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Fawn Grove Compassion Center, Inc. (FGCC) is a faith-based humanitarian and charitable organization that distributes clothing, crisis care kits (personal hygiene items), school supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils), household goods and materials to a needy world. We collect these items from groups and individuals and make them available to vulnerable people in developing countries as well as disaster response in the United States.

 

Our Purpose

The Corporation is organized as a public benefit corporation and shall operate exclusively for charitable, religious, health and social purposes so as to qualify under the provisions of Sections 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law) [the "Code"].

 

The charitable, health and social purposes of this Corporation includes, but is not limited to, the following:

 

  • Providing assistance to economically disadvantaged peoples in the United States and elsewhere;

  • Disaster mitigation and emergency relief;

  • Promote and organize volunteerism;

  • Promote and organize partnerships;

  • Long-term development projects;

  • Educational projects;

  • Seeking funding for, and participation in, various grant programs for relief and long-term development projects; and  the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

 

Our Mission: To provide these to the underserved and assist the ministry of others.

 

Our Vision: Serve the needs of others as a compassionate ministry pursuing excellence and quality, and facilitating the movement of donated items to those in need.

 

Our Goal: To make a difference in the lives of those who do not have clothing and educational supplies and to provide personal hygiene items to those who have experienced a disaster

 

Our Operations

FGCC sends shipments of clean, laundered, and neatly packed clothing, Crisis Care Kits, School Pal-Paks, and many other items to those in need all around the world.


Since 1996, more than 400 shipments have been distributed to countries such as Zambia, Ukraine, Papua New Guinea, Jordan, Haiti, El Salvador, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, and many places in the United States.


The warehouse is managed by three devoted employees and countless generous donors and volunteers. Each piece of clothing, toy or accessory is inspected, cleaned, packed into boxes that are labeled and weighed. Great care is taken with every box in the hopes that Christ’s love shines through detailed work.

 

As a program, Gifts-in-Kind (GIK) has earned an excellent reputation with several countries’ governments that are skeptical of most donating programs.  FGCC GIK deals with an impressive amount of red tape in clearing shipments with different government’s customs offices, but has been successful in building relationships and trust.  Because of this reputation, we require high standards of quality of the donated goods.  On our site you will find many guidelines we ask that you abide by.  Please know this is not to be overly picky, but to convey a message of love to the person who will eventually receive it as a gift from his brothers and sisters in Christ.

Contact info for FGCC:

Fawn Grove Compassion Center, Inc
5300 Fawn Grove Road
Pylesville, Maryland 21132
410-452-8699 (warehouse)
614-572-3496 (cell – John Borgal)

www.fawngrovecompassioncenter.org (Website)

https://www.facebook.com/FawnGroveCompassionCenter (Facebook Page)

Email: office@fawngrovecc (Office Manager)


Volunteers are always needed! Anyone interested in volunteering should contact John Borgal or Deb Grace. Teams are also welcome to come in for several days at a time. Again, contact John or Deb to schedule team/group visits.

FGCC is a donor-funded operation and will rely solely on the financial gifts of churches, individuals, outside businesses and organizations, and others.

 

Friends of Fawn Grove

You can become a Friend of Fawn Grove, or supporter of the FGCC Ministry.  The Friends of Fawn Grove support the ministry of FGCC by “joining” us with financial giving and praying for us regularly. Friends will receive quarterly updates and prayer requests.


Make checks payable to:

Fawn Grove Compassion Center, Inc
5300 Fawn Grove Road
Pylesville, MD 21132

HOTLINK:

Friends of Fawn Grove Form

Crisis Care Kits and School Paks

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Crisis Care Kits (CCKs) were developed in 2000 to help meet the needs of people immediately following disaster or those who are experiencing long-term poverty.  They include items that meet real needs of disaster and crisis victims by helping people look and feel better, clean, and provide an emotional lift that would help them deal with the losses they had sustained in crisis or poverty.   CCKs are put together by individuals in local churches giving them the opportunity to put hands and feet to their compassion for those in need.  Crisis Care Kits are a project of Nazarene Missions Int’l (NMI) and distributed by Nazarene Compassionate Ministries. Since 2000, more than 625,900 kits have been delivered to disaster struck areas around the world.

