RESTORING LIVES& IMPACTING GENERATIONS THROUGH HOPE
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
It is amazing to me how this approximately 9 month old church has been able to bless so many people in such a short amount of time. This year alone, hundreds of people have received resources (both tangible and intangible), spiritual encouragement, and the hope of Christ because of your generosity.
During this holiday season we are asking you to help us continue to be hope and give hope. We have partnered with a local school district to provide coats, scarves, hats, and gloves to students and families at 4 of their schools.
For many of us it is difficult to imagine surviving the Chicago weather without the winter coats we have stored in our closets. In fact many of us, have been blessed enough to buy new coats almost every year for ourselves and our children. However, every winter there are children that go to school everyday shivering in the cold wearing either coats that have been handed down and are too small and many wearing nothing more than hoodies or thin jackets.
While there are many fighting to change for long-term change of systems that cause these conditions, there is amazing opportunity to be hope right now. Join us in making sure those who are in need this holiday season know that there are people who love and care. You can do this by donating at least $20 today, which will cover the expense of a new coat with all the accessories. We will directly distribute the coats to students who need has been identified by teachers and/or administrators.
In addition to our Coats for Kids (winter apparel drive), we are also raising support for the 2017 relaunch of our Children's Ministry. Empowerment Kids is committed to offering a place where children can discover and develop a passion for God. Engaging kids and empowering families is our goal and we every gift matters to making this vision happen.
Will you prayerfully consider how you can help be hope and give hope this season with a year-end gift?
We are aware that you are receiving solicitations by many worthy organizations, institutions and causes. As you spread the holiday cheer this season, please prayerfully consider Empowerment Church and our desire to see lives restored and generations impacted through being hope and giving hope. Your gift, of any amount, WILL make a difference!
Does your employer match your donations?
You may be able to increase the impact of your donation by submitting it for a matching gift.
Check with your HR department today!
Frequently asked question:
How late in the year can I make a donation and receive a credit for this year's taxes?
Per IRS regulations, contributions for each year must be received or postmarked by December 31 of that year in order to receive donation credit for that year's tax purposes.
Please submit your online, mailed, or in-person donation accordingly.
For any additional questions or to ask about other giving options, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 630-447-0220 and ask for our Giving Team.