Meet Anne: Sharing Useful Gifts far and wide!
Anne Junor from Collins Street Baptist Church in Melbourne has been a faithful TEAR supporter since the 70s and runs not one but TWO Useful Gifts Shops – one at Collins Street Baptist and one at Heidelberg Presbyterian.
Anne says “I have been a supporter of TEAR since the 1970s! I think the concept of TEAR’s Useful Gifts catalogue is a great way of putting our Christian values into practice. At Christmas time we are inundated with spending on so many things that we don’t need, so this is a time to consider other people around the world who have so little.
“I have been running a Useful Gift shop for many years. I find people respond really positively, and it’s also a good way of starting up discussion with people about poverty and living out our Christian faith.”
Inspired by Anne’s story? Find out how you can run a Useful Gifts Shop in your church in the lead up to Christmas!
Anyone can run a Useful Gifts Shop! We'll post you a kit containing everything you need, including:
You can also create your own online Useful Gifts shop.