BPC ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR - 2021

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF AGF

SEE MISSION PARTNERS

CELEBRATING OVER 30 YEARS OF AGF

We invite you to join us for the 2021 Alternative Gift Fair (AGF) – sharing the joy of Christmas through giving meaningful gifts to those you love while also helping children and families in Chico and around the world. This Christmas we are celebrating over 30 years of AGF making a tangible impact in the lives of those in need through our Mission Partners. Join us in the celebration by giving gifts that give hope!  Please read about all of our Global and Local Mission Partners below.

AGF CARD

You can print out this card for each symbolic gift you are purchasing and giving.  The card is designed to print on one sheet of paper landscape and will print two cards.  Please cut your card in half and then fold in half.  When folded, your cards should have a top fold with “Merry Christmas” on the cover.  When you open the card up, you will see the description on the top flap and the area you complete on the bottom part.  The back side of the card has the BPC Mission logo.

GLOBAL MISSION PARTNERS

GLOBAL

MISSION

PARTNERS

African Hospitality Institute - Guesthouse & Vocational School

Guest House & Vocational School: AHI prepares vulnerable, unemployed young adults in Uganda to lead significant and productive lives that bless others. They do this through a 2-year journey of mentoring, character development, and vocational training.

 

BridgingtheGap4Water

BTG4WATER is a charitable Project Fund under North Valley Community Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for safe water projects in Africa. Our partners in the country are Lifewater International, TivaWater, and World Vision. We have provided 40,000 Africans with clean water, sanitation, and training in hygiene.

 

U.S. Foundation for the Children of Haiti

This Haitian run organization was founded over 40 years ago to serve the needy children of Haiti. BPC has supported its work for 20 years. Today it runs two homes, including one for severely disabled children, 2 elementary schools, one college, and a hospital.

 

illuminAid

illuminAid is fighting world poverty with video. Our planet’s most forgotten communities don’t have regular access to essential information related to subjects such as disease prevention, health and hygiene, or gender-based violence prevention. illuminAid trains and equips local educators and community workers to first create instructional videos and then share their life-saving information with the world’s most remote villages, using solar and battery-powered technology. (www.illuminaid.org)

 

illuminAid

illuminAid is fighting world poverty with video. Our planet’s most forgotten communities don’t have regular access to essential information related to subjects such as disease prevention, health and hygiene, or gender-based violence prevention. illuminAid trains and equips local educators and community workers to first create instructional videos and then share their life-saving information with the world’s most remote villages, using solar and battery-powered technology. (www.illuminaid.org)

 

Agros International - Land, Hope, Life

Agros International – Empowers Central American families to rise out of poverty through market-led agriculture, land ownership, and health and well-being. This year we are supporting their Healthy Start program to tackle extreme poverty in the Ixil region. In these remote villages, Agros is implementing proven methodologies to stem chronic malnutrition, train mothers to supplement their household income as entrepreneurs and ensure that women, babies, and children get the health care and food they need to thrive.

 

Cristosal

An invisible crisis of violence is unfolding in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – causing families to flee for their lives. Cristosal protects individual families, and also works to hold governments accountable – transforming their countries into places where the vulnerable are taken into account and cared for.

 

New Life Homes - Swaziland

New Life Homes began in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and provide loving homes for 40 orphans, a preschool-7th-grade school and a 195-acre vegetable/animal farm for their food security and income generation.

 

Siloé Ministries

Siloé Ministries is a Christian medical ministry serving in La Mision, Baja California and other poor communities in Mexico. They provide families in need with free health education, medical care, and Christ-centered counseling. They also run a family medicine and dental clinic and host medical missions teams.

 

African Hospitality Institute - Guesthouse & Vocational School

Guest House & Vocational School: AHI prepares vulnerable, unemployed young adults in Uganda to lead significant and productive lives that bless others. They do this through a 2-year journey of mentoring, character development, and vocational training.

