The Fawn Grove warehouse sends shipments of clean, laundered, and neatly packed clothing, Crisis Care Kits, School Pal-Paks, and many other items to those in need all around the world.
Since 1996, more than 400 shipments have been sent to countries such as Zambia, Ukraine, Papua New Guinea, Jordan, Haiti, El Salvador, Peru, Kyrgyzstan and many places in the US.
The warehouse is managed by three devoted employees and countless generous donors and volunteers. Each piece of clothing, toy or accessory is inspected, cleaned, packed in to boxes that are labeled and weighed. Great care is taken with every box in the hopes that Christ’s love shines through detailed work.
As a program, Gifts-in-Kind has earned an excellent reputation with several countries’ governments that are skeptical of most donating programs. This program deals with an impressive amount of red tape in clearing shipments with different government’s customs offices, but has been successful in building relationships and trust. Because of this reputation, we require high standards of quality of the donated goods. In this section you will find many guidelines we ask that you abide by. Please know this is not to be overly picky, but to convey a message of love to the person who will eventually receive it as a gift from his brothers and sisters in Christ.
We also follow the GIK Standards set by AERDO (Association of Evangelical Relief & Development Organizations). AERDO serves Christian organizations and churches to achieve the highest standards, principles and effectiveness in their relief and development efforts. (Click here to review the AERDO GIK Standards)
The Gifts-in-Kind program is one of the many ways we as a church body reach out in compassion to provide hope and help to the needy. It is a program made possible by your donations and willingness to volunteer. Thank you for helping us to be the hands and feet of Jesus around the world.