Setting Goals

Setting Goals

Do You Consider Yourself A Goal Setter?

At Gleaning, our team believes that setting and tracking goals plays an important part in reaching goals. We believe this also helps us do our very best to accomplish them.

Sometimes, we surpass our goal with flying colors; other times, we do not fare so well… but our efforts are always one hundred percent …and even when we don’t fully reach a goal – people are served and God’s love is shared in the process! And that’s what it’s all about, really. 

Last week, I mentioned Proverbs 29:18, which says, “where there is no vision, the people perish…”

It’s true in business, it’s true at church, and it’s true in the nonprofit world! For us, each January is filled with goal setting activities – staff discussions around our strengths and weaknesses, evaluating our team’s past performance, identifying areas for improvement – all for the purpose of setting and successfully reaching our goals in the new year.

This January is no different! We’ve been working hard to determine how Gleaning can grow in 2020!

In 2019, we delivered $11,866,607 worth of supplies to God’s children who were hurting, desperate, and in need. That’s nearly 12 million dollars! How cool is that!?

This year, we want to reach more: More cities; more nonprofit organizations; more people… and more hearts!

If you haven’t already prayed about it, will you ask God if He wants you to set a goal to become a Gleaning monthly partner? On our donation page, you can give by card or e-check (which saves credit card fees for non-profits!) You can also set up an automatic recurring donation on the date you choose each month.

We have an exciting year ahead!

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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These boxes are lined up in our Volunteer Center, and are being filled with medical supplies which will be sent to overseas. Our medical sort continues all throughout the year. The supplies we receive are overstock from medical corporations, and we are able to work with with partners in numerous countries to supply life-saving items for clinics and hospitals in impoverished nations. #nonprofit #virginianonprofit #virginiaisforlovers ...

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Right now, many college students are looking for opportunities to fulfill their required service hours, while others are looking for internships in their field of study. * If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about volunteering at Gleaning, send an email to Greg Middaugh at Greg@gftw.org.
* If you are interested in applying for our Marketing & Media internship program, email your resume and cover letter to Teresa Davis at Teresa@gftw.org.
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Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.

How Gleaning Works

How Gleaning Works

Gleaning For The World 

Aren’t you grateful for the charities who work tirelessly to help those in need? Whether providing food for the homeless, helping families re-build after a devastating natural disaster or helping children succeed in school… the list of worthy charitable organizations is remarkable!

Gleaning partners with many such organizations here at home, across the nation, and around the world. We help organizations who need diapers for babies, clothing for refugees, and food for the homeless. We provide the supplies, so they can focus on being the hands and feet of Jesus to their neighbors in need.

Just last week, we were able to deliver 100 family-size Christmas dinners through our local network of partners in Lynchburg, VA – who, in turn, distributed them to families in need.

In recent weeks, working with our international partnerships, we have supplied humanitarian aid to Venezuela, Ghana, and Nigeria. During a busy season, we realized we had sent our 3,800th shipment (since 1998)!  It was a full tractor trailer load of supplies headed to Whiteville, North Carolina, to our partner helping with area individuals and families struggling in the aftermaths of not one, not two, but three Hurricanes!

God created a unique ministry when he created Gleaning For The World. Because of our many different programs, we have the flexibility to partner with many different organizations who meet many different types of needs. 

God knows what his children need, and how those needs can be met. We’re blessed to be part of his plan, and we’re in awe of the miracles we see happen all the time!

Remember, we are only able to operate this ministry because of financial donations from supporters like you. There are just a few days left to give your 2019 tax-deductible gift this year.

Will you consider giving a year-end gift to Gleaning, ensuring that we are able to share God’s love with even more partners and people in need in 2020? Click here to donate online, or you can mail a check to PO Box 645 Concord, VA 24538.  Your gift, big or small, will make a huge difference. 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

These boxes are lined up in our Volunteer Center, and are being filled with medical supplies which will be sent to overseas. Our medical sort continues all throughout the year. The supplies we receive are overstock from medical corporations, and we are able to work with with partners in numerous countries to supply life-saving items for clinics and hospitals in impoverished nations. #nonprofit #virginianonprofit #virginiaisforlovers ...

