1. How can I volunteer at LCM?
Volunteers are involved in all areas of LCM. We have volunteers that serve regularly (weekly, monthly, etc.) and we have volunteers that serve in our seasonal programs. If you would like to complete a volunteer application, please refer to our volunteer page or contact our Volunteer Coordinator today.
2. Do you accept in-kind/non-cash donations?
Yes, LCM’s resale shop accepts household items, clothing, furniture, and other items typically sold in a thrift store. Additionally, LCM has a vehicle donation program and accepts vehicles that are in working condition. LCM is also prepared to receive stock donations, real estate, or other non-cash donations.
3. Will my donation be tax-deductible?
Yes, as a 501c3 organization all donations qualify for a tax deduction to the full extent of US law. Our federal tax identification number is 76-0547734.
4. Why is LCM not rated by Charity Navigator?
In order to be rated by Charity Navigator, non-profits must have revenues over $1M for two consecutive years in a row and meet other criteria. At this point, LCM does not qualify to be rated. However, we encourage you to check out our profile on Guidestar.
5. Who does Lighthouse Christian Ministries serve?
LCM serves our neighbors in need and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.
6. What communities does Lighthouse Christian Ministries serve?
Many of our programs are not geographically restricted. However, our benevolence ministries including LCM's food pantry, rent, and utilities assistance programs are available to residents of Bacliff, San Leon, Kemah, and Bayview.
7. Is Lighthouse Christian Ministries a church?
No. Lighthouse Christian Ministries is a Christ-centered non-profit Christian outreach ministry. LCM does receive support from local churches.
8. How is Lighthouse Christian Ministries funded?
Proceeds from LCM's resale shop are used to fund the overhead expenses of the ministry. Contributions from individuals, churches, and private grants are used to fund programs and services offered to the community.