People looking for the perfect holiday gift for those who already have everything, and even for those who don’t, can purchase a gift of charity on behalf of a loved one. Gifts can be purchased at Mission Mall at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mifflinville, Pa. from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.
Eighteen non-profit agencies will be at the church to explain how donations are put to work for people here at home and abroad. Participants can offer a financial gift to a charity or a gift of time or talent on behalf of someone you wish to recognize.
Donations for the agencies are given to St. John’s Church who turns 100 percent of the proceeds over to the appropriate charities when the mall closes. In return, St. John’s gives donors a charitable donation receipt for tax purposes and lovely note card about the donation. The note cards can then be given like gifts to special people in your life.
Choose agencies that match the interests of the person you wish to honor:
AGAPE: Love from Above to Our Community
Columbia Montour Home Hospice
American Cancer Society
Eos Therapeutic Riding Center
American Red Cross – Berwick Chapter
Lutheran World Relief
Nescopeck Area Community Cupboard
Bloomsburg Food Cupboard at Winona
Nurse-Family Partnership Program
Catawissa ‘Food for Friends’ Food Bank
Ronald McDonald House of Danville
Columbia County Volunteers in Medicine
Special Olympics of Pennsylvania
Columbia County Aging Office, Inc.
The Dental Health Clinic
Your Loving Choices
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) World Hunger and Disaster Response
Lunch and cookie plates will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the local food cupboards. Contact the church for more information at 570-752-2289.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, located on 5th and Race Streets in Mifflinville, Pa.