It’s #GivingTuesday! An annual, national day of giving following the Thanksgiving holiday. As we enter the Christmas season and near the end of 2018, there are several ways in which your generosity can help sustain our BC family in the New Year.
Check out the one-time and recurring needs below and consider how you may be able to contribute! Also, please consider contributing to our current campaign for Beach Christmas 2018.
Education Vehicle: $17,000 remainder needed (one-time contribution)
One of the most vibrant and fruitful components to the ministry is the education program. Through the help of generous donors, we were able to sponsor 25 students to attend quality schools in 2018. Twelve of those students attend bilingual school. Due to the increase in number of students, we have had to make some considerations regarding the best way to handle transportation. After exploring different options, our team and board decided that it is a better investment for us to purchase a vehicle of our own to accommodate the students. The vehicle will allow us to save money in the long run as well as give us more flexibility and could be used for other ministry activities.
We are seeking to raise $30,000 toward the purchase of a small bus ($25,000 for the vehicle purchase, and $5000 set aside for maintenance). Currently, we have $13,000 of that raised, but we are looking to raise the remainder. If you are interested in making a difference in education through a one-time contribution, this is a need that would serve the ministry greatly.
Additional House Parents: $700 per month needed
At any given time, our Breaking Chains building houses five to fifteen young adults who are in periods of transition. We are only able to help these young adults on their journeys because of the help of our amazing house parents. The house parents serve as mentors, counselors, disciplinarians, and loving pillars of stability.
We are seeking to hire one additional full-time house parent and one additional part-time house parent to join our existing team. The additional employees would ensure that two house parents are able present at the building at all times, and would allow each employee to have more time for rest and renewal. The support needed to hire the additional house parents is $700 per month. Recurring donations of any amount will be beneficial in helping us reach our goal.
Monthly Benevolence: $350 PER MONTH NEEDED
As the ministry continues to grow, so does our desire to increase our service capacity through regular benevolence. We have many church family members and friends in the community who need assistance from time to time with needs such as medical expenses, funeral costs, education supplies, etc. In order to help care for those we love, we are seeking additional support to supplement our existing benevolence budget. We are seeking an additional $350 per month in support.