Gifts of Hope is an alternative gift-giving program that connects donors and 17 affiliated local and international organizations serving individuals and families. Gifts through this ministry of the Metro D.C. Synod are available year-round, such as language interpretation services, Metro cards, and Slovakian church repair. AND NOW, in the course of normal amazon.com shopping, 0.5% of eligible purchases can ALSO support Gifts of Hope. How? Start from smile.amazon.com and select “Metropolitan Wash DC Synod” as your preferred charity organization. Learn more at www.giftsofhopedc.org/amazonsmile-program/.