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Ways to Help

We are always in need of financial resources and supplies.

There are several ways that you can contribute to the outreaches of Vessels of Mercy International.

You can help Vessels of Mercy International by contributing. Your help ensures that the resources are available to carry God’s practical love, assistance, and hope to those in need. Vessels of Mercy uses your gift to support programs that meet the physical and spiritual needs of hurting people in poverty-stricken areas of the US and around the world.

We do not withhold, discriminate, or differentiate program services based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.

Donating by Phone or Mail

Donating by Phone: Please call Vessels of Mercy International at (804) 740-4575

Donating by Mail: Please send check or money order to Vessels of Mercy International, 12081 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238

Give by Automated Bank Draft

You can set up automated monthly, quarterly, or annual donations from your checking account–This is Vessels of Mercy International’s preferred giving method because it incurs no processing fees, ensuring that more of your donation goes directly to those who need it most.

Please be sure to include a separate note indicating your gift preference for a particular missionary, project, or greatest need.

Donate Online

Be A World Changer!
Vessels of Mercy International is committed to no less than making an eternal difference in peoples’ lives.  To better make this goal a reality, we are looking and praying for people who will work together with us to bring comfort, provision, and hope to God’s people around the world.  Your gifts of support make an impact here at home and around world.

Other Ways to Donate

  • Gifts in Honor or Memorial
  • Mission Gift Catalog
  • United Way Giving Campaigns #7081
  • United Way Local Government & Schools #414
  • Employer Match Programs
  • Partnerships
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #48926
  • Planned Giving
  • Supplies and Equipment
  • Make a Pledge
  • Give stock or Real Property

Details:

Give Stock or Real Property

Donating securities that have appreciated in value can be an extremely tax-effective way of giving. In most cases, you will be able to take the full market value of the securities on the date they are transferred as an itemized deduction, without incurring any tax on the gain represented by the difference between your cost and the current market value.

For other questions about giving to Vessels of Mercy International:
Please read the Giving FAQ, email info@vesselsofmercy.org or call 804-740-4575.

Employer Match

Employer matching gift programs are an easy way to increase the impact of your cash donation. Many employers encourage their employees to support non-profit organizations by offering to match employee donations. Perhaps your employer is one of these. To participate, take the following steps:

 

Step 1:  Find out if your employer has a matching gift program.

Step 2:  If your employer does participate, obtain a matching gift form from your Human Resources department or Personnel Department. You may be able to download the form on your Employer’s Web site.

Step 3: Complete the form and send it to Vessels of Mercy International, Inc., 12081 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238

Combined Federal Campaign

Eligible Donors include Federal Civil and Military Employees and US Postal Employees located in Central Virginia. The code for Vessels of Mercy Intl. is #48926; this number must be used for funds to be given to Vessels of Mercy International.

Local Government & Schools United Way Campaign

Eligible Donors include local government and school personnel in the Greater Richmond & Petersburg areas. The code for Vessels of Mercy Intl. is #414, this number must be used for funds to be given to Vessels of Mercy International.

United Way Code Vessels of Mercy

Eligible Donors include employees of private organizations and businesses in the Greater Richmond & Petersburg areas. The code for Vessels of Mercy Intl. is #7081, this number must be used for funds to be given to Vessels of Mercy International.

 

Private Organizations and Businesses may write in Vessels of Mercy International, 12081 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238 on their 2007 United Way Pledge Form to give funds to Vessels of Mercy International.

Kroger Community Rewards

You can raise funds for Vessels of Mercy when you shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus card. You will need to create an account online at www.krogercommunityrewards.com click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box to register your Kroger Plus card number and select Vessels of Mercy International NPO #84444 as your organization. Swipe your card each time you shop and Vessels of Mercy Intl. will reap the rewards. REMEMBER, purchases will not count for Vessels until after you register your card. It’s as easy as Shop and swipe your card!

 

Private Organizations and Businesses may write in Vessels of Mercy International, 12081 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238 on their 2007 United Way Pledge Form to give funds to Vessels of Mercy International.

Amazon Smile

YOU SHOP…AMAZON GIVES

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to charitable organizations like Vessels of Mercy International. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon, you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support Vessels of Mercy International by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. It’s easy to sign up! http://smile.amazon.com/

 

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Vessels of Mercy International every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to us.

