This 2021 holiday season, we raised over $9000 for local organizations in the Johnston and Des Moines Area, from both church members and the wider community. Thanks to everyone who participated.
The Alternative Gift Market
Why get Uncle Bob yet another sweater he really doesn't need? Instead, honor those who have enough by giving to those who have too little by going to the Johnston Alternative Online Gift market at www.johnstonagm.org during the holiday season each year. Here you can purchase a donation on behalf of a friend, family member, or loved one, and give them the gift of improving someone else's life. Find just the right gift for each person on your list as you "shop" fifteen local non-profits:
Animal Rescue League of Iowa
Central Iowa Shelter and Services
Count the Kicks
Genesis Youth Foundation
Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity
Ronald McDonald House of Des Moines
Rotary Club of Johnston
Veterans in Agriculture
After you are done shopping you can check out securely online with your credit card and download an informative insert describing the good each recipient's gift will be doing in the world! Print the insert on your computer and put it in your Christmas/Holiday Card and you are ready to drop it in the mail! You may also stop by the church to pick out a free Holiday Card. You'll feel great and so will your recipients! 100% of the proceeds from this event go to the charities!
Ian Mays does a great job explaining the 2019 AGM!
Coverage of the 2017 AGM!
Preview of the 2017 AGM with
Sue Van Essen & Arla Darling!
A good explanation from Sue Van Essen on ABC5!
Following the event in 2016 we got significant airtime on WHO, Channel 13!