Many of us don’t think to give in small amounts because we don’t think it will make a difference. Take a moment to consider that only $2.04 can give one man or woman a hot, nutritious meal at the Mission. $2.04 has the power to help but more importantly, 1 person can make a huge difference in the lives of the homeless. Check out these fundraising programs and ideas and get started today!
Kroger Plus Cards Help Feed the Hungry
Each time you use your registered Plus Card when purchasing groceries, Kroger makes a donation to City Gospel Mission to help feed the hungry in our community. It’s that easy!
You Shop. Amazon Gives.
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to City Gospel Mission whenever you shop on smile.amazon.com. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
- Support City Gospel Mission by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. The first time you visit this website you will be asked to select your charity. Search for “City Gospel Mission” and select it from the list.
- You can use your existing Amazon account on smile.amazon.com. Your shopping cart, wish lists, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
Remke Cards Help the Homeless
You can help Cincinnati’s hungry and homeless men, women and children when you do your regular grocery shopping each week! City Gospel Mission will receive a percentage of the money you spend at Remke Markets when you participate in fundraising program sponsored by the grocery giant. To participate, simply link your Remke card to City Gospel Mission at www.remkes.com. Click on the account link in the upper right hand corner. All card registrants will need to re-enroll to benefit City Gospel Mission every September 1. Questions? Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help the homeless and hurting when you sell your home
We’re excited to announce our new partnership with HomeSown.org, a unique organization that helps you make a difference in the world through your home sale or purchase.
Here’s how it works:
REGISTER: If you’re buying or selling a home, visit HomeSown.org and register to be connected to a Trusted Local Agent. (Already have an agent you want to work with? They can register with HomeSown.org, too.)
BUY OR SELL: Your Trusted Local Agent will help you sell and/or buy your home like any other transaction.
CITY GOSPEL MISSION RECEIVES A DONATION: Upon closing, HomeSown.org makes a donation to City Gospel Mission!
HomeSown.org’s founder, Mark Peebles, says, “We want to give extravagantly, to impact every community in America and to the ends of the earth through the buying and selling of residential real estate. We believe in sowing into the gospel, and partnering with City Gospel Mission will have an impact on so many people who need the hope that is only found in the Jesus.”
If you are planning to buy or sell a home this year, visit HomeSown.org to be connected with a Trusted Local Agent to guide you through the process. This simple step will mean a generous donation to help those in need.
Other Fundraising Ideas
We are continually amazed and humbled by the innovative fundraising efforts of City Gospel Mission supporters. Here are a few inspiring stories:
Japanese English as a Second Language Class
The Japanese English as a Second Language Class of First Church of Christ in Burlington, Kentucky helps local Japanese women meet friends, improve their English skills and learn about American culture. The Japanese ESL Class wrote a cook book that included American and Japanese recipes. Members of the class generously gave a portion of the proceeds, $715, to City Gospel Mission to help the homeless.
Don Fine’s pastor gave $100 each to 30 volunteers in the church congregation. His instructions were to grow the money. “I wondered what in the world I was going to do,” Don recalls. “With a lot of prayer I decided that the Mission would be the beneficiary of my project. My goal was to take that $100 and turn it into $10,000 to feed 5,000 people. I had 15 “Captains” who committed to help raise at least $500 each. Several of them are members of my church, friends and co-workers. [This project] confirmed the power of prayer and that through God all things are possible. It was placed in His hands to do as He willed, and through Him we were able to raise nearly $10,000. It proved once again that you can’t out-give God!”
When John turned six years old the only birthday present he wanted was to feed the homeless. He told his parents, family and friends to give to City Gospel Mission instead of giving him presents. In all, City Gospel Mission received $470 in donations from John’s family and friends!
Carson asked friends and family to give him money in lieu of gifts for his 11th birthday. He then donated all of it to City Gospel Mission to help the homeless. When asked why he sacrificed his birthday for the homeless, hurting and poor he said, “I don’t know if it was a sacrifice. I thought that’s what we are supposed to do. I have lots of stuff already. There are people that have nothing. I just wanted to give something to them.”
Do you have a fundraising idea that you’d like to talk about? Contact Paul Spence at email@example.com or call (513) 345-1048.