Ways to Give

Partner with the Sisters of Notre Dame

When you contribute to the Sisters of Notre Dame, you are a part of hearing and responding to the needs of the world

Mission News

Current Appeals/Needs

• Lift chairs for sisters with mobility issues

New chairs average $1,000 each. We learned that Medicare will not cover these. If you have a lift chair in good condition or would like to donate toward the purchase of a chair, please contact Jodee at 859-392-8228 or jmcelfresh@sndky.org, or donate using the methods below.

Thank you to everyone who has donated a chair (we have received four chairs so far!) or money toward the purchase of a chair. Our initial goal in fall 2019 was to replace five dilapidated chairs; we hope to continue to replace chairs currently in use and to provide for sisters who will be getting her first lift chair.   

• BLESSING PROJECT: Items for homeless Northern Kentuckians

Be a part of the BLESSING PROJECT, an SND Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation ministry to individuals experiencing poverty or homelessness in Covington and Newport. 

We are currently collecting financial contributions and/or these items: afghans/blankets, thick socks, hats, scarves, gloves, foot and hand warmers, travel lotion, hot chocolate packets, oatmeal packets, lip balm, Jif-to-Go packs, fruit snacks, tissue packs, cough drops, and $5 gift certificates to a fast food restaurant.

• Uganda Mission Sponsorship

Students at St. Julie Mission in Uganda pay tuition and fees, but many times are unable to cover the full amount. The tuition and fees cover only a small portion of what it takes to educate and house a student. Farming, food, utilities, fuel, jerry cans, lab supplies, textbooks, national examination fees, and building upkeep are just some of the necessary costs at the mission. These costs help to provide a conducive academic environment and a safe, comfortable living environment (approximately 500 students reside at the mission for 9 months out of the year).

Mission sponsorship at $600/year ensures students do not endure financial burden and the mission can continue to educate and care for every student without worry.  

Most Common Ways Our Partners Give

• By Mail

Send your preferred method of payment and contact information to:

Sisters of Notre Dame
Office of Mission Advancement
1601 Dixie Highway
Covington, KY 41011 

Checks, cash, credit card, and money order are accepted. Please make checks payable to "Sisters of Notre Dame" and denote greatest needs, retirement, or Uganda on the memo line. 

• Online

Donate online by credit card or through your bank account at https://sndky.weshareonline.org/ This can be a one-time donation or you can arrange an automatic weekly, monthly, or quarterly donation. 

• By Phone

Call Jodee McElfresh in the Office of Mission Advancement at 859-392-8228 to donate by credit card or for help setting up a recurring donation.  

• Gift of Stock

Send your gift of stock through an electronic transfer. Contact Jodee McElfresh at 859-392-8228 jmcelfresh@sndky.org for transfer instructions to give to your current custodian organization / investment advisor.

• IRA Distribution

A qualified charitable distribution from your IRA could satisfy your Required Minimum Distributions for the year. The Sisters of Notre Dame of Covington, KY, Inc. are a qualified charity. Check with your IRA custodian about beginning this process. They may ask for the Sisters of Notre Dame EIN, which is 61-0485643.

Partners in Mission

As Sisters of Notre Dame, we are missioned to incarnate the love of our good and provident God. We do not do this alone. Many kind partners help us turn mission into ministry through their prayers, their engagement, and their financial contributions.

Here are some of the SND ministries and outreach our partners have made possible:

  • Serving as religious educators and prayer resources at parishes, including St. Agnes Church and Good Shepherd Community.
  • Providing senior services and pastoral care at places such as St. Charles Community, Carmel Manor, and St. Elizabeth Medical Center.
  • Connecting the community through Pilgrimage Walks, the Ash Wednesday Day of Recollection, Women's Weekend Retreats, and young adult Charis Retreats.
  • Tutoring and empowering children and families in Northern Kentucky through the Notre Dame Urban Education Center. Many sisters who are retired volunteer at NDUEC several times a week.
  • Making a Catholic education possible for 600 children in rural Uganda.
  • Connecting with patients at St. Claire HealthCare and ensuring quality care in rural Kentucky counties, some of which are the poorest in the nation.
  • Providing emergency tuition funds to the schools served by the Sisters of Notre Dame. This is immediate relief to families we serve and students we educate.
  • Teaching at local schools, including Notre Dame Academy, Prince of Peace, and Holy Trinity.

Giving Opportunities

Greatest Needs


Uganda Mission (includes option for tuition assistance)

Monthly Giving Companion