The Mission & Outreach Committee of Nassau Presbyterian Church invites you to give a special gift this year by making a donation on a friend’s behalf to organizations who are working to address pressing needs in our community, region, and world. Make any donation and you will receive a virtual card suitable for emailing. The cards include the descriptions below of how each group is putting faith into action.
Alternative Gifts will remain available through the end of the Christmas Season—Epiphany, January 6. To receive a card before Christmas Day, make donations by end of business on December 23. Gift cards for donations made between December 24 and January 6 will be emailed on Friday, January 8.
Download a copy Alternative Gifts 2020 (pdf) which includes:
Donations can be made online using the links below. The name of the Fund is either the name of the organization (Arm in Arm) or a shortened version listed inside the parentheses next to it (LALDEF). Donations to multiple funds can be made during one transaction. An online donation via e-check incurs nominal surcharges. Donating with a credit or debit card results in a charge to the church of approximately 2.5% of the gift — please consider increasing your gift to help defray this cost.
Please contact Lauren Yeh to make arrangements for donating by check or if you have any questions about using the online donation system.
Arm In Arm
The Gift of Hope
Arm In Arm partners with the community to achieve stability for our neighbors in need through the three focus areas of food, financial assistance, and advocacy.
Cetana Educational Foundation (Cetana)
The Gift of Language
Cetana serves the youth of Myanmar by providing instruction in English and critical thinking, training for teachers, and supplemental scholarship for higher education.
Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)
The Gift of Peace
Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition of 29 national church denominations and organizations, advocate for US policies that promote comprehensive resolutions to conflicts in the Middle East with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
Latin American Legal Defense and Education Fund (LALDEF)
The Gift of Welcome
LALDEF provides advocacy and services for the immigrant communities in Mercer County, including ESL education, the Mercer County Identification Card, citizenship instruction, college preparation mentoring, and legal support for immigration issues.
Princeton Community Housing (PCH)
The Gift of a Home
Princeton Community Housing has supported affordable housing to the Princeton Community for 50 years. They currently provide and manage 466 safe, high quality rental apartments to low and moderate-income residents of diverse backgrounds and ages.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)
The Gift of Nourishment
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen provides meals to all who are hungry as well as services to encourage self-sufficiency and to improve quality of life. The group informs the wider community of the needs of the hungry and advocates for resources to meet these needs.
Trenton Children’s Chorus (TCC)
The Gift of Harmony
Trenton Children’s Chorus gives children the chance to sing a wide range of choral literature and provides an artistic venue by which children from different backgrounds get to know each other.
Villages in Partnership (VIP)
The Gift of Teamwork
Villages in Partnership addresses extreme poverty in Malawi by addressing the critical needs of water, food security, education, health care, infrastructure, and economic development. They work with rural villages to fight poverty together.
Welcome Home Initiative of Prison Justice Watch, New Jersey (Welcome Home)
The Gift of Freedom
The Welcome Home Initiative builds partnerships to support basic access to food, clothes, phones, toiletries, and shelter for people released from prison due to the high risk of Covid. The Initiative is organized by the Re-Entry committee of the NJ Prison Justice Watch.
The Gift of Safety
WomanSpace provides help for individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Their mission is to prevent abuse, protect families, and change lives through empowerment and a safety net of supportive services.