Members of your congregation – like so many Americans – may be looking for ways to rethink the tradition of gift-giving at Christmas. What better way to celebrate God’s love in Christ than by sharing that love with others?
With ELCA Good Gifts, your members and their friends can choose from more than 50 life-changing, charitable gifts – such as a pair of goats, school fees or a water well – and give a gift the world needs. Each gift can be given in honor of a friend or loved one and goes on to create transformative change in the lives of people in need.
Each year, more ELCA members and congregations take part in this growing movement. Can we count you in for 2018?
Here’s how to get started:
1. The 24-page ELCA Good Gifts catalog is fun and easy-to-use – and best of all, it’s free with free shipping. Order one for each household, and distribute them to members in November. Into digital promotion? Our online store is always open.
2. Promote ELCA Good Gifts in your newsletters and other communications. Here’s something you can cut and paste:
The average American plans to spend over $600 on Christmas gifts this year. Yet many of us admit that the tradition of gift-giving leaves us with too much stuff and too few meaningful memories. With ELCA Good Gifts, you can find more than 50 life-changing, charitable gifts – such as a pair of goats, school fees or a water well – and give a gift the world truly needs. Each gift can be given in honor of a friend or loved one, and you can send or download a personalized card to let them know about it. Shop now: ELCA.org/goodgifts
3. Consider a special, congregation-wide fundraiser or challenge. Some congregations host a “giving fair,” others decorate an Advent tree. Find ideas, inspiration and all the resources you need – ornaments, bulletin inserts, cards, posters, coloring books, coin banks and more – on our website. All of these limited-edition resources are free with free shipping, while supplies last.