Honor cards are a different way for you to give a present to your friends or loved ones: Instead of a physical object, you give a card that reflects a gift to a charity. The gift to the charity is in the name of your friend or loved one, so they know that a local organization has been supported in their honor.
At New Garden Friends Meeting, we have selected a few local organizations to support through honor cards. You can order each card from us with a donation of $5.00, and you will then send the card to the person you wish to honor.
Honor cards will be for sale at the rise of the in-person outdoor Meeting for Worship for the 4 Sundays of Advent beginning on November 30, 2021, except if Meeting for Worship is virtual only (via Zoom). We will add an additional date/time to buy honor cards by coming by the Meeting House.
All cards are $5.00 per card from all organizations. Preferred payment is by check and must be made out to EACH INDIVIDUAL ORGANIZATION.
For questions, email Cathy H Hamilton, [email protected] (note two H’s in a row in that email) or Patricia Gutzwiller, [email protected] with “HONOR CARDS” in the subject line.
The cards we are featuring this year are described below. We have used descriptions provided by the organization, either from the card itself or from their website.
BackPack Beginnings’ mission is to deliver child-centric services to feed, comfort, and clothe children in need. Serving over 12,000 children annually, our vision is a community of healthy and well-nurtured children. “All futures need a strong beginning.” https://backpackbeginnings.org
FaithAction International House / “Turning Strangers into Neighbors”
Each year we serve thousands of our newest immigrant neighbors, while educating and connecting thousands more in our diverse community across lines of culture and faith. https://faithaction.org/
Greensboro Urban Ministry serves the homeless, hungry, and poor in the community by bringing a variety of aid to people in need. With two shelters, housing programs, a community kitchen, food pantry, case management, and chaplaincy services, the organization’s mission is to express the love of God to our neighbors in need by offering food, shelter, and solutions. https://greensborourbanministry.org/
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greenboro / Seeking to put God’s love in action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities , and hope. Habitat Greensboro works toward our vision of a world where everyone has a safe and affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.
New Arrivals Institute
Assisting refugees and immigrants with self-sufficiency and US Citizenship through education.
New Arrivals Institute (NAI) provides a variety of essential services that ease the process of cultural orientation and entry into the workforce for refugees. NAI programs assist emerging citizens to become productive, engaged, and confident contributors to the local economy through a variety of services including ELT and health education. Everyone in the Greensboro community benefits from the work of NAI. By empowering newly arrived individuals through education, the specific vulnerabilities and challenges associated with relocation to the United States are diminished.
Quaker House is a manifestation of the Friends’ Peace Testimony. Based in Fayetteville, NC, home of Ft. Bragg, Quaker House provides counseling and support to service members who are questioning their role in the military; educates them, their families, and the public about military issues; and advocates for a more peaceful world. https://quakerhouse.org/
Reading Connections transforms our community by improving literacy and providing educational equity for people of all ages, empowering them to navigate changes in an increasingly complex world. https://readingconnections.org/
The Salvation Army of Greensboro
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Excerpted from the cards: “For over a decade, Judy Meyler has masterfully captured beautiful Christmas scenes for The Salvation Army of Greensboro, NC. The piece for 2020 is entitled ‘The Heart of Christmas” and testifies how the Reason for the Season can never be covered.
We are offering two honor cards from the Salvation Army of Greensboro. Please specify which of the two cards you are ordering. https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/greensboro/