A month of radical generosity
This Christmas in July, we're excited for the opportunity to come alongside of and support our Local Impact Partners throughout the month. Check out the opportunities below which include not only financial gifts, but also physical donations to fill the various needs of multiple organizations. If every adult at Grace gives $40 (either as a digital donation or in the form of physical items), we will be able to meet all of the designated needs at each Campus! And as part of Grace's annual Christmas in July, ALL financial gifts and donated items go straight to the organizations and projects listed.
Drop off Items
The Chapel Campus will be collecting back packs and school supplies for high school students who are placed in foster care with the Central Ohio organization United Methodist Children's Home. Our campus will be collecting:
- Back packs OR messenger bags
- #2 pencils
- Pens (red, blue, and black ink)
- 12-inch rulers
- TI Calculators
- Pocket folders
- Single-subject spiral notebooks
- Sticky notes
- Wire-bound weekly planners
- USB flash drives
Items should be dropped off at The Chapel no later than July 31.
Grace will be splitting all financial gifts given among the following organizations:
Lower Lights Ministries is a non-profit organization that works to break cycles of poverty and addiction for youth, adults, and ex-offenders in the Central Ohio area. One way they accomplish this is by offering Recovery Housing and Family Housing to those working towards sobriety and independence. As part of Christmas in July, Grace will give financially to:
- Remodel one of the Family Homes. The property is in need of repairs before a single mom and her child can move in.
- Furnish a women's recovery house.
- Purchase 8 laptops so that Lower Lights staff members can work effectively to support their incredible programming.
Star House is Central Ohio's only drop-in center for youth ages 14 to 24 who are experiencing homelessness along with their children. The organization offers a safe respite from the streets, immediate access to basic needs, and connections to stabilizing resources such as housing, transportation, health care, employment, education, addiction services, legal aid, government benefits, ID cards, and more. During this year's Christmas in July, Grace will give financially to supply Star House with:
- One year of laundry supplies.
- Six months of hygiene items.
- Food to stock their kitchen with essentials.
Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC) provides essential services and resources to mothers experiencing difficult or unexpected pregnancies. As part of Christmas in July, Grace will supply PDHC with six months worth of big ticket items that are often difficult for their clients to obtain:
- Strollers and car seats
- Bassinets, Pack 'N Plays, cribs
- High chairs and baby swings