Alternative Christmas Market
Welcome to Fourth’s Alternative Christmas Market! The Alternative Christmas Market (ACM) provides a way for our congregation to give back to organizations who are serving as the hands and feet of Christ in our community and world. Last year, we raised over $20,000 to give to our partner organizations! This year, the ACM comes to you virtually, making giving easier than ever. You’re invited to browse through the organizations below and learn about each organization’s mission and work. Once you’ve identified the organization’s you would like to support, click “Donate Now” and follow the instructions for either online giving or a printable form than can be mailed to the church. Once we receive your contribution, we will mail you Christmas cards that you can then gift to friends and family, informing them that a gift was made in their honor. All donations must be submitted by Sunday, December 12th. Thank you for your generosity!
A Child's Haven
A Child’s Haven is a 501(c)(3) organization that treats children with developmental delays as a result of limited resources, abuse, or neglect, and provides support and education for both the child and their families.
For children with behavioral, social, or emotional challenges, success in a mainstream child care program and entering kindergarten “ready to learn” can be difficult. A Child’s Haven’s early interventions address
the mental health needs of these precious children and their caregivers. By healing the child and strengthening the family unit, their future and our community have the potential to be remarkably reshaped! Since 1992, our team has provided high-quality child care combined with behavioral health treatment in a nurturing, and structured environment. Each child has an individualized treatment plan designed to help them develop healthy social-emotional skills and improve behavior
so they can successfully transition into a mainstream child care or education setting. Our program helps struggling families stay employed increase economic mobility, strengthens parenting skills and interfamily relationships, and connects those families to other community resources.
$10 - Provides two healthy meals to a child.
$25 - Provides supplies for our treatment rooms.
$50 - Assists with transportation services for our children and families.
$100 - Provides one day of treatment for a family.
We exist to serve our neighbors in Nicholtown and equip them in their God-given potential for the good of our community.
We believe that those closest to the problem are closest to the solution, but often, furthest from the resources. Our long-term focus is Christ-centered community development. Said another way: we want to see our neighborhood look more like heaven. We believe this will happen as we raise up and equip leaders from within our community. We reach middle and high school students through an Outreach Basketball Program. We're able to engage them with the Gospel, through a Q&A time that students lead. For those interested in growing as leaders, we offer a 1 year Discipleship Program that students apply for (we only accept 6 students each year). We serve students 4 days per week at our After-school Program, coupled with our Creative Arts Center. We work on art projects, homework, we eat dinner, and we have a Bible discussion. For those interested in growing more spiritually, we offer a bi-monthly Girl's & Guy's Bible study where we dive deeper into what it means to be a disciple of Christ. Lastly, we hold all of these programs together by Small Group Mentorship. Each student is placed in a small group with another student, and two mentors. We have seen the power of mentorship over the years, in
equipping leaders with the life-skills they need to flourish. We have several staff members who are former students that have graduated through our programs, and we hope to see our leadership team continue to reflect our community, as we raise up leaders from within our community.
$10 - a birthday treat for a student’s birthday!
$25 - snacks for our After-school Program!
$50 - Recreation trip for one small group!
$100 - Peace Center Hamilton ticket for 1 student!
FAVOR (Faces and Voices of Recovery) is a Recovery Community Center that helps individuals and families with addiction related issues. We provide coaching, daily meetings,
resources, and more. All of our services are FREE. By meeting people where they are, we provide a compassionate and
innovative approach to the suffering caused by substance use disorder. In South Carolina over 5,000 individuals are helped each year. Rebuilding Lives, Empowering Families, Changing the World.
$10 – meal gift cards for community outreach
$25 – Transportation (i.e. Uber, transport services, bus tickets for clients to get to MAT and doctor appointments)
$50 – “Gina Fund” this fund is setup to be a help to those that are lacking
$100 - resources to get into sober living/recovery housing
Homes of Hope
At Homes of Hope our mission is to “Rebuild communities and individual lives through housing, economic and workforce development.” We believe that Jesus called us in Matthew 25 to be His hands and feet in meeting the needs of others and that he
commissioned us in Matthew 28 to make disciples of all people. Our vision is to provide opportunities for generational change throughout South Carolina. Homes of Hope began in 1998 with the dream to provide families in poverty with a housing option they could both afford and be proud to call home. Simultaneously, another idea developed: to restore men’s lives through sobriety and job training as they acquired life-changing skills in constructing some of our homes. From humble beginnings remodeling and repairing mobile homes, Homes of Hope has grown into the largest non-profit developer of single-family affordable housing in South Carolina. The small job training program has grown into a successful workforce development initiative that truly transforms the lives of graduates and sets them up for successful careers in well-paying trades. To date we have developed 641 homes and graduated 316 men. We rebuild communities through our affordable housing development of whole neighborhoods that are mixed-income. We intentionally work in communities to make sure we are not creating pockets of concentrated poverty, but are rather mindfully revitalizing communities and
taking into consideration the multiple and complex issues each community faces when undergoing renewal. Our mixed-use development projects across the state are another aspect of our mission to rebuild communities; we use our expertise as a developer to help economic revival efforts in communities across South Carolina.
$10 - New pillow for 1 man
$25 - Mattress cover and sheet set for 1 of 9 beds
$50 - Uniform t-shirts for 1 man
$100 - Work boots for 1 man