Tis the season for giving and the Social Ministry Planning Group invites you to consider giving an alternative gift in honor or memory of a loved one. Alternative giving allows you to use your resources to give twice…a thoughtful gift to someone you care about and a gift to our neighbors in need. This year […]
GIFTS found itself on the front page of the Gazette this week in an article detailing the organizations progress. You can click here to access the article on the Gazette’s page.
Alternative Giving When you think about the special people in your life and the best gifts you have given or received, it is not the gift itself but the meaning behind the gift that makes it significant. One way to increase the meaningfulness of a gift is through alternative giving. Alternative Giving is a form […]
As we have just recently completed another week of hosting the men’s shelter here at St. John, I couldn’t help thinking about how far the GIFTS organization has come in the last 2-3 years. There have been many changes in the way the program is run now. We are much more efficient now with all […]
FOOD DONATIONS FOR GIFTS SHELTER! A heartfelt thank you to everyone who came together in an outpouring of food, cash donations, cooking and serving to make sure that the men of the GIFTS Shelter would be fed this week. Your kindness is appreciated so much!
Until this last week, the GIFTS Men’s Shelter had no host church for the week of Thanksgiving. Now, a congregation has offered the use of their building but they cannot supply any of the meals for the week. Thanksgiving dinner is being provided, but that leaves a lot of other meals to prepare! Duane A […]
GIFTS 3rd Annual Golf Outing is right around the corner! Saturday, October 1, 2016 ~ 1pm Shot Gun Start Prairie Woods Golf Course 12601 East County Road A Avalon, WI 53505 $75 per golfer includes 18 holes of golf with cart, 1 drink ticket, box lunch, free round certificate, dinner, raffles & FUN! Contact Penny […]
Shelter Me A Benefit Concert for G.I.F.T.S. Men’s Shelter Save the Date Sunday May 15th at 2 PM, Doors open at 1 PM Janesville Performing Arts Center 408 South Main Street Enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment featuring area musicians and bands uniting to perform a wide variety of music to support G.I.F.T.S Men’s Shelter. […]
This year’s Giving Tree donations will go to ECHO, the GIFTS Men’s Shelter, the 16/49 Project for homeless teens, World Vision for Syrian Refugee Relief, and the Lutheran World Relief Gifts Program. The crisis in Syria has unleashed one of the worst humanitarian crises in modern history. Roughly 12 million people – over half the […]
Friday, November 6th 6 pm to 7 am Bundle Up! Tonight is the Night! Rock County Fairgrounds What to Bring: Pack your tent, bag chair, sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, guitar and/or playing cards What to do: Engage in poverty simulation, a cardboard shelter contest, a candlelight vigil, games and more! What you can win: Prizes […]