Love Gives

In addition to all the great things we enjoy during this holiday season, you’re invited to join us at Washington Heights Church as we unleash a wave of generosity in our community and around the world. Every dollar given and every hour served will help communicate love, value and dignity to each person served. Here’s how it works:

Financial Support

Each Sunday, from now until Christmas there will be special envelopes available and a table in The Hub for financial donations that will go entirely to the projects being funded this year. You can also donate online at The total cost for LOVE GIVES 2019 is $75,000.

Donation options:

Schedule of events:

  • Sunday, November 17, Love Gives kick-off!
  • Sunday, November 17 & 24, pick up gift boxes to fill for faculty and staff of Title 1 Schools and Job Corps students (return deadline is Dec. 8).
  • Sunday, December 1, sign up to provide a meal for fire fighters (meals will be distributed 12/2 - 12/8 (pending which date you sign up for).
  • Saturday, December 14, Feed My Starving Children event.  
  • Sunday, December 22, present gift of bullet proof vests to Riverdale Police Department.
  • Tuesday, December 24, @ 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, & 5:30pm, Christmas Eve Candlelight services.


Understanding LOve Gives

Gifts for faculty and staff at title 1 schools and job corps students:

On the Sundays of November 17 and 24, you can pick up a special gift box for either faculty and staff at a handful of Title 1 Schools in our area, or for our Job Corps students.  Each box will have a list of suggested ideas to get you started.  We ask that you please return the boxes to the church by Sunday, December 8.

Meals for Firefighters:

On Sunday, December 1 you can sign up to deliver dinner to a local fire station.  This is something you can do with a Small Group if you're part of one, something you can do as a family, or if you just want to gather some friends to participate.  Make it a party, prepare a meal, and go bless some fire fighters!!  Meals will be delivered Monday, December 2-Sunday, December 8.

Feed my starving children:

Join us Saturday, December 14 at 10 am to hand pack meals formulated specifically for malnourished children.  Feed My Starving Children is an organization that we've partnered with to assemble meals for children and families across the globe that are unable to provide for themselves.  The meals are shipped to nearly 70 countries!  No registration is required and everyone is welcome to this family-friendly event!  Your financial contribution will help provide 275,000 meals.   This is a great opportunity to invite a friend!!  For more information about this organization, please visit

To save the date, here is a link to our scheduled event:  click here

Bullet proof vests for riverdale police Department:

As a part of LOVE GIVES we have committed to help fund the purchase of bullet proof vests for the Riverdale Police Department. Your donation could help save the life of a local police officer. Plan to join us Sunday, December 22 as we present the gift to the Department.

Thank You

A special thank you to all involved with Washington Heights Church to make Love Gives 2019 successful!