God's Bidding Online Auction

United Church of Chapel Hill
START
22
November 2019
05:00 PM EST
END
07
December 2019
08:00 PM EST
RAISED
$5,412.50
GOAL $12,000.00
45.1% To Goal

About Our Auction

Gifts sold in this auction will provide funds for emergency relief as well as long term support to survivors of natural disasters. Although Church World Service offers support to all families, this project specifically is concerned with assisting migrant families who have meager incomes, are marginalized and struggle to have funds to repair their homes, purchase basic household items and regain some sense of normalcy after a natural disaster.
Funds will also be provided to the InterFaith Council for Social Services here in Chapel Hill-Carrboro to provide emergency shelter, food assistance and other services for families and individuals who qualify.


About United Church of Chapel Hill

Auction: God's Bidding 2021

This is the 12th year that the Alternative Gift Market has included an online auction, called "God's Bidding." The auction represents gifts/donations from church members who offer their time, service, talents, or beautiful objects and vacation homes to help raise money for local and international charities and organizations. When members, friends and others "WIN" these items through generous bidding, the money they pay goes not to the donor but to selected projects that help give people immediate relief from desperate situations caused by poverty, and opportunity to move out of poverty.

The goal for God's Bidding 2021 is $10,000 and the proceeds will be split between the IFC (Inter-Faith Council, which supports people with a variety of needs in our community) and CWS (Church World Service).

Church World Service (CWS)
UCCH is raising funds to provide assistance in relocating Afghan refugees. While CWS offers support to all families, this project is specifically concerned with helping families who are refugees with Special Immigration Visas (SIVs). Each of these families have a member who assisted US armed forces during the 20-year war against the Taliban.

IFC: Inter-Faith Council for Social Service
The IFC helps families in our community dealing with: food, job, and housing insecurity.

AGM HISTORY
In 1963, a group of seven local people united their volunteer efforts to address the conditions of poverty in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The Inter-Faith Council was created, “to discover unmet needs and to respond through the coordinated efforts of volunteers.” Since that time IFC has developed: alternative housing, job coaching, free health clinics, safe shelter, community services, advocacy, legal advice, and food pantry.

Contacts:
Henry Lister halister@bellsouth.net
Kati Ruark kruark@unitedchurch.org

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