Glorious Gifts

Consider a GLORIOUS GIFT to the following:

Victims of Domestic Violence

Shelters in Bedford and Franklin Counties for women and children who are victims of domestic violence and/or homelessness provide emergency shelter, a 24-hour hotline, safety and follow-up programs, court advocacy, support groups, stress and anger management, and special programs for children who have witnessed and/or are victims of domestic violence.

$10 personal hygiene supplies
$20 Walmart gift card
$30 sheets, pillows, laundry soap
$50 2 cases of diapers
$75 utility bills
$100 relocation/travel assistance


Henry Fork Service Center

HFSC is a multi-purpose outreach of the Danville District of the United Methodist Church whose mission is “making God’s love visible” in the Henry Fork Community by:
Acting as a positive Christian presence;  Being a place where children, youth and adults can come to spend creative time;  Offering a helping hand and listening ear to those with problems;  Exemplifying Christ as Lord and Savior to all persons in its caring ministry.

$10 paper products for one week
$20 school supplies for one student
$30 snacks for 60 children, 1 day
$50 gas for van, per month
$75 daily costs for 1 child, 2 weeks
$100 help to pay off the mortgage


Bethlehem Preschool

Bethlehem’s Preschool meets September through May and serves three age groups : Terrific Two’s, Thrilling Three’s, and PreK (4-5 year olds).
Our programs are designed to help our children develop spiritually, physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially. Each child receives individual attention and is directed toward reaching his or her maximum potential. The three and four year old schedules include age appropriate guided free play, circle time, reading readiness/language arts activities, math, science, social studies, music, art, snack time and technology activities. Additionally, children participate in chapel with our pastor.

$10 children’s books
$20 craft supplies
$30 four bags of mulch for the playground
$50 bean bag chairs
$75 playground equipment
$100 scholarship program


Unbridled Change

Unbridled Change helps children, young adults, adults and families who are struggling to find a way forward, trying to overcome obstacles of the past resulting from abuse or trauma, broken trust in others, themselves, and /or feelings of worthlessness. Working with horses, individuals learn how to trust others and themselves, find their unique strengths, worth and voice, believe that their past does not define who they are and ultimately, to find hope, healing and growth.

$10 horse care supplies
$20 one bag of grain (feeds 10 horses)
$30 one farrier trim
$50 partial scholarship
$75 continued ed training
$100 towards yearly vet bill


CATS

Children’s Assistive Technology Services serves children with disabilities who reside or receive rehabilitative/medical services in Virginia. Most of these young people have neuromuscular or orthopedic conditions that cause impaired function. Assistive equipment adapted to their small size provides them with mobility, positioning, communication and independence. As a no-cost resource for families with limited incomes, CATS provides for the re-use of pediatric rehabilitation equipment.

$10 cleaning/sanitizing wheelchairs
$20 replacement handgrips for children
$30 chest harness/seatbelt
$50 gas for delivery of refurbished equipment
$75 specialty parts to transform unusable equipment to life changing device
$100 speech therapy electronics


Young Life

Young Life is a Christian Non-Profit Organization that has been around since 1941. While Young Life is a global organization, in 2012, adults in Franklin County wanted to bring the organization to reach local kids. The FranCo Young Life adult leaders are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency. Young Life has found that there is power in presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

$10 supplies for Outreach Club
$20 dinner for leader/youth to discuss the Gospel
$30 refreshments for weekly HS Bible Study, “Campaigners”
$50 Thank you cards for donor’s stories re: what Christ is doing in my life
$75 week-long club meeting rental space
$100 WyldLife weekend scholarship


Lake Christian Ministries

LCM is an outreach ministry of local churches, organizations, businesses and other concerned individuals in the SML area of Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties serving low-income families in distress due to unemployment, illness, family disruptions or unexpected occurrences. Food, clothing, household goods and emergency financial aid for housing and electricity are provided for neighbors in a loving, supportive and Christian atmosphere. Employment counseling programs and help with developing resources leading to self sufficiency are also offered.

$10 40 boxes Mac & Cheese
$20 10 boxes cereal
$30 14 jars of strawberry jelly
$50 24 jars peanut butter
$75 help with emergency financial aid
$100 washcloths/ towels for 4 families


SML Good Neighbors, Inc.

Good Neighbors is a ministry for elementary-age children in the Smith Mountain Lake area. Of primary concern are children who are eligible for free or reduced-cost meals during the school year and those needing support in reading skills. SML Good Neighbors organizes volunteers in the community to help provide lunch and weekend meals for the children attending summer school in Bedford and Franklin counties. Volunteers also staff two 4-week summer enrichment programs, helping the children one-on-one with reading, and teaching skills for living peacefully, understanding one’s role in the world, and ways to make a positive difference.

$10 lunch for 1 child for 1 week
$20 backpack food for 1 child, 2 weekends
$30 ten backpack books
$50 lunch for 5 children for 1 week
$75 transportation for 2 weeks, 3 children
$100 two weeks’ lunches for 5 children


Food For Kids
Weekend Pack-A-Sack Program

Food For Kids provides nutritious food for children in Moneta, Huddleston and Goodview Elementary Schools, primarily those who qualify for free or reduced meals at school. Each weekend, these children are given a bag filled with nutritious, non-perishable, kid-friendly, lightweight, shelf stable and simple to prepare food, chosen to accommodate a variety of home circumstances. The program is supported by donations from churches/church groups, individuals, businesses and civic organizations.

$10 food for weekend for 1 child
$20 case of cereal bars (48) and juice boxes (36)
$30 5 cases pudding cups (90 packs)
$50 five cases fruit cups (120)
$75 80 Chef Boyardee meals
$100 food for 10 children


Heifer International

The Heifer Way – We believe all people deserve dignity, opportunity, and a future free from hunger. We believe we provide the tools of transformation to bring about that opportunity. We believe one cow can transform a life. But we know one animal alone doesn’t lead to sustainable change. We believe in equipping our people with the tools, education and livestock to bring about positive transformation. Together, through every small step forward, we’re transforming the world for the better. That’s real impact. That is the Power Over Poverty.

$10 share of pig, goat, sheep or rabbit
$20 flock of chicks or share of a llama
$30 honeybees
$50 share of a heifer
$75 family farm care package
$100 share towards training, assistance for women in need


Society of St. Andrew
Gleaning America’s Fields          Feeding America’s Hungry

One major area of food waste in America is in farmers’ fields, where crops that don’t meet top-grade quality are left to rot or be plowed under. The Gleaning Network is an extremely successful and cost effective program because it is volunteer-driven and biblically-based (Deuteronomy 24:19). Farmers donate food, volunteers work, donors provide funds for transportation, and feeding agencies distribute the food to America’s hungry families.

$10 4 bushels of apples
$20 150 heads of cabbage
$30 650 pints of strawberries
$50 17 50 lb. sacks of potatoes
$75 1,500 lbs. green beans
$100 feed 5,000 servings of food