The children of RCS prayed that God would make a way to expand their school so that others, orphaned like themselves, would be able to attend their school. God heard their prayers and answered in a big way. The goal was 10k.....at this writing YOU have raised over $13,000 ! PRAISE!!
What was amazing was HOW you did it. Some big hearts from the big state of Texas held a "Backyard Gathering" with a farm to table dinner, live band, raffle, and photo booth and raised $4,700. Others gave of their business profits and that was everything from knitting blankets, to landscaping, to playing the organ, to self designed coloring books, to yoga studio owner. Others mailed letters to friends and family. One loyal supporter donated all her tooth fairy money to the cause. Through YOU, God made it happen.
So what now? WE DESPERATELY NEED SPONSORS FOR 20+ CHILDREN WHO WANT TO COME OFF THE WAITING LIST. Just $15/mo or $180/year will provide them with a backpack, text books and learning materials, a Bible, a nourishing meal every day (usually) the only meal they get, and medical aid, and hope. Every dime you donate goes to your child.
If you haven't made a gift lately, the money raised gets us in the door of a larger facility, but we still need:
- A generator because power is not dependable in this region.
- Another teacher's pay
- Increased utilities coverage
- A computer and computer station
- A water cooler with sanitary water
- A teacher desk, additional carpets, fans, propane heaters, dishes
- ASSISTANCE WITH ONGOING COSTS TO RUN A SCHOOL GOING FORWARD into 2018.
** All gifts will receive a tax receipt. Be sure to include mailing address.**
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE AND CONTINUE TO DO!!
See below for pictures of the Backyard Gathering event, some of our donors, and some of the new children we'll be able to serve!