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Right now, many college students are looking for opportunities to fulfill their required service hours, while others are looking for internships in their field of study. * If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about volunteering at Gleaning, send an email to Greg Middaugh at Greg@gftw.org.
* If you are interested in applying for our Marketing & Media internship program, email your resume and cover letter to Teresa Davis at Teresa@gftw.org.
We look forward to hearing from you! #lynchburgva #appomattoxva #farmvilleva
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Sign up to give blood at our next blood drive, February 6th! #givebloodsavelives #giveback #gleaningfortheworld ...

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Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.

November Newsletter

November Newsletter

Newsletter, November 2019

We are just a few weeks away from the end of another decade and the start of 2020. I like the sound of that! 2020!

The first thing that comes to my mind is 20/20 vision.  For me, that’s something I left behind long ago (I’m thankful for contacts and glasses!), but having good vision means the world to each of us.  Our physical sight is critical in today’s world, but so is goal setting and forward thinking that we often call “vision.”

I can see an amazing 2020 for Gleaning because of the strong foundation we have built this year – a foundation that included new partnerships, new distributors, new donors and new strategic projects.  While Gleaning is often more visible during hurricanes and tornados and mass flooding, our work happens 24/7/365 in several areas.

Did you know that we have provided just over $9.7 million in humanitarian aid so far this year?  We have done that from our small warehouse in Concord because of friends like you.  Together, we have made an impact.

One of the most valuable products we ship is categorized as “medical supplies.”  Items like syringes, sutures, dressings, exam gloves, orthopedic supplies, to hospital beds, exam tables, crutches, walkers and wheelchairs mean so much to doctors and poor families in developing countries.

We have improved the quality of life for tens of thousands.  No doubt, our partnership with international hospitals, clinics and health centers have resulted in saved lives.  It’s something we should celebrate!

Did you know we have provided help in 18 countries and 12 states this year?  Yes, our work has taken us all over the globe.  For example, we expanded our outreach in Ghana, placing $487k in supplies to not only support established hospitals and clinics, but to also assist with the development of a new medical center. Our work there also included the expansion of ministries through schools, churches and orphanages.

As a result of the devastating Hurricane Dorian, we have placed $898,083 in humanitarian aid in the Bahamas.  In Central and Latin American countries, we have provided $6,334,991 in important aid to support rural health clinics to the poorest of the poor. Tropical weather, civil unrest, medical diseases related to tropical and infectious diseases all contribute to the need for ongoing relief support in these countries.

In the US, we went as far west as Washington State where we shipped more than 16,000 blankets to assist those struggling with homelessness, poverty and addiction.  Close to home, we placed $238,170 in supplies throughout Virginia and North Carolina — helping families in need, veterans, (even shelter pets!) with nonperishable food, water, blankets and personal care items.

As a result of significant storms in the US (flooding, hurricanes and tropical storms), we placed $1,424,995 in disaster aid into Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri and Arkansas.

As the needs developed and as you responded, we were able to help hurting families in critical parts of our world.

Did you know that our heart beats to help children?   We shipped over $205k in gifts to hurting kids this year. Tens of thousands of items – which included, dolls, games, action figures, children’s reading books, coloring books and crayons, baseballs, softballs, bouncy balls, bicycles and 25,000 stuffed animals!

Our world’s children are the future and we place a high value on helping the most vulnerable among us.

Did you know our team of volunteers sewed, assembled and delivered 1,551 WINGS kits to young women in 11 countries in the first ten months of 2019?  And, we expect to send an additional 790 kits by December 31st!

We are empowering women and providing a practical solution to a challenging problem.  Our team of volunteers is incredible and they have a passion to make a real difference…and they are!

I could go on and on and on…but these are just a few of the projects we have been working on in 2019.  I’m so thankful for everyone who has contributed in one way or the other.  It is truly a team effort!

As we move into a special time of year with family and friends, I ask you to consider helping us finish 2019 strong.  We have been expending resources at a rapid rate.  We need your financial support to keep the goodwill going.

Perhaps you want to make a significant contribution on behalf of a loved one.  Perhaps you want to bless others because of the way you have been blessed this calendar year.  Perhaps you just want to give of yourself so others will be encouraged?

Whatever your desire, I ask you to considering Gleaning For The World this holiday season.  We will use every dollar wisely and efficiently to do the most good.

I look forward to hearing from you this month!

