Alternative Christmas 2014

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! LAUMC is awesome! The Alternative Christmas Market results are in and your generous contributions will help the following organizations, programs and agencies greatly.

Habitat for Humanity - $580
Homeless Meals & Toiletries - $475
LAUMC Preschool - $320
Heifer Project Int.- $885
Toberman Neighborhood Center - $315
Hoffman House – $400
ESL Breakfast Club - The Neighborhood - $325
Get on the Bus - $470
Imagine No Malaria - $440
COA - $260
South Coast Interfaith Council - $60
Haiti EXPO - $80
Calexico Neighborhood House - $345

Project Totals $4,960

Your purchases and donations for the Third World Gifts and Handarts totaled $655; Haiti EXPO sales totaled $590; sales from Hands of Hope totaled $251 and sales from iSanctuary totaled $277; and African Team Ministries totaled $114. Also the Imagine no Malaria cause was able to get a matching donation of $440. If you add all of this together, a total of $7,287 was raised!  

The Church and Society Commission would like to thank each of you who helped to make this annual event such a success. Because of your caring, hundreds of people locally and worldwide will benefit from your gifts. And, a special thanks to the many church committees that sponsored projects, individual volunteers who staffed tables, the Church and Society Commission volunteers and especially the Gatleys for all their help. 

Allison Brammer, Committee Chair