2021 RUC CHRISTMAS 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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This Year’s Mission Program

The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) began work in Afghanistan in 1988, launching relief programs for people displaced by the invasion of the Soviet Union. It continued to provide aid under Taliban rule and later expanded its community development projects. There are now 18.4 million residents in the country in need of urgent humanitarian aid. IRC is committed to working in Afghanistan as long as there is need. It works with thousands of villages across nine provinces; Afghans comprise more than 99% of IRC staff in the country. In recent years, the IRC has become one of the leaders in women’s protection and empowerment. Recent conditions in the country have generated one of the largest refugee populations in the world. IRC also works to resettle Afghan refugees in the U.S. and other nations.

HOW ALTERNATIVE GIVING WORKS

Donations will be accepted between November 28, 2021 and January 12, 2022.  Once you’ve made a donation, you can print 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 IRC. When the campaign closes, RUC will forward all donations to the International Rescue Committee for aid to Afghanistan and Afghan refugees.

What Your Donation to IRC Can Do

  • $27 can provide 2 temporary shelters

  • $54 can provide 4 temporary shelters

  • $73 can feed 83 children

  • $114 can provide medical care for 6 children

  • $250 can provide critical protection services

  • $500 can equip 1 mobile clinic

  • Other $ _____________

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WAYS TO DONATE:

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DONATE THROUGH PAYPAL

Click the PayPal icon for Debit, Credit Card or PayPal donations. Please write or type “Alt Giving” in the memo area of your Debit, Credit Card or PayPal form.    

DONATE AT CHURCH

Make your donation any Sunday at the narthex table in RUC between November 28, 2021 and January 9, 2022.   

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.