The “Light Change” Tokens Ministry is a cooperative effort of The Lighthouse Community Center, Warm Streets, and Church of the Good Shepherd designed to meet some of the basic needs of the most vulnerable among us (i.e. homeless and near-homeless). Compassionate donors sponsor tokens that are then distributed by local non-profits & churches to those in need. Those receiving tokens then exchange them for goods & services at participating vendors (coffee shops, food trucks, restaurants, grocery stores, thrift stores, laundromats, barber shops, etc.). And finally, once exchanged, Church of the Good Shepherd pays the vendors a fair price when returning the tokens. One of the strengths of this ministry is that it helps to overcome some of the fears people may have of giving cash to those in need. All participating vendors agree not to exchange tokens for alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or lottery tickets. Other benefits include a restoration of dignity for those who haven’t had much buying power in a while and a change of perspective for those who may view the poor as a “drain on the system.” We are extremely excited about this ministry and are hopeful that God will use it to bless donors, vendors, and the poor alike.
1) Sponsor 10, 20 or 40 Tokens
2) Donate Other Amounts Using Button Below
Unless otherwise noted, Church of the Good Shepherd will distribute all sponsored tokens to local non-profits and churches for distribution. If desired, however, donors can make arrangements to pick up tokens to distribute themselves by sending an email to PastorTim [at] GoodShepherdLynchburg [dot] com. All donations to Church of the Good Shepherd are tax-deductible.