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Clergy Appreciation Month is coming up in October! Let's give a ConseCrate to as many ministers as possible!

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Project Description

Since November of 2020, ConseCrate Subscription Box has sent out over 9000 boxes filled with encouraging, humorous, useful items to clergy all around the world. Most of these boxes are purchased by clergy as a treat for themselves or given as gifts to clergy from their congregations but we have a goal that during Clergy Appreciation month this year, also known as October, we’d like to send out as many of these ConseCrates as possible as gifts to wonderful ministers all around the United States. We’d like as many pastors, priests, deacons, bishops, chaplains, youth ministers, etc. to receive a ConseCrate in the mail and be encouraged in the work that they do.

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My name is Ruth Hetland and I am the founder of ConseCrate Subscription box. I am so excited about this “Donate a ConseCrate” campaign because as a pastor for the past 23 years, I know how much ministers love their congregations, how much they give of their time and energy, and how many of them could use a little encouragement. I also know that a ConseCrate is a welcome gift for most any minister because ConseCrate has 500 monthly subscribers who tell me that they love receiving their ConseCrate and look forward to the surprises it holds with each box.

Every year, thousands of ministers begin calls as pastors, deacons, chaplains, or other kinds of specialized ministries all around the world. Ministers are often sent to serve in communities far away from their own family and friends. So, while ministers spend so much time being present for their parishioners, offering a listening ear, visiting them in the hospital or nursing home, pouring their hearts into meaningful devotions and sermons, attending to the actual business of running a church, etc. – oftentimes, ministers are very lonely or burned out.

I’ll never forget my first call as a pastor in New York back in 1999. I was sent across the country to a little church near Buffalo. They were a wonderful congregation but there were times, especially when I was really stressed or going through a difficult season, when I missed my family and friends so dearly. Sometimes my mom or a friend would send me a care package and that “happy mail” meant everything to me.  To know someone was thinking of me and praying for me and took the time to send that little box of goodies gave me strength for the week ahead.

It was that spirit that was the seed of ConseCrate. We want ministers to feel encouraged and uplifted as they work so hard to encourage and uplift others!

What is in a ConseCrate?

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We know that most people don’t need just another box of “stuff” – so we curate items that are useful, good for the earth, and as often as possible we feature items created by ministers.  We have had coffee roasted by a pastor in Oregon, Lip balm made by a bee-keeping minister in Kansas, a Gorgeous reflection deck created by a pastor in Nebraska, Prayer cards crafted by a seminarian in New York, earrings handmade by a pastor in Oklahoma – nearly every month we feature something in the ConseCrate that was made by a minister.  So, every ConseCrate sent not only supports the ministers who receive it, but it also supports the ministers who use their creative energy to help create items for the boxes. Each ConseCrate has 5-6 items, they often correlate with the church season in some way, and we also share information and offers that are of interest to people in ministry – for example, discounts on spiritual direction services, travel discounts for trips, info on upcoming retreats, and coupons for clergywear.

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I am raising $10,000 for this “Donate a ConseCrate” campaign.  Any amount that you give will go toward sending out these ConseCrates and also help us get the word out to more churches and other places of ministry about our work and encourage them to nurture their ministers with a ConseCrate box or subscription. We already have a long list of clergy who would like to receive a ConseCrate and we will also collect more names from our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.  We will draw names and keep sending out gifted ConseCrates as long as there are funds available. It all depends on you and people like you who would like to see this happy project take off.

Thank you for contributing to this campaign, “Donate a ConseCrate.” Thank you for encouraging all the ministers out there in their faithful work and blessings to you today and every day.

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will you still send out complimentary ConseCrates during Clergy Appreciation Month even if you don't reach your goal?

 Yes! We will send out as many complimentary ConseCrates as we can with the funds with come in on this campaign. The typical cost to send out one ConseCrate including all the items plus shipping is $41.99.

How will you find ministers to send the ConseCrates to?

We already have a long list of ministers who have requested a ConseCrate since we first mentioned this campaign idea on social media. Recipients will be chosen by drawing random names out of a hat.

How do you choose the items that go in the ConseCrates?

We are always looking for a balance of 5-6 items for each box that are fun, useful, and inspiring. Many of our items are created by ministers or local businesses and artists of all kinds.  Our subscribers and followers have been great to share with us the names of people they know who are creating cool things and they are a wonderful source of ideas! It's like a puzzle finding items that are small and light and a good fit along with the other items to look good in our beautiful 9x6x2 boxes but we love working on that puzzle every month! 

What should I do if I know of something that would be great for your boxes?!

