Give

Give today to make a positive difference in our ministry and our world!

Your contribution helps ensure we can continue to uplift and feed the spiritually hungry through our inspirational worship services, youth programs, spiritual education workshops, charitable outreach programs, and more. Without you, our work would not be possible. Every gift counts; please give what you can!

Thank you for making our ministry a part of your life, and helping us to make the world a better place by reaching out to all people with our hearts, hands, prayers and messages of hope, care, and unconditional love and acceptance.

3 Easy Ways to Give

Online

Give today or set up a recurring contribution using your debit card, credit card, or checking account.

Through your Phone

Simply text “Give” to (805) 429-6214. The system will walk you through the rest.

Mail Your Gift

You may mail your gift to:
Unity of the Oaks
P.O. Box 7568
Thousand Oaks, CA 91359

Please make checks payable to Unity of the Oaks, and put “Love Offering” in the Memo

Other Ways to Give

Set Unity of the Oaks as your Amazon Smile Charity!

  1. Go to smile.amazon.com
  2. Click “Supporting” in the upper left hand corner of the screen, and choose Unity of the Oaks
  3. If you have any issues, watch our awesome instructional video!

Gifts of Stock

Your stock broker can assist you in making a gift of stock via a direct transfer to Unity of the Oaks, or you can provide a stock certificate exchange. Giving a gift of publicly traded stock that has increased in value (and that you have owned for more than one year) may provide greater tax benefits than giving cash.

If you would like more information on how to transfer a gift of stock, please email our office.

Wills or Living Trusts

Please consider including a gift to Unity of the Oaks in your will or living trust. Called a charitable bequest, this type of gift offers you four major benefits:

  • It’s simple. You just need to add a few sentences in your will or trust!
  • It’s flexible. Because you are not actually making a gift until after your lifetime, you can change your mind at any time.
  • It’s versatile. You can structure the bequest to leave a specific item or amount of money, make the gift contingent on certain events, or leave a percentage of your estate to us.
  • It provides tax relief. If your estate is subject to estate tax, your gift is entitled to an estate tax charitable deduction for the gift’s full value.

If you would like to gift Unity of the Oaks in this way, please email our office.

Retirement Assets

Want to get the most value from your nest egg, protect your heirs from heavy taxes and help change people’s lives? Consider leaving a portion of your retirement plan assets to Unity of the Oaks!

If you die with retirement plan assets in your estate, those assets are subject to income taxes. This can reduce the amount that normally would be passed to heirs by up to 39.6 percent. In contrast, as a nonprofit organization, we are tax-exempt and eligible to receive the full amount and bypass any federal taxes. Income taxes can be eliminated or reduced through a carefully planned charitable gift.

Consider these gift options:

  • Designate Unity of the Oaks as the primary beneficiary for a percentage (1 to 100 percent) of your retirement plan assets.
  • Designate a specific amount to be paid to us before the remainder is divided among family beneficiaries.
  • Make us the contingent beneficiary to receive the balance only if your loved one, as the primary beneficiary, doesn’t survive you.

If you would like to gift Unity of the Oaks in this way, please email our office.

Please be sure to consult with your own attorney or tax adviser before making any bequests to Unity of the Oaks. They are in the best position to assess your personal situation and provide guidance. They can also ensure compliance with all state and federal requirements. For any questions regarding the Unity of the Oaks Endowment Program, please email our office.