KIDRON, Ohio – Members of Everence Financial in Northeast Ohio recently purchased and donated children’s gifts to support the Affordable Christmas Project at Lighthouse Ministries in Canton.
Gifts were collected throughout November at Everence Financial offices in Kidron and Hartville, and Everence staff delivered the presents to Lighthouse Ministries. The Affordable Christmas project is an annual event that makes it possible for parents of at-risk children to buy gifts for their kids at significantly reduced prices.
In addition to the gifts, Everence (through its local member chapter), contributed $1,000 to Lighthouse Ministries for the project.
This effort capped a year in which Everence members also volunteered to landscape an area outside SpringHaven Counseling Center’s equine assisted counseling arena near Mount Eaton. The local chapter also donated $2,000 for that project.
The donations and volunteer work are part of an Everence chapter grant program that provides assistance to local organizations and causes. The grants are made possible when clients purchase many Everence products.
Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. Everence is a ministry of Mennonite Church USA and other churches. To learn more, visit www.everence.com or call 800-348-7468.