Support justice all year and around the world. Each of these local and international choices is carefully vetted for bringing real change and for reaching groups that are often ignored or hidden. Review the range of options select those you wish to support.

Donations accepted through December 31, 11:59 PM.



Click here to view a PowerPoint introducing the 2022 Alternative Gifts Program!





Click here to download the 2022 Greeting Card to mail to friends and family to notify them of your donation in their honor.  


Alternative Giving 2022

Mission: to end poverty for one individual and one family after another.
Provision of basic needs
Comprehensive workforce readiness
Wellness programming
Long-term wraparound support.
Racial disparities and inequities are addressed at A Wider Circle. 2022 donations will support family needs in Highland Dwellings in Ward 8 in SE Washington
(click here to donate)


Serving men & women with few financial resources who are living with HIV/AIDS in Montgomery County.
Provides case management, HIV outpatient services, dental care and counseling.
$100 supports the Client Fund, to offer emergency assistance for food and home essentials.
(click here to donate)


3. The Women’s Collective
Counseling, health care and more for women & their families  living with HIV/AIDS
$50 for essential safety measures for this immune-compromised, vulnerable population
$100 provides 4 bags of food
$250 2 nights safe hotel stay for domestic violence victims
(click here to donate)



4. Summer Mission Trip 2023
Bradley Hills teams consist of our youth working hand-in-hand with adult members of the church. Relationships are built, new skills are learned, and mutual respect grows as the generations come together to serve others.

In 2023, an intergenerational team will travel to South Carolina to focus on projects that address racial justice and earth care concerns.

(click here to donate)


5. Village Health Teams in Buyobo, Eastern Uganda
Buyobo is the first community in Uganda to achieve a fully functioning Village Health Team.
Strategic support from Alternative Gifts over the years for this volunteer effort has been key to its astonishing success.
In earlier years, funds have supported critical protective gear like boots, clean water systems, training, and essential latrines.
(click here to donate)



6. EDEN at Faith, in Anacostia
A community garden called EDEN (Everyone Deserves to Eat Naturally) at Faith Presbyterian in the Anacostia area of Washington, DC provides
Fresh produce
Nutrition education
Food sovereignty for local Ward 8 community
Eco conscious urban agriculture
Employment opportunities for local youth and young adults (click here to donate)


7. Peace in Israel/Palestine – New Story Leadership/NSL
Equips a new generation of Palestinian and Israeli young adult leaders to advocate for peace through personal engagement, creating a new narrative, and to implement projects for social change. Financial support for Alternative Gifts help sustain this valuable ongoing engagement as it grows with new leadership. Go to www.newstoryleadership.org (click here to donate)




8. Gaza Health Care/Al Ahli Arab Hospital
Christian hospitality and healing to those of all faiths for over 130 years

Christian hospitality and healing to those of all faiths for over 130 years, despite the wars, upheaval and precarity, the Al Ahli Arab Hospital has kept its doors open and is expanding its mobile services. New gifts will make this extension possible.

$100 supports health care to all in the region. (click here to donate)



9. Mexico, Kids First – Orthopedic Care & Surgery
Orthopedic missions to treat children in Guanajuato. The volunteer medical team travels from the US each summer to perform life-changing surgeries. They correct limb deformities for an average of 150 children from subsistence farm families, for whom treatment would not otherwise be available. $100 helps offset costs of equipment, casts, crutches, specialized bandaging etc. (click here to donate)



10. Asia Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)
Washington DC-based organization that works to protect the civil and legal rights of low-income Asian immigrants in Metro-DC.
The APALRC accomplishes this mission by providing linguistically accessible and culturally appropriate assistance to those who need it most.
The program offers a three-prong strategy that combines community legal education, individual representation, and systemic advocacy.
$100 helps provide justice in our community (click here to donate)


11. GenOUT Choir for LGBTQ+ & Allies
GenOUT is DC area’s only vocal ensemble for LGBTQ+ & allied youth.
It gives these young people some visibility, a collective voice and way to connect that voice to the larger community.
Sense of welcome, belonging and joy.
Donations for GenOUT support a sense of welcome, belonging, and joy.
$100 supports online programming & music lessons (click here to donate)

12. Ethiopia/Oromia – Educating Girls
This innovative program was designed to keep bright rural girls in school who had dropped out pr were at risk of leaving school to meet family work and health emergencies. Many were destined for early marriage due to poverty. By providing mentors, stipends and community support for 15 girls at each site, it has kept all safe from violence and rape during political turmoil. They are performing very well in school. Two REAL students who started in elementary school have gone on to become MDs. Well educated girls are indeed the key to a better future.

