Gifts of Hope is a ministry sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod of the ELCA. It is an alternative gift-giving program that serves as an intermediary between donors and 18 organizations serving individuals and families in need, locally and internationally. Gifts are available year-round, however, during Advent, Christ Lutheran Church actively promotes the program. Catalogs are available in the church office and order forms can be given to Bobbie and John Stewart.
In the more that 25 years since their founding, Gifts of Hope has raised and disbursed nearly $4 million to their many beneficiary organizations. 100% of these funds have helped the homeless, the hungry, the job-seeker, the young, the elderly, immigrants, refugees, seminarians and college students, and those seeking to improve their lives.
Gifts of Hope also supports the work of our companion synods in Namibia, Slovakia, and El Salvador. Gifts of Hope touches the lives of thousands of people locally and globally! You can visit their website here.