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12 Days of Giving is an opportunity to support the ministries of the church and our community through tangible giving. Each day beginning Wednesday, December 1 we'll highlight a donation opportunity and the organization/ministry that you can support with your donations. This year we have also included online giving opportunities.

On December 12 (day 12), there will be a pancake breakfast benefiting Youth Ministry between 9-9:45 and 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Courtyard.  

 
DONATION DROP-OFF
12 Days of Giving donations can be dropped off on Sunday, December 5 & 12
from 8-11:15 a.m. in the Sanctuary.

DAY 1 
Monetary Donations
[Dover Elementary]
Dover Elementary has many underprivileged children who attend their school. We support them throughout the year by hosting various supply drives for their students, as well as campus clean up days.

DAY 2
New/Gently Used Clothing, Toys, Household Items, Christmas Decor
[Christmas Closet]
We are hosting a Christmas Closet for the community. Anyone in need in our community can visit the Christmas Closet for gifts or other holiday needs. We are accepting new and *gently used* toys, books, clothing for men, women, and children, accessories, unopened gift wrap, or Christmas decor to stock the store. The Christmas Closet will be open Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9-11 a.m. in the Family Life Center.

DAY 3
Monetary Donations
[The Outreach Clinic of Brandon]
The Brandon Outreach Clinic is an integral part of the healthcare system in the greater Brandon community. Their clinic was started in 1989 with the goal of promoting health and wellness by providing quality healthcare services, at no charge, to people without access to basic care. They do not receive federal, state or county funding. Today’s economy makes their mission more important than ever, with more people losing their jobs and their health insurance. Their goal is to help their patients become and remain as healthy as possible, so they can go to work and take care of their families.

DAY 4
Shampoo & Conditioner
[ECHO]
ECHO assists residents of Hillsborough County in crisis with emergency food, clothing, and access to life-stabilizing programs and resources.

DAY 5
Diapers (size 4-6) & Wipes
[Cornerstone Family Ministries]
The mission of Cornerstone Family Ministries is to make a lasting and positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged children and their families in our community by nurturing young bodies, developing young minds, and fostering hope through Christ.

DAY 6
Fuel Gift Cards
[Family Promise]
Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.

DAY 7
Non-Perishable Holiday Food
[SAUMC Food Pantry]
The SAUMC Food Pantry collects and maintains food bags for anyone who is in need in our community. Our Drive-Through Pantry is open on Wednesdays from 9 - 11 a.m.

DAY 8
Donations for Bibles
[Kids Ministry]
Each year all of our Kids Ministry 2nd-5th grade students begin an eight-week course in their Sunday School class to teach them about the Bible. Students learn the different sections of the Bible, understand the difference between a chapter and a verse, gain a better understanding of what is in the Bible, and much more. At the end of the course each student is presented their very Bible.

DAY 9
Walmart Gift Cards
[FL UM Children's Home]
The Florida United Methodist Children's Home was established in 1908 to provide a home for orphans and other children that had nowhere else to live. Today it serves as a diverse ministry with two campuses that include residential, therapeutic group, foster and emergency shelter care. The Home also provides independent living assistance and a community child care center.

DAY 10
Diapers (sizes 3, 4, and 5) & Wipes
[Choices]
Choices is a non-profit organization that is passionate about cultivating a culture for life. They envision a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. 

DAY 11
Walmart & Publix Gift Cards
[Andy's Angels]
Andy’s Angels is part of our Care Ministry. They show God’s love in a tangible way by providing meals to people in our church family who are going through a challenging time. They deliver meals to people who have returned home from the hospital,  lost a loved one,  had a baby, or experienced a situation where a prepared meal would be of great comfort.

DAY 12
Monetary Donations at Pancake Breakfast
[Youth Ministry]
Join us for a pancake breakfast hosted by Youth Ministry between 9-9:45 and 10:30-11:15 a.m. in the Courtyard. Your donations will help support Youth missions. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Click the Reservations button below to make a reservation; click the Give Online button to donate online.