$50 for scholarship share $360 for full scholarship (click here to donate)

13. CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate (Voices for Children Montgomery)
CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) serve as voices for one of our most vulnerable populations – abused and neglected children. Voices for Children Montgomery’s Mission is to train and support volunteer advocates (CASAs) for children in Montgomery County foster care to ensure their placement in safe, permanent homes. Two Bradley Hills’ members are actively involved in the local CASA program.
$250 trains one CASA volunteer for one child in foster care. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. Support the goal to serve ALL children in Montgomery County foster care in need of a CASA advocate.(click here to donate)

14. Asia-Forman Christian College/Pakistan Supporting Muslim and Christian women
Support for women’s scholarships at Forman Christian College is a contribution to peace in a volatile part of the world. At Forman, Muslims & Christians, rich & poor, rural & urban, men & women study together in mutual respect. In 2021-2022 Bradley Hills supported 9 women, 5 Muslims & 4 Christians. Tuition is $2000 for one year. A gift of any amount will go toward women’s education at FCCollege in Lahore, Pakistan and can increase the number of women in school. 100% of donations go directly to benefit the scholarship recipients.
(click here to donate)


15. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Gifts of the Heart – Disaster Relief Kits
Pre-assembled kits allow PDA to respond quickly and effectively to natural disasters from hurricanes, fires, earthquake, derecho, flooding, and other extreme weather events. In recent years, more than 100,000 kits have been distributed (each year) abroad. This year thousands of kits were required for US hurricane relief as well. $15+ for hygiene kit $15+ for school kit $75 for cleanup bucket kit (click here to donate)


16. Bethesda Cares—Compassionate Response
A Variety of Programs for the Homeless and Working Poor
Your donation can accomplish a lot …
$25 buys warm hats & gloves
$50 provides life-saving medications.
$75 helps pay a winter utility bill
$100 pays partial rents through the eviction prevention program
Extra funds are needed for sanitation, gloves and masks. (click here to donate)


17. Bethesda Help – Being There for Neighbors in Need
Bethesda Help provides
IMMEDIATE assistance for residents in the neighborhood at times of crisis.
Extra funds give flexibility to fill unexpected gaps, with a bag of groceries, a ride, a filled prescription, rent or utility assistance.  A volunteer force helps in emergencies. Volunteers needed. Commitment is one day per month. Pastor Gray and others volunteer one day each month. Gifts of $25, $35, $50, $75 allow Bethesda Help to assist neighbors exactly when they need us most (click here to donate)


18. Be a Friend to Friends Club
A gift of $105 covers the costs for activities and lunch, providing therapeutic session for the gentlemen and respite for home caregivers.
Friends Club has been a daytime home for several men in the early-to-mid stages of Alzheimer’s for up to 4 days a week. Reopened for careful in-person caregiving in September. (click here to donate)


19. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – For Ukraine

More than 1/3 of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes.
Many of those left behind cannot flee due to age and disability.
Most of the internally displaced persons are women with children.
Emergency assistance through PDA focuses on cash for food, shelter and other basic needs. Also, housing assistance and psycho-social support.
Continue to pray for those harmed by war. (click here to donate)


20. Queerly Gathered/QG

Launched to broaden the welcome of all who identify as LGBTQ+, through the leadership of Matt Nabinger (BHPC) and Cali Bronkema (Geneva Presbyterian).
Queerly Gathered is an affirming Christian community. It is affiliated with Bradley Hills, but is in early days with little financial backing yet.
QG’s first event was in September 2022. Monthly social gatherings are offered to queer people of faith (using social media), especially people interested in exploring a relationship with God.
QG plans to hold worship gatherings in the first quarter of 2023.
Support this new approach that offers the experience of God’s healing love. (click here to donate)


21. Alternative Gifts General Fund – Support Justice All Year Long
This discretionary fund allows for a compassionate and immediate response in the coming year to issues and crises not yet known or anticipated.
(click here to donate)