Emmanuel's Christmas Gifts 2020

Every Christmas season at Emmanuel's we normally place a Christmas tree with decorative tags on it so people can take a tag and make a purchase toward ELCA Good Gifts. This year we are going to offer a virtual Christmas tree and you can pick a tag from our on-line wish list found below. Just click on the tag you want - and make your contribution for that gift. You can also partner with other people to buy a gift as a group. Your on-line payment will go directly to ELCA Good Gifts and the wish list will let Emmanuel's know how many items on the list have been purchased. Our goal this year is to have at least 35 people participating in this annual project. Purchases can be made until December 30 and we will report the results in the Feb. Informer.
Gift PriceRequestedDonatedQuantity
Piglet (with "Go Tail it on the Mountain" card)

This little piggy couldn’t be a bigger lifesaver. This gift is a source of natural fertilizer that helps crops grow tall and strong, and can also be sold at the market for extra income when it's needed.

$30
10
4
Chicks (with "Merry Chick-mas" card)

Help a family spread their wings. When chicks grow up to become chickens, their eggs not only provide an ongoing supply of protein-rich meals — they can also help start a small business and generate a steady source of income.

$10
10
5
Honeybees (with "Bee-ginning to Look Like Christmas" card)

Support farmers and healthy honeybee colonies with this buzz-worthy gift. Honeybees provide honey to eat, beeswax that allows a farmer to start a small business selling their products, and a boost to crop growth by pollinating plants everywhere they go.

$20
20
7
Goat (with "In the Bleat Midwinter" card)

Goats can go where other animals can’t, surviving in some of the world’s most challenging terrain. Goat's milk provides nutrition for children and their families, and goats are quick to reproduce — which means a family can pass this life-saving gift onto others.

$50
10
3
Cow (with "Dairy Little Christmas" card)

One dairy cow can produce a few gallons of calcium-packed milk each day. A family can receive the nutrition they need and also start a small business selling extra milk, cheese and more. With food, funds and fertilizer, the gift of a cow has got it all.

$500
10
3
Herd of goats (with "Angels We Have Herd" card)

Goats can go where other animals can’t, surviving in some of the world’s most challenging terrain. Goat's milk provides nutrition for children and their families, and goats are quick to reproduce — which means a family can pass this life-saving gift onto others.

$300
5
1
Rooster

Add a rooster to the chicken coop, and help the farm grow! More chickens on the farm mean more eggs to eat and sell at the market.

$15
20
6
Share of a fish farm

Give your neighbor a fish, and they’ll eat for a day. Give your neighbors a community fish farm, and they’ll eat for a lifetime. A fish farm begins with a pond, training and a few fast-growing fish.

$50
10
4
Goat and flock of chicks

With this gift — a combination of two of our most popular gifts — a family gains access to an ongoing supply of eggs from their chickens, protein-packed milk from their goat, and a steady source of income.

$60
10
2
Blanket

Share love and warmth with a survivor in the aftermath of a disaster or emergency with the gift of a blanket — a gift that provides comfort, rest and a reminder that someone cares.

$10
20
10
Personal protective equipment

Health care and other essential program staff on the front line of this pandemic are in dire need of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face masks, gloves and disinfectant as they put themselves at risk to serve others.

$25
10
3
Family farm

Help a family break the cycle of hunger and poverty — for good. With eggs, milk and meat to eat and sell, and tools and training to increase the harvest, this gift can create a world of opportunity for a family living in poverty.

$715
2
0
Soap and sanitation supplies

We all know that hand-washing is an important way to stay healthy and control the spread of disease, including COVID-19. This gift provides sanitation supplies and education for households, schools, clinics and other public spaces, and is a key way to protect the most vulnerable and save lives.

$25
10
1
Fruit-tree seedling (with "O Citrus Tree" card)

Special varieties of fruit trees are known to thrive in the driest of conditions. These low-maintenance trees are an investment in the community that can span generations, protecting the soil from erosion and providing nutritious fruit to children and adults alike.

$10
10
0
Bible

Share the message of God’s love. Support fast-growing Lutheran churches with Bibles — sometimes in brand-new translations — and support God's people around the world as they study and share the word.

$12
10
1
Manure

Manure works wonders on struggling fields, increasing soil quality, reducing the risk of erosion and improving nutrients available to crops — helping a farmer increase her yields in a stinking big way!

$20
10
0
Water filter

When safe drinking water isn’t available, a simple ceramic water filter is a lifesaver. Capable of purifying water without electricity or chemicals, a water filter is a reliable way to provide safe water when it’s needed most.

$30
10
5
Seeds and gardening tools

Help a new gardener grow! With new tools, seeds and agricultural training, family can start their own small garden, improve their daily nutrition and increase their earning power.

$50
10
1
Latrine

A startling 2.3 billion people lack access to basic sanitation, including toilets. A new latrine, along with training to help with maintenance and hygiene, leads to a much healthier community, not to mention a safer way to take care of business.

$150
5
0
Couple of goats (with "Angels We Have Herd" card)

Goats can go where other animals can’t, surviving in some of the world’s most challenging terrain. Goat's milk provides nutrition for children and their families, and goats are quick to reproduce — which means a family can pass this life-saving gift onto others.

$100
5
0