Friday, September 4, 2015

On the Third Day of Gifts for Gracias . . .

For 12 days, I will be writing about the different ways people have participated in the Gifts for Gracias Project over the years. Today is the third day. If you are unfamiliar with Gifts for Gracias, or would like to see an overview of how it works, click here for more info.

The Third Day of Gifts for Gracias: Donate items in Bulk

For a variety of reasons, many people who participate in Gifts for Gracias prefer not to put together a complete gift. Sometimes, they have access to a large quantity of a single item - say baseball caps or mugs with a misprinted logo or extra T-shirts from a VBS program - and they want to know if they can donate these items in bulk, instead of creating gift boxes. Others want to purchase an item online to donate, like a dozen wallets or a box of Spanish Bibles, etc., and have it shipped directly to our donation location.

Our answer to these requests is "YES! We can use those!"

The reality of the situation is that we receive a much larger quantity of general donations than of pre-made gifts. We simply use those items to put together the gift boxes on this end. So please, absolutely, we want to encourage you - this is a great way to help with the Gifts for Gracias project!

Shipping/Delivery Information

If you wish to mail gifts, there are two mailing addresses available:

Gifts for Gracias
c/o Norma Irvin
7921 Broadmoor Pines Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34243


Gifts for Gracias
c/o Jim Cofer
7047 Blue Mountain Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

If you live in Maryland or Florida, contact us if you would prefer to deliver your gift in person. At this time, there are only two locations set up to receive donations, but there may be a few other private options which can be arranged.
trish @

DEADLINES: All gifts coming to us in Florida MUST be received before September 24th! If you are mailing a package after that date please use the Maryland address! Currently, the Maryland deadline is the end of October!

Tomorrow I will share MORE ways you can be involved with the Gifts for Gracias Project!!!!

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