The Gideons place Bibles in hotels worldwide.
The Gideons place Bibles in hotels worldwide.

The Gideons are known for placing Bibles in hotels, motels and extended-stay facilities all over the world. Founded in 1899, the association says it is the oldest group of Christian businessmen in the U.S. It began when two men shared a room one night at a crowded hotel in Wisconsin and discovered they shared a common Christian faith. Eventually, they and a third man formed the Gideons, named after the biblical character in Judges. By 1908, they decided to focus on the "Bible Project" of placing Bibles in hotels nationwide. You can assist their efforts in several ways.

Access the Gideon website at www.gideons.org. Enter either an amount or number of Bibles you wish to donate, at a suggested rate of $5 per Bible. Pay by credit or debit card.

Sign up for an automatic donation withdrawal from your savings or checking account. Download the required authorization form from the Gideon website and complete it. Attach a copy of a voided, blank check. Fax the form and voided check to 1-615-564-6000 or mail the paperwork to PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Sign up for an automatic monthly deduction via your credit card. Download the required form from the Gideon website and complete it. Fax the form to 1-615-564-6000 or mail the paperwork to PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800.

Mail a check or credit card donation to PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, along with a donation form you can download from the Gideon website.

Contact a lawyer to include the Gideons in your will or to donate property, life insurance, stocks and bonds.