Love your neighbor as yourself!


November 25 - December 16




Meredith Drive Reformed Church is partnering with Hoover High School, Urbandale Middle School, and Horizon Elementary to tangibly bless local students and families for Christmas. We know the holidays can be especially challenging for families who have limited resources and as a church we want to help!

We invite you to prayerfully consider participating in our Alternative Christmas Giving opportunity. The goal is to raise $15,000 and bless 150 students and families with gift cards from Walmart and Old Navy.


Why gift cards instead of clothing drives or packaging meals for these students and families?

  • In conversation with area schools we learned, students are sensitive to being singled out or shamed when receiving second hand clothing.
  • We also learned that packing holiday meals could go to waste because many of these families are from different ethnic backgrounds and their diet and food preferences do not match ours.
  • Providing them with gift cards to area stores allows them shop for what their family needs and do so with dignity.


Please make a donation from your family to our neighbors for the holidays beginning Sunday, November 25, during our regular communion offering through Sunday, December 16. You can place your check or cash in the gift box (available in the church lobby) and place in the large box anytime between November 25 - December 16. Please write your name on the box for cash donations to ensure we add it to your giving statement.


Please make checks payable to Meredith Drive Reformed Church and write Alternative Christmas in the memo line. As always, you are also welcome to give online through our electronic giving site and use the drop-down option for Alternative Christmas.