(Collection Date Extended to Sunday, November 10!)
A SIMPLE IDEA...WITH A TWIST
Much like the idea of filling and wrapping a shoebox to send to needy children, the Virtual Christmas Gift Box program has the church send our Free Methodist Missionaries in Bulgaria those funds that you would have spent, and they purchase and put together an age-appropriate gift for an orphan, street or poor kid.
WHY ARE WE DOING IT THIS WAY?
Our dollar goes farther in Bulgaria. Most items purchased are less expensive than if purchased in America.
It helps local businesses like the knitting livelihood group we showcased in our “Hats for the Homeless” drive.
It saves money spent on shipping, customs, and taxes.
Our missionaries can tailor the boxes to fit the needs, and ages of the kids served.
It makes the local Free Methodist Church a hero as it is seen giving and caring for those in need.
HOW MUCH DOES A BOX COST?
Every gift will include an age-appropriate large gift, hat, and gloves, a Gospel presentation (varies depending on age) small surprise gift, and some Christmas candy. The suggested amount per child is $15.
Return your shopping list along with payment (checks made payable to CFMC, "Virtual Christmas Gift Box" in memo line) to church on Sunday, November 3rd, where we will pray for the kids who will receive gifts. You may also CLICK HERE to pay for your gifts online.