Yearly collection and distribution of gifts to our church's missionaries

There is an on going debate between the treasurers and the mission committee of our church that we really need a sound answer for.


The mission committee takes up an offering every year to send monetary gifts to all of our missionaries. It is sent to their mission board, not to them directly. No one,except the church mission committee designates who gets the money, just that it goes to the Christmas in July fund, which supplements the budgeted Mission's Christmas Gift line item.

If individuals put the money (or a check made out to the church) in special envelopes and do not designate an individual missionary as recipient, is the gift tax deductible?

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Jul 07, 2014
gifts to church's missionaries
by: Lewis in NC

The special envelopes that you speak of are for these missionary gifts? I see no reason why all donations to the church for the purpose you describe would not be tax deductible.

Jul 16, 2014
Yearly collection and distribution of gifts to our church's missionaries
by: Anonymous - MN

This appears to be a special project approved by your Board and gifts are given to the project not designated for a specific individual, so there is no question that these givings should be included on the statement to the givers at year end as tax deductible givings.

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