Donate: Christmas Miracle in Sri Lanka

Catholic World Mission is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. Your gift is fully tax-deductible, according to limits established by law, and will be used where most needed.
Donate Sri Lanka Christmas 2018
  • $500 gives 117 shares of a Christmas tractor
  • $300 gives 175 sick children a meal and a small gift
  • $114 gives 10 blind families a dry ration pack
  • $25 gives 14 sick children a meal and a small gift for Christmas morning
Is my donation secure?
What shows up on my statement?
Is my donation tax-deductable?
Do I get a receipt?
Charitable Contributions from IRA
How do I include CWM in my legacy?
More Questions?
Is my donation secure?

Yes! Through the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), it is industry standard protocol that all information submitted in this form is guaranteed to be created as a secure, encrypted connection between your web browser and a web server. We will not sell, trade or share your personal information with anyone unless you have given us specific permission to do so.

What shows up on my statement?

You will recieve an immediate confirmation from IATS that will include: Authorization Code, Transaction Date, Account Number, and Amount. Additionally, you will also receive a letter from Deacon Rick Medina thanking you for your donation and further explaining the tax receipt process.

Is my donation tax-deductable?

Yes! Catholic World Mission Inc. (“CWM”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which is exempt from federal income tax by virtue of being listed in the Official Catholic Directory (OCD). Annexed please find documentation establishing the OCD listing and the exemption. CWM does not provide legal or accounting advice. Catholic World Mission Employer Identification Number (EIN):13-4010454. Donations/gifts to Catholic World Mission Inc. are tax deductible up to limits established by law. Please consult your accountant or tax advisor for more information about how to most effectively donate to CWM.

Do I get a receipt?

Yes! A donation receipt will be sent to the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax records and purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each month when your donation is processed.

Charitable Contributions from IRA

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IRA Charitable Rollover

The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals aged 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 from their traditional or Roth IRAs to eligible public charities without having to count such qualified charitable distributions as taxable income. Distributions from IRAs, which are required starting at age 70½, are otherwise typically included in the individual’s adjusted gross income (AGI) and subject to income tax.

Excluded from the IRA charitable rollover provision are distributions to supporting organizations, donor-advised funds, or private foundations and distributions from SEP or SIMPLE IRAs.

Because the qualified charitable distributions aren’t counted in an individual’s AGI, the individual cannot claim an itemized charitable deduction for them. But lowering AGI is generally considered a more valuable tax benefit than the alternative of recognizing taxable income and taking a corresponding charitable deduction because:

  • Medical expenses for seniors are limited to the excess over 10% of AGI
  • Miscellaneous itemized deductions are limited to the excess over 2% of AGI
  • Itemized deductions are generally reduced by 3% of AGI above a threshold
  • Personal exemptions begin to phase out as AGI exceeds a threshold
  • Up to 85% of Social Security income becomes taxable as AGI increases
  • Eligibility for Roth IRA contribution goes away after AGI exceeds a threshold
  • The 3.8% tax on net investment income only applies to AGI above a threshold.

Please consult your tax advisors before proceeding.

How do I include CWM in my legacy?

Remembering Catholic World Mission in your planned giving ensures the physically and spiritually poor will be cared for after your passing. This can include support for missionaries spreading Christ’s love to the slums, medical and disaster relief programs, supporting the dignity of life through feeding the poor, or for where it is most needed at the time of disbursement. Learn more about the impact of a bequest here. To make your bequest known to us please contact Amber DeMartino at 770-828-4966. Always contact your personal lawyer for legal advice.

More Questions?
If you have any other questions concerning Catholic World Mission or your donation, feel free to call Amber DeMartino anytime at 770-828-4966
or e-mail
If you would like to mail in your donation, you can send it to:
Catholic World Mission
Gift Processing
PO Box 727,
Roswell, GA 30077