Get Involved

Our mission is accomplished through the support and partnership of individuals, churches, organizations and volunteers. There are a number of ways that you can get involved with the mission God has placed before SMI.

GIVE
Donate or financially partner in the ministry of SMI.

Clothing and Other Gift-in-Kind Donations
New and nearly-new clothing, shoes, toys, medical equipment and house wares can be dropped off at our warehouse to be prepared for shipment overseas to partners.  Call to arrange a drop-off time.  Gift-in-kind receipts will be issued to the donor for tax purposes.  For additional information regarding clothing and other gift-in-kind donations, please contact us.

Financial Partner
SMI is a faith-based organization.  We trust God to provide for all our needs.  We believe that prayer is the seed of ministry and that finances will follow it.

Ways To Give:
Check: Simply send a check to Summit Missions International, P.O. Box 2650, Akron, OH 44319-6500.  Include a note stating the desired intent of the gift if you wish to designate the funds to a specific area of our mission, project or partnership.

Online: If you would like to partner with SMI by giving online, you can give through our secure PayPal account.

donate online

Our Pledge

  • Know how the funds of the  missions are being spent.
  • Know what the programs you support are accomplishing.
  • Know that the missions complies with federal, state, and municipal laws.
  • Restrict or designate your gifts to a particular project within the mission’s objectives.
  • Receive a timely and courteous response to your inquiries about finances and programs.
  • Visit office and program sites of the mission to talk personally with the staff.
  • Know that all appeals for funds are truthful and accurate.

As a mission we seek to have the highest standard in the area of stewardship.  It is our goal to have integrity and to be transparent.  We are governed by a Board of Directors and have a voluntary audit every year that is conducted by Midcap & Company.  In addition to this, copies of the form 990 are available.

(Button-“990 Form” link to PDF of SMI 990 Form)

Note: While SMI accepts contributions with regard to donor designation, to fulfill IRS requirements all contributions to SMI must be considered as belonging fully to the mission and subject to its control.

GO
SMI takes regular trips every year to Moldova.
Are you interested in going?

Be a part of a short term team experiencing and serving in a different culture from your own.  SMI mobilizes 3 to 4 short-term teams a year.  Short term teams do various work based on the need of our ministry partners.  Some of the work teams have done include helping lead and teach conferences, orphanage work, construction, teaching English, outreaches and many other projects.  The goal in doing short-term trips is to do them with a long-term vision.  We want to build on the foundation that was laid from the previous work done by our teams.  This is  possible because of the partnerships SMI has with local churches and leaders in the regions in which SMI serves.

 

(Button-“Apply For A Trip” link to “Our Work-Our Approach>Short Term Mission Trips>Trip Schedule”)

PRAY
SMI realizes that prayer is the strength and the undergirding of our mission.  We invite you to join in prayer.

Without prayer and dependence on the Lord, our efforts are in vain.  If you are interested in partnering with us in prayer visit the link to our Latest Prayer News on our blog.  Another ways to stay informed about what God is doing in the ministries with which we partner with and how you can pray is by signing up to receive our newsletter through the mail or via e-mail.

 

(Button-“Latest Prayer News” Link To Blog>Category “Prayer News”)

 

(Button-“Subscribe to Receive Our Newsletter” Link to “Mailing List Subscription”)

ADVOCATE
Volunteer-initiated partnerships offer individuals and churches a unique way to join in the building of God’s Kingdom in other nations.

If you know of individuals, organizations or churches that would be interested in working alongside our mission, please let us know by contacting us.

(Button-“Become An Advocate” link to online advocate application form)

VOLUNTEER
There are a number of ways that you can get involved as a volunteer with SMI at our offices and warehouse.

Warehouse Volunteer
We process and ship humanitarian aid on a regular basis, so there are always many needs for volunteers to work in our warehouse.   There is a variety of services related to shipping.  To learn more or to arrange a time to volunteer, please contact us.

NOTE: Please call in advance to volunteer in the warehouse.  

Relief Sorting Volunteer
With processing and shipping humanitarian aid on a regular basis there are always many needs for volunteers to work sorting the products and donations we receive.  Come and serve individually, or arrange to bring a team of volunteers to sort relief products.

Relief sorting work includes: sorting suitable products and donations for shipment.

Open Volunteer Day: Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-Noon

NOTE: Please call in advance to volunteer for relief sorting if you plan to come on a day other than Wednesday.

Building and Groundskeeper Volunteer
Help us maintain our warehouse facility and grounds by volunteering your time and skills in mowing, trimming, and general building and grounds clean up.

NOTE: Please call in advance to arrange your volunteer time and skill.

Prayer Partner
SMI realizes that prayer is the strength and the undergirding of our mission.  We invite you to join in prayer.

Without prayer and dependence on the Lord, our efforts are in vain.  If you are interested in partnering with us in prayer visit the link to our Latest Prayer News on our blog.  Another ways to stay informed about what God is doing in the ministries with which we partner with and how you can pray is by signing up to receive our newsletter through the mail or via e-mail.

(Button-“Latest Prayer News” Link To Blog>Category “Prayer News”)

(Button-“Subscribe to Receive Our Newsletter” Link to “Mailing List Subscription”)

SMI Advocate
Volunteer-initiated partnerships offer individuals and churches a unique way to join in the building of God’s Kingdom in other nations.

If you know of individuals, organizations or churches that would be interested in working alongside our mission, please let us know by contacting us.

(Button-“Become An Advocate” link to online advocate application form)

Donate or Give
Donate or financially partner in the ministry of SMI.

Clothing and Other Gift-in-Kind Donations
New and nearly-new clothing, shoes, toys, medical equipment and house wares can be dropped off at our warehouse to be prepared for shipment overseas to partners.  Call to arrange a drop-off time.  Gift-in-kind receipts

will be issued to the donor for tax purposes.  For additional information regarding clothing and other gift-in-kind donations, please contact us.

Financial Partner
SMI is a faith-based organization.  We trust God to provide for all our needs.  We believe that prayer is the seed of ministry and that finances will follow it.

Ways To Give:
Check: Simply send a check to Summit Missions International, P.O. Box 2650, Akron, OH 44319-6500.  Include a note stating the desired intent of the gift if you wish to designate the funds to a specific area of our mission, project or partnership.

Online: If you would like to partner with SMI by giving online, you can give through our secure PayPal account.

(Button-“Give Online” link to SMI PayPal)

Our Pledge

  • Know how the funds of the  missions are being spent.
  • Know what the programs you support are accomplishing.
  • Know that the missions complies with federal, state, and municipal laws.
  • Restrict or designate your gifts to a particular project within the mission’s objectives.
  • Receive a timely and courteous response to your inquiries about finances and programs.
  • Visit office and program sites of the mission to talk personally with the staff.
  • Know that all appeals for funds are truthful and accurate.

As a mission we seek to have the highest standard in the area of stewardship.  It is our goal to have integrity and to be transparent.  We are governed by a Board of Directors and have a voluntary audit every year that is conducted by Midcap & Company.  In addition to this, copies of the form 990 are available.

(Button-“990 Form” link to PDF of SMI 990 Form)

Note: While SMI accepts contributions with regard to donor designation, to fulfill IRS requirements all contributions to SMI must be considered as belonging fully to the mission and subject to its control.