 

Bridging the Gap Foundation

BTG4WATER is a charitable Project Fund under North Valley Community Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that raises awareness and funds for safe water projects in Africa. Our partners in the country are Lifewater International, TivaWater, and World Vision. We have provided 40,000 Africans with clean water, sanitation, and training in hygiene.

 

U.S. Foundation for the Children of Haiti

This Haitian run organization was founded over 36 years ago to serve the needy children of Haiti. BPC has supported its work for 18 years. Today it runs two homes, including one for severely disabled children, 2 elementary schools, one college, and a hospital.

 

illuminAid

illuminAid is fighting world poverty with video. Our planet’s most forgotten communities don’t have regular access to essential information related to subjects such as disease prevention, health, and hygiene, or gender-based violence prevention. illuminAid trains and equips local educators and community workers to first create instructional videos and then share their life-saving information with the world’s most remote villages, using solar and battery-powered technology. (www.illuminaid.org)

 

Agros International - Land, Hope, Life

Agros International – Empowers Central American families to rise out of poverty through market-led agriculture, land ownership, and health and well-being. This year we are supporting their Healthy Start program to tackle extreme poverty in the Ixil region. In these remote villages, Agros is implementing proven methodologies to stem chronic malnutrition, train mothers to supplement their household income as entrepreneurs and ensure that women, babies, and children get the health care and food they need to thrive.

 

Cristosal

An invisible crisis of violence is unfolding in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – causing families to flee for their lives. Cristosal protects individual families, and also works to hold governments accountable – transforming their countries into places where the vulnerable are taken into account and cared for.

 

New Life Homes - Swaziland

New Life Homes began in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis and provide loving homes for 40 orphans, a preschool-7th-grade school and a 195-acre vegetable/animal farm for their food security and income generation.

 

Siloé Ministries

Siloé Ministries is a Christian medical ministry serving in La Mision, Baja California and other poor communities in Mexico. They provide families in need with free health education, medical care, and Christ-centered counseling. They run a family medicine and dental clinic in La Mision, and host medical missions teams. A gift to Siloé will support our community clinic as well as health education outreach and events in nearby rural villages.

 

LOCAL MISSION PARTNERS

LOCAL

MISSION

PARTNERS

Cast Hope

Cast Hope is an outdoor youth outreach program that builds relationships between underprivileged/at-risk youths and mentors through guided fly fishing, camping, hiking, outdoor activities, and educational field trips.

 

Citrus Elementary School - Adopt a School Ministry

We partner with the teachers and students of Citrus School. The ministry is centered on giving hope to children by showing them God’s unconditional love and guiding them into becoming whole persons socially, intellectually, and spiritually – Learn more by contacting Pam Wear at  pamwear3@att.net

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

This is a campus ministry whose goal is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Kimberley Wun works alongside staff in Chico, Reno, Davis, and the Sacramento area.

 

Orchard Church

Orchard Church works with the poor and addicted in our community to provide hope and assistance to improve their lives through Jesus Christ.

Senior Home Maintenance

This ministry cares for people who need assistance due to aging, widowhood, disability, or illness. Their mission is to demonstrate God’s love by being in relationship with others and by doing the work to repair and revive their homes and yards. Contact Ty Thresher – tythresher@comcast.net

 

Young Life - Young Lives

Young Life is an outreach ministry of building relationships with adolescents who are unfamiliar with who Jesus is and the Christian life. “Young Lives” is a ministry that provides relational support to teen moms.

 

Chico Food Project

The Chico Food Project is a fun and simple way to share food with the hungry in our community. A team member comes to your doorstep 6 times per year to pick up your blue bag filled with non-perishables and leave you an empty bag for the next pickup.

 

Habitat for Humanity - Butte County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. With a little help, Habitat owners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

 

Jesus Center

For nearly 40 years the Jesus Center has been serving those experiencing homelessness in Chico.  We offer safe, sober shelter at Sabbath House (an emergency shelter for women & children), a transitional housing program of seven houses serving more than 60 people a night, and relational assistance to give people a healthy pathway towards living their best life.  jesuscenter.org

 

Salvation Army Center

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs to the needy here in Chico and around the world.  BPC has partnered with the local Salvation Army for over 20 years to support their programs in our Community.

