What is Arizona Gives Day?


Arizona Gives Day is a single statewide day of giving that has raised $4.5 million for Arizona nonprofits since 2013. Participating nonprofits also receive training, marketing support, and a chance to win a portion of $175,000 in prize money. Arizona Gives Day will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. (Arizona Time).

How do I support LSS-SW on Arizona Gives Day?


1. Visit azgives.org on Tuesday, April 5.
2. Type “Lutheran Social Services” in the search box at the top of the page.
3. Click the green “Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest” text in the search results to go to our profile page.
4. Select your gift amount, and click the orange “Donate” button.
5. Enter your payment details and click the orange “Submit” button.

If you encounter technical issues, call 480-396-3795 ext. 119 to receive technical support. 

Can I schedule my gift  in advance? When is my card charged?

Yes. When you make a donation via credit card before April 5, you will notice that the last field of the payment form defaults to "Charge Date April 5." This means that your card will be charged on April 5, qualifying your gift for Arizona Gives Day and the incentive prizes. 

Where does my gift go? Is it tax-deductible?

Giving through Arizona Gives Day is no different than making a gift directly to LSS-SW through our own
website. 100% of your gift is tax-deductible and goes to LSS-SW. You will receive an acknowledgment letter from LSS-SW to retain for your records. Qualifying gifts of $200 per individual and $400 per couple can be  used
toward the tax credit. LSS-SW does pay a customary credit card processing fee and nominal participation fee to the host organization.  

Upon payment, you may choose a specific division to direct your gift toward. Gifts made through fundraiser pages (an individual fundraising for a specific project or program) will go toward that program. 


I’d still prefer to give via check directly to LSS-SW. Can I still participate?

We encourage you to give however you are most comfortable. You can mail your checks to our gift processing center at 10201 S. 51st Street, Suite 180 Phoenix, AZ 85044.  Although this gift will not count toward our leaderboard standing on the Arizona Gives Day website, we very much appreciate your gift just as much! Please indicate that the gift is toward our Arizona Gives Day campaign in the memo of your check, for our own processing. 

Any other questions?

If you have a question during standard business hours, you are welcome to contact us at 480-396-3795 ext. 119 or spetrilli@lss-sw.org. On Arizona Gives Day, you will also see technical support available on the website that is provided by Arizona Gives Day.