FAQ Nature Reservations Donations Solitude Dwellings

 

 

FAQ Nature Reservations Donations Solitude Dwellings

DONATIONS

Windridge Solitude maintains itself on the salaries of two (2)  sisters  who work in outside ministries, but it grows and flourishes through generous donations of persons who believe God is worth spending time with.  We invite you to be one of those persons who joins us in this endeavor.  Your gift, whatever the amount, has the spiritual benefit of our vigilant prayer as your name is added to our list of benefactors and it gives you the knowledge that you value the spiritual component of life and are active in supporting that dimension of our human reality.

All material contributions are tax deductible because Windridge Solitude is a ministry of Companions in the Infinite Love which is a not-for-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) religious organization.  Therefore, make all donations to Companions in the Infinite Love. [Check our website if you wish more information about us: www.CompanionsInfiniteLove.org]  Your donations support the natural preservation of the land, the hidden ministry of prayer, and the mission of Windridge SolitudeYour donations will NOT be used for administrative costs because we do all the work ourselves.  And that's a promise we will keep!

GOOD NEWS!!  Due to successful fundraising, we have been able to build two more cottages!  Now there are four available for temporary guests: Visitation (1999), Breath of God (2000), Faithful Love (2007) and Heart of Peace (2010).  There are two cottages available for long term guests (those who stay longer than a month): Hidden Blessings (2014) and Always With You (2015)

Here are some of the ways you could donate to this spiritual ministry (if you know of other ways, please let us know):

  •  Adopt-a-bill (for example, the monthly electricity bill for one of the cottages which is, on average, about $45)

  •  United Way (oftentimes this will include matching funds from your employer) - all you need to do is inform United Way of the EIN or tax identification number recognized by the IRS for our 501(c)(3) status and United Way will direct your contributions to our ministry Windridge Solitude via Companions in the Infinite Love just like it will any other charity.  (United Way is regional and some regions require a "charity number" for their records.  Calling your United Way will give you that information.  If you are in St. Louis we are already recognized by them in their retreat category under the name Windridge Solitude.If you are interested in directing all or part of your United Way contributions to us, just email us or give us a call and we will tell you our EIN.

  •  Bequests within your will

  •  Stocks/capital gains

Here are the two most important material things we need:

  •  Land acquisition (to protect the solitude and wildlife; an acre costs approximately $6,000; we have collected enough so far to purchase 8 acres and we are aiming for a parcel of 20 acres)

  •  Land care (we take our stewardship seriously; costs vary according to the project; for example, a retaining wall  put in to control erosion cost $3,000, while a rebuilt leaking dam cost $25,000)

And about the spiritual things?  We will always need the spiritual things too, like love, faithfulness, trust, fortitude.   So we ask you to keep us in your prayer.

Thank you and know that God will reward you for your generosity!

 

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