Monday, November 5, 2012

We Can't Do This Without You



We’ll never be able to do this.
Without YOU!
God has given us a monumental vision and goal to raise $80,000 to help construct a new building for Casita Adonai in Guatemala City.   We’re answering His challenge with a fundraising campaign called “Hope Grows”.  The task ahead of us is HUGE!  But! We know that with Christ, all things are possible.  And, the Lord is already showing us that He provides where He guides
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In the past week some exciting developments have taken place!  The Church in Guatemala City has committed to join us in raising the funds.  In fact, the ladies in our new Sewing Ministry each donated $40 to the campaign!  This is amazing considering these ladies do not have jobs and if they did, they would probably earn less than $2 a day!  It reminds us of the Scripture in 2 Corinthians, where Paul tells the church in Corinth how generous the suffering church in Macedeonia had been with their offerings, saying, “In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own...” (2 Corinthians 8:2-3)
We were also very excited to learn that Summit Church in Kernersville, NC is having their kids fill Caroline's Promise banks for the month of November.  They average 350 kids and each bank holds approximately $85.00.  If each kid fills their bank this will be close to $30,000! That will leave us with only $50,000 to raise and then we can begin construction!
Now, this is where you come in.  We are looking for 50 people or groups of people that will commit to raise $1000 each by December 2.  Will you join us?  We’ve provided a list of creative and easy ways to raise $1000.  You can join this team by emailing us at LisaHolbrook@CarolinesPromise.Net or joining the Hope Grows Guatemala Facebook Page.  We hope to encourage one another and pray through this Facebook Group, so join today and share how you are going to raise $1000.
Thank you, in advance, for helping to Grow Hope for the kids at Casita Adonai!

                                                                                
Creative Ways to Raise $1000
Gold Party:  Invite your friends to donate their old gold jewelry and then sell it.
Water Bottles of Dimes:  Did you know that if you fill a regular water bottle with dimes it equals $100?  Invite 9 friends to join you and you’ve got an easy $1000!
10 x 10 ask:  Ask 10 people to ask 10 people to give $10
House Party:  Invite friends to a dinner party, progressive dinner or theme night and let them know in advance that you will be collecting donations for this cause.  Let them know your goal of $1000.  Show our Hope Grows Video or invite a Caroline’s Promise representative to share with your group. 
Christmas for a Cause: Talk to your extended family and suggest that instead of giving each other gifts, give to the Hope Grows Campaign.
Yard Sale:  Clean out and have a yard sale.
Car Wash:  Get a group of friends together and hold a car wash
Ebay And Amazon:  Clean out and sell items on Ebay or Amazon
Bake Sale
Corporate Matching Gifts:  Check with your employer to see if they offer matching gifts to non-profits.
Church:  Present the Hope Grows Campaign to your church and ask if they have mission funds to give
Raffle:  Host a raffle – Christmas is a great time to offer great gifts
Events:  Get a group of friends, youth or ladies group and host a meal as a fundraiser
Sell Something:  It’s a great time to sell things on craigslist
Don’t forget to join our facebook page – Hope GrowsGuatemala and share how you are raising your $1000.  Or email us at LisaHolbrook@CarolinesPromise.Net