How you can donate

 1. Gift cards or coupons for door prizes
  • Each guest receives a door prize ticket and prizes are announced throughout the day.

  • In 2022, over $6,000 in gift cards to local grocery and retail stores were donated by the church family. Minimum dollar amount of $10/card.

  • Gift Cards may be dropped off at the church: - Weekday Church Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m./Tuesday – Friday - Sunday Mornings during worship service times: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Write the dollar amount on the card before dropping them in the brass envelope slot outside the main church office

  • 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 cards from stations (Speedway Gas Station is recommended- as their gas cards are restricted to fule purchase only).

    • Barber shops and hair salons

2. Other suggested donations: 

The donations listed below may be dropped off at the church:

  • Weekday Church Office hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m./Tuesday – Friday
  • Sunday Mornings during worship service times: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

A Trailer will be parked/opened at the church’s front entrance on Sunday mornings to collect these donations.

► Liquid laundry detergent. One bottle will be provided to each family unit. (Since Food Stamps do not cover this item, this donation meets a great need for families). GOAL of collecting 300 bottles.

► Manicure station supplies (Nail polish, polish remover, files)

► Gift baskets – that are presented as part of the door prizes.

The minimum value of the contents should be $40. Attach a note with an estimated dollar value of the contents that the We Care Staff can reference and remove before presenting to a door prize winner.

The container, whether it is a basket, tub, or decorated box should allow the contents to be visible. While cellophane wrapping and a box are welcomed, they are not necessary.

    • Gift baskets are a great Life Group or ABF project
    • Gift Basket theme 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; on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Why did 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 them for free.

4. WINTER COATS – new or gently used/ children –adult sizes

5. Provide an idea for a new service station
  •  Have a new idea? Let us know!

For more information or to share your ideas, contact We Care Warsaw coordinator, Dave Rank at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..