2019 Christmas Gift Giving

(2019) Sign-up to help a family or individual in need this holiday season through our Christmas Gift Giving program. We have several different shopping programs or you can give a monetary donation.

Monetary donations can be dropped off at SOTV anytime throughout November and December.

  • Tanzania Partnership:
    SOTV works shoulder to shoulder with our brothers and sisters in Christ in rural Tanzania for evangelism, education, healthcare, and economic development. Your gifts support 60 children ages 5 – 16 living at Huruma [Mercy] Orphanage and a goat project for the evangelists serving the 20+ villages that comprise Tungamalenga, Makifu, and Usolanga Parishes. Asante sana [Thank you very much]!
  • Camp Wapo:
    Over the past 10 years, 3,130 adults and youth from SOTV have used Wapogasset Bible Camp Ministries. Their mission: “Places of Grace forming people of faith.” Wapo plans to build a facility that will serve as the center of hospitality, community, and fellowship for the ministry of Wapo. Let’s give back to this life-changing ministry so they can shape more lives in the future.
  • Local Hunger:
    These funds are used to support a variety of SOTV’S hunger ministries. Currently, both the SOTV Food Shelf and The Sheridan Story at Falcon Ridge are in great need of financial support. We put weekend food in students’ lockers at Falcon Ridge and purchase food for the 43 families we serve each week at the Food Shelf. Your gift will allow these ministries to continue giving food to local families and children in need.
  • Kids ‘n Kinship:
    Their goal is to match k ids in need of an adult role model with a caring volunteer at no cost to the family. This means that they do not charge the family of the youth, nor the mentors, any fee whatsoever. In order to accomplish this, they need donations to support program expenses such as: volunteer screening and training, child intake, home visits, and quarterly events. SOTV has committed to sponsoring at least one adult mentor/child relationship per year.

Please look at the deadline dates as you decide which program to support.

  • Armful of Love:
    This program focuses on local families who need a helping hand at Christmas. You will be given the first names of family members, along with their wish list. Once you purchase and wrap the gifts, drop them off at the Armful of Love location in Burnsville—directions will be sent to you. Drop off is in Burnsville on Dec 6 & Dec 7.
  • Lutheran Social Services Homeless Youth:
    You w ill be given the name and wish list of a youth who is struggling this holiday season. Many are disconnected from their families and will not experience the warmth the holidays can bring. Drop off your gifts at SOTV no later than Dec 15.
  • Wingspan Life Resources:
    Wingspan provides a range of high quality residential and support services that promote personal choice, independence, dignity, and fellowship to people challenged by age, ability, or health. With this program, you will be given the first name of a Wingspan resident along with a wish list. Drop off your gifts at SOTV no later than Dec 15.
  • Dakota Woodlands:
    Dakota Woodlands is an Eagan-based shelter whose mission is to help women who seek to become self-sufficient. They are collecting toys, gifts, and gift certificates from Eagan area restaurants, bowling alleys, and other fun places to visit. The gifts are arranged like a store for moms and children to shop. Drop off your gifts at SOTV no later than Dec 15.
  • Southside Family Nurturing Center “Holiday Store”:
    This center, located in Minneapolis, is a place where low income families who have been victims of child abuse and neglect can go for help. Here, families break destructive cycles, build healthy families, and get a fresh start. Toys and gifts donated to Southside are arranged as a store, allowing parents and children to shop for gifts they would not otherwise be able to give this Christmas. Drop off your gifts at SOTV no later than Dec 15.

To sign-up, fill out the form at https://www.sotv.org/events and send it to lisa.hegerman@sotv.org. We also need volunteers! Contact lisa.hegerman@sotv.org for more information or to help!