Reaching Out...Changing Lives

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Thank you for choosing to help homeless and hurting people. Rescue Mission of Utica relies on the generosity of friends, neighbors, businesses, churches, foundations, service clubs, schools and civic organizations. All gifts to the Rescue Mission of Utica are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.


Please note: This online form should only be used to give a one-time gift or initiate a new recurring gift. Do not use this form to update or cancel an existing recurring gift. To make changes to an existing recurring gift, contact us directly at 315-735-1645 ext. 2101.

If you prefer to give offline, print out a form which you can then fill out and mail with your most generous gift.

Monthly Miracle Partners

Monthly Miracle Partners are a group of caring friends who give monthly, bringing a steady source of hope and help to suffering people in our community. These partners ensure that the Rescue Mission has a regular, dependable supply of income all year. Each time a Monthly Miracle Partner sends in their regular gift, miracles happen!

A nutritious meal can be the first step toward new life for those who are homeless or struggling. But true recovery goes beyond that. Hours of counseling. Learning self-respect and responsibility. Working through a drug recovery program. Acquiring job skills. And most importantly, learning about God’s love and forgiveness.

As a Monthly Miracle Partner, you will no longer receive our regular fundraising letters. Instead, we will send you simple reminders letting you know how your gifts are helping.


Tribute Gifts

A memorial or honor gift to the Rescue Mission is not only a meaningful way to pay tribute to a loved one, but it will also help care for needy individuals seeking the Rescue Mission for help and hope.

When a memorial gift is received, a personalized card is sent to the family of the deceased telling them their loved one has been memorialized in this special way. If your gift is in honor of someone, we will send him/her a card to let them know of your thoughtfulness.

To make a tribute gift, please print out our Tribute Giving Form and mail it to the address listed on the form.


Planned Giving

By partnering with the Rescue Mission during your lifetime, you help ensure that our services and recovery programs meet the needs of countless individuals. Now, you can extend your support beyond your lifetime through a legacy gift.

Here are some of the simplest ways you can give:

  • Through Your Will: You can make a bequest of a dollar amount, specific property, a percentage of your estate or the remainder of your estate after taking care of your loved ones.
  • Life Insurance: Making the Mission a beneficiary of part or all of a life insurance policy is a simple way to make a significant gift! You may receive a tax deduction for the cash surrender value reducing your income tax liability in the year of the gift.
  • Retirement Account: You may realize significant estate tax savings when you designate the Rescue Mission as a beneficiary. This is a tax-efficient way to make a gift because of the income tax savings and charitable deduction allowed your estate.
  • Stock, Bonds or Mutual Funds: Appreciated stock, held more than one year, makes an excellent charitable gift. You could avoid capital gains taxes and receive a tax deduction for the value of the gift up to 30% of your contribution base. Bonds and mutual funds are similar to appreciated stock in their tax treatment. State, municipal and U.S. government bonds are welcomed.
  • Charitable Remainder Trust: Donors can select the rate of return from these income arrangements and also choose a fixed or fluctuating annual payment. Capital gains taxes can be avoided and you receive a tax deduction based on the age of the income recipient and the rate of return.

Have you already remembered the Rescue Mission of Utica with a legacy gift?
Please let us know so we can say thank you!
For more information, please contact:

Wendy Goetz, Executive Director

315-735-1645 ext. 2101



Address 293 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13501
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Learn how you can help or make a donation today.