How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Fundraising in Kansas City

How To Get Started with Stained Glass Restoration Fundraising in Kansas City

Ideas On Fundraising For Your KC  Church Stained Glass Restoration

Through our years and extensive experience, we have found the biggest hold out on church’s getting their stained glass windows restored is funding.  This is true for Kansas City Churches and others across the US. The fact of the matter is– most churches don’t have thousands of dollars readily available for such repairs.  However, we, Kansas City Stained Glass, are here to help. In the past, we have guided many churches in their fundraising journey and as a result, have seen many churches successfully navigate the stained glass restoration fundraising process and get their cherished windows restored.  Below are a few tips on how to get started and where to look for funds and, of course, we are happy to brainstorm with your Kansas City church when we meet with you and possibly help you tap into local resources not outlined here.

Tap Into Your Church’s Enthusiastic Volunteer Resources

To begin the process of fundraising for your church stained glass restoration,  mobilizing your church members is essential. Then choosing those who are most supportive and enthusiastic about the process is the next step.  These wonderful people are going to be heavily relied on to help you throughout the process not just in the raising of the funds–so appointing those with an energetic and positive attitude is a must!  

Decide Where You Want To Seek Out Funding

This may seem obvious but some churches only want to get stained glass restoration funds from inside the church.  In cases like these, there is often a deep well of patrons to choose from. However, for smaller churches, or ones that may not have deep-pocketed members,  seeking outside help will be necessary. Should you decide to look outside your church, which is common, be aware there are grants available from historical societies and even local businesses help out.  Asking businesses for things like donated merchandise or space to hold the event is often very attractive to them over simply writing a check. It is smart and healthy to get the community involved in church stained glass restorations as preserving these windows is essentially bettering the community your church is in.

Get Creative In Your Stained Glass Restoration Fundraisers

Church stained glass is lovely and historic and often restoration is an inspiring project that people will get behind.  When you add creative fundraising to the endeavor it definitely encourages max participation. Of course, traditional fund drives like car washes or selling candy work great but also try thinking out of the box. Maybe a silent auction, involving local businesses or an ice cream social.

These are only a few ideas that we have seen churches across the county succeed with.  There are so many things churches can do from raising money to getting grant money. We advise you to call us for an initial assessment on your Kansas City church stained glass so you have a real number to work towards.  Reach out to us today to schedule a visit and to take that first step toward preserving your church’s lovely stained glass.

Martin Faith is from Glasgow, Scotland, the stained glass capital of the world. Martin has been practicing the art of making stained glass windows for over thirty years and is a collector of antique works. His excellent craftmanship and extensive knowledge of the art form, including the required techniques for glassmaking, styles, and history of stained glass make him an expert in his field. Martin owns one of the largest stained glass window studios in the country. The company specializes in stained glass repair and restoration, religious stained glass, commercial stained glass, and custom residential stained and leaded glass. Together, Martin and his team have created hundreds of stained glass windows for homes and buildings in the Kansas City area.

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