Christmas Outreach Program
Purchase clothing or toys
Thank the Lord for His Provision
Our 2020 Christmas Outreach Program provided Christmas gifts to 2400 children. That’s more than 12,000 gifts! The children come to us from 48 different sites throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Genesee counties.
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:
Request a Child (or multiple children) to sponsor and do the shopping (Sign up below).
Make a Donation below and we will do the shopping.
Request a Child (children) to Sponsor
Thank you for your interest in blessing a child this Christmas. Unfortunately, the deadline for sponsorship has passed, but we are still in need of toys, basketballs, and footballs.
If you are able your donations are greatly appreciated. We will be accepting these donations at Redemption Lutheran Church at 39051 Dodge Park Rd., Sterling Heights, MI 48313-5045.
You can drop off these donations of new toys Monday, December 7, 2020, through Friday, December 11, 2020, between 9:30 am and 7:30 pm.
Thank you for your support and generosity.
Donate and We Will Do the Shopping
$50 will provide a child with Clothes, Pajamas, Hat/Gloves, Book, and Toys.
$100 will provide a child with Clothes, Pajamas, Hat/Gloves, Book, Toys, AND a Winter Jacket or Coat.
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?
How many children can I sponsor?
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?
How do I know what to purchase as gifts?
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?
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:
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.
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