Did you know there are ways you can support the ministry of Turning Point/Somebody Cares in addition to your monthly giving? For example: You can contact your local Kroger’s or Randall’s (Safeway) store about their “good neighbor” programs. Use your cards at check-out when you’re buying your groceries, and we’ll get a percentage of the sales! You can donate airline points from Continental or other airlines for the ministry’s travel expenses. We currently have missionaries from Israel, Australia, Botswana and other locations who have need of funds or points to fly to Houston for the Summit in October. We have an ongoing need for gift cards from Wal-Mart, grocery stores, and gas stations to help meet the needs of individuals in personal crisis who contact us daily. Today alone, we ministered to a senior citizen when his apartment manager called us with some concerns for his well-being. Ruben and Kathy from our staff took him groceries and a hot meal. Another call came to us from Somebody Cares St. Augustine regarding a retired Baptist minister who is in Houston with his wife, who is being treated for cancer. SCH will be helping him with groceries and transportation expenses, while Tania, our newest staff member, is ministering with a hospital visit. If you are a federal government employee or a state government employee in the Gulf Coast region of Texas, you can funnel your COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN support to Somebody Cares America. Campaigns begin September 1. TPMI and SCA can receive stock, real estate, and life insurance benefits. If you need assistance navigating this type of donation, we can connect you with our financial advisers. In-kind gifts for the office (computers, printers, software, bookshelves, a professional quality digital camera) and for ministry (Bibles, groceries, bus tokens). Not only do you spread the Good News of Jesus
to others, you also support our ministry when you purchase books, CDs, DVDs, and other resources from our online bookstore. Your purchase from Every Tribe Imports supports the work of Somebody Cares America while empowering tsunami victims and craftsmen from developing nations. Every Tribe Imports is a ministry of Antioch Ministries International in Waco TX, one of our partners in tsunami and Hurricane Rita relief. Their online catalog includes beautiful sconces made from the tiles of homes destroyed by the tsunami in Sri Lanka, candle holders from India, soap from Israel, unique jewelry from Uganda, and more. To ensure a portion of your purchase goes to SCA, please enter the site from the link on our homepage at www.somebodycares.org. Do you have other ideas for “creative giving?” Share them with us by emailing [email protected] so we can pass them on!