I volnteer at a local church. Like many non-profits we struggle with funding, and priorities.
Then out of the biblical precept, 'you have not because you ask not', this idea emerged: Asking large corporations, such as Best Buy, to use already existing systems (from wedding registry software) to create a wish list registry for houses of faith!
Churches could come in with their official documents (such as tax exempt letters) and register with their local store, then create their wish list. They could then distribute that information to their congregation and to others who may be interested. Members (parishiners) could in turn and either annonymously or if they wish to have their "donation" recorded with the church for tax statements, could make purcheses to either take themselves or have held for pick up by the church.
This could help churches nationwide and move inventory for you. What do you think?