When you give to Week of Compassion, you can be confident that your gift makes a meaningful impact in the world. With a global network of ecumenical partners and decades of experience in humanitarian work, we effectively dispatch your gifts to carry out our mission. Here are some of the ways that you can give:
Online Giving When you make your gift online, you will have the opportunity to designate an amount; choose a particular area of our work or “Where Most Needed;” and let us know what congregation you are connected with so your local church can receive recognition for total giving to Week of Compassion. Whether you share a one time gift or set up a regular recurring gift, we are grateful for your support!
Special Offering Each year the last two Sundays of February are set aside as “The Week of Compassion” in many congregations. With special promotional materials and worship resources that center around a common theme, it’s a time for Disciples all over the world to celebrate this powerful ministry, and to share a spirit of generosity together.
Some congregations choose a different week or season to emphasize Week of Compassion, and our worship resources are available online for use at anytime throughout the year. When you give through your local congregation’s special offering, you are participating along with thousands of other Disciples congregations across the United States and Canada! Endowment Whether establishing a legacy for a congregation or honoring a beloved family member or colleague, an endowment fund is an excellent way to create a sustainable stream of income to support the mission of Week of Compassion, far into the future! Many congregations and individuals have created named endowment funds to honor their loved ones and congregations- a great way to continue long-term support. Contact us to learn more about setting up a named endowment fund through the Christian Church Foundation.
Special Events If you’re looking for a unique, fun way to get your church involved in supporting water initiatives, consider holding a wine and cheese tasting, a happy hour, or a sit-down dinner as a fundraiser.
Churches large and small from across the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) are partnering with local merchants, enlisting local musicians, and becoming advocates in their own communities for clean water in places such as Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Wine to Share: Water for All is designed to encourage the creativity of congregations, as well as promote and support clean water and water-related justice issues. You know the resources in your church and community. We can help provide you with advocacy and educational resources, as well as connect you with a project for you to support with your event.
For more information about how to host a gathering for a Week of Compassion fundraiser, please contact us.
Week of Compassion P.O. Box 1986 Indianapolis, IN 46206
Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada