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Make A Financial Contribution to Christian Outreach School

If you would like to make a donation, please do so by clicking on the donate button.

You may also donate trhough the mail by using this address:

Christian Outreach School
4450 Outreach Drive
Hillsboro, MO 63050

Or you can contact us by phone or email (info upper right) for other options.

Why Donate?

The Lord has given us two main objectives: First, to educate children so they can give respectful and effective answers to the humanism so pervasive in our world, and second to equip them to become shining Christian lights in whatever vocation God gives them.

Our cost for educating one child for one year is around $7,500. Because we know that most families in our county would not be able to afford tuition at that rate, we have somewhat arbitrarily set tuition at $4,000. You can imagine how that would cause a major financial problem. So our school has depended upon financial contributions from our church, from businesses, and friends and that has been a great help. But the contributions do not address the shortfall completely, and income has greatly lagged behind costs.

Fundraising and charitable donations are critically important to the continued impact of Christian Outreach School. Our first preference is "unrestricted donations," so we can designate the best places to direct all contributions. However, if you would like to designate your contribution to a particular purpose, please let us know. We are a fully tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.

If you have a particular purpose in mind for your gift, the IRS does not want the purpose to appear on your check (i.e. the "memo line). They have ruled, however, that you may enclose a note stating your wishes. The wording they prefer is, "We are praying that this contribution will be used for X, Y, or Z." This does not violate their rule that deductible gifts must be a "disinterested charitable contribution" in which the giver retains no control of his gift. We are very open to new ideas that align with our mission.

If you are not already on our mailing list, please ask to be added. You will receive periodic updates about our school as well as about the financial progress.

Please consider donating a financial blessing to Christian Outreach School. Contact us if you would like to visit the school or simply to learn more about us.

For the future: The Scholarship & Tuition Assistance Program

We want no deserving family left out of our school just for lack of funds. We are in the process of establishing a scholarship fund that includes the following rules.

  1. Scholarship funds will accumulate in a special account, and there will be a clear, regular statement of revenues as well as outflows to and from the funds. (The names of recipients, however, will be kept in confidence).
  2. The dollar-amount of each scholarship will be established by an independent agency whose members do not have children or relatives attending C.O.S.
  3. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, assessed by that independent agency.
  4. Contributions toward a particular child's education will not be considered part of the scholarship program. Please be aware of the paragraph above regarding "designated gifts." The IRS requires our statements to donors to include the following sentence: "No goods or services were received in exchange for this contribution."
  5. The scholarship program will not be formally launched until a minimum dollar reserve is established, for example, $200,000. We are at present discussing what that amount should be. Once the scholarships are made available to families we must have enough funds on hand to in order to be able to award more than token amounts.

Please check back to get the latest information on our scholarship program. Contributions are already being received but there are a myriad of details to work through to set up the program properly.