By MARY ANNE CASTRANIO, Staff Writer | Published October 9, 2008
Catholics can make a one-time donation or pledge an amount to be given over a 10-month period. Each household is asked to prayerfully consider pledging a tithe of 1 percent of the total annual household income to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal. Households that have been especially blessed are asked to consider an even larger gift to support the mission and ministry of Christ through the Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Several options are available for contributing gifts to the Annual Appeal. All households of the archdiocese will receive donor pledge forms in the mail, and additional envelopes are available at all parishes and missions. Those donating can use cash or checks, as well as online banking, to make an automatic pledge payment. A credit card option is also available, and MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover credit cards can be used to make a gift. Those who work for companies with matching gift programs are also asked to check whether gifts to the Annual Appeal are eligible for matching.
Catholics can also donate gifts of stock by using their own broker or agent to transfer shares. All donations to the Annual Appeal are fully tax-deductible.
Instructions for contributing are available in the Annual Appeal brochure, as well as at the archdiocesan Web site, www.archatl.com, in the Stewardship area.