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Good Gifts Catalog Available

Posted: Sunday, November 15, 2020

Click for full catalog & overview of how Good Gifts works. goodgifts.elca.org/all-gifts

HOW IT WORKS - As members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), we believe that God is calling us into the world – together. And with generous, loving hands, we can make a difference. ELCA Good Gifts is your opportunity to provide critical support to the ministries and programs that mean the most to you and the people you love.

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1. Choose your gift

Browse and choose the gifts that mean the most to you, or choose gifts to give in honor of friends and loved ones. You may also give via phone or mail. Phone: 800-638-3522

Mail: Make your check payable to “ELCA Good Gifts.” To designate your gift, write your gift(s) on the memo line of your check or include a copy of this order form.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
P.O. Box 1809
Merrifield, VA 22116-8009

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2. Get a card

If your gift is in honor of a friend or loved one, it’s easy to tell him or her about it. Give online and you may personalize free, printed cards to be sent directly to your loved ones. You may also select to send the cards to yourself, print them at home, or have them delivered via email. Select your card options during checkout.  Note: These options are available only when you give online.

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3. Where your money goes

Every project in every community starts with listening. We believe that our congregations, companion churches and partners know their communities best. That’s why they identify the needs and priorities in their communities, as well as the solutions they believe will make the biggest impact.

The items in this catalog are real examples from projects currently supported through different churchwide ministries. The projects have been planned by our partners – meaning that each community receives exactly the kind of support they need and none of what they don’t.

Your donation will be used where it is needed most within the wider category of each gift you’ve selected. (For example, a gift of vaccinations may be used to support other health care initiatives.) This allows our church to stay adaptive, flexible and effective in the work that we do. Because we seek to honor your generosity and keep administrative costs low, we do not track individual financial gifts to specific families or locations in the U.S. or abroad.

More than 85 percent of your gifts directly support our programs. Less than 15 percent is used for administration and fundraising. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law. You’ll receive a receipt of your gift for your records.

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