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a few ways to be involved:

  1. VOLUNTEER! We need over 50 volunteers on day of the event (Saturday December 15). To volunteer, email: contact@couragechurch.com

  2. Donate financially, and we will do the shopping for you! Designate your donation to: Joy to the D. 

  3. Donate new toys and/or coats/gift cards. Please contact us to arrange a drop-off time.

  4. Share this with your workplace, and collectively, commit to adopting one whole family or to bring in a car full of toys. It is always fun to go shopping together!. Please let us know if you are interested in this so that our team can work with you to make sure all of the needs are met.

 
 

If someone wants to contribute financially, please share with them this link: 

https://pushpay.com/pay/couragechurch/

What is Joy to the D?

Joy to the D is our annual Christmas outreach. Each year, we work with families from around the community who, for whatever reason, may not be able to provide a Christmas for their family this year, and we come along-side of them.

This year, we are putting on a FREE TOY STORE. On Saturday, December 15, parents can come with their children to Courage Church, their kids can go downstairs to make Christmas cookies, play games and hear the Christmas story, while Mom and Dad shop for their children personally selecting a toy for each of them, wrapping them, and taking them home to put under the Christmas tree. The parents decide who the presents are “from”

We also hold an annual Christmas party on the Sunday morning before Christmas where we give out at least one toy to every single child who attends. This year this will take place on December 23rd at 11am.

What is the Tool kit?

The Joy to the D toolkit is a way for us to equip you to be able to spread the word to your friends and family about what we do, by sharing videos, graphics, pictures, and our giving page. We can not do what we do without the help of so many others who sacrifice to make sure that the families that are selected have a great Christmas. Sometimes, it is as simple as someone just finding out that this is going on, and they want to be a part of it. Sharing the content about it is the easiest way for you to spread the word. 

Spreading the word gives others to opportunity to be involved!

2018 Dates:

Saturday, December 15 - Free Toy Store at Courage Church

Sunday, December 23 - The Toy Giveaway at Courage Church

the presents will be delivered to the families we have adopted between December 16 and December 23. 

Do for a few what you wish you could do for everyone
— Andy Stanley

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This is a recap of last year’s Joy to the D. Last year we did an extended focus on a few individual families that we helped give a very large Christmas to. This year our primary focus will be the Courage Church Toy Store where parents can choose for themselves the presents they will give to their kids on Christmas.

We have never done it this way before, so there is not an official video of what it will be like.

Tips for sharing this video:

  • share this with people who prefer to watch one video that highlights several aspects of the event.

  • Share this video on your Facebook page with a link to our giving page. (https://pushpay.com/pay/couragechurch/) or by directing them to our Facebook Giving Page.


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Joy to the D is such a special time where so many families in Detroit are blessed with a Christmas. Here is one of the stories that came out of last year's Joy to the D.

This is the story of a wonderful family that we were able to help bring a wonderful Christmas to last year. These stories are what Joy to the D is all about. There are many more stories just like this one, but we only document a very small number of them who are willing to share their story so that we can raise the support it takes to do this for other families.

Tips for sharing this video:

  • share this with people who like hearing people's stories.

  • This video is especially powerful to people who do not live in Detroit and may be unfamiliar with what life is like for so many who live here.

  • Share this video on your Facebook page with a link to our giving page. (https://pushpay.com/pay/couragechurch/)


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We recommend sharing the above short video clip on Facebook, both on your personal walls as well as in direct messages to anyone who you think may specifically be interested in helping provide more families with a Christmas.

To share this video, please click the box at the bottom that says SHARE VIDEO ON FACEBOOK

From the Sermon "Church Bells Still Ring in Brooklyn" Given on Christmas morning, December 25, 2016. 


Tips for sharing this video:

  • share this with people who like hearing people's stories.

  • This video is especially powerful to people who do not live in Detroit and may be unfamiliar with what life is like here for so many.

  • For people who want to know more about what our church is all about and the way we do church during the Christmas season, you may also want to direct them to the whole message.

  • Share this video on your Facebook page with a link to our giving page. (https://pushpay.com/pay/couragechurch/)


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This video is perfect for anyone who wants to just watch a very brief, fast moving video that shows what our Toy Giveaway and family outreach is like. 

Tips for sharing this video:


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Contact us with any questions you may have about being involved in/supporting Joy to the D, and we will respond to you as soon as possible! Thank you for your support of Courage Church!

Text “joytothed” to 555888 for more information.

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