 

The CCK emphasis can be December (NMI’s month of emphasis for Nazarene Compassionate Ministries); however, kits may be received year-round and churches are encouraged to provide kits when disasters occur around the world.


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Parts of a Crisis Care Kit                   Packed Crisis Care Kit

 


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School Pal-Paks (SPPs) provide students in Nazarene primary schools with the supplies they need to facilitate learning, such as pencils, scissors, etc. (for a complete contents list, see instructions).



The Church of the Nazarene operates numerous primary schools around the world, providing quality education for children. Unfortunately, children around the world often do not have the supplies needed for school. In countries with economic challenges, families cannot afford to purchase supplies, or siblings are often required to share the supplies. In response to the need, Nazarene Missions International partnered with Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, Inc. (NCM, Inc.) to provide School Pal-Paks. 
  
Can youth and children participate?
Since children and youth identify with the need for school supplies, School Pal-Paks is a great way to involve children and youth in missions. Of course, adults can participate in Pal-Paks, too!

      
How will the Pal-Paks be distributed?
Similar to Crisis Care Kits, the Pal-Paks will be distributed by NCM, Inc. based on need and availability. For packing instructions and shipping instructions, please see the information above.

 

How to pack Pal-Paks?
Watch the Youtube video for instructions on how to pack Pal-Paks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLsYHcViGs


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School Pal-Pak

 

Getting them to the FGCC:  The Virginia District will assist by collecting CCKs and SPPs and forwarding them to the FGCC. They are collected at the District Resource Center at 5906 Harbour Park Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 739-4884 (year-round) and at the District Campground in Buckingham (September through May) and at District Assembly and Family Camp.  If you have questions or you have a large number of CCKs or SPPs, you are encouraged to contact the compassionate Ministries CCK coordinator.

 

Alternatively, you may ship CCKs and SPPs, via US Mail or other carrier to the FGCC. Follow the shipping instructions in the CCK Instructions

 

Please send $12.00 per CCK case ($2.00 per kit) and $10.00 per SPP case to the global treasurer to cover shipment and handling from the warehouse to destination.

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Load of Crisis Care Kits ready for shipment!


Hotlinks:

Crisis Care Kit Instructions (en espanol)                        CCK Shopping List   

School Pak Instructions  (en espanol)              School Pak Shopping List


Clothing and Household Goods

A major part of FGCC’s ministry is through collecting and packing used clothing and household goods to be shipped to persons in need, worldwide. Clothing is sorted into winter weight and summer weight (shirts, pants, coats, suits, dresses, sleepwear, skirts, dresses, ties, gloves, scarves, hats, vests, socks, and new underwear and new bras).

 

FGCC collects used clothing, inspects, sorts and packs it into banana boxes for shipping to those in need. You can help by collecting, sorting and donating used clothing to FGCC.

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               Donated clothing awaiting sorting and packing


Volunteering at FGCC

Individuals, church groups and youth groups can volunteer to help with sorting and packing clothing at FGCC. Volunteers routinely spend a Saturday morning, weekday, or even a whole week at FGCC, assisting the ministry.  For more information about volunteering and accommodations for out of town volunteers, please contact the FGCC office.

For more information about Gifts In Kind, visit the Fawn Grove Compassion Center website at

http://www.fawngrovecompassioncenter.org/Pages/default.aspx

 

Download the FGCC Gifts in Kind Guidelines.



Fawn Grove Compassion Center  

Bob Edelman - Virginia District Contact

Email: pbedelman@gmail.com

You can download this information in pdf or MS Word.

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