Hosting a gift stall is easy!
1. Seek permission
2. Order your gift stall
4. Promote your stall
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.
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: Uniting Church Overseas Aid Account
BSB: 032 014
Account Number: 182657
Description: Everything in Common
Please email deposit details to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1800 998 122
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!