GIFTS IN KIND

Gifts-in-Kind (GIK) is a type of charitable giving in which, instead of giving money to buy needed goods and services, the goods and services are given.  As Christians, we give because sharing with others is at the core of the Gospel.

 

A GIK shipment involves sending a 40-foot container, and in some instances, a 20-foot container, to Nazarene ministries overseas. The container, loaded with GIK items, is transported by truck to a nearby port, then loaded onto a sea vessel and shipped overseas. Containers can be purchased and will remain in the country of destination to be used by the recipient organization. The recipient organization is called the Consignee.

  • GIK Shipping Standards

    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 follow the GIK Standards set by Accord (formerly known as AERDO).  Accord serves Christian organizations and churches to achieve the highest standards, principles and effectiveness in their relief and development efforts. (Click here to review the Accord 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.

  • Crisis Care Kit Preparation

    1. Gather NEW items in quantities listed below. Assemble Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) and seal the Ziploc bags. Include only those items listed below. Deviating from this list can cause an entire shipment to be rejected in customs. Set the CCKs in groups of six (6) to determine the number of banana boxes needed.

     

    2. Pack contents below into a clear 2-gallon OR 2.5-gallon plastic Ziploc bag and seal:

     

    • 1 medium-size bottle of shampoo (12-18 oz.), please tape flip-tops closed
    • 2 bars of soap (bath-size or larger)
    • 1 medium toothpaste (4.0-6.4 oz.)
    • 3 toothbrushes (in original packaging)
    • 1 box of Band-Aids (30 or more)
    • 1 fi ngernail clipper
    • 1 sturdy hair comb
    • 2 hand towels
    • 4 pocket-size packages of facial tissue
    • 1 Beanie Baby-size stuffed toy

     

    3. Obtain the banana boxes from your local grocery store. Please ship CCKs solely in banana boxes, as they provide uniformity, eliminating wasted space in shipping.

     

    4. Cut the heavy brown paper (usually found in the banana box) in half and place inside the bottom of the box. Tape the other half over the hole in the lid. (Plain cardboard may be used in the same way if your banana boxes are missing the paper.)

     

    5. Fill each box with six (6) CCKs—no more, no less.

     

    6. Do not insert money or literature (including anything with the church’s name on it, notes, etc.) in the CCKs or banana boxes.

     

    7. Using strong packing tape, cover all holes in the top and the bottom of the box. Then tape the box securely shut. Please leave box handles open; this makes it easier to load and unload.

     

    8. When addressing the box, please put the name and address of the church (or individual donor) on the box in the “From” section and the address of the warehouse in the “To” section.

     

    9. Do not wrap banana boxes in brown paper or contact paper or put fi lled banana boxes inside another box.

     

    10. Send the boxes to the following (depending on method of shipping or originating location):

     

    Fawn Grove Compassion Center

    Hands of Hope Northwest

    Compassionate Ministry Center, Inc. Sacramento, CA

     

    11. Send a check—made payable to Global Treasury Services, Church of the Nazarene—in the amount of $12.00 per banana box (for storage and shipping costs during the distribution process). Include the name and address of your church with the check. Ten Percent Credit will be allowed for the $12.00 shipping donation only. Do not put the money in the CCKs or banana boxes.

     

    Mark the check, “Nazarene Relief Shipments ACM1297,” and mail to:

     

    Global Treasury Services

    PO Box 843116

    Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

     

     

    Click here to Share the CCK Handout

  • School Pal-Pak Preparation

    1. Gather NEW items in quantities listed below. Assemble School Pal-Paks (SPPs) and seal the Ziploc bags. Include only those items listed below. Deviating from this list can cause an entire shipment to be rejected in customs. Set the SPPs in groups of ten (10) to determine the number of boxes needed.

     

    2. Pack contents below in a clear 1-gallon Ziploc bag and seal:

     

    • 2 composition notebooks (such as Mead brand), no larger than 9¾”x 7½”. (No spiral-bound notebooks will be accepted.)
    • 1 package of #2 pencils (quantity—10-12 pencils)
    • 1 package of black pens (quantity—10-12 pens)
    • 2 pink erasers, 2-3” long
    • 2 rulers (6” or 12”, with metric measurements)
    • 1 package of colored pencils (quantity—12-15)
    • 1 pair of blunt-nosed scissors
    • 1 hand-held pencil sharpener

     

    These contents will give each student a notebook, 5-6 pencils, 5-6 pens, an eraser, and a ruler. Two students will share the colored pencils, scissors, and sharpener.

