You can donate to the church youth without it costing you a dime!
Yes, you read that right.
Much of our youth programming runs off of its own finances. For those finances, they rely heavily on the generosity of the congregation, but it doesn’t have to cost you a dome or even a penny to donate!
We have two fundraising programs, our gift Card Program and and the AmazonSmile program. It doesn’t cost you any money to participate in either of these programs. It only costs you a little bit of forethought and planning.
Our first program is our Gift Card Program. To participate, all you need to do is to either pickup an order form at church or download one here, fill it out with how many cards you need at which stores, and drop off the form and a check for the cards at church. Usually within a week Don Bennett will contact you and let you know the cards are in and make arrangements to get them to you. Your cards will equal the full amount of your check. The company that we buy the gift cards from pays us a percentage of the value of the card.
Some people who regularly participate in this program buy gas cards because they know they are going to buy gas anyway. Some buy cards to use for shopping and some buy cards to give out as gifts.
Our second program is the AmazonSmile program. the way it works is very simple. when you want to buy something from Amazon, instead of going to Amazon.com, go to smile.amazon.com and make your purchase there. Like the gift card program, we make a small percentage on every purchase made through that link and your cost doesn’t change. If you’re going to buy through Amazon, especially during this pandemic, why not go this route and let the church youth benefit from your purchase.
A really great idea is to purchase Amazon gift cards from us and then use them to purchase items through our AmazonSmile link. It’s like a tw for one deal!
The money raised through these two programs go toward various youth activities that are not included in our general budget, including, but not limited to, summer camp and retreat fees and national youth gathering fees.