Charitable Giving Ideas to obtain your greatest tax benefit:
Bunching:  The standard deduction has been greatly increased, making it more difficult to itemize deductions. Consider bunching your contributions (and other itemized deductions) into one tax year.
Securities:  Gift Securities that have increased in value instead of selling and incurring a capital gain. Sell securities that have decreased in value, take a tax loss and donate the cash.
IRA Distribution:  If you are over age 70 ½ use your IRA to gift directly to charity. The distribution is then not taxed to you and you need not itemize deductions.
Donor Advised Fund:  Set up a charitable fund. It can be funded with appreciated securities or cash. Use to accelerate or bunch donations, then contributions may be made over several years.
Above Line Deduction: New for 2020. Individuals, who do not itemize deductions may now deduct up to $300 for charitable contributions.
As always, taxes can be complex. Be sure to consult your tax advisor for your individual situation.


If you enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards Program anytime in the past 12 months and designated St. Leo the Great Church as the charitable recipient of a portion of the money you spent on groceries, thank you! We continue to receive valuable funds through the Kroger Community Rewards Program thanks to the generosity of people like you. 

Register online at:

Re-enrolling is quick and easy:

  • Access the  Kroger Community Rewards Program web page.
  • Sign in using your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, click on "forgot password" and a link will be sent to your email.
  • Click on the orange "Enroll Now" button
  • Enter our number KC265 under "Find your Organization" and click Search.
  • Select St. Leo the Great Church by clicking on the circle to the left of our name.
  • Save changes.

With your help, St. Leo the Great Church can look forward to renewed generosity. Keep in mind that this program has no effect on the personal fuel points you accumulate and earn for gas purchases from your shopping; fuel points are still yours to keep and use.

Thank you for thinking of us!


Our needs exceed our own resources and we invite you to share your time, talents and treasures to be about the Lord's work with us.

Cash to Cover Operating Expenses is Essential:  in order to continue to provide the many spiritual and corporal works of mercy that St. Leo’s provides for the residents of the struggling neighborhood of North Fairmount, we must be able to turn on the lights and electronic equipment, plug in the freezers and refrigerators in the food pantry, heat the buildings, answer the phones, access running water, repair and maintain our physical plant and compensate our small, dedicated and determined staff.  Without these we simply cannot answer Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as ourselves. 

We rely on you without taking you away from your own parish and our hope is that we give to you additional experiences to live the gospel in accord with your own parish mission statement but in ways different from what your parish may be able to offer you. 

Your donation is humbly and gratefully accepted.  Every single gift means everything to us!

Printable Gift Form 

¡Gracias!    Murakoze!    Thank You! 


We are deeply grateful for your continued and generous support. Our St. Leo the Great parish community promises to remember you and your loved ones in our private prayer, as well as in our communal prayer, which is to say that we are praying for you all the time. May our gracious God fill you with every blessing!



It's easy, safe and secure!

Click here to make a one time donation, or set up a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual gift to be deducted from your banking account, or to charge your gift to your credit card.


You can choose to give your weekly offering, to support St. Leo's greatest need, or to support a specific ministry.

Remember Your Dear Ones in a Special Way 
If you wish to honor a special occasion, (birthday, anniversary, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.), or if you wish to remember a loved one, please note that under "special instructions".  If you would like St. Leo's to send a notice of your gift, be sure to include the name and address of the person to be notified.





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