Change for Good Jar

A Ministry of Small Change Making Big Change

What Is It?

Drop Your Change!

Dropping your loose change into the Change for Good jar adds up! 

When the jar gets full, the congregation votes for items to be purchased. These items may be from ELCA Good Gifts catalog, or donations to Lutheran World Relief (or Disaster Relief), Backpack Buddies, local food distribution sites, and more!


Items Purchased in 2018


Items Purchased in 2019

  • Bees
  • Chicks x 2
  • Rooster
  • Goat
  • 2 Pigs
  • Fruit tree seedling
  • Farming school for a woman
  • Vocational training for a man
  • School fees and uniform for a girl
  • Mosquito nets for a village
  • 4 Latrines
  • 2 Water filters
  • Clinic visit for 2 children
  • 1 Blanket
  • Cooking and hygiene supplies for refugees
  • Food for one month for a refugee family
  • Tornado Relief in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida
  • Portland Rescue Mission
  • Pilgrim Lutheran Meal Ministry
  • Warm Springs Water Crisis
  • Oregon Food Bank


  • Microloan to a woman entrepreneur
  • 1 water filter
  • Rooster and chicks