Families of Faith Christian Academy has been approved by the IRS for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to FOFCA should be tax-deductible in the manner prescribed by federal tax law. Please consult your tax advisor with any specific questions.
FOFCA accepts philanthropic gifts of cash, checks, securities, gifts in kind and most importantly your time. We are exploring the possibility of online giving, but we currently do not have a vehicle for online gifts.
Gifts of Cash or Check: Please make checks payable to Families of Faith Christian Academy and mail to:
Corporate Matching Gifts: Matching gifts make multiplying your gift to the school easy! Check your company website or contact your employer and see if your company offers a matching gifts program.
Gifts-In-Kind: Any items typically purchased by the administration may be donated as a gift-in-kind i.e. office equipment, building materials, furniture. The estimated cash value, as determined by Families of Faith, is tax-deductible. Contact Pastor Randy Blan, before making your gift-in-kind donation.
Time: For volunteer opportunities to help meet the needs of FOFCA, please email our Administrator, Karen Blan.
Gifts of Securities: Gifts of appreciated securities allow the donor to avoid paying capital gains on the increase in value. The donor also receives a tax deduction for the full fair market value at the time of the gift. To make a gift of securities, inform your bank or broker to contact Randy Blan our Head Pastor at 815.521.1381.
Additional ways to support FOFCA:
Shoparoo: We have a fun, free way to raise money for our school – Just take pictures of your receipts with the Free app, Shoparoo. No matter where you shop or what you buy, your receipt can help Families Of Faith Christian Academy!
Scan grocery store (supercenters, convenience stores, dollar stores, pet supply stores, drug stores, etc.). Any type of restaurant, café and non-grocery retailer (clothing stores, home improvement stores, electronics stores, etc.). Schools with just 40 active Shoparoo supporters earn an average of $1,000 a year! Once you sign-up, you’ll get a personal referral code to invite others and you’ll both earn a bonus cash donation when they snap their first receipt!
SchoolMall: You can also help FOFCA when you shop online! Go to SchoolMall and select Families of Faith Christian Academy as the school you will be supporting. SchoolMall.com is an online shopping mall where over 200 nationally known online stores have agreed to give a percentage of sales to K-12 schools. Companies like WalMart.com, Sears, Target, DisneyStore.com, Family Book Store, and Oriental Trading Company participate. Most merchant contributions to our school will average 5%-10% but some go as high as 50% of sales! They also have discounted magazine subscriptions, gifts, and more!
GFS Food Store: A portion of each purchase goes to Families of Faith if you let them know you’re affiliated with us.
BoxTops: We collect in October and February each year. As an incentive, we give a dress down day to those students who bring in 75 or more BoxTops. boxtops4education.com