Giving Tuesday, or just giving because it's what we do

Giving Tuesday, or just giving because it's what we do

$115 sponsors a week of food for families in Willow, Alaska.


ALCOA, Tenn. (Nov. 21, 2017) -- “Giving Tuesday” falls on Nov. 28, and many ministries related to Holston Conference will surely give thanks all year long if you will only share a small portion of what God has given you.

In past years, United Methodist Global Ministries has matched Giving Tuesday donations made online through The Advance. Matching funds are not available this year, but leaders of the ministries listed below hope you will support them anyway. These ministries survive through the generosity of churches and church members.

On Giving Tuesday and through the end of the year, The Call will lift up the following needs (and more to come) through its newsletter and social media. Don’t forget the least, the last and the lost as you celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace.


Rosedale, Virginia

$10 sponsors a row of tomatoes for the community garden
$15 sponsors 1 backpack of school supplies
$25 provides eggs, milk, bread, cheese and meat for 3 families for 1 week
$50 provides feminine hygiene products for 1 week in the food pantry
$75 provides 1 soup lunch for food pantry clients for 1 week (50 families)
$100 provides gas for rototillers and tractor all summer
$200 sponsors 1-month supply of macaroni and cheese in the food pantry

Send checks to: Elk Garden School Community Ministry, P.O. Box 800, Rosedale, VA 24280. Find out more about what Elk Garden is doing


Sneedville, Tennessee

$50 fills up a 500-gallon water tank providing clean water to 1 home
$55 replaces 1 UV light that will provide clean water for a home for 1 year
$250 provides 1 scholarship for 1 child in need to experience church camp

Give online now or write checks to your local church with “Jubilee Project Advance #781350” on the memo line. Find out more about what Jubilee Project is doing.


South Sudanese refugees in Uganda

$720 supports 1 child for 1 year, covering food, shelter, medical care, clothing
$60 supports 1 child for 1 month
$2 supports 1 child for 1 day

Give online now. Then find out more about Grace children living in Uganda.


Willow, Alaska

$14 buys 1 family a turkey or ham for Thanksgiving or Christmas
$35 provides 1 family with emergency gas to get to work
$41 provides 1 day's salary for 1 local employee to work in the food pantry
$115 sponsors 1 week of food (bought annually through the food bank to feed 150 families per month)
$175 provides emergency cold-weather assistance to 1 family in need
$770 keeps Willow Community Food Pantry open for 1 week
$961 keeps Willow UMC's doors open for 1 week
$2,500 sponsors the whole summer of children's feeding program at the Library in Alaska
$3,000 sponsors Christmas celebration packages (dinner, new clothes for 200 families)
$40,000 will buy a new walk-in freezer (greatly needed)

Donate by writing a check to your local church with “Willow UMC Alaska #874” on memo line. (Please note that #874 is a new Holston Advance number.) Or give online now. For more information, visit Willow's Facebook page or write Rev. Joe-d DowlingSoka at


Marion, Virginia

Home rehab
$30 will buy 1 smoke detector for 1 family
$30-$50 will buy handicap “grab bars” for a bathtub or bathroom
$125 will buy a handicap toilet
$200 will buy 1 window replacement

$5 will buy 1 paintbrush
$10 will buy 1 set of torque bits
$20 will buy 1 pair of good leather work gloves
$60 will buy 1 replacement battery for a cordless tool
$75-80 will buy 1 diesel fill-up

Medical clinic
$15 buys 1 dietary book for 1 diabetic patient
$25 pays for glucometer and test strips for 1 patient
$50 provides for co-pay certificate enabling 1 patient to see a specialist
$50 provides co-pay certificate for Tamiflu prescription for 1 patient
$60 pays for blood pressure monitor for 1 patient

To donate for home rehab and equipment, write check to Project Crossroads, 136 Snider Branch Road, Marion, VA 24354. To donate for medical needs, write check to Mel Leaman Free Clinic, 601 Radio Hill Road, Marion, VA 24354, or give online now. Then find out more about what Project Crossroads is doing.