 

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to AmazonSmile to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

 

How do I select Vessels of Mercy International to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select Vessels of Mercy International as your charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make on AmazonSmile will result in a donation. Which in the end, will help us change lives through tangible assistance and the love of Christ!

Donation of Medical Supplies and Equipment

To help meet some of the vast unreached medical and dental needs found internationally, Vessels of Mercy, Intl. sends out short-term mission teams annually to minister to the immediate physical needs of people in poverty-stricken areas. All care is rendered without expense to the people we serve, but, as you can imagine, the amount of pharmacy, dental, and medical supplies that have to be obtained to care for hundreds of patients is an area of greatest need for our outreach clinics. We’re looking for individuals and organizations that would desire to help us meet these needs. We purchase supplies directly but also depend heavily upon in-kind donations. Please refer to the following guidelines:

 

Supplies:

We have on-going needs for ace wraps, eye-wash solution, over-the-counter wound and burn sprays, gauze, 4×4’s, 2×2’s, conforming gauze wrap, triangle bandages, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, new-flip flops, generic sunglasses, reading glasses, and dental clinic supplies.

 

Equipment:

Vessels of Mercy does not routinely accept medical equipment. However, we do have specific needs for the following new or lightly used equipment: otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes, portable digital BP/pulse machines, mobile vision screening equipment, and dental extraction instruments.

We do not accept the donation of equipment that is not in good working order.

 

Medications:

We have on-going needs for the following: Antibiotics, antibiotic ointments, extra-strength (500 mg) and regular strength (325 mg) Tylenol, Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) 200 mg, children’s chewable Tylenol, Robitussin cough medicine, Mucinex, Kwell lice shampoo, anti-inflammatory ointments (Hydrocortisone), anti-fungal creams, antacids (Tums, Pepcid, Zantac), Multivitamins (adult, children’s, and pre-natal), Benadryl (adult and children’s chewable), saline/artificial tears eye drops, allergy eye drops, anti-wax ear drop kits, cough drops, stool softeners, and prescription ear and eye drops.

We do not accept the donation of expired or unlabeled medication or narcotic/controlled substances.

Financial Support

If you have a desire to serve the medical needs through this work, please consider designating financial support to our medical outreach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my credit card information secure?

Vessels of Mercy International takes every precaution to protect your contribution information. When you submit sensitive information via the Web site, your information is protected both online and offline. We use industry-standard security protocol to communicate with your browser software, which makes it extremely difficult for anyone else to intercept the credit card information you send us. Companies we work with to process credit card transactions also use high-grade encryption and security protocols. Internally we work to process your contribution information accurately and apply security and privacy controls over the data. If you have additional questions about your financial donation, please contact us at 804-740-4575.

Why is there a minimum amount for credit card transactions?

There is a processing charge to Vessels of Mercy International for each credit card transaction, which makes it impractical to accept donations less than $ 20.00.

Can I change where I want my donation to go?

Yes. Please contact Vessels of Mercy International at 804-740-4575

How will my donation be used?

Please read our stewardship statement and our annual report.

Can I dedicate my donation to someone or donate on behalf of a person?

Yes. You can make your donation a “tribute” to someone — in honor or memory of a loved one. Please enter the name and address in the Honor/Memorial Donation Information section of the Online Donation page or attached the information to your mail donation. Vessels of Mercy International will mail a letter to your recipient announcing that you made an Honor or Memorial donation. You will also receive a letter of acknowledgment with your donation amount and date. Click Here to donate online.

I want to donate supplies to charity. Do you accept in-kind donations?

Yes, call for the current list of items we are accepting.

Can I make automatic credit card donations?

Yes, please contact Vessels of Mercy International, and we will assist you further. There will be a minimum-giving amount of $ 20.00.

Why do you require my email address?

Your email address is required so we can send you proper acknowledgment of your gift. Details of your donation are on receipt acknowledgment email, which you can print and save.

I made a donation online (or a memorial/in honor of donation) and now I have questions about it. Who can I call?

Vessels of Mercy International Cerena Griffith at 804-740-4575.

Donating by Phone: Please call Vessels of Mercy International at (804) 740-4575

Donating by Mail: Please send check or money order to Vessels of Mercy International, 12081 Gayton Road Henrico, VA 23238

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