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GIFTS FROM THE HEART IS COMING! November 8 through November 29
The 26th year for this program is going to look a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions, but our congregation is still going to provide holiday gifts to the following organizations in our community: Operation Give Back (support Sycamore Schools & Evendale Elementary), Wesley Chapel Mission Center, Wesley Education Center, York Street United Methodist Church, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

This is a wonderful way for your family to bless children in our community this Christmas season and share our love of Jesus. In 2019, our congregation provided 604 gifts to 352 children with a value of over $17,000.
Given the even greater needs of our community due to COVID-19, COS United Methodist Women are going to collect cash donations, gift cards, and backpacks for these organizations. In the midst of a pandemic, our aim is to make Gifts from the Heart contactless, safe, and simple for everyone, including our organizations that are overwhelmed with additional restrictions at this time.
Sign Up to Make a Monetary Donation - You can donate money via the Sign Up Genius link below using a debit/credit card or mail a check to Mary Ann Bell at 6061 Bayberry Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Please make your check out to COS-UMW and write “Gifts from the Heart” in the memo line.
Sign Up to Make a Gift Card Donation – Please go to the Sign Up Genius link below and click on “Donate Gift Card” button to donate a gift card. You can choose to donate a Kroger, WalMart or Target gift card in the amount of $25, or Chipotle gift cards in $10 or $20 increments.
On Sunday, November 22nd from 12:30-3:00 pm – Bring your gift cards (we will also accept checks and backpacks at this time) to COS for contactless drive-up drop off. If you’re unable to drop off at this time, contact Lisa Borchers at to make alternate arrangements. 
Sign Up to Purchase a Backpack for Wesley Chapel – Please click on the “Donate Backpack” button to donate a new backpack. These will be dropped off to Bonnie Nesbitt’s home at 7765 Ivygate Ln. 
The Sign Up Genius link to donate money, gift cards, backpacks or volunteer is:

Contact Lisa Borchers at 614-395-8815 or if you have questions or need help signing up. Thank You!