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  • Donor-advised funds have continued to explode in popularity because of the convenience and tax advantages they provide. If you are among the growing number of Chicagoland Prison Ministry supporters who give this way, now is a wonderful time to put...
  • Many Chicagoland Prison Outreach supporters increase the impact and tax-efficiency of their generosity by giving now or later from their individual retirement accounts. Give now. If you are over the age of 70 ½, you have an exclusive giving option...
  • Smart and Convenient Giving for Supporters Over 70 ½ Here’s an insider tip… More and more supporters ages 70 ½ and older give to Chicagoland Prison Outreach directly from their individual retirement accounts. For those who qualify, IRA gifts offer...
  • Each week we ask the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and their families how we can pray for them. Feel free to join us in prayer for them and we encourage you to share their request with your prayer circles.    February 2023 Please pray for me...
  • “How much should I leave to Chicagoland Prison Outreach and the other ministries close to my heart?” It’s a practical question asked by those who are working out the details of their wills or trusts. Your best answer depends on your circumstances,...
  • 4 Powerful Benefits of Non-Cash Gifts You’ve probably heard the saying: “Cash is king!” But is it, really? When it comes to supporting Chicagoland Prison Outreach, there are more cost-effective ways to give than from your wallet or checkbook....
  • In October, we celebrated 25 years of our Life Learning Program at the Cook County Jail. In the fall of 1997, God opened a miraculous opportunity for Chicagoland Prison Outreach at Cook County Jail. We were given permission to create a safe haven...
  • Q: I want to give a year-end gift to Chicagoland Prison Outreach, but I’m concerned about cash flow. What are my options? A:  Here are three tax-wise solutions that allow you to give without affecting cash flow! Gifts of Stock. If you have...
  • What Makes a Person Generous? A Surprising Answer from Barnabas When it comes to generosity, the apostle Barnabas is an obvious icon. He’s singled out in the book of Acts for selling a piece of property and laying the money from its sale at the...
  • Thank you for your generosity that makes the ministry of Chicagoland Prison Outreach possible! If you’re contemplating a year-end gift, consider giving appreciated stock to stretch the value and impact of your support. Not only will you further the...
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