     

    3. Obtain 12”x12”x12” boxes from any office supply store such as Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, or a UPS store.

     

    4. Fill each box with 10 Pal-Paks—no more, no less.

     

    5. Do not insert money or literature (including anything with the church’s name on it, notes, etc.) in the Pal-Paks or boxes.

     

    6. Using strong packing tape, tape the box securely shut.

     

    7. When addressing the box, please put the name and address of the church (or the individual donor) on the box in the “From” section and the address of the warehouse in the “To” section.

     

    8. Do not wrap boxes in brown paper or contact paper or put fi lled boxes inside another box.

     

    9. Send the boxes to the following (depending on method of shipping):

     

    Fawn Grove Compassion Center

    Compassionate Ministry Center, Inc. Sacramento, CA

     

    10. Send a check—made payable to Global Treasury Services, Church of the Nazarene—in the amount of $10.00 per box (for storage and shipping costs during the distribution process). Include the name and address of your church with the check. Ten Percent Credit will be allowed for the $10.00 shipping donation only. Do not put the money in the SPPs or boxes.

     

    Mark the check, “School Pal-Paks ACM1788,” and mail to:

     

    Global Treasury Services

    PO Box 843116

    Kansas City, MO 64184-3116

     

    Click here to Share the SPP Handout

  • How and Where to Send GIK

    Send everything (see exceptions) to the warehouse at Fawn Grove Compassion Center.

     

    Make sure the boxes are taped shut.

     

    You can mail items many different ways.  Some examples are:

    • United Parcel Service (UPS)
    • United States Postal Service
    • Federal Express
    • Freight Companies (check for reduced rates-items must be palletized)
    • Personal Delivery
    • Local district churches can partner to make the delivery

     

    Mailing address for mailing via the U.S. Postal Service:  

    Nazarene Relief Shipments

    PO Box 117

    Fawn Grove, PA 17321-0117

     

    Physical address for mailing via UPS, FedEx, DHL, or via freight companies:

    Nazarene Relief Shipments

    5300 Fawn Grove Road

    Pylesville, MD 21132

     

    The warehouse is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm and by appointment.

     

    If you have questions or when in doubt about anything, contact John Borgal or Deb Grace at:

     

    Office:  410-452-8699

    Cell:     614-572-3496

    Email:   jborgal@fawngrovecc.org

     

    If you are personally delivering the boxes to the warehouse:

     

    DO NOT TAPE BOXES SHUT

     

    • Call to make sure the staff will be there.

     

     

    EXCEPTIONS:

    Medical supplies should be sent to our Partners in Ministry (Please view the Partners in Ministry section)

    Crisis Care Kits can also be sent to Hands of Hope Northwest or a Compassionate Ministry Center.

     

  • Shipping and Handling Costs

    Fawn Grove Compassion Center (FGCC)

    For Crisis Care Kits— Send $12.00 per box

    Mark your check: “Crisis Care Kits—ACM1297”

     

    For School Pal-Paks—Send $10.00 per box

    Mark your check:  “School Pal-Paks—ACM1788”

     

    Mail all of these handling costs to:

    Global Treasury Office

    Church of the Nazarene

    PO Box 843116

    Kansas City, MO  64184-3116

     

    Include the name and address of your church with the check.

     

     

     

    For clothing and all items boxed separately—Send $8.00 per box

    Mark your check: “shipping and handling costs”

     

    Mail all of these handling costs to:

    Fawn Grove Compassion Center

    PO Box 117

    Pylesville, MD  21132

     

     

     

     

    If you live in Canada mail your checks to:

    Church of the Nazarene Canada

    20 Regan Road, Unit 9

    Brampton, Ontario

    Canada • L7A 1C3

     

    If you are sending medical supplies to the Partners in Ministry (Please view the Partners in Ministry Section), please contact them for their specific handling costs and packing guidelines.

     

    HOW YOU CAN RAISE THE PER BOX SHIPPING COSTS

     

    • Have a line item in your NMI budget.
    • Take a special offering.
    • Have fundraisers to cover cost.  This would be a great project for teens.
    • Encourage your church family to share the need with friends, neighbors, and relatives outside of the church.
    • Check with business people.
    • Pass out Quarter Coin Collectors (most hold $10.00)

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