5% Back to the Community

Once again in 2022, we’re giving 5% of our offerings back to the community.

In the fall of 2019, the leadership of Vineyard Church sensed God calling us to make 2020 a year for living generously.  In addition to our ministry to the poor and general budget expenditures for local, national, and global outreach, we felt led to give 5% of our monthly tithes and offerings to a local cause, charity, or ministry that was not affiliated with Vineyard Church.  In 2021, we gave away more than $39,000! And we’re doing it again in 2022! This expression of generosity is made possible because of those who faithfully give to Vineyard Church.

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Generosity Fund

January 2022

$2,500 to Megiddo Dream Station.  This organization based in Graniteville, SC, provides tuition-free job training programs to local residents who are unemployed or underemployed.  Megiddo has a 97% placement rate.  Volunteer opportunities are available.

February 2022

$2,500 to Compass for Hope.  This local organization serves the Augusta area homeless community with a shower truck, toiletries, clothes, and other practical items. Volunteer opportunities are available each Sunday.

March 2022

$2,500 to Reaching Hands Adoption Ministry.  This local group supports families in the CSRA who are pursuing foreign and domestic adoption with information, encouragement, and financial assistance. Vineyard Church’s gift will be used to help ease the financial burden of adoption.

April 2021

$3,500.00 to The Lydia Project.   This local organization assists cancer patients in the CSRA by granting funds for rent, utilities, medical supplies, and prescription assistance.  They also provide ongoing correspondence and encouragement throughout the person’s treatment.

May 2021

$4,000.00 to Released Time Bible Education, a ministry of Christian Learning Centers of Augusta. RTBE provides Richmond County public school students the opportunity to attend off-campus Bible education classes at a nearby church or non-school building.  In 2020, there were over 950 students at 10 schools who participated.  Our gift will provide teaching materials and help train volunteers.

June 2021

$3,500.00 to Ronald McDonald House, Family Support Services.  As the core program of the Ronald McDonald House of Augusta, the Family Support Services Program provides housing and supportive services to the patient and their family while their child receives urgent medical care at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia or the J.M. Still Burn Center. In addition to providing housing, the Family Support Services Program schedules an array of events and programming for adults, children, and the whole family together while staying in the house. Events include pet therapy, music and movie nights, special guest visits, family photos, and much more.

July 2021

$3,500 in gift cards to the teachers of Lamar-Milledge Elementary School. Teachers at this inner-city Richmond County school will use their $100 Walmart Gift Cards to buy much-needed school supplies for their classrooms.

August 2021

$3,000 to Aiken County Habitat for Humanity.  This gift will be used to sponsor the chapter’s 132nd house currently under construction and slated to be completed in early 2022.  This home is being built for a single mother and her teenage daughter.  Habitat for Humanity provides safe, affordable housing for low-income families. If you would like to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, please contact Program Director Ron Patterson (ron@habitataiken.org).

September 2021

$2,500 to iCare.  This local organization serves women and children who have been victimized by sexual exploitation, as well as those who are at risk of being victimized.

October 2021

$3,000 to Augusta Rescue Mission.  The Rescue Mission is committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness in Augusta.  They provide a free emergency shelter for men over 18 who need a place to stay for the evening.

November 2021

$3,000 to Bridge Ministry.  For almost 15 years, this local ministry has served the poor and homeless of the Augusta area with food and other services. To learn more about volunteering at this ministry with other VCA family members, contact our church office:  706.863.9766 or contactus@vineyardaugusta.org

December 2021

$3,500 to Families4Families.  This faith-based ministry trains and supports local foster families throughout the state of Georgia.  Our gift will go to the Augusta chapter which started last year. Learn more about foster parenting at a Families4Families info meeting coming to Vineyard Church in February.