Christmas Outreach Program

Sponsor a Child

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This program started in 1988 at Faith Lutheran in Troy.

We have provided gifts to more than 72,000 children in our community. We praise God for giving us this connection with the children and that He has included us in His plan.

As we continue to navigate 2020 we believe that there will be an even greater need due to COVID-19, and we appreciate any help and assistance you can offer to make a difference in the lives of these children.

There are three ways you can impact an at-risk child this Christmas:

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Request a Child (or multiple children) to sponsor and do the shopping (Sign up below).

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Make a Donation below and we will do the shopping.

Donate and We Will Do the Shopping

If you would prefer that we do the shopping for a child (children), you can opt to donate below.

Suggested Donations:

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$50 will provide a child with Clothes, Pajamas, Hat/Gloves, Book, and Toys.

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$100 will provide a child with Clothes, Pajamas, Hat/Gloves, Book, Toys, AND a Winter Jacket or Coat.

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$100

$150

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does GFAGC Christmas Sponsorship program work?

All year long, we partner with churches and local charities to help them reach out to the children and families in their communities and to connect them to Christ. Our largest program is the Christmas Sponsorship program. Our partners send their requests for families in the community that need help to provide Christmas gifts for their children. The children are identified as belonging to families or foster homes that are financially impoverished. GFAGC finds sponsors for the children, coordinates and distributes all of the gifts to ensure they get to the appropriate children. 

Who are the children being sponsored?
Children are identified by churches and charities in Detroit, Flint, Pontiac and surrounding areas. The children live within an environment that cannot afford to purchase gifts.
How many children can I sponsor?
You can request any number of children that you wish to sponsor. If you wish to sponsor a family, this will include multiple children.
Will I know who I am sponsoring?

Yes. You will know the first name of the child, their age, gender, and sizes for purchasing clothing. All other information is kept confidential to protect the children.

What will I need to purchase for each child?
Each child will receive multiple gifts (4-5 gifts). An example would include the following gift ideas: Clothes, Pajamas, Hat/Gloves, Book, Toy/Game
How do I know what to purchase as gifts?
You will receive an ID for the child (children) you are sponsoring. The information will provide a suggested list. You will also receive gender, age and potential sizes.

If you are buying toys that require batteries, please provide these. Extra batteries are appreciated.

Are there any restrictions or items that I should not provide as gifts?
Please do not buy toy guns, knives, swords, wrestling figures or vampire books. You may include a gift receipt but no gift cards, cash, store receipts, or price tags.
How do I package the gifts?

Here are the instructions for wrapping the gifts:

  • Wrap in tissue paper and put in gift bags.
  • Write the child’s name on each gift.
  • Put all the gifts in a plastic bin or large decorated plastic bag.
  • Attach the ID tag that has been filled out to the bin.
When and where do I deliver the gifts?

Deliver gifts on December 7th, 8th, or 9th between 9:30 am and 7:30 pm to:

Gifts For All God’s Children Workshop
Redemption Lutheran Church
39051 Dodge Park Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

The ID tag and delivery information is also listed on the sponsorship instructions. Click here to download.

Who do I contact if I have additional questions?

You can send inquiries and questions to Patti.
Email: pjacques@giftsforallgodschildren.org

COVID-19 Prevention Best Practices for Volunteers

At GFAGC, the health and safety of our wonderful volunteers come first!! With the current public safety concerns, we are committed to making sure this is a clean and comfortable environment for you. As a volunteer, we are requesting you adhere to the following recommended guidelines: Covid19 guidelines