Black Friday, Cyber Monday, now #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27

October 19, 2018

giving-tuesday-100x116What is #GivingTuesday?

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity.

This Christmas Season as you purchase gifts for your loved ones, please consider giving a gift that will reach those in our city that may be struggling to make ends meet.

This Giving Tuesday is a great opportunity to have a positive impact on one corner of Memphis in a tangible way.

One simple way you can give back on #GivingTuesday is to register your Amazon account to donate a portion of your expenditures to Oasis of Hope at no cost to you!

AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to Oasis of Hope! Same products, same service!

 

amazon-smile-logo110x116To designate your existing Amazon account:

  1. Go to www.smile.amazon.com (email/password); click ‘Sign In’
  2. Type “Oasis of Hope” in the search field (Cordova, TN) & select … then Start Shopping! From then on Amazon will remind you to sign in with using the ‘Smile’ site every time you log on.

Shop online via Smile.Amazon.com rather than Amazon.com. Smile.Amazon.com has the same products, prices, and service as Amazon.com, and Oasis of Hope will receive a donation from Amazon equal to .5% of your purchases placed through Smile.Amazon.com.

Invite family and friends from across the country to support Oasis of Hope by designating Oasis of Hope, Inc. on their Amazon account and shop through Smile.Amazon.com.

Another way you can contribute on #GivingTuesday without spending a penny is to designate your Kroger purchases to support Oasis:

kroger 275x303Kroger Requires You to Re-Enroll Your Desired Non-Profit Each Year: Shop at Kroger and Donate 3-5% without writing a check!

Each January 1st, all Kroger Community Reward Participants are required to renew their organization of choice to receive Kroger reward payments. We are hoping you will choose Oasis of Hope!

It may seem like a small act, but it’s a huge help! Designating Oasis of Hope on your Kroger card allows you to donate to our ministry each time you shop for groceries or buy gas!

For example, if 2,500 people spent $100 at Kroger, Oasis could receive a total of $7,500!

We can do a lot of ministry with that!

It takes about 3 minutes and registering your Kroger Plus Card is easier than ever:

If you already have an existing Kroger account:

  1. Sign in to your Kroger account at www.kroger.com/communityrewards
  2. Click ‘View Your Rewards Details,’ edit your Community Rewards, and search for ‘Oasis of Hope’ (or 80469). Click ‘enroll’

If you are registering your Kroger account for the first time:

  1. Creat an account at www.kroger.com/communityrewards
  2. Follow the prompts to enter your email, password, & address.
  3. Click ‘View Your Rewards Details’ and designate Oasis of Hope as your Community Rewards recipient by typing ‘Oasis of Hope’ in the Search box (or #80469). Click ‘enroll’

That’s it!

Oasis of Hope offers a variety of programs from young to old that meet spiritual and practical needs in a neighborhood that has suffered neglect for decades.

Another option, as always, is to simply send us a donation; EVERY PENNY is DEEPLY appreciated!!Your gift this year could help us make a bigger difference in many lives this coming year. Giving could not be easier. You can donate online; or write a check to Oasis of Hope mail to 8500 Walnut Grove Rd, Cordova TN 38018.

If you believe in what we are doing in inner city Memphis, this is a valuable way to support us. If you’d like more information about our programs, please check out our website, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

Order Toy Store Donations Using Amazon’s Gift Registry!

October 07, 2018

fav13-web800What if we told you that donating new toys to the Toy Store is now as easy as a couple clicks?

WELL IT IS!

Thanks to Amazon’s gift registry (see link below), we have selected toys in various price and age ranges for you to choose from, select, and ship directly to our door (select Oasis Toy Store (C/O M. Orr), 1071 CR 203, Walnut MS 38683 for the shipping address)! All you need to do is click on the link below – and enter Oasis of Hope in the registry search field.

CLICK HERE for the Oasis of Hope Toy Store / Amazon Toy Registry

fav4-web800Enroll in AmazonSmile and support Oasis of Hope without sending a check:

Before you start shopping, would you also consider indicating Oasis of Hope as your AmazonSmile charity so that a portion of all of your future Amazon purchases are also sent to our non-profit ministry at no additional cost to you? If so, please enroll in AmazonSmile here.

This is a great way to support our ministry without sending us a dime, whether you live here in Memphis, or out of town!

If you would like to give of your time, we also need volunteers to help us set up the Toy Store the night before (Fri, Dec. 14), and work in the store on Saturday (Dec. 15 from 9:30-11:30a & 11:30-1:30pm)! It’s such a fun day and we would love your help! If you would like to join our elf team, sign up here.

The Oasis Toy Store is such a tangible way to allow under-resourced parents to provide a Christmas with dignity to their children through the pride of purchasing toys for their kids! Thank you for considering supporting this exciting ministry!

For questions contact Melissa Orr or for more information or to donate online and let us do the shopping for you, visit www.oohmemphis.com. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Instagram, and checking our website for detailed information.

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It’s Time for the Christmas Toy Store Pop-up Shop Dec. 15th!

October 05, 2018

Toy Drive PromotionTwo years ago we tried something new … Oasis of Hope, Hope City Church and Hope Church partnered together to bring the joy of Christmas to our North Memphis neighbors! We offered a one-day Toy Store Pop-up Shop and it was such a success that it has become an exciting tradition!

Please mark your calendars for Dec. 15th from 10am-1pm at Memphis Scholars Caldwell Guthrie Elementary School (951 Chelsea Ave) and come 1) Shop in the store, 2) Volunteer in the Store, or 3) Donate toys to the store by Dec. 10th! See more information below:

SHOP IN THE STORE: Store hours will be open to the public from 10am-1pm on Saturday, December 15, at Memphis Scholars Caldwell-Guthrie School. Come and shop from our many gift options and enjoy putting presents under your tree for your children for 50-70% off of retail prices! Merry Christmas!

VOLUNTEER IN THE STORE: If you would like to give of your time, we need volunteers to help us set up the Toy Store the night before (Fri, Dec. 14), and work in the store on Saturday (Dec. 15th from 9:30-11:30a and 11:30a-1:30p)! It’s such a fun day and we would love your help! If you would like to join our elf team, sign up here.

DONATE TOYS: Through the generous gifts of toys and monetary donations, our annual Toy Store empowers under-resourced parents to provide new toys with dignity for their children at a fraction of the cost. Please bring new, unwrapped toys to Hope Church now through December 10th and drop them in the marked barrels across the campus.

DONATE USING AMAZON GIFT REGISTRY: If you would like to shop for toys, we have made it easy for you! You have 3 options: Send us your monetary donation, shop our Amazon toy registry, or pick up toys while you’re out shopping & drop them off at Hope Church:

Toy Ideas (really just think about what you want to buy your own child and buy two!):
Games such as:
-Twister
-Connect Four
-Operation
-Googly Eyes
-Sorry
-The Game of Life
-Monopoly
-5 Second Rule
-Checkers
-Cootie Game

Bicycles for boys or girls, 18″-20″

Anything Melissa and Doug

Transformers: Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Rescue Bots

Basketballs and footballs

Babydolls

The Descendants 1&2 dolls

Disney’s Sophia the First

Disney’s Moana

Doc McStuffins

A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares … with the poor – Proverbs 22:9

For questions contact Melissa Orr or for more information or to donate online and let us do the shopping for you, visit www.oasis-of-hope.com. Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Instagram, and checking our website for detailed information.

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