Our Immediate Needs Include:
- A Hand Up partners giving $15 or $30 monthly to avoid turning away new families for lack of goods.
- Donations of full size toothpaste, shampoo, bath soap, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, all purpose cleaners, sponges, garbage sacks, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, and facial tissue.
Protein products like tuna, peanut butter, canned soups, stews, canned spaghetti sauce, etc. We also are very low on canned vegetables and fruits and well as mac & cheese.
- Businesses, church groups, organizations hosting food or non-food inventory drives.
- Safety updates to our facility (electrical, mechanical and physical)
Non-Profit 501(c)(3) status
As of August 1, 2011 NorthwestConnect was officially recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 non-profit organization. This means that retroactively beginning April 1, 2011 (our date of incorporation) any donations made to NorthwestConnect are considered tax-deductible.
Our Washington State UBI number is 603100526.
Checks may be made out to NorthwestConnect or a one time donation can be made on the website by using the Donate button to the left of this page. If donating online, please be aware PayPal does charge NorthwestConnect a minimal fee for this convenience. If you would like set up an automatic monthly donation through PayPal please copy and paste this link http://nwconnect.org/xtras/monthlydonation.htm. You will be on a page where you will pick the amount you want to contribute. When you click submit, you will be directed to a page that will tell you you are donating to Northwest Connect and will walk you through the rest of the process.
First, if you wish to find ways for hands-on involvement in the ministry see the Get Involved link above. For those who are able to donate specific items (groceries, school supplies, computers, etc), we are thrilled with your choice to assist us in our ministry. Periodically we have drives to raise specific types of items – groceries, school supplies, clothing, etc. Check out the most recent newsletter for updates on current needs. Items may be dropped off at our location in the Crestline church and we will gladly provide you with a receipt with the date of your donation. IRS Regulations prohibit charitable organizations from assigning a value to non-monetary donations. Please consult a tax professional for questions regarding assigning donation value.
Periodically donations may collected through your local Nazarene church for NorthwestConnect projects, but please be aware we are unable to provide a tax receipt for your donation in these instances.
Where your money is spent
We are blessed with having compassionate local Spokane area churches who have stepped up to provide volunteers and donations. Because of this, currently much of our financial needs are for administrative purposes including building maintenance, utilities and a part-time office administrator. With this in mind, if you prefer that your donation only be used for our programs, please include a note with your check, or make a note in the “special instructions” in PayPal, specifying this request.
Donations can be mailed to:
PO Box 7398
Spokane, WA 99207
If you have any questions regarding making a donation to NorthwestConnect, call 509-487-2781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.