How did it get to be the latter half of October? Doesn’t it seem that we just had off for Labor Day and prepping the kids for the first day of school?! Now we are in the swing of things and in autopilot mode. We are also readying ourselves for the holidays! In a previous blog we discussed a holiday checklist. Now it’s time to discuss even more ways to prep for the holidays and how Parish Giving can help! Enjoy!
This seems to be a newer idea amongst businesses and churches. Giving Trees are a great way to help those who have fallen on hard times. It could be anything from providing a warm coat, giving a gift card to a grocery store, or a gift for a child who may not have anything under the tree. Parish Giving can help with your churches Giving Tree this year.
Sometimes we are not always able to go out and pick up gifts for people. With Parish Giving the ornaments that are left on the tree can be paid for with online donations set up specifically for your Giving Tree. This way all items can be taken care of and who knows, there may be a surplus of funds so your Giving Tree may be even more of a success than you thought!
By the time you able to start organizing your parishes Christmas Bazaar, you are trying to juggle a dozen other things. Save yourself the stress of one less event and allow us to take care of it for you. We can handle the spreadsheet and funds for you so all you have to do is organize whose table goes where. Once everyone is signed up and paid for, we can provide you with the spreadsheet and you can organize the event however you wish! It’s that simple!
Christmas Movie Night
There is nothing better than hosting a Christmas Movie Night at your parish. It’s a great fundraiser that people enjoy taking part in. You can host it in your auditorium and use a large theater screen and allow people to bring their own pillows and blankets and they can pre-pay for their tickets and popcorn ahead of time. You pick the movie, and we’ll take care of the form for ticket sales. An evening of A Christmas Carol is sure to be a hit with parents and children alike!
As you can see there are numerous ways you can use our online forms. Giving Trees, Christmas Bazaars and Christmas Movie Nights are only skimming the surface of what our online forms can do for your church. Give us a call today and we can discuss what our online forms can do for your parish!