Cross Roads Youth Center, A Girls Group Home in Spartanburg
Ultimately, we serve the community to provide quality home life to disadvantaged girls in the Foster Care System in South Carolina, under the Department of Social Services. CRYC plans and coordinates activities and contacts with community-based organizations, local organizations and local governments to provide services for the girls. They are provided the opportunity to be self-sufficient, responsible and to develop the life skill tools to transition back into their family or extended family lives, or move on to adoptive families. We will also provide Mental Health Counseling through our parent company, Cross Roads Youth Ranch (CRYR). Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy approach will help to develop these skills, quickly and efficiently. Our programs are designed to empower our youth to make the right choices as it relates to the body, their mind and emotions and their spirit. This program uses the equine culture to teach our girls’ responsibility and core values in all areas of their lives.
Freedom Van - Passenger Van Purchase
Ninety seven percent 97% of the men who enter the Sustain the Change Program from prison have only the clothes on their backs, no identification, no family support and no transportation. Shield Ministries provides transportation to VA, Sheriff's office, Probation Office, Vocational Rehabilitation, Social Security Office, and other agencies and programs currently using 1983 Chevy truck. A passenger van is much needed for helping the men to start well in their path of healing as well as transport Veterans to the VA Hospital downtown.
Roof for Troops
Tri-County Roofing is a proud supporter of our military men and women. We are raising money to provide a new roof for one of our amazing veterans. We have partnered with Charleston's news station WSC 94.3 to help make this happen. Please make a donation today and help us make a difference in the life of someone that has proudly served their country. You can nominate a candidate by visiting facebook.com/tricountyroofing.
Back in the 18th and 19th centuries a barn raising was a very common activity. The community would come together to help their neighbors build or repair a barn. Every able-bodied member of the community was expected to participate and each person played an important role in the success of completing the task of building a barn. Just as the barn raisings of the past required the community pulling together to achieve their goal, purchasing and developing this new ministry is going to take all of us pulling together. Let’s come together to make Arrow Farm a reality! We are asking everyone to help by giving $10 or more per week for the next year. With the full help of the community of people that believe in this ministry we can take a huge step towards getting the BARN RAISED! Journey Together Ministries is raising funds to purchase a farm to develop it into a faith based boarding school for children from difficult situations at no fault of their own. For more information you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seacoast Sports, powered by Cross Court Christian Athletics
Building the Kingdom of God, one athlete at a time, through the world of sports...that's the mission of "Seacoast Sports", powered by Cross Court Christian Athletics! At CCCA, we've partnered with Seacoast Church to host Christ-centered sports leagues and events throughout the year, including Adult Co-Ed Softball, Adult Co-Ed Flag Football, the Annual Seacoast Golf Outing and Sports Auction, and various weekend tournaments across the Lowcountry. Through "Seacoast Sports", Cross Court Christian Athletics caters to more than 600 athletes per year (more than 250 un-churched and seekers), with a safe, friendly place to fellowship and build relationships, and an intentional "high-invitation" approach to sharing Christ's love through personal testimonies and pre-game devotionals. Cross Court Christian Athletics is a 501c3, relying solely on annual sponsorships from local like-minded businesses. We accept no financial support from the church. Instead, we solicit 6 Annual Sponors each year, at $3,000 per sponsor to cover league fees, officials, field rentals, equipment, and insurance. Annual sponsorship includes logo placement on all signage and athlete t-shirts (more than 600) thorughout the year, and headlining sponsorship of the Annual Seacoast Golf Outing and Online Sports Auction, along with exposure to our 2,000+ Facebook followers. Visit www.crosscourtathletics.org to learn more, or "Like" us on Facebook at "Seacoast Sports powered by Cross Court".
Your support is so critical to our mission to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation in the Upstate of South Carolina through awareness, prevention, demand, intervention and restoration. So far, 2017 has been off to a busy start! We recently had 35 new volunteers complete an intense six-week training class. These volunteers will now join our 60+ existing volunteers working to end human trafficking in the Upstate. Our volunteers are often the hands and feet of Switch in the community, and we are so thankful for them. Every week we are speaking at events to raise awareness about human trafficking. These events are a key component of our prevention work as well, because they allow us to dispel misconceptions about human trafficking in our area. When our community can identify the signs of trafficking, they are more likely to recognize at-risk individuals in their own lives. Just last month, we worked with the family of a young girl who was coerced by an older man on Facebook. She eventually ran away with him and was found here in South Carolina. We are so grateful to have local law enforcement that has been trained to recognize situations that may be connected to human trafficking. We value our relationship with law enforcement, and we don’t take it lightly that we are the only local agency they call when they encounter trafficking victims. In a single week last month, we were contacted by law enforcement about three women who were being trafficked in the Upstate. We met with two of them and talked to them about opportunities for restoration. We are up to 39 participants in our programs for trafficking survivors. Every day, we see these women take steps towards healing and we consider it a privilege to come along side them in this journey. We love these stories, because they are indicators that what we are doing is working. We are accomplishing our mission. We are raising awareness and preventing trafficking in our community, we are addressing the demand through men’s groups, we are leading intervention efforts, and we are facilitating the restoration process for survivors. One of our main goals for 2017 is to increase the number of participants in our programs by 50%. We estimate that we will speak at 80 awareness events this year and double our intervention work. With the right resources, we know this is possible. But, we can’t do it alone. We need our volunteers, those who will commit to pray for us, and people who can help to fund this work. Our goal with this letter is to raise an additional $50,000 by June 1st. These funds will allow us to hire an additional Care Coordinator to work with survivors, begin local jail outreach, and continue to fund restorative care for our program participants. Each of us has an important role in this fight. Will you prayerfully consider how you can help us? You can donate a variety of ways including online at www.swithcsc.org/donate or send your donation to SWITCH at PO Box 5394, Greenville, SC 29606. If you would like to meet with someone from our Board to learn more about how you can partner with Switch financially, please contact Zaina or Curtis. Thank you for your support in saving lives and bringing hope to our participants. May God bless you. In Christ, Zaina Greene Curtis Harper Executive Director Board Chairperson email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship needed to send a college student to the 2018 National Right to Life Academy. Students have the opportunity to earn 3 college credit hours for this comprehensive 5-week program. The National Right to Life Academy is a pro-life educational boot-camp for student leaders who want to refine their pro-life passion. Graduates from the Academy are equipped with the tools and training to defend life in any battleground, whether it be on a college campus or in the office of a congressman.
