The third annual nationwide Christian Store Week will be taking place Sept. 28 to Oct. 8.
Christian Store Week is a nationwide event during which Christian stores band together to gather donations for charities.
Rainbow Books & Gifts spearheaded this year’s effort from Christian organizations located in Greensburg. This year will be Greensburg’s first year participating in the event.
Rainbow owner Donna Brock said her goal is to have full boxes of donations every day.
The event is supposed to be sending money to World Vision, sponsors of Christian Store Week, but Brock intends on keeping all donations local. Clothing donations sent to Rainbow will be given to the First Christian Church Kids Closet. The Kids Closet is looking for warm winter and fall clothing, underwear, socks and shoes, but not winter jackets.
Brock has made an effort to have people speaking every day for the week. Rainbow will also be selling special children’s Bibles and DVDs, the profits of which will be given to New Directions.
Friday Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Venita Barton will be speaking of her ministries through AGLOW.
AGLOW is a worldwide organization with 200,000 members. AGLOW provides many charity services to their varied communities.
Saturday Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., author Jamie Carie will be signing her book, The Guardian Duke, a work of historical fiction. Carie was born in Vincennes, and is a preacher’s daughter. She has 11 books for sale on Amazon.com.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon, Westport Christian Church Pastor Mike Bartlett will be representing the Pregnancy Care Center. He will be discussing the Pregnancy Care Center’s services and items needed for newborns.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, Diane Moore will be speaking about services New Directions provides.
Monetary donations given to Rainbow will be sent to New Directions.
New Directions provides many services for people suffering domestic abuse including assistance writing resumes and child care. The organization is requesting gift cards such as those from Visa, Mastercard or Walmart, so they may provide their clients with gas and food money.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Living Stone Christian Church will be serving hot dogs, chips and drinks for $2. Proceeds will go to Living Stone’s food pantry fund.
Rainbow will also be collecting canned goods which will go to Living Stone.
At 11 a.m. the same day, "Grammity Gram" will be visiting Rainbow for children’s story time. Following that, there will be face painting and a clown.
Children will receive a drink and a gift.
Bread of Life has a list of food it is trying to collect. To ask for this list, call 812-663-1055.
Further questions can be directed at Rainbow Books & Gifts at 812-663-9680.
Contact: Tess Rowing 812-663-3111 x7044