Anaheim United Methodist Church

"Donation" Opportunities

 Anaheim United Methodist Church collects all the items below for use by many great programs and agencies in our community and throughout the world.  Bring your collected items to the Information Booth on Sunday morning, or to the church office.  If you have any questions, please call the church office, 714-776-5710.

First, we'll list those items you can collect at home and bring to church on Sunday mornings.  Below those, will be several articles on how you may donate to other causes of our church and allied organizations.

Click on the link below for more ways to donate and reach out to our community:


Box tops are sent to a United Methodist mission project called Epworth Village in York, Nebraska.  This is a home for at-risk youth.  The box tops are used to purchase necessary equipment, including a van, sports equipment, computers and library books.


Campbell Soup and other Campbell product labels (such as Prego, Pepperidge Farms, Franco American, etc.)  are collected, bundled in groups of 100, and sent to UM Mission Project, Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky.  This is another United Methodist mission project.  Proceeds from the labels have been used to purchase a van, computer, sports equipment and books.


Canceled postage stamps are collected and sent to the Sons of Norway, where disabled persons are employed to sort them for large stamp collection companies.  Please cut acrefully around the stamp leaving at least 1/2" around the entire stamp.


Empty ink jet printer ink cartridges (Hewlett Packard (HP), Lexmark, Compaq, Canon, Apple) are recycled.  Funds gained are used to defray costs in our church office, including a fund to allow us to celebrate our volunteers on special occasions.


We collect used prescription eyeglasses and send them to Dale and Cindy Leppo in Talmadge, Ohio.  They make an annual trip to Central America, give eye exams and fit patients with these glasses.  Regular eyeglasses and sunglasses are useful.


Used hearing aid batteries are taken to the Anaheim Hearing Center (on Euclid St.) for recycling.  Monies received are used for scholarships for low-income women to receive free mammograms.


TAke your meds and when you finish the bottle, don’t throw it away!  This includes bottles you might receive over the counter like for Advil, Motrin, vitamin bottles, supplements – as long as the bottles aren’t large, send them on! (Large bottles just cost too much to ship).  See Kathy Ramsey or Sandie Duff if you would like to help.

Preferably rolled, but loose is okay.  Money can be placed in the Via Esperanza box on teh counter in the church office.  Used at Via Esperanza (formerly Halcyon) for special projects.  


We collect the flip-tops off soda, beer, and any other cans that have flip-top lids, for the Ronald McDonald House near CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County).  This offsets the cost to parents staying at Ronald McDonald House while their children are hospitalized at CHOC.

These are collected and given to homeless people throughout Orange County.  


formerly Halcyon

Via Esperanza is starting up again and needs items to furnish apartments.  For example: Kitchen items:  Cutting boards, strainers, mixing bowls, measuring cups, dish racks, utensils, sets of glasses, dish sets, spoons, forks, knives.  And for the bedroom and bathroom: twin blankets, twin mattress pads, pillows, towels and wash cloth sets. 

Please give if you can! 


Our church van needs gas!  If you would like to donate money or gift cards for gasoline, please place them in the offering plate on Sunday mornings or mail or drop your donation off at the church office.  Mark your donation "Gas for Church Van".  Any questions, please call Sherry in the church office (714-776-5710). 

Thank you for your donations!


We are now selling “gently used” books on to help fund our Christian Education Programs.

If you have any gently used books that you no longer have any use for,
please call the Sherry Hanberg in the church office (714-776-5710).

(The books must have an ISBN number,
which is located on the back of the book or inside the cover.)

Books we cannot sell will be donated to Sunkist Public Library orshipped in the Troop Box mailings to our service men and women overseas.
This is a wonderful (and easy) way to fund this great ministry.
(Since this program started in May 2009, we have raised over $850.00 to help fund our Christian Education Programs!)


We are looking for pocket-size Bibles to hand out. There have been times when one of the homeless coming in for a lunch also asks for a Bible to carry with them. They prefer small ones so they can be carried in their pocket or backpack. If you have any extras on your bookshelf and would like to donate them, please bring them to the church office during the week or to the information booth on Sundays.

Thank you


Each Sunday our sanctuary is brightened by beautiful altar flowers.  Flowers may be purchased in memory of a loved one, to honor family and friends, or to commemorate any occasion.  There are Sundays available.  The arrangement is yours to take home or give away following the 10:30 service.

Please consider signing up to purchase flowers.  The flower chart is on the patio every Sunday morning.  Or call the church office (714-776-5710). 

ROSES for Our Rose Garden

We have a beautiful rose garden on our church grounds.  If you would like to purchase a rose bush for a "memorial" . . . or . . . "in honor of", the cost is $35.00 each. Please call the church office at 714-776-5710.


Every Christmas and Easter, we decorate our sanctuary with beautiful living plants.  If you would like to donate a plant in someone's memory, or in honor of someone, look for information in our regular newsletter, The Chimes, as these holidays approach, for ordering information.

Click here for the latest edition of The Chimes newsletter.


Third World Gifts and Handarts is a nonprofit organization founded at a church in Anaheim in 1975.  They market handcrafts from developing nations and low-income areas of the U.S, thus supporting the self-employment of thousands of impoverished artisans, as well as their survival and that of their families.  They also have a gift shop in Orange, and can be reached at 714/464-0556.


They need the following donations for their frequent visits to missions serving the poor in Mexico, and low-income Native Americans in northern Arizona:  clothing for all age groups; plus blankets and linens (all freshly laundered, please); school supplies; new backpacks; hygiene products and especially toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, diapers, Depends; children’s books; housewares and non-perishable foods that are nutritious, such as granola bars and canned proteins.  They also need hygiene products, new socks and nutritious snacks for their Easter and Christmas visits to the VA, plus new or gently used clothing homeless veterans. 

You can also help by donating the following which they deliver to local families in need, to missions on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, and to the Missionaries of Charity’s missions (founded by Mother Teresa) in Tijuana:  blankets, linens and clothing (freshly laundered, please), toys, childrens’ books, cookware, paint, hardware, tools, furniture and small appliances.  They are especially in need of blankets, school supplies and hygiene products.  You may bring them to their craft sale here, or you may call them to arrange for a pickup of your donations any time, year-round.  You may contact them at 714/288-1434.       Thank you!    

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)  is the disaster response unit of the Methodist Church.  Fully 100% of donations go to countries or regions in need.  In the past, project accounts have been created to assist Japan as it recovers from the tsunami, the Southern US, recovering from flooding, and to assist in famines in Africa.

For general information on the United Methodist Committee on Relief, please go to


 On Sunday, March 6, 2011, Paul and Marti Law, missionaries to the Congo, shared their wonderful ministry with us here in worship.  If you would like to make a financial contribution to their ministry, you can send a check to the church, made out to "Anaheim United Methodist Church," with "Congo" written on the memo line of the check. 

For more information, or to give directly through their website, click here.