WE CARE WARSAW
How you can donate
- Each guest receives a door prize ticket and prizes are announced throughout the day.
- In 2019, over $3,000 in gift cards to local grocery and retail stores was donated by the church family. Any dollar amount is welcome!
- Drop off the gift cards at the church, placing them in the brass envelope slot outside the main church office. Please write the dollar amount on the card.
- Examples of types of gift cards to consider donating:
- Big box stores such as Walmart or Meijer
- Other stores such as Dollar Tree, Walgreens, CVS
- Restaurants: any fast food restaurants or family restaurants
- Grocery stores such as Kroger or Aldi
- Car maintenance and repair shops: such as Auto Zone or gas stations (gas cards).
- Barber shops and hair salons: such as Fiesta, Bar’lon, Expressions
2. Other suggested donations: (donation drop off begins October 24, 2021)
- Liquid laundry detergent. One bottle will be provided each family unit. (Since Food Stamps do not cover this item, this donation meets a great need for families)
- Manicure station supplies (Nail polish, polish remover, manicure tools)
- Gifts baskets will only be accepted that are a minimum $40 value.
- Gift baskets can either be completely assembled, or you can bring the contents to the church office and we can provide the basket for you
- Gifts baskets are a great Small Group or ABF project
- Ideas include:
- Personal Hygiene (shampoo, soap, washcloth, toothbrush, etc.)
- Kitchen and cooking (measuring cups kitchen towels, utensils, etc.)
- Just add water (hot chocolate, teas, flavored water packets; Kool-Aid
- Tools: screwdriver, hammer, pliers, etc.
- Pamper yourself (perfume, nail polish, lotion, etc.)
- Or create your own themed basket
3. Provide items for the Christmas Toy Store
- New items only (children’s toys, games, education materials, winter hats, gloves, mittens, boots, scarves)
- Only parents enter the gift store
- Free gift wrapping is provided
- A nominal price tag is placed on items – well below half the actual cost. Proceeds go toward the church’s Monthly Gas Card Day, where we assist up to 30 families from the community with a $20/Gas Card; first-come-first-served basis.
- Why have the guests buy the items? Studies from community food and clothing banks have shown that a parent’s self-esteem is enhanced when they have contributed toward their children’s gifts compared to receiving it for free.
4. Coordinate and lead a self-help class to equip guests to provide for themselves
- A thirty-minute or less demonstration classes work best. For example, in the past we have had “How To Make Your Own Laundry Detergent Classes” offered all day, every half hour, attended by 15-20 each class.
- Have a new idea? Let us know!