Thrivent is a church oriented, non-profit financial organization that believes faith and finances go together.  Investment opportunities include products such as annuities, mutual funds, life insurance, etc.  Being designated as a non-profit, monies made through these products are given back to charities of your choosing.  The “Choice Dollars” program designates a portion of these profits to each product holder so they many choose where to designate the funds.  Product holding members as well as associate members who simply pay an annual fee, can establish an “Action Team”.  “Action Teams” are given money from Thrivent for community activity purposes.  St. Paul’s has used funds from Thrivent for spearheading larger fundraisers to benefit community members in need.  This group also provides food boxes four times per year for the needy, and other charitable activities.