Contact us!  [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

10/13/2022
Monetary Contribution
$277
Ginny Fish
10/11/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
Jeanne Hartfield
10/11/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Sara Renee Galyon
10/11/2022
ConseCrate Mini
$100
PT Hilton
10/10/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
J & K
10/07/2022
Custom Stickers from ConseCrate
$25
Johnson Kevin & Wendy
10/06/2022
Monetary Contribution
$50
Chris
10/05/2022
Custom Stickers from ConseCrate
$25
Jen Cox Dunlop
10/05/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
Candi
10/05/2022
Monetary Contribution
$15
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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25.00 USD
Custom Stickers from ConseCrate

At ConseCrate we not only curate items from other ministers but we also create many original works. If you donate $25 we will send you two original stickers you may use however you wish! 

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50.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos & Art Print

If you are so generous as to donate $50 you will receive two original Temporary Tattoos AND a small original art print by a local artist featured recently in a ConseCrate Box.

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100.00 USD
ConseCrate Mini

If you are among those who donate $100 you will receive a ConseCrate Mini! It is a small version of our beautiful ConseCrate box and it will contain at least three fun, useful, and inspiring items just for you!

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4 Supporters
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200.00 USD
ConseCrate Box

For all those who donate $200, a full-size ConseCrate box will be heading your way. The full-size box has 5-6 unique items made by local artists and ministers. It comes in our beautiful 9x6x2 branded box. We'd love to send you one!

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300.00 USD
The ConseCrate Big Box

Our newest and most popular box is the "Big Box" which contains all the items from our regular-size box plus two or three more items which are unique to the Big Box. It's all the fun of ConseCrate - just more! If you donate $300 we will put one in the mail for you!

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500.00 USD
ConseCrate Minis x 6

Now, if you donate $500, you will receive the fun and surprise of six different ConseCrate minis over the next year.  That means every other month you can look forward to receiving this surprise in the mail.  You may keep this reward for yourself or if you would like to share this reward with someone else, that is fine. 

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1,000.00 USD
A ConseCrate Named in Your Honor

If you are so generous as to give $1000 to this campaign, a new ConseCrate will be added to our shop and it will be named in your honor.  I will personally design a logo with your name (or perhaps you want it named after your mom, or your dog, or your favorite yoga pose, or something else) and this new box will always bear your logo. Pretty cool, and a long-lasting gift that will be sent out to people all around the world!

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60.00 USD
Pastor John's Blessed Beans & Mug

Ok coffee lovers, this is your reward! There aren't many of these so if you want one, move fast! You get a bag of Pastor John's Blessed Beans Coffee and a Texas Mealtime Prayer Mug from ConseCrate featuring the prayer that Sheldon prays with his mom on Big Bang Theory.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

12 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Custom Stickers from ConseCrate

At ConseCrate we not only curate items from other ministers but we also create many original works. If you donate $25 we will send you two original stickers you may use however you wish! 

194 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Temporary Tattoos & Art Print

If you are so generous as to donate $50 you will receive two original Temporary Tattoos AND a small original art print by a local artist featured recently in a ConseCrate Box.

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
ConseCrate Mini

If you are among those who donate $100 you will receive a ConseCrate Mini! It is a small version of our beautiful ConseCrate box and it will contain at least three fun, useful, and inspiring items just for you!

46 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
ConseCrate Box

For all those who donate $200, a full-size ConseCrate box will be heading your way. The full-size box has 5-6 unique items made by local artists and ministers. It comes in our beautiful 9x6x2 branded box. We'd love to send you one!

196 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
The ConseCrate Big Box

Our newest and most popular box is the "Big Box" which contains all the items from our regular-size box plus two or three more items which are unique to the Big Box. It's all the fun of ConseCrate - just more! If you donate $300 we will put one in the mail for you!

197 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
ConseCrate Minis x 6

Now, if you donate $500, you will receive the fun and surprise of six different ConseCrate minis over the next year.  That means every other month you can look forward to receiving this surprise in the mail.  You may keep this reward for yourself or if you would like to share this reward with someone else, that is fine. 

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0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
A ConseCrate Named in Your Honor

If you are so generous as to give $1000 to this campaign, a new ConseCrate will be added to our shop and it will be named in your honor.  I will personally design a logo with your name (or perhaps you want it named after your mom, or your dog, or your favorite yoga pose, or something else) and this new box will always bear your logo. Pretty cool, and a long-lasting gift that will be sent out to people all around the world!

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
Pastor John's Blessed Beans & Mug

Ok coffee lovers, this is your reward! There aren't many of these so if you want one, move fast! You get a bag of Pastor John's Blessed Beans Coffee and a Texas Mealtime Prayer Mug from ConseCrate featuring the prayer that Sheldon prays with his mom on Big Bang Theory.

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