2022 RUC CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR'S ALTERNATIVE GIVING PROGRAM

RUC’s Alternative Giving program is a way you can give a gift to a friend, coworker or relative as you make a donation to an overseas mission program

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As Ukrainians continue to flee for their lives, they are met with open arms by staff from NOROC in Tulcea, Romania, who assess and meet their needs. Staff includes psychologists and social workers who create activities to help the refugees reach within to find strength and calm.

This Year’s Recipient

NOROC

Assisting Ukrainian Women and Children

NOROC (New Opportunities for Romanian Orphaned Children) has been improving the lives of hundreds of children of all ages since 1997. The various offices of NOROC serve all of Tulcea county which is located on the Danube Delta near the Ukraine border.  Not many Ukrainians stay in Tulcea long term, but it is the first town thousands come to in their flight from violence.  NOROC provides the welcoming cup of tea and meets the needs of the women and children--especially those needing financial assistance--for shelter, food, clothing and medical care while its partners assist with more bureaucratic issues.  It also provides counselling and other activities to help the women and children deal with the trauma they have experienced.  NOROC is a Christian organization supported by the Presbyterian Church.  Your donation will be a wonderful Christmas gift to sustain the work of NOROC staff and volunteers as they help the Ukrainian women and children regroup themselves to take their next steps.

HOW ALTERNATIVE GIVING WORKS

Donations will be accepted between November 27, 2022 and January 11, 2023.  Once you’ve made a donation, you can print, pick up, or request delivery of as many Alternative Giving Enclosures as you’d like to send to the people in whose names you have donated. The enclosure includes Christmas and New Year’s Greetings and detailed information about the work of NOROC. When the campaign closes, RUC will forward all donations to NOROC for aid to Ukrainian women and children who are refugees.

WAYS TO DONATE:

DONATE ELECTRONICALLY

You may give electronically by Credit or Debit card or, by PayPal, by clicking the PayPal logo below.

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DONATE AT CHURCH

Make your donation any Sunday at the narthex table in RUC between November 27, 2022 and January 11, 2023.   

MAIL YOUR DONATION

Make check out to “Rockville United Church” addressed to 355 Linthicum Ave., Rockville, MD 20851. Please note “Alt Giving” on the outside of the envelope and on your check.

 

TO PRINT ENCLOSURES, CLICK HERE

If you cannot print enclosures yourself, you can contact Stephanie Wright at tef1230@me.com or 301-807-8260 who can mail or deliver them to you.

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SAMPLE GIFT ENCLOSURE
Simply write in the name of the person to whom you are giving the gift. Sign your name and mail enclosures with your Christmas cards, send them separately or personally deliver them.