We use Square to take online payments and accept all major credit cards, Square gift cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. Square payment processing keeps your transactions safe and secure.

Prefer to write a check? Complete an order form (excel sheet) and mail it along with your check to the Gifts of Hope Director, Natalie Cain.

Important: make checks payable to Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod, ELCA (add “Gifts of Hope” to the memo line).

Tax Deductible Gifts

You will receive an email acknowledgement from the Gifts of Hope Director thanking
you for your fully tax-deductible gift.
This acknowledgement may
be used for your tax records.


If you have any questions or if you are interested in paper cards from previous years, please email the Director, Natalie Cain.

We have digital cards available to send to your gift recipient(s) explaining that a gift was given in their honor. We also have information about the beneficiary organization(s) you supported for sharing with loved ones as well.

You can help support Gifts of Hope’s operations and administrative costs when you shop online! Use the AmazonSmile Program and select Metropolitan Washington D.C. Synod as your preferred charity.