Catalyst of Change in Tanzania: Empowerment & Hope
Catalyst Gold: bringing hope to impoverished workers in Tanzania through business & training
Ministry Leader Training - Spartanburg
Provide a full scholarship for one Spartanburg area ministry leader to participate in the Ministry Ventures Executive Roundtable training that equips them to have greater Kingdom Impact
Ministry Leader Training- Greenville
Provide a full scholarship for one Greenville area ministry leader to participate in the Ministry Ventures Executive Roundtable training that equips them to have greater Kingdom Impact
STRIDES is a Christian nonprofit educational program that provides individual academic instruction to children and youth ages 7-20 who are having academic difficulty. We employ a sliding fee scale that allows us to provide every child an opportunity, regardless of the economic struggles parents may have. This is what STRIDES has been doing for 13 years for hundreds of children; tutoring is one-on-one, affordable, and documented to improve skills one grade level per 15 hours of instruction. Our success has allowed us to reach out to seven separate upstate locations but more is needed.
Help us move
As we approach our move to our new office we are hoping to make it a safe place for our participants to come and feel welcome and comfortable. Would you consider joining in by making a pledge to help us with our move? We are so excited that this office will help us facilitate counseling sessions in our office, provide a safe place for participant intakes and much more.
The Matipan Project
We know that God has made this dream possible for us. God is faithful. We have been praying for a house that we call our home. During our 50 days of Prayer 2014, we went before the Lord with this petition. We asked my sister if she knew what the family was doing with the house that belonged to her ex-mother-in-law who had passed away some years ago. My sister found out that the family was not doing anything with the house. She proceeded to tell them our story. The family said they really did not know why they were holding onto the house. God knew though, so we kept on praying. Then one day we met siblings who told us that they all were in agreement to give us the house knowing that their parents would approve. Their parent's raised them to be caring and sharing people. Not knowing the true condition of the house, we thought that we could move in and just have the kitchen area repaired. We have been living with family and friends for the past 4 1/2 years with no place to truly call our own. Now God has blessed us with this house. Presently, we are living off of my husband, Gerald's Social Security check and my part-time job which does not cover all of our expenses. We don't have the funds necessary to make the house handicap accessible for him nor for any of the repairs that are so desperately needed to be done in order for this house to be livable. With the remodeling on this house, we hope to have a better quality of life than we have been living for the past couple of years. This will bring our family back together under one roof. Our desire is to make this house a home for many years to come; a place where new memories can be made and shared for the rest of our lives. We are praying that this home will be a beacon of light in our neighborhood so that people will know that our home is where the Lord Jesus dwells. During this whole process, we have been and will continue to give God all the glory, for it is He who has put such a wonderful project together. We are truly grateful for all of your help.
Helping Families in a Pickle Luncheon
The proceeds from this fundraiser allows Tricounty to continue providing services and programs to our clients at no cost to them. We provide food, clothing, medical care, counseling, job placement, shelter, financial assistance and vital services to the impoverished. We offer a safe, compassionate, and inviting place for all people in need. We offer a hand up rather than a hand out, bringing clients from a state of crisis to stability to self-sustaining members of the community.
The Chamber Guest House
Throughout our ministry faith, prayer and resources have moved us forward to obtain The Chamber Guest House. The Property is next door to our Lilies of the Field Learning and Resource Center. The Chamber Guest House will provide a Christian environment, to be fully utilized for ministry purposes. This guest house is for weary travelers and will be providing a refreshing and renewing care for God’s people. Supported by scripture: 2 Kings Chapter 4.
Fair Haven Home for Men
Fair Haven Home for Men, Inc. is a 501c3 located in Saint Stephen, SC that helps men with addiction problems and homelessness. Our warehouse for our thrift store and the men’s home was located on Main Street in Saint Stephen, SC. This was a donated building of almost 10,000 sq. ft. It was full of furