Year End Giving

Year End Giving

Make a difference with year-end giving!

 “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.”

Wow – how true that is! 

It’s true in my life.  And, as I watch those around me and those I interact with daily through the work of Gleaning For The World, it consistently rings true.  

Do you agree? 

I think it’s natural to think that happiness comes from receiving – especially as we compile a list of things we want for Christmas.  Yet, we all find it repeated over and over again that life-sustaining happiness comes when we give of ourselves to others. 

As you know, we do a lot of giving at Gleaning!  We help those in extreme poverty…and those trying to recover from natural disasters and man-made disasters.  

As we hand out bottles of water and blankets, medical supplies and meals, toothbrushes and teddy bears, we see a response of gratefulness and thanksgiving.  Those receiving the help are encouraged, empowered and equipped to get on their feet – to believe that current circumstances can change, will change and that the future looks brighter. 

However, for those giving…those who provide the supplies…those who provide the funding…those who volunteer and pack and load and hand-out the supplies, I see a spirit of happiness.  For me, it is priceless to watch. 

As you know, the end of the year brings the perfect opportunity to show support to the nonprofits you stand behind by giving a financial gift. Would you consider giving a tax deductible year-end gift to Gleaning today? Together, we can make a difference to those needing to feel God’s love during their most desperate moments. 

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.

Giving Produces Gratitude And Happiness

Giving Produces Gratitude And Happiness

Giving Produces Happiness & Gratitude

No one has ever become poor by giving.

–Anne Frank

Sometimes we are tempted to hold back and not be as generous as we might be capable of being.  Fear may cause our hesitation. Uncertainty of the future might cause us pause.

However, for those who are willing to step out in faith and trust God with their well-being, I have seen amazing life-change.  God gave to us and He has given us the choice to give to others. 

Giving produces gratitude and happiness.  What a powerful tool we have in our hands!  It really doesn’t matter the amount, it is the level of sacrifice that produces the biggest return for each of us.  And, when we know that our sacrifice is valued, appreciated and treated with great care and respect, it is icing on the cake!

I want to wish you and your family a special Christmas season.  I want to thank you for your encouragement and support throughout 2019.  And, I want to ask you to make a tax deductible year-end gift to the work of Gleaning.  Together, we can make our world a little better place to live as we give a hand up to those who are suffering this month.

As you prepare to give this month to family, friends and to those who are less fortunate, I hope you will consider entrusting Gleaning For The World with a special gift. Your gift will be used by our team to share God’s love with those who are facing their greatest challenges. Together, we can make a 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.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

What Is Giving Tuesday?

It’s that time of year again! Time for family visits, holiday parties, enjoying great food and giving gifts. Yet, in the midst of all the hustle and bustle, we would like to invite you to join us as we pause and remember those who are much less fortunate.

This Tuesday is #GivingTuesday and we are excited to offer you the opportunity to be a part of something much bigger than a great deal on a purchase. You have the opportunity to change someone’s life! With your gift of any amount, you will offer hope to someone in the midst of their darkest hour. We know how busy you are, so opened our Giving Tuesday webpage so you don’t have to wait until Tuesday to give! 

Why Should I Give To Gleaning?

We believe you have a choice when partnering with a charitable organization, that’s why we make sure your dollar goes as far as possible to help those in need. Because our organiztaion depends on volunteers, you can trust that we use your money as efficiently as possible to bring help and hope to those who are hurting. 

What Will My Gift Provide?

As you may already be aware, Gleaning is working around the clock to give:

  • Relief for those affected by a natural disaster
  • Food for the hungry
  • Supplies for homeless veterans
  • Toys for children who have lost everything
  • Education for women in developing countries
  • Blankets for the homeless
  • And so much more

How Can I Help?

You can join us in our mission to share God’s love to a hurting world by simply clicking here to donate. We are honored that you might choose to partner with us on this day of charitable giving. You are a vital part of our team!

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

7 + 14 =

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.

California Wildfires

California Wildfires

California Wildfires

Our response to the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, California was a great success! We were able to partner with the same organization we partnered with during last year’s fires. Through our partnership, we were able to distribute supplies to evacuees staying in shelters and to those who had permanently lost their homes and their belongings.

Our partners had a makeshift distribution center inside an unused warehouse. Families and individuals were able to visit the distribution center and receive supplies such as nonperishable foods, personal hygiene items, and new clothing items.

174 houses were burned in Healdsburg and Geyserville areas of Sonoma County. Over 77,000 acres were destroyed…. including many farms and vineyards (…meaning, many people have lost their jobs along with their homes…)

We were, however, pleased to hear about CalFire’s great strategies of evacuating Sonoma County residents, and we were especially happy to hear that no lives were lost due to this Kincade Fire.

The distribution center where our supplies were shipped was not only a place where people could visit and obtain the things they needed, but the volunteers there also delivered supplies to area shelters where people have been staying. Due to the widespread multiple fires in the area, some had to travel as far as 80 miles to find an emergency shelter that had room for them!

I just can’t imagine what that must have been like.

I want to thank each person who donated towards this effort. Your kindness is so very much appreciated. I hope you will join our team in celebrating the lifted evacuation and the joy many Sonoma County residents must feel in going home… and I hope you will join us in prayer for those who are now looking for their new beginning.

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

11 + 6 =

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.

Helping Our Veterans

Helping Our Veterans

Helping Our Veterans

Last Tuesday, we delivered supplies to our local Veterans Affairs clinic in Lynchburg. The supplies we gave help meet basic needs and are offered freely to the men and women receiving services there: Bottled water, feminine hygiene products, and personal care hygiene kits. We’ve committed to delivering these items (and more, if needed) once a month in an effort to give back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. This is just our small way of saying “thank you”.

I want to invite you to help. 

While we have committed to delivering specific supplies to the VA Clinic each month, we want to do something extra special for our local veterans as the holidays are right around the corner.

That’s why, in October, Gleaning is hosting a one-month collection of specific supplies for local veterans who may need a helping hand. These collected items will be distributed starting on November 11th, which is Veterans Day, and throughout the winter months that follow. The items will be distributed through the Salem Veterans Affairs Hospital, the Lynchburg VA Clinic, and through area veterans groups.

We’re collecting items such as brand-new packaged socks and underwear in all sizes for men and women, which is the greatest need among homeless veterans. We’re also collecting pens & notepads, candy & gum, as well as unsealed, signed Christmas cards which will be delivered in the days approaching Christmas day.

We want to share God’s love in everything we do. Will you join us in providing small but meaningful gifts over the next few months for the men and women who have served our country? Donations can be dropped off (or shipped by the end of the month) at our Volunteer Center at 7539 Stage Road, Concord, VA 24538.

If it’s easier for you to make a financial donation, we have a webpage set up where you can donate specifically to our collection for veterans. Money from these funds will be used to purchase items to help our vets. Simply click the blue button below to be directed to that page.

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

4 + 4 =

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.

Gleaning For The Children

Gleaning For The Children

Gleaning For The Children

One of our favorite annual projects involves sending Christmas gifts to partners in Central and Latin America dedicated to the care of children living in orphanages. In nearly 200 homes spread across 10 countries thousands of children receive love, nourishment, care and an education.

In order to provide gifts at Christmas time, Gleaning collects enough toys throughout the year to fill an entire tractor trailer load. We make sure to send it well in advance of the holiday, so it can arrive in time for Christmas.

This year, we were blessed to send 2 tractor trailer loads to our partners. Combined, we provided bouncy balls, dolls, action figures, toys, games, and over 14,000 stuffed animals!

These toys will be given as gifts to the children during the homes’ Christmas celebrations. It is our prayer that the children whom many would consider “the least of these” will come to know the Lord Jesus because of the sharing of the gospel and God’s love through these gifts at Christmas. 

Gleaning’s international work includes special shipments like these, and more, each year. Every donation we receive supports our mission of helping people and sharing God’s love with those in need all around the world. Would you consider giving a donation today to help us continue our mission? 

Online donations can be made by clicking here, and donations by check can be mailed to GFTW PO Box 645, Concord, VA 24538. As always, we appreciate your support. 

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
...

3 0

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

8 0

Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

9 + 12 =

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.