Financial Donations FAQ
The Frederick Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such your donation may be tax deductible. However, everyone’s tax status and obligations vary, so please consult your tax advisor.
Simply click here or you can mail your check payable to the Frederick Rescue Mission to P.O. Box 3389 – Frederick, MD 21705-3389.
Your volunteer time is very valuable and important to the Frederick Rescue Mission. However, it is not considered a tax deductible gift unless it is a professional service for which you normally bill clients/customers/patients. For example, if you’re a dentist and you provide dental services at no cost for a Frederick Rescue Mission client – this may be a tax deductible “in-kind” gift.
Yes, all donations can be designated or restricted for a special interest you may have within the ministries of the Frederick Rescue Mission. Simply write the special interest in the memo portion of your check or indicate your special interest on the donation page of our website.
Yes, the Frederick Rescue Mission offers two options when donating your vehicle. If your vehicle is in need of significant repairs, please click here and your automobile will be towed to a local auction with sales proceeds (minus minimal processing charge) being given to the Mission. If your automobile is in good driving condition and you would like it to help a family or individual in need, please contact Arnold Farlow at 301-695-6633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes, although special conditions do apply. Please contact Arnold Farlow at 301.695.6633 or email email@example.com.
The Frederick Rescue Mission has a long history of remaining below the recommended 20% operational costs. At just 13.8% for Administrative and Fundraising expenses, the Mission is able to expend 86.2 cents of every dollar on direct programs and services.
Yes! Visit our donate page and click on the button that says “Recurring Donations.”
Food Resources Center FAQ
No. We believe that if one of our neighbors is in need to the point of asking for food assistance, we want to make the process as easy and pain-free as possible; therefore, we do not ask our guests to prove their poverty in order to receive assistance.
Yes. The Mission is constantly in need of food donations. Click here to learn more about our current and ongoing food needs.
The Mission always welcomes donations of non-perishable, perishable, and frozen food items, as well as prepared meals. These donations are typically accepted at our main lobby during business hours, and donors may receive a tax receipt at that time. If you have any questions, contact Guy Mutchler at 301.695.6633 x211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mission is serving about 75 – 100 meals for breakfast every day and 250 – 300 meals for lunch. Additionally, the Mission assists an average of 150 families and individuals in need through our food boxes and grocery aisle.
The Mission’s food needs are constantly changing; for a list of our current most-needed items, click here.
Rescued Treasures Clothing Program FAQ
The Mission accepts new and gently-used clothing during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm) in our main lobby, and Saturday, 9am – 4pm in our side lobby, at which time donors can receive a tax receipt. We also accept clothing at all times at any of our convenient drop box locations; for a list of these locations, click here.