Donations

colorful flowerWe lovingly accept your gift and know that you are Divinely blessed with God’s plenty in whatever form you may desire, including right livelihood, love, money, ideas, guidance, joy, peace, healthy well-being and more!

Your donations not only represent your support of The Soul-Esteem Center, but your inner impulsion to be an instrument for the well-being of others. As you share a portion of the good that has blessed your life, you align yourself with the Law of Circulation and demonstrate an understanding that “as you give so shall you receive.” Your giving is evidence of your willingness to return a portion of your financial good to the source of your spiritual nourishment, and a declaration of your faith in the One Source as unlimited abundance.

The Soul-Esteem Center is a 501(c)(3) Not-for-Profit church, which means that your donations may have a tax benefit. We provide a letter at the end of each year stating your total contributions for tax purposes (we provide this automatically for yearly donations exceeding $250). This applies to money, stock or other items donated to The SEC.

Ways to Donate

In addition to giving at a Sunday service, there are many ways to donate, including giving by direct deposit, credit card and more.

Offering at The Soul-Esteem Center. You can donate with cash, check or by credit card. You can make a donation by credit card at the desk in the bookstore. If you would like a year-end accounting of your cash donations for tax purposes, please enclose your cash donation in an envelope with your name and address (we provide envelopes for this).

Donate With Your Credit Card or From Your Bank Account With PayPal

  • Click the donate button below to pay with your credit card or from your bank account via PayPal.
  • Recurring Donations: To make recurring monthly donations, just click on the Make This Recurring (Monthly) box next to the donation amount on the PayPal website. You can cancel recurring payments by logging into your PayPal account. If you don’t have a PayPal account, call PayPal to cancel recurring payments (877-672-9725).

Donate Using Your Bank’s Automatic Bill Pay. You can authorize your bank to deduct a specified amount from your account (one time or recurring) without writing a check.  This method of giving is easy, safe and secure. This options allows you to give consistently.

Donate by Mail. Mail your donation to The Soul-Esteem Center, 105A Progress Parkway, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.

Gifts of Stock. A gift of appreciated stock or stock that you have owned for more than one year, generally offers a two-fold tax saving. You will not be required to pay any capital gains tax on the increase in the value of the stock over your cost basis, and the full fair market value of the stock at the time of the gift is the amount that you can use as a charitable contribution.

Gifts of Real Estate. Property, whether it be a residence, vacation home, acreage or even a vacant lot may have also appreciated in value through the years that if sold would generate a large capital gain and therefore a considerable capital gains tax. By gifting this real estate you would avoid the capital gains tax, and also use the full fair market value of the property as the amount of your charitable contribution.

Life Income Gifts. Major gifts can increase your own income when you transfer cash, stock or assets of value to a “charitable remainder unitrust” or “charitable remainder annuity trust”. These trusts can provide you with a 5% or greater annual return. This income would be paid to you and/or a loved one for life, after which the assets in the trust would be distributed to The SEC.

Bequests. A charitable bequest in your will not only blesses The SEC, but the bequest can be deducted from your taxable estate, thereby reducing possible estate taxes owed.

Designated Gifts. If you would like your gift to be used for items covered by a fund other than the General Operating Fund, such as the Expansion or Youth Funds, indicate your intention on the memo line of your check or on a note. We will see that your gift is used for the designated purpose according to your direction.


For Further Information. It’s impossible to include everything for you to know when considering decisions about gifting opportunities. If you have questions, just call us at 314.576.5508. Thank you for your support and for considering The Soul-Esteem Center as you plan your charitable contributions. The information provided on this website is not intended as legal or tax advice. For such advice, please consult a Certified Public Accountant, an attorney or other tax professional.