WHAT IS SHARATHON?
Sharathon is the annual operational fund raising event for WGCA to bring its budgetary needs to our listeners. This event is similar to a telethon and is usually held for two days in September. During the Sharathon, listeners call in or pledge online to make faith promises to support the ministry for the coming year. We use these faith promises as a guide for setting a budget, trusting that the Lord will provide for our needs through our listeners. Faith Promises can be fulfilled immediately or throughout the year.
It is an exciting multi-day broadcast event in which we ask listeners to help support this ministry for the coming year. It is filled with fun, moving testimonies, and lots of great music. During Sharathon, listeners from across the area, from across denominational lines, and from different traditions join together to show their support of WGCA.
What's in it for me?
Most importantly, as a supporter, you become a part of this ministry. Every life that is changed by the witness of WGCA 88.5 FM, you are a part of. Every marriage that is salvaged, every soul that is saved, every hurt that is healed, and every mind that is renewed is a result of God's people joining together to support His work. We also say thank you to every giver no matter which level of giving is comfortable for them. Every gift is significant and every supporter is important.
Why do you have a Sharathon?
WGCA is totally listener-supported by Christian families, churches and Christian businesses to underwrite our ministry for the finances that we need. We come to you for two days, asking you to supply the budget we need to operate WGCA. We have faith that God is going to provide our financial needs through giving listeners like you. And for 25 years, God has been faithful to provide. It is only through your financial support, either monthly or one-time, that we are able to keep this radio ministry on-the-air. Our Sharathon is a time of praise giving where our listeners show their support by calling their faith promise in support of the ministry.
We have chosen to be listener-supported radio. That keeps us accountable to our listeners rather than business advertisers. We do have businesses that do underwriting with us, but that is because they, too, believe in what we are doing and want to be part of it.
What's a faith promise?
WGCA 88.5 FM is supported by faithful listeners who tell us how much they would like to give as the Lord provides. It is a commitment made between you and God, on faith.
Can I give other times of the year?
The answer is YES! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-commercial, non-affiliated, interdenominational, and tax deductible radio broadcast ministry. We are grateful for your financial donations that make this ministry possible. You may send your tax-deductible contributions at any time to: WGCA, 535 Maine St., Suite 10, Quincy, IL 62301.
Do I get a receipt?
You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your contribution following your donation.
How do I make a pledge or a gift?
You may call us (217-224-9422), or you may donate your gift online. You may also make a donation by mail using the address previously stated.