Share the love of Christmas... hold an Everything in Common gift stall and offer gifts that change lives. You'll be sharing the vision of our church partners in the Pacific, Asia and Africa as they respond to poverty and injustice in their communities.


Hosting a gift stall is easy!

1. Seek permission

Speak to your minister, church council, workplace manager, teacher or principal to gain permission before starting you Everything in Common gift stall.

2. Order your gift stall

Contact us on info@unitingworld.org.au or call 1800 998 122 - we'll send you everything you need.

3. Launch!

In the lead up to Christmas, hold the stall on its own or with other end of year events such as community carols, market days or after Sunday worship.


4. Promote your stall

In your gift stall pack you'll find great resources to decorate and promote your stall

Media resources:
Click here to download our fab video from Vimeo

Click here to download a PowerPoint video slide to show in church
(click the button on top right of screen to download - you can insert the slide into your usual church PowerPoint)

5. Record Purchases

STEP 1.  People choose their gifts and complete the donation coupon by: 

    • filling in their choice of gifts on the front of the coupon
    • filling in payment details on the reverse side
    • filling in address details to be sent a receipt

    STEP 2.  People hand the coupon to you and then select the gift cards and envelopes as per the coupon.

    STEP 3.  People pay you via Credit Card, Cheque or Cash. Record all payments on the Donation Details Form.

    Recording Payments

    Credit card or cheque is the preferred method of payment and UnitingWorld will post a receipt to those who provide their details on the coupon. Please ensure it is complete. Cash payments should also be recorded on the coupon. Keep a record of all payments on the Donation Details Form and send this to UnitingWorld with all coupons. Please do not send cash in the mail. Rather, bank the cash and send UnitingWorld a cheque or make a deposit straight to UnitingWorld’s account:

    Account Name: UnitingWorld
    BSB:
    032 014
    Account Number:
    182657
    Description:
    Everything in Common

    Please email deposit details to info@unitingworld.org.au or call 1800 998 122 

    Creative Ideas

    Use the gifts in the catalogue as a starting point for a talk or presentation about the children and families around the world who will experience Christmas differently this year due to poverty.

    Choose a gift and tell others why these make such a difference to people who live in poverty. You can find stories on our website (including some short videos) and plenty of other information about the projects we support.

    With the children in your class or adults in your community, set a target to fundraise as a group for a particular gift. Brainstorm fundraising ideas like mufti days or concerts to help meet your target – invite gold coin donations. At Christmas, set up a tree and hang the gift cards on the branches. Encourage kids and adults alike to bring their money to buy gift cards. The key to your success is encouraging excitement at the prospect of being generous, for every gift is used to build peace, dignity, hope and love.

    Let us know how you go, and please send us any photos you have permission to share!