In June of next year, the young people of our congregation are planning on participating in Group Work Camp Foundation's 'Week of Hope' at Canandaigua, New York. (For information on what's involved with these camps, see here. I particularly urge you to check out the video here.)
The cost for registration, materials, activities, and all but one of our meals while at the work camp is $239 per person. We'll also have expenses relative to transportation to and from the event. (We're going to van pool our way to the event.)
Our young people are already hard at work on raising the money. We've recently done a cookout at Sam's Club (on a cold Saturday in November) and served dinner, receiving the tips, one evening at a local TGIFriday's.
I'm trying to do everything I can to decrease the costs to these dedicated youth and their families.
That's where this blog post comes in.
As we near the end of 2006 and approach the start of a new year, I'm hoping that I can appeal to my readers' altruism as well as their search for tax benefits. Would you prayerfully consider making a tax-deductible contribution toward helping our young people participate in this fantastic project? Your contribution of ten, twenty, fifty, or a hundred dollars would be hugely helpful.
If you have any questions, feel free to send them my way via the "comments" section of this post.
If you'd like to make a contribution, they can be sent to:
Friendship Lutheran ChurchOn your check, simply write 'Youth Mission Trip' on the Memo line.
1300 White Oak Road
Amelia, Ohio 45102
Just so you know, one of the early decisions I made as a pastor is to not have anything to do with the banking or accounting. I don't even know what the people of our church give. Every penny you send will be used for our youth mission trip. Thanks very much!