Share the Gift
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
In recent years we have asked you at this season to consider making a donation to help with scholarships for our students. You have responded with generosity and love. For this we are thankful.
Again, this year we are asking you to Share the Gift of God with families who attend St. James only because of the generosity of the congregation. We are blessed to be able to provide a quality academic and Christian education to so many children who may not be able to afford it otherwise.
This year we are hoping you will reflect upon God’s gifts to you and your family and prayerfully consider sharing your blessings in support of our mission. Our goal is to raise $125,000. This current school year St. James will provide $280,000 in scholarships to 50 students.
Please consider how God will use you to Share the Gift, and ask Him to open your heart so God’s love can continue to bless St. James’ children and families.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another." 1 Peter 4:10
Please take a moment to view this video highlighting how a St. James Christian education allows our EARLY CHILDHOOD students and families light to shine as a beacon of hope in God’s Kingdom.
Please take a moment to view this video highlighting how a St. James Christian education allows our ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students and families light to shine as a beacon of hope in God’s Kingdom.
Please take a moment to view this video highlighting how a St. James Christian education allows our MIDDLE SCHOOL students and families light to shine as a beacon of hope in God’s Kingdom.
Who benefits from the Share the Gift Campaign?
Every student and family who attends St. James. Not only does your donation make an education possible for a child, their presence at St. James blesses everyone else as they live, work and play among us.
What is the Goal of Share the Gift?
We have set a goal of $125,000. In fact, the value of tuition aid offered is much higher than that. When you generously support this effort, you directly impact the lives of others.
How much should I give?
You should determine your gift on the basis of prayer and reflection upon the blessings God has provided to you to use to His glory. Every gift is a personal decision and should be determined with a joyful heart that you are making an education possible for one of God’s children.
Where should I send my pledge/gift?
Send your check or order money payable to St. James Lutheran Church and School (with Share the Gift in the memo) to:
Share the Gift
St. James Lutheran Church
2101 N Fremont
Chicago Il. 60614
Can a donor make a stock gift?
Yes, stock is a convenient way of giving. Many donors make donations with gifts of appreciated securities, thereby enjoying additional tax savings. If a donor is considering a transfer of stock, they should call Martha Bulin at 773.549.1615 for specific instructions.