Give GIFTs for those in need - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
Update: If you cannot bring your gifts on Dec. 3, you can bring them to church on Monday, December 4 betweeen 9am and 3pm. That will be the final deadline.
Thornapple is helping Degage Ministries this Christmas. We are inviting members of the Thornapple community to donate gifts for the needy (see suggestions below) and bring them to church by December 3 and place them in the designated bin in the narthex. These will be given to Degage Ministry for their Christmas Store. This is a more dignified way to help as it allows men and women the opportunity to choose and purchase items (at a very small cost) rather than to receive free handouts. Proceeds from the Christmas Store will allow Degage to purchase bus tickets. They distribute an average of 45 bus tickets per week to help patrons travel to and from medical appointments, job interviews and other important commitments.
Donated gifts should range in value from $5 to $25 (please donate new, not used items). Do not wrap the gifts.
Gifts brought ON Sunday, December 3, can be placed under the Christmas tree in the lobby.
Gift item suggestions for children and adults (note: gifts should be new - not used items):
Games and puzzle books for adults
Small appliances (coffee maker, toaster, microwave, crockpot, etc.)*
Hats, scarves, gloves (new)
Flashlights and batteries
Radios, alarm clocks, other household items
Towels (all sizes)*
Sheet sets (all sizes)*
Socks, underwear, long underwear, undershirts (men & women)
Candles and jewelry
Wrapping paper and Christmas cards
Headphones and electronics
Sleeping bags and blankets*
Kid’s clothes and toys
Pajama sets (all sizes)
* Favorite items
This opportunity comes from Thornapple’s Love Mercy Do Justice team. If you have questions, please contact Marny Danz.