Jar$ for Jamaa Letu
Money collected in these jars will be combined into one offering at the Annual Conference in June 2017. Local United Methodist churches of the Pacific Northwest Conference are invited to support the orphanages of Jamaa Letu in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo. Check the resources tab for the New Jar$ for Jamaa Letu label after Easter.
Other Gift Giving Opportunities
Two or three times each year the task force provides alternative giving opportunities for individuals, church communities or groups. Previous campaigns have been: mattresses for the new boys’ building, education supplies,and contributions for health expenses.
A Great Christmas Gift
Need an idea? Make donations to the Jamaa Letu Orphanages (JLO) as your gifts to relatives and friends. Choose the amounts, any amounts. Donate through your local church, on the Jamaa Letu website, or directly to the PNW Conference (noting that it’s a Christmas gift to JLO). Print a gift card and tuck it into an envelope or gift box. Deliver the gift.
Multiple people will benefit: the children and teens who live in the two orphanages in Africa, the recipient of the gift card who knows that a thoughtful gift to a great project has been made, and you as the donor.
Would like to promote the idea? Print a Christmas poster. For an article for a newsletter of bulletin, edit middle two paragraphs of this article to include the way to donate to your local church.
If you would like to support Jamaa Letu Orphanages, you can mail your gift to the PNW Treasurer’s Office: P.O. Box 13650, Des Moines, WA 98198. In the memo, indicate “Christmas Gift – Jamaa Letu Orphanages”.