Just $1 from you can mean 10 pounds of food for our food pantry! Through our partnerships with Hoosier Hills Food Bank and others, we are able to acquire healthy food at a discount. Your cash donation goes a long way!

    Here are some other ways gift can help!

    • $250 can sponsor a nutrition workshop on healthy cooking.
    • $100 can start 1,000 plants in our hoophouse.
    • $50 can provide healthy groceries for a family of 4 for a month.

    Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is  a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

    Lots of Ways to Give

    1) Make a safe and secure online donation. You can your online recurring on an annually, quarterly, or monthly basis


    2) Mail a gift (checks payable to Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard) or drop it off Monday-Friday 12-6pm

    Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
    1100 W. Allen St.
    Bloomington, IN 47403

    3) Have a monthly gift withdrawn directly from you bank account with easy and secure automatic electronic fund transfers. Contact Amanda Nickey, our President and CEO, to set up your monthly gift.

    4) Give through the United Way. The United Way invests in 24 certified member agencies in Monroe County, including Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard. Your donation helps United Way’s mission to build stronger communities by focusing on better education, earnings, and essentials for families who need them. Ask your employer about participating in the United Way’s annual campaign.

    5) Make a legacy gift. Consider making a gift through your estate plan. Contact Amanda Nickey, our President and CEO, for more information

    Our promise to our donors

    Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard believes donors are important members of the MHC family! The MHC Board of Directors adopted the Donor Bill of Rights* as our promise to our supporters. If you have questions, please contact Amanda Nickey, our President and CEO.

    Donor Bill of Rights

    Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:

    I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

    II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

    III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

    IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

    V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

    VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

    VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

    VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

    IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists.

    X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

    *The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

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