How are your donations spent?
We all want to feel like our money provides the most benefit for the causes we entrust with our donations. We at the Gastonia Street Ministry feel that all of our contributors should be included in how the mission works.
Building costs include rent, repairs, heating and a/c, garbage, and security alarm service.
The mission van used to carry food to the poor and pickup food from donation sources incur regular costs in fuel, repairs, and maintenance.
We pay for non narcotice medication with a $12 maximum cost per prescription. If a greater need arises we consider the individually situation.
Food costs include meals provided other than when ministers do not provide the homeless on their service nights, when homeless come into the mission and ask for food, and on the fourth Monday of every month when food is given out to the homeless and the poor.
All clothing comes from donations from the community. We encourage everyone to consider giving socks as often as possible. We always ask for donations of blankets and coats during the winter months.
We pay salaries to our support staff to manage the professional jobs such as accounting, web development, fund raising, and grant writing.
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