Alternative Gifts nourish the true spirit of Christmas

The Malawi Children’s Village is one of the charities you can support with St. Mark’s Alternative Gifts. 


Do you hate the holiday rush; the emphasis on materialistic gifts; and the pressure to find just the perfect gift? St. Mark’s has a solution.
This year our Alternative Gift Giving includes three organizations that provide specific support to those facing extreme challenges such as those impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael and the California fires: Episcopal Farmworkers Ministry; Episcopal Relief and Development – U.S. Disaster Program; and Doctors without Borders.
In addition, three organizations that focus on children and families will be included. They are New Hope Road Alliance (supports Wilburn Elementary and Wilders Grove Youth Center and other neighborhood projects); Friends of Fundal; and Malawi Children’s Village.
Grace Sved is again organizing this effort. Instead of giving in to the holiday madness and losing sight of the true meaning of Christmas, consider a donation to one of the nonprofit organizations.
You can make the donation in honor or in memory of someone. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Beginning this Sunday, Dec. 2, and going through Dec. 23, we will accept donations in our Community Life Center during Coffee Hour. Look for the table with the Christmas tree. You can select from a variety of cards designed for the occasion. Each card will include a description of the organization to which you are contributing.
Take the pressure off and participate in St. Mark’s Alternative Gift Giving program. All of your donation goes to the designated cause.