Give it a Shot!
Spring is right around the corner. Maybe you still have not decided a way to help the orphans without it coming out of a wallet that is already stretched too thin! We have an idea for you that will benefit you and the children.
Over the winter months we all tend to squirrel away “stuff” that will probably not be seen again for years – stuff in boxes, hanging in the backs of our closets, or in the garage. Why not call a couple of neighbors and see if they would be willing to do a combined garage sale and use the money to buy some Hope Packs for the orphans? If they don’t know who Hopegivers is, this becomes an opportunity for you to introduce them to the children and their needs. Let them know that India’s school year begins July 1 and we need to outfit the kids before then.
Check your weather forecast and drag everything out, clean back in the corners, throw stuff out, move some furniture and get ready to help us put children into school this year. It is not unusual to raise $500 or more through a project like this.
$500 purchases Hope Packs for 10 ORPHANS!
Spring has sprung early almost everywhere. You might even get a chance to do it twice this year! Thank you for your prayers and for being so consistent in giving. All of us at Hopegivers are so appreciative of every gift! God bless you and your family and have fun this spring with them as you raise additional funds to help us rescue One Million Orphan Leaders by 2030!
Would you like to do something that requires very little effort for the mission portion of VBS this year? Consider getting labels from Hopegivers, wrapping them around empty soda cans and motivating the kids to see how many cans they can fill with change before the end of VBS. Have the kids set a goal for the number of cans they want to fill. Use a coke label for one team (girls) and a sprite label for another team (boys).
One church put a five-gallon bucket just inside the entrance of their church doors and people coming in and out of church services would throw their loose change into the bucket. We will get labels for five-gallon buckets too!
This is a project that works for all ages and programs.
This VBS or Sunday school missions project has success written all over it because everyone has spare change – even the kids! Mom’s purse is probably heavy because she throws her change into it when she is in a hurry. Even small children manage to collect loose change. Finders are keepers whenever change is found in the cushions of chairs, couches and the car floor!
Show the kids that they CAN feed the less fortunate by simply collecting nickels, dimes, quarters and even pennies. It all counts in God’s economy. A 12oz can or bottle:
Filled with quarters = $67.50 (feeds a child for 67 days)
Filled with dimes = $52.50 (feeds a child for 52 days)
Filled with nickels = $15 (feeds a child for 15 days)
Filled with pennies = $5 (feeds a child for 5 days)
Contact the office for more information at 1.866.373.4673 or email at email@example.com
Are you handy with needle and thread? Then help us make these simple puppets in which we place a New Testament or a “messenger” (audio Bible in Hindi) so we can introduce Jesus Christ to children who won’t hear otherwise. Click here to find the pattern and other instructions to create your very own handmade gift for an orphan. Puppet Pattern and Instructions
Walk for One…Give Hope Walk/5k
Friends all over the country are walking and running to help us raise funds to rescue and care for orphaned, abandoned and at-risk children! The third annual Walk for One/5k is scheduled for November 14, 2015 at 9 AM in Uptown Columbus. You can host a walk/5k with your church, community/service group, school, family or neighborhood anytime of the year. For additional information, contact us at 1.866.373. 4637 (HOPE) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop of Hope™
Mankind can survive for long periods of time without many things that we in the West consider critical to life. However, one cannot live more than three days without water. Sadly, one of the leading causes of death for children around our world is dirty water. Hopegivers has been drilling wells and providing water filters for many years. Still, with decades of effort, we have only scratched the surface.
Please contact us if your church or business would like to provide a well ($3000) for a hope home or one of our churches. We need thousands of water filters ($50) for our churches. Contact us directly (email@example.com) for more information.
“We won’t know until heaven how the Lord uses each puppet we made to draw a specific child to Him, but it will be worth the wait!” — Rhonda B. (CA)