 

Torres Community Shelter

The Torres Shelter is a 140-bed shelter that also helps people improve their circumstances to get back on their feet. Members of Bidwell Presbyterian congregation have sponsored and served dinner to the homeless since 1998.  The group has continued to serve at the Torres Shelter once a month since it was built in 2003. Currently,  there are a number of Life Groups that share in this ministry.

 

BPC Youth Missions

BPC high school students travel outside of our own city for some perspective on how to be witnesses for Jesus regardless of location. Your gift helps a teen participate in this life-changing experience.

 

Cast Hope

Cast Hope is an outdoor youth outreach program that builds relationships between underprivileged/at-risk kids and mentors through guided fly fishing, camping, hiking, and educational field trips.

 

Citrus Elementary School - Adopt a School Ministry

We partner with the teachers and students of Citrus School. The ministry is centered on giving hope to children by showing them God’s unconditional love and guiding them into becoming whole persons socially, intellectually and spiritually.  Matthew 19:14 – Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Donations of your time, your talents, your prayers, and gifts are always appreciated.  Read with a child, do science experiments with several children, play on the playground with children. The Bobcat Den is stocked by our church and the children spend Power Paws (vouchers) they earn for being responsible, respectful and safe. School supplies, bikes, holiday items, books, knickknacks, gently used clothing, jewelry, etc. are always welcome.  Contact: Pam Wear –  pamwear3@att.net

 

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

This is a campus ministry whose goal is to see students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed and world changers developed. Kimberley Wun works alongside staff in Chico, Reno, Merced, and the Sacramento area.

 

Orchard Church

Over the past several years BPC has developed a relationship with Orchard Church.  This church has a heart for Jesus and a dream to build a church that serves the community in practical and tangible ways.  Each Christmas Orchard Church reaches out to over 100 families in need by providing Christmas gifts and dinners.

 

Senior Home Maintenance

This ministry cares for people who need assistance due to aging, widowhood, disability, or illness. Their mission is to demonstrate God’s love by being in relationship with others and by doing the work to repair and revive their homes and yards. Contact Ty Thresher – tythresher@comcast.net

Young Life - Young Lives

Young Life is an outreach ministry of building relationships with adolescents who are unfamiliar with who Jesus is and the Christian life. “Young Lives” is a ministry that provides relational support to teen moms.

 

Chico Food Project

The Chico Food Project is a fun and simple way to share food with the hungry in our community. A team member comes to your doorstep 6 times per year to pick up your blue bag filled with non-perishables and leave you an empty bag for the next pickup.

 

Habitat for Humanity - Butte County

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. With a little help, Habitat owners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

 

Jesus Center

For nearly 40 years the Jesus Center has been serving those experiencing homelessness in Chico.  We offer safe, sober shelter at Sabbath House (an emergency shelter for women & children), a transitional housing program of six houses serving more than 50 people a night, a robust daily meal program that serves over 80,000 meals per year and a Resource Center where participants can receive supportive services to end their homelessness.  jesuscenter.org

 

Salvation Army Center

The Salvation Army provides a variety of programs to the needy here in Chico and around the world.  BPC has partnered with the local Salvation Army for over twelve years to prepare and serve Sunday dinners to those in need.

 

Torres Community Shelter

The Torres Shelter is a 140-bed shelter that also helps people improve their circumstances to get back on their feet. Members of Bidwell Presbyterian congregation have sponsored and served dinner to the homeless since 1998.  The group has continued to serve at the Torres Shelter once a month since it was built in 2003. Currently,  there are a number of Life Groups that share in this ministry.

 

BPC Youth Missions

BPC high school students travel outside of our own city for some perspective on how to be witnesses for Jesus regardless of location. Your gift helps a teen participate in this life-changing experience.

 

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