At Grace, we want to love our neighbors as ourselves, just as Jesus has commanded us. The Big Giveaway is more than just a furniture giveaway; it is an opportunity to share Christ-like love by stewarding our blessings and engaging our international community well. Our hope is that the Big Giveaway is a catalyst for us to know our neighbors so that the nations may know Jesus.
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:
Welcome! If you are a NEW student arriving in January 2021 with furniture or household needs, please email the Big Giveaway Team at email@example.com. We will do our best to help! We currently have limited items: bed, sofa, dishes, sheets.
For students arriving Fall 2021, please check back in Summer as plans develop for an August Big Giveaway, Covid-19 pending.
FOR VOLUNTEERS / DONATIONS:
Thank you for your interest in welcoming our international friends by helping them establish their new home among our community! This event relies heavily on volunteers; if interested in helping, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A few notes on donations:
DONATIONS: Based on requested needs of students, we are limiting what items we are receiving. Our “registry”, if you will, is below:
- Furniture - Living, Dining, Office, Bedroom (no King size)
- Working Bicycles, Locks, and Helmets
- Vacuum Cleaners
- Small Appliances - most needed items: microwaves, rice cookers, coffee makers, blenders, toaster ovens, instant pots. No slow cookers
- Laundry Baskets
*If you have items not listed above and question if they would be needed or accepted as a donation, please email email@example.com before bringing items to a scheduled drop-off*
DROP-OFFS: At this time, we are not accepting donations as our storage is currently full.
If you can hold on to items until May, see below (location and time TBD).
- May 7-8, 2021
- May 28-29, 2021
- July 30-31, 2021
If you need to donate items sooner than May, we are happy to recommend several donation options with our community partners as an alternative. In the meantime, please do NOT bring items to our church campuses.
QUESTIONS? CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org