Blessings of Hope presents:
The Church Spirit Contest
In 2020, the world as we knew it changed overnight. For the first time in their adult lives, many people are without a job and many are having trouble feeding their families. This is an opportunity for the church family to rise up and support our neighbors with food and acts of love.
Blessings of Hope serves a dire need in Pennsylvania and beyond by partnering with ministries that provide food outreaches to their local communities. This year, we have experienced an increased demand for our services of over 500 percent, thereby requiring us to move our 5-year expansion plans to now. The hungry in our communities need you – and your congregation – now more than ever!
We’re inspired by the generous spirit in you, your congregation, and in churches across our great country and hope you’ll share our message of helping people experience the love of God in their times of need.
Blessings of Hope Church Spirit Contest
To make it easy for your congregation to get involved in meeting the unprecedented opportunity of being the ‘Hands and Feet of Jesus’, we are holding a Church Spirit Contest from now through March 31, 2021. Join the excitement and win grand prizes going to the two churches with the top donations at the end of the contest:
Ongoing Prize: Any church or ministry that signs up to become a fundraiser through our peer-to-peer fundraiser campaign, and raises at least $250, will be placed into a drawing.
- One winner will be randomly selected to have 100 Hands of Hope food boxes delivered anywhere in the contiguous 48 United States.
- All organizations who participate and raise at least $250.00 will be invited to tour our facility in a private ‘Church Spirit Contest’ open house where you will get to meet fellow participants and laborers in the Kingdom of God. This will also be a time to learn more about Blessings of Hope and our services available to you our nonprofit partners.
1st place Grand Prize:
1,000 Hands of Hope boxes of food
- A tractor-trailer load – delivered to the location of your choosing anywhere in the country (the contiguous 48 states.)
- Aaron Fisher, Founder, and Visionary of Blessings of Hope will attend and assist with the distribution of the food at your event.
- Up to 20 members of the church leadership team will be invited to be special guests at Blessings of Hope for a thank-you dinner and tour.*
2nd place Grand Prize:
500 Hands of Hope boxes of food
- For distribution at your event and delivered to the location of your choosing anywhere in the country (the contiguous 48 states).
How can your church participate?
- Simply click the button below that says “Setup Your Church Donation Page” to establish the page to which your congregation members will go to make their donations to Blessings of Hope. It takes less than 3 minutes to create your page. Then, locate and click the link that reads “Fundraise For This Cause” to set up your Church’s donation page. Next to ‘First Name’ list the name of your church. Next to ‘Last Name’ list the address of your church. For example:
First Name: Anyville Church of Christ
Last Name: 222 Sample Street, Anytown, PA, 11111
- Simply designate donations/envelopes given during a specific service’s offering to Blessings of Hope.*
- Distribute the URL for your fundraising page to your congregation for individual donations accepted any time day or night and credited to your church.
- Hold bake sales, church bazaars, and other events with proceeds going to Blessings of Hope’s ‘Church Spirit Contest’
To make it easy for your church to explain the Blessings of Hope Church Spirit contest to your congregation, we’ve included the following resources.
- A video that your church’s leadership team can show during your service’s offering to help your congregation learn about Blessings of Hope and our mission. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArNoUR9ikeE
- A printable flyer (PDF) that your church leadership can distribute to your congregation that explains the donation process.
- A printable pdf of a postcard your church can distribute to your congregation to help them understand how to make a donation to Blessings of Hope for the Church Spirit Contest. Color printed postcards can be ordered by your church at (link coming soon).
- A printable pdf of a postcard that your church can distribute to your congregation to help them spread the word about the Church Spirit Contest. Color printed postcards can be ordered by your church at (link to coming soon).
We know you care. We feed because we care. Help us to feed.
If you would like to order food for distribution by your church, please click here. Thank you and your entire church for your blessings of hope!
*All travel and lodging expenses for 1st place grand prize winners related to the special meal must be borne by the individual and not paid or reimbursed by Blessings of Hope.