Help ACAC demonstrate the true message of Christmas to children and families here
in Pittsburgh and all around the globe.
To raise $40,000 to support three very special holiday initiatives this year!
1. Bless children in need worldwide by contributing 250 gift-filled shoe boxes to Operation Christmas Child, a program run by the relief organization, Samaritan’s Purse.
Each year, the Children’s Ministry at ACAC, collects donations to fill shoeboxes that will in turn be delivered by Samaritan’s Purse to children in need across the globe. Through the Operation Christmas Child shoebox project, Samaritan’s Purse partners with the local church worldwide to share the message of Christ by providing a tangible demonstration of God’s love to children, many of whom have never received a Christmas gift before. In addition, the kids in the ACAC After School Program who help pack the shoeboxes not only get to experience the joy of giving, but of sharing the love of Jesus as well. Please Note: In addition to financial donations, we are accepting donations of toys, school supplies, and hygiene items in the Children’s Ministry lobby area.
2. Bless 250 children of local refugee families who we help support through the EMBRACE refugee ministry and The Nest.
This year, ACAC is partnering with EMBRACE refugee ministry network and The Nest to provide a holiday gift of nearly-new clothing to children in more than 100 local refugee families with whom we are connected. Many of these families arrived in our community with growing children and little to wear, except the clothes on their back. The Nest, will provide thoughtfully packed gift boxes, called Little Birdie Boxes, complete with eight to ten articles of clothing specially chosen for each child. Imagine what a timely blessing the gift of fresh clothing can be!
3. Bless our ACAC missionaries with a special financial gift for the holidays.
During the Christmas season our congregation has sent our ACAC missionary families a special financial gift as a reminder of our love and support. Many of these men and women serve in places where the meaning of Christmas isn’t widely celebrated, making this holiday gift from their home church even more special. Your donation to the Christmas Missions Challenge will help us send a generous holiday gift to our ACAC family serving on the front lines of our efforts to take the precious message of the gospel to every nation on earth.