Thank you for considering a gift to The
National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help.

Each time Adele needed help on the journey, her prayers were answered through faithful pilgrims who came forward to offer help.  If you are able and willing; we offer many forms of giving and are grateful for your contribution to Adele’s mission.

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is a non-profit religious organization. It is operated by a small team of employees, and its work carried out by hundreds of volunteers who offer resources in many forms, giving of themselves, their time and their expertise. With your support the Shrine is able to continue Adele’s mission.

Or, click here, to download a PDF donation form.

Good Helpers Program

The Good Helpers Program is a great way for you to take an active role in the Shrine’s mission by promising to pray one Hail Mary daily for the intentions and needs of the Shrine, and make a commitment to support the Shrine with a donation. There are three different program levels.

Light a Candle

Lambert Brise, Adele’s father, started lighting votive candles at the Shrine after building the first wooden chapel near the apparition site. This practice continues today for all who seek the intercession of the Virgin Mary.

Memorial Bench Program

Memorial benches are constructed with weather-proof, recycled plastic and are placed around the Shrine grounds to allow pilgrims a place for peaceful reflection. Memorial benches are a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion or to honor and remember a loved one while also supporting the Shrine.

Memorial Picnic Table Program

Memorial picnic tables are a wonderful way to commemorate a special occasion or to honor and remember a loved one while also supporting The Shrine. Memorial picnic tables are 6 foot weather-proof tables that include a plaque with your own customized dedication that sits flush on the top of the table. Picnic tables are placed around The Shrine grounds to allow pilgrims a place to gather together.

The memorial picnic table program is currently on hold. 

Memorial Brick Program

When you order a memorial brick you are not only commemorating a special occasion, honoring or remembering a loved one, you are also supporting the Shrine. Personalized paver bricks come in two sizes and become part of the Stations of the Cross walkway or in front of the Apparition Grotto which is located in front of Mother of Mercy Hall.

Other Ways to Give

Give by Check

  • Make checks paybale to : National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
  • Please include a pledge form or a note designating your gift. Any gift received without a pledge form or a gift designation will be booked as a general gift and will support the daily operations of the Shrine.
  • Mail Checks to: 4047 Chapel Dr. New Franken, WI 54229

Matching Gifts

Many companies offer their employees (as well as retirees and/or spouses) a matching gift program that may double or even triple your gift. For more information on matching gift programs, please check with your employer’s human resources office.

If you are interested in making a donation to be used as a matching gift campaign please contact the Development Office at (920) 866 – 2571 ext. 125 or via email at

Thank you for taking the time to multiply the impact of your gift!

Planned Giving

Financial and estate plans take a variety of forms, and charitable gifts made through a will are 100% tax deductible. After providing for loved ones, you may choose to make a gift to the Shrine. Additionally, the Shrine can be designated beneficiary. A planned gift to Shrine could leave a legacy for the next generation of pilgrims. Your attorney can revise your will or make a simple amendment using the example language we’ve provided.

Please contact our office at (920) 866-2571 ext. 125 or via e-mail at if you have questions, would like more information about making a planned gift or to inform the Shrine that you have included the Shrine in your estate plans.

Stock Gifts

Some donors own stocks that may appreciate over time.  An alternative to selling the stock, and consequently absorbing the capital gains tax, is to donate shares to the Shrine.  This lets donors make a big financial impact at a relatively low cost. Donors pay no capital gains and may receive an income tax deduction for the charitable contribution.  Please contact the Development Office at (920) 866 – 2571 ext. 125 or via email at for stock transfer instructions.

Capital Gifts

The Shrine has various long-term capital projects. If you are interested in learning more about how you can make a lasting impact at the Shrine through a capital gift please contact Don Warden at (920) 866-2571 ext. 114 or Kelsey Dorner at (920) 866-2571 ext. 125.

If you would like information regarding long-term capital giving, endowment gifts, sponsorships, in-kind donations, or other funding opportunities please contact Kelsey Dorner, Development Director via the email link below, or directly at

920-866-2571 ext 125

The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and assures that donor intent is honored.

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