thank you for supporting wmbc!
Your gifts enable us as a faith community to fulfill our mission to lead people to passionately love and follow Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. Below is a list of our current giving options. For more information please read through the FAQ section below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use the links below to make a donation to the WMBC General Fund. To make a donation to one of our current fundraisers, a separate PayPal link will be provided in the Fundraiser section below.
Credit Union customers can make one-time or recurring online donations through CU@home by adding “Winkler Mennonite Brethren Church” as a payee and using your ten-digit phone number as your account number. To designate online donations to a current fundraiser, please email email@example.com.
Automatic withdraws can be set up to make donations from any bank account to the WMBC’s General Fund. These donations can take place on the first, the fifteenth, Saturdays (weekly or biweekly), or any combination of these dates.
We accept Debit/Interac, Master Card and Visa at our Giving Kiosk in the foyer. Completed Giving Kiosk envelopes with the merchant copy of the receipt can be placed it into the slot at the Giving Kiosk. Without this information, transactions are treated as anonymous general fund donations.
Cash or Cheque
Cash or cheque donations may be placed into our weekly offering, dropped off at the office during office hours, or mailed to WMBC (120 Pineview Drive, Winkler MB, R6W 1T3). Please make cheques payable to WMBC. Postdated cheques are stored securely until they can be deposited. Cash must be placed into a completed donation envelope to receive a donation receipt.
G-Force is WMBC’s automotive ministry. They supplies vehicles to those in need of transportation. To donate a vehicle to G-Force, please call Chad Berg at (204) 325-5223. G-Force volunteers will appraise the fair market value of the vehicle and you will receive a donation receipt for this amount.
Allocation of funds is confined to Leadership Board approved programs and purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved program will be used as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been met, or where projects cannot be carried out for any reason, designated gifts will be used where needed most.
Our $40,000 fundraiser goal will go towards purchasing 320 new chairs, chair dollies and new staging for the gym. Also, 10% of all donations made to the Capital Fundraiser will help to provide furniture upgrades for BTHC Palliative Care rooms.
How will my donation be used?
Unless a donation is designated to a specific fundraiser or approved project, all donations go toward our General Fund. WMBC’s unified budget includes funding for children, student, adult, and senior ministries, support for our local and global ministry partners and the MB conference, upkeep for our facility, and funds to cover our human resource needs. Visit the Welcome Centre to pick up a copy of our Budget and to view a current financial summary.
How do I designate my CU@home donation to a specific fundraiser?
Allocation of funds to fundraisers or projects is confined to Leadership Board approved programs and purchases. If you would like to designate your CU@home donation to a current fundraiser, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request that your donation get applied to a specific project. Each gift designated toward an approved program will be used as designated with the understanding that when any given need has been met, or where projects cannot be carried out for any reason, designated gifts will be used where needed most.
How can I keep track of my giving?
All donors who support WMBC’s general fund will receive quarterly giving statements in April, July, and October which list all donations you have given. Additional updates are available upon request.
Does my donation qualify for a donation receipt?
As long as no benefits were received by the donor in exchange for their donation and their donation fits within a receipted fund or fundraiser then the donation will be receipted. Donation receipts are issued annually and are typically mailed in February.
If the donor received goods in exchange for a donation (ie. a fundraiser meal) then the value of the meal will be taken off of the receipted total in accordance with CRA’s guidelines.
Is there any charge or fee to me for these services?
Please check with your financial institution to find out if CU@home banking, Interac transactions, or cheques are included with your current banking package – there may be fees charged by your financial institution for these options.
All other services are completely free for our donors. The church pays nominal fees for PayPal and Giving Kiosk transactions for the convenience and security of these services.