Extreme Fundraising...It's Free!
The “Extreme Fundraising” programs share the common theme of not costing participants anything extra, as you spend only the money you already planned to spend. The programs are collectively generating over $20,000 per year of free money that supports many Glen Mar ministries and ministry partners. While the cost of participating in these programs remains zero, the benefits are very tangible, and include extra money that assists communities ravaged by hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, disease, decay and poverty.
Participating in these programs raises extra, free money for ministries. More importantly, it gives participants the opportunity to serve God in all that you do, even normal daily tasks such as shopping, searching the internet, eating cereal, and recycling. It requires only a small change in behavior and is very easy and very gratifying.
Seven Free Things You Can Do Today!
Gift cards are for sale every Sunday in the Gathering Place. Checks and cash are accepted. Pre-orders for the next week can be placed also.
Download the Gift Card Sheet. This sheet contains a list of gift cards maintained in the inventory for sale every Sunday, as well as guidance on how you can direct 50% of the funds you generate toward family mission trip costs or to benefit other Glen Mar ministries.
On-line orders can be placed at http://www.shopwithscrip.com. Order using Glen Mar's enrollment code AF17656D14184. You can also print cards at home, send by email or reload existing cards.
Questions? Glen Mar's United Methodist Women has recently taken over the Gift Card Program. Contact Fayette Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over $24,000 in scholarships have been provided for youth and adults to go on mission trips. Another $48,000 has been used to help over 100 Glen Mar families to reduce their mission trip costs. The hosts of our mission teams in New Orleans, Hurley, Virginia, Tuscaloosa, Jacksonville, Haiti and other locations have received an additional $20,000 in extra donations. The biggest beneficiary to date is the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). Your gift card purchases allowed Glen Mar to send an extra $6,500 to UMCOR after the 2011 Haiti earthquake. In addition, over $11,500 was sent to UMCOR for the 2018 California fires. All told, the UMCOR disaster and humanitarian relief funds have received over $39,000.
To date over $4 million in gift cards have been purchased by Glen Mar families, generating over $205,000 that would not have otherwise been available for ministry. It really is free, and it really makes a difference!
You may also do web searches (i.e. to "google"), and each search generates a penny from their revenue-sharing program.
You may also register your regular credit cards and a percentage of sales from thousands of local merchants is credited back to Mission Ministries.
There are eight other ways to generate free money, such as completing surveys or playing on-line games.
Free Blessings Shared Worldwide
By far the largest beneficiary has been the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), which has received over $39,000 for disaster and humanitarian relief programs. In support of Glen Mar’s commitment to Serve the World, over $23,000 worth of scholarships have been distributed to 100 adults and youth for mission trips. The hosting organizations of these same mission trips, plus Youth on a Mission (YOAM) trips and Volunteer In Mission (VIM) trips, have collectively received an additional $20,000 – an unexpected blessing for communities often in tremendous need. Many other Glen Mar ministries, including local, national and international ministry partners, have been blessed to receive an additional $53,000 distributed to or through Glen Mar ministries.
Glen Mar's United Methodist Women has recently taken over the Gift Card Program. Contact Fayette Stewart at email@example.com for more information on the Gift Card Program.
For more information on any of the other extreme fundraising programs, contact Van Beall at 410.531.7170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.