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

These boxes are lined up in our Volunteer Center, and are being filled with medical supplies which will be sent to overseas. Our medical sort continues all throughout the year. The supplies we receive are overstock from medical corporations, and we are able to work with with partners in numerous countries to supply life-saving items for clinics and hospitals in impoverished nations. #nonprofit #virginianonprofit #virginiaisforlovers ...

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Right now, many college students are looking for opportunities to fulfill their required service hours, while others are looking for internships in their field of study. * If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about volunteering at Gleaning, send an email to Greg Middaugh at Greg@gftw.org.
* If you are interested in applying for our Marketing & Media internship program, email your resume and cover letter to Teresa Davis at Teresa@gftw.org.
We look forward to hearing from you! #lynchburgva #appomattoxva #farmvilleva
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Sign up to give blood at our next blood drive, February 6th! #givebloodsavelives #giveback #gleaningfortheworld ...

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Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.

October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Newsletter, October 2019

Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our  technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.

–Diane Ackerman

Since the devastating Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas just weeks ago, a humanitarian crisis has enveloped this nation less than 100 miles from Florida.  We have been working with our distribution partners to get help and aid into the hands of hurting families.

There are an estimated 70,000 people in need of shelter and food right now!

We’ve loaded nine planes, three 40-foot shipping containers, and one tractor trailer that was transferred onto a barge — all headed to the Bahamas.  Much has been done, but the needs are far greater and our work must continue.

Can you envision how overwhelming it must be for those families who are now homeless, without electricity – searching for drinking water, food and temporary shelter?  They need medicine, diapers for their babies, hygiene kits and so much more.

At the same time, there are North Carolinians who are still dealing with flooding and extensive damage from Dorian’s impact.  We’ve sent one tractor-trailer load of basic supplies and supporting shipments to North Carolina to help the people on the coast.  Yet, more is needed.

And, what about Texas?

Tropical Storm Imelda dropped an average four feet of rainwater on several cities in Texas, leaving people stranded in shelters for many days afterward. We were already responding to Dorian in the Bahamas and North Carolina, and our staff of 11 was stretched thin, but I just had to do something to help the good people of Texas too!

That’s how it goes when you work in disaster relief.  You’ve heard it said that “when it rains, it pours.”  Well, from September through November, we see how true that statement is…literally!

Anyone who says they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both. 

–Anderson Cooper

If you been fortunate to have never experienced such a natural disaster, you should stop and thank God for His protection.  It is hard to put into words the extreme realities that occur following these types of devastating storms.  Often times, life is never the same for those impacted.

When we can extend a hand of encouragement – a bottle of water, a meal, a blanket – it can be just enough to keep hope alive.  With emotions high and stress levels off the charts, every little thing we do makes a huge impact.

Would you join with us to bring hope and encouragement to some very discouraged people?

It’s our busy season at Gleaning.  That’s why, right now, we need your support more than ever! We have to pay shipping costs to receive donated items here in our warehouse and we are also responsible for making sure the invoices for these shipments to Texas, North Carolina and the Bahamas get paid.

There are a few ways you can give:

–Online at www.GFTW.org/donate

–Call our office during business hours at 434-993-3600 to give by phone

–Mail a check to Gleaning at PO Box 645 Concord, VA 24538

We’ve been given an opportunity to make a difference.  If you feel led to join us, do it today. Don’t delay.  People need help how.

PS:  Thank you for your partnership in ministry by serving as the hands and feet of Jesus!  I’m praying God will reward you for your financial sacrifice in helping those who are facing the greatest challenge of their life.  Every gift matters.

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

These boxes are lined up in our Volunteer Center, and are being filled with medical supplies which will be sent to overseas. Our medical sort continues all throughout the year. The supplies we receive are overstock from medical corporations, and we are able to work with with partners in numerous countries to supply life-saving items for clinics and hospitals in impoverished nations. #nonprofit #virginianonprofit #virginiaisforlovers ...

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Right now, many college students are looking for opportunities to fulfill their required service hours, while others are looking for internships in their field of study. * If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about volunteering at Gleaning, send an email to Greg Middaugh at Greg@gftw.org.
* If you are interested in applying for our Marketing & Media internship program, email your resume and cover letter to Teresa Davis at Teresa@gftw.org.
We look forward to hearing from you! #lynchburgva #appomattoxva #farmvilleva
...

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Sign up to give blood at our next blood drive, February 6th! #givebloodsavelives #giveback #gleaningfortheworld ...

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Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

1 + 10 =

Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.