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We believe in supporting families in our community by helping them access the professional medical care and resources they need – free of charge.

Ways to Give

The 29th chapter in the book of Jeremiah reminds us of God’s faithfulness to a people in exile. In a similar manner, the faithfulness of our monthly supporters (29:11 Club), reminds us of your faithful partnership in the ministry and work we are called to do.

We are truly humbled by the commitment of individuals and households standing with us in this covenantal relationship.

If God is nudging you to a regular pattern of giving, please visit us here.

If you are a Thrivent member with benefit membership and qualifying life, health, or annuity products, you may have Choice Dollars that can be distributed to a charitable organization. Anchor of Hope is an approved qualified charitable organization and can receive your Choice Dollars. Log in to your Thrivent account or speak with your Thrivent representative to learn more or to designate your Choice Dollars.

Action Teams
Thrivent Action Teams are a great way to support our community through a fundraiser, education event, or service activity. Thrivent will provide seed money (up to $250) to a Thrivent member when that team member gathers a team of volunteers with the goal of impacting our community through their team effort.

Be creative! There are many ideas for ways to support Anchor of Hope or any other community nonprofit. Go wild!

Help encourage our parents by supporting them with baby material items! Our hard-working clients earn baby bucks to spend in the boutique through our parenting education program.

View the boutique needs here or visit our Amazon Gift registry

Your support helps us remain agile so we can continue to be there for the most vulnerable girls and women, especially during a crisis.

Donate here or send a check to 1018 S. Taylor Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081

The option to donate long term stocks (stock that have been owned for more than a year) to a non-profit can benefit donors by eliminating capital gains on the appreciated stock. When Anchor of Hope (AOH) receives donated stock, the organization has the opportunity to either sell the stock immediately or to hold it for a brief period of time before selling. In both situations, AOH does not pay any tax on the appreciated value.

The organization’s finance policy recommends the sale of stocks upon receipt and we work closely with a registered investment advisor to best manage stock donations.

Speak to your tax advisor or investment representative or call Jacky at 920-452-4673.

Anchor of Hope was privileged to receive a generous grant from Choose Life Wisconsin, supporting pregnancy centers throughout the state. Your purchase of the Choose Life license plate includes a tax-deductible $25 contribution each year to Choose Life WI, Inc. supporting the ongoing life-saving work of pregnancy centers throughout the entire state.

Since October 2017, Choose Life has provided over $150,000 to pregnancy centers in the state, supporting the pro-life, pro-love, pro-family work done. For more information or to apply for your plate, click here.

Pictured from left to right: Julaine Appling (Choose Life WI) and LeeAnn Fowler (Anchor of Hope).

If you are 70 ½ or older, have an IRA, and make charitable contributions this strategy may be for you.

Under our current tax system, the standard deduction is very high, so most people do not get a tax deduction for charitable contributions. In 2020 and 2021 there is a charitable contribution deduction for people who do not itemize of $300 and $600 respectively. So, what about the rest of your contributions?

If you have an IRA and a required minimum distribution (starting at age 72) then you can have your IRA make the contribution directly to your charity. The effect of this is that the amount that you give to charity thru an IRA reduces the amount of your required minimum distribution that is taxable. Then you still get the full standard deduction, and you reduce your taxable income by charitable deductions made by your IRA.


  • Age 70 ½ or older
  • Limited to $100,000 in a year that can reduce a required minimum distribution
  • Charity must be a 501c(3) that is eligible to receive tax deductible contributions. Private Foundations and Donor Advised Funds are not eligible.
  • Funds must be paid directly from your IRA by 12/31 of the year.
  • Your fund must be a traditional IRA, inherited IRA, inactive SEP, or simple IRA.
  • You must still get a contemporaneous receipt from the charity to support your donation.

Please talk with your financial advisor to see if this strategy may work for you.