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Helping Underserved Youth in Our Community


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Our Mission

“Whoever welcomes one of these children in my name welcomes me…” —Mark 9:37


The mission of Gifts For All God’s Children is to be a conduit of God’s generous love. We provide resources focusing on the needs of underserved children while connecting them to Jesus. We do this by encouraging churches and organizations to work together to support spiritual, academic, and social growth in these children.

The Vision of Gifts For All God’s Children is a world where all children are thriving and connecting to Christ.

Core Values

Our Core Values are based on the infallible Word of God – The Bible.
The Holy Spirit continues to speak to us and lead us to fulfill our Mission and Vision
through God’s Living Word.

PRAYER: “Pray continually.” I Thessalonians 5:17

COMPASSION: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, cloth yourselves with kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. . . And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Colossians 3:12 & 14

INTEGRITY: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

SERVICE: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10

COLLABORATION: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:24

Our Story

In 1987, Gifts For All God’s Children began at Faith Lutheran Church in Troy, Michigan as an advent ministry to aid underserved youth. That year, 187 children from 3 Detroit churches received Christmas gifts. This outreach has expanded due to a growing number of people in churches, private and public schools, organizations and businesses sponsoring children, making donations, or volunteering.

In December 2023, we were able to provide 3,029 children from 48 partnering churches and organizations with a total of 18,000 Christmas gifts. Since 1987, more than 83,000 children have been served! Along with the sponsors in churches, businesses and schools who purchased beautiful gifts, thousands of gifts were shopped for and wrapped at our “Christmas Workshop” in Rochester, MI. Large bags of gifts were distributed to the children at Christmas parties, after church services, or delivered to their homes.

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Stories of Impact

GFAGC has, “sponsored hundreds, maybe even thousands of children, children who are homeless, living in our shelters, without the necessities and comforts the rest of the nation takes for granted.”

Dr. Chad Audi, President and CEO of Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries
Detroit, Michigan

For more than 20 years, Gifts For All God’s Children has been blessing the Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries with love, compassion and generosity.

Over the years, Gifts for All God’s Children has sponsored hundreds, if not thousands of children—children who are homeless, living in our shelters without the necessities and comforts that the rest of the nation takes for granted. They have given parties for our sheltered families, provided ministry luncheons and donated truckloads of baby supplies, furniture, clothing, and hygiene products. In addition to the time spent in our facilities and with our clients, Gifts for All God’s Children routinely prays for us—our organization, clients and volunteers—and they respond to our requests and needs without hesitation, and for that, we are forever grateful.


Pastor Asaph James, East Bethlehem Lutheran Church Detroit, Michigan

It has been my pleasure to serve as Chaplain for Gifts For All God’s Children for the past ten years. This organization has blessed our church and neighborhood with special events that give Christmas gifts, holiday parties, summer ministry, and school supplies to children in the Detroit area who otherwise would not have gifts or the essentials for school and home. They do this while lifting up the person and name of Jesus Christ. Just as Jesus tells us, the laborers in His harvest field are few in number, but with His anointing and power of the Holy Spirit, few can be effective. Gifts For All God’s Children has been proven effective by touching the lives of over 80,000 children in the past 35 years through gifts, events, and prayer. In fact, they have established an Adopt-a-Child Prayer program where prayer partners from many churches take the name and picture of a child and pray for them throughout the year. They pray for these children specifically and corporately as a weekly scripture verse and prayer is sent to each prayer warrior. Together with all the rest of the partners in prayer, they ask the Father that these little ones be joined to Christ and grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. This enables a child to receive a blessing in the natural and in the spirit. I am sure it blesses the Father as well. The leadership and congregation of East Bethlehem Lutheran Church truly appreciate the assistance by Gifts For All God’s Children.

Pastor Asaph James
East Bethlehem Lutheran Church,

GFAGC sponsors Adopt-a-Child programs for Christmas and prayer, the real basis for changing lives.

Dan Karlin, Retired Minister of Social Outreach, Trinity Lutheran Church
Utica, Michigan​

Gifts For All God’s Children has been a growing ministry in southeastern Michigan for more than three decades now. Their ministry is primarily to children, but because children are such consumers of love, the love and care that Gifts For All God’s Children shows to these little ones, actually supports the family as well. With the gifts that this ministry provides at Christmas and when school begins, GFAGC is actually assisting families, often single parent homes, with clothes, toys and school supplies that these children really need. GFAGC has provided food, clothes, hygiene items and life necessities for those in need. They also sponsor Adopt-A-Child programs for Christmas and for prayer, the real basis for changing lives. Throughout the year they stay in contact with those partner churches, praying for those children, inviting them and their families to other activities to keep them linked with a Christian peer group. It’s my pleasure to support and partner with them.

Dan Karlin, Retired Minister of Social Outreach

Trinity Lutheran Church

Utica, Michigan

2023 Impact

Children received Christmas gifts from 47 ministries and organizations

Children received Easter bags across 25 ministries

Children received shoes

Children received school uniforms

Children received school supplies across 19 ministries

children attended summer bible camp

children attended the A2E Sports Camp

children received birthday bags

students received tutoring either virtually or in person

Who We Help

  • 906 Community Church, Gwinn
  • Acclaim Ministries, Detroit
  • Bethany Christian Services, Madison Heights
  • Bethany Lutheran Church, Detroit
  • Canfield Church of God, Detroit
  • Charity Lutheran Church, Detroit
  • Church of the Way the Truth & the Life, Detroit
  • Community Treehouse Center, Detroit
  • Crossbridge Mt. Hope Preschool, Allen Park
  • *Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries (DRMM)
  • Divine Restoration Ministries, Detroit
  • East Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Detroit
  • Epic, Shelby Township
  • Faith Clinic Church of God in Christ, Detroit
  • Franklin Avenue Mission, Flint
  • Gateway Church of the Nazarene, Detroit
  • Good News Gang, Detroit
  • Grace Church of the Nazarene, Detroit
  • Grace Lutheran Church, Gwinn
  • Hope Village, Detroit
  • House of Hope, Oxford
  • Lighthouse Outreach Center, Roseville
  • Maiden House Ministry, Detroit
  • Marion Law Academy, Detroit
  • Mended Hearts, Detroit
  • Messiah Church, Detroit
  • Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Detroit
  • My Virtual Academy, Clinton Township
  • Naci Mai, East Lansing
  • New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Detroit
  • New Covenant of Peace, Detroit
  • OLHSA – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Pan de Vida, Detroit
  • Pathway to Christ Ministry, Detroit
  • Peace Lutheran Church, Detroit
  • POBLO, Clinton Township
  • Power Company Kids Club, Pontiac/Detroit
  • Pure Word Missionary Baptist, Detroit
  • Salvation Army, Pontiac
  • Shadow of the Cross, Farmington Hills
  • St. John Lutheran Church & Headstart, Detroit
  • St. Paul Community Lutheran, Pontiac
  • St. Paul Lutheran, Flint
  • St. Philip Lutheran, Detroit
  • Talk & Pray About It, Livonia
  • Victory Outreach, Detroit
  • Wellspring Lutheran Services, Farmington Hills
  • York Avenue Mission, Flint

Your donations make a HUGE Impact

Gifts For All God's Children pie chart for year end expenses June 30 2021

Our Board


Dr. Ingrid Draper, Chairperson


John Doerer, Treasurer


Karen McClelland, Secretary


Willie Marie Henry, Member at large


Brad Flaaen, Member at large


Patti Jacques, Executive Director


Deborah Key, Member at Large

Financial Information


2022 Annual Report


2021 Annual Report


2020 Annual Report


2019 Annual Report


2018 Annual Report