Ways to Give

Thank you for giving hope. Thank you for giving help. Thank you for giving a home. You are changing a life.

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410-522-0225

Give by Mail
Cornerstone Community Housing, Inc.
1400 E. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21231

Dear Donor,
Your generosity will change a life forever. Thank you.

There are many ways you can offer your support and be assured we never release or sell any of your information. If you have any questions about giving or our programs, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our Executive Director, Sheila Helgerson, would love to speak with you. Call 410-522-0225 or e-mail sheila@umhousing.org.

20 Years of Transforming Lives

Monthly Giving GEMS

Tribute Giving

The Earl's Place Fund

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

Matching Gifts

Workplace Giving Campaigns

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GIFTS IN KIND

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General Wishlist

Our year-round list of needs.

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Home Again Wishlist

You can help a man make his new home his own by donating one or more items.

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Holiday Wish List

Spread some holiday cheer!

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20 Years of Transforming Lives

Andrew Magnum, a documentary photographer, shared a picture he had taken of Earl’s Place with Sheila.  This started a conversation that led to a photo project commemorating the lives of some of the men who lived at Earl’s Place over the past 20 years. These amazing photos were combined with stories that the men generously shared and were compiled into this book, Portraits of Lives Transformed.

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Monthly Giving GEMS

Become a Giving Every Month (GEM) donor and help change a life every month. Your monthly pledge will help sustain Earl’s Place year-round. Through automatic support with your credit or debit card, or by mail,  you make your gift securely and conveniently.

When you become a GEM today, you will no longer receive annual appeals – saving printing and postage. We will list your name in our Annual Reports and publications as a GEM. You will receive occasional updates on the difference your support makes and notification of upcoming events, unless you tell us not to. And of course, you are always welcome to call or come by for a visit.

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Tribute Giving

Memorial and In Honor of Gifts

Recognize someone special, commemorate a milestone, or remember a loved one by making a special gift in their name.

Give …

In memory of a loved one
In honor of someone special
In celebration of a birthday, anniversary, wedding or retirement.

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The Earl’s Place Fund

The Earl’s Place Fund was established with an initial gift from Mrs. Kathryn Joellenbeck. Your contribution to this fund will create a perpetual stream of financial support and when you add your name(s) to our endowment fund, you create an enduring legacy that will influence generations to come. Other family members and friends will be reminded of your values and commitments. Endowment funds can also be used to honor the lives of others who have made a significant impact in your life. To make donations to the fund you may donate stock or make a wire transfer. Contact Sheila Helgerson, 410-522-0225. Gifts by check may be mailed to Baltimore Community Foundation, 2 East Read St., Baltimore, MD 21202. Please note on the check that your contribution is intended for the Earl’s Place Fund.

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

If you plan to make a charitable gift by bequest, meet with your attorney to discuss and update your will. Tell him or her exactly what you want to do. Be as clear as possible in describing what you want given to whom.

Let us know! We hope you will tell us when you have named Cornerstone Community Housing in your will. We would very much like the opportunity to thank you for your generosity. If you prefer to remain anonymous, your gift will be kept completely confidential. But at the same time, recognition of your gift can encourage others to do the same. Whatever the case, we will honor your wishes, because we appreciate your support.

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Matching Gifts

More than 7,500 companies nationwide sponsor matching gift programs. The amount of the matching gift ranges from a direct one-to-one match of a contribution to a three-to-one match now in effect at a few corporations. While eligibility for matching gifts varies among companies, many employers will match gifts from employees’ spouses, corporate directors and retired employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift program, and for forms and information, please contact your employer’s personnel or human resources office.

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Workplace Giving Campaigns

This is an easy way for employees to make a donation through payroll pledges.

  • 73564 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
  • 521857927 Maryland Charity Campaign (MCC)
  • 836057 United Way of Central Maryland
  • 8373854 United Way of Central Maryland – Earl’s Place

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Stock

Cornerstone Community Housing works with E*Trade Financial for stock transfers.

Account Name: Cornerstone Community Housing Inc. Contact:  E*Trade Customer Service 1-800-387-2331 or Sheila Helgerson at Cornerstone Community Housing  410-522-0225 To ensure you are credited for your donation, please e-mail or call Sheila at 410-522-0225 or sheila@umhousing.org to notify us of your gift of stock

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Holiday Wish List

Spread some holiday cheer!  Consider providing gifts to a man experiencing homelessness. Each year the residents complete a wish list of items they need/would like to receive. For many of the men this is the first time in years that they have received a gift.  A wish list of desired items is provided; you may then purchase items from the list.  We request you wrap the items and drop off the items mid-December.

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