), in cash or in kind ( could include a stated percentage or fraction of estate) to be used to create an endowed fund, known as the JOHN SMITH ENDOWED FUND, and used for the charitable objects and purposes as set forth in the Charter of Rowan Helping Ministries, which purposes are by this reference incorporated herein.

Residuary Bequest

I give to ROWAN HELPING MINISTRIES, a North Carolina corporation, the residue of my _________and used for the charitable objects and purposes as set forth in the Charter of Rowan Helping Ministries, which purposes are by this reference incorporated herein.

Retirement Plan Assets

Retirement plan assets may be ideal assets for use in meeting philanthropic goals because they can be subject to various layers of taxation upon death, including estate and income tax. Making a future gift of retirement plan assets to your fund at Rowan Helping Ministries may reduce your estate tax liability, while allowing you to leave to other beneficiaries (i.e. your descendants) assets that receive more favorable treatment.

Life Insurance Policies

You may use one or more life insurance policies to make a future gift to Rowan Helping Ministries. To use a life insurance policy to make a gift to Rowan Helping Ministries, you would name Rowan Helping Ministries as the beneficiary of a new or existing policy or transfer ownership of a new or existing policy to Rowan Helping Ministries.

Non-Cash Assets

Rowan Helping Ministries has the capacity to evaluate and accept non-cash assets, including publicly traded securities, mutual funds, real property, and business interests.

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