Donations for Veterans, Seniors, Low-Income Families and More This Christmas

2019 No One Wants (NOW) Program

Share the love of Christ this Christmas through our
No One Wants programs at Holy Cross!


1. Use the N.O.W. offering envelope to donate funds


2. Donate gift items for 20 Veterans families in need

$25 limit, UNWRAPPED gifts please!

Veterans families: This year Holy Cross is providing funds for Target gift cards and gifts to 20 veterans families in need at the San Jose Vet Center. Your monetary NOW contributions can be placed in the offering plate or in our office. The money will pay for gift cards for the veterans families we are supporting this year. Please place the money in an envelope marked NOW and place it in the offering plate or in the church office. Make checks out to Holy Cross Lutheran Church and memo it “NOW”.

Our Children’s Center will have a tree with gift tags for the children from those veterans families and they will provide gifts for the veterans children. The adults in those needy veterans families will have tags on a tree in our narthex. Please limit the cost of the gifts to a maximum of $25 each. You may place your UNWRAPPED gift under the tree with the tree tag attached to your gift. If your gift is a gift card, please attach the tree tag to it and hand it to Kathy Spenhoff or Sunny Andrews. Do NOT place gift cards under the tree.


3. Supporting Holy Cross members and our Children’s Center families who are in extreme need with monetary NOW donations toward the purchase of Target gift cards. Your monetary contribution to NOW in the provided envelopes will be collected by Holy Cross and we will purchase the gift cards once the funds are in. Please make checks to Holy Cross, memo: NOW.


4. New gifts for needy 10-12 year-old children at COME program - supporting our alliance with First Immanuel Lutheran Church “Community Outreach Ministry Endeavor” (COME) program for needy families in downtown San Jose. Place your donated new, UNWRAPPED items in the green tub next to the tree in the narthex. Please limit the cost of the gifts to the children to a maximum of $25 each. If you contribute a gift card for the child (Target, movie theaters, restaurants, etc.) please place the gift card in an envelope marked “NOW /COME children” and hand it to Kathy Spenhoff. We will ensure these go with the unwrapped gifts to COME program children. Do NOT place the gift cards under the tree. We will transport them to First Immanuel as the tubs fill.


5. Hope Seniors We will again provide for seniors who are mentally and physically challenged at Hope Rehabilitation Services with sample sized toiletries and socks for men and women. Please place HOPE items in the BLUE tub for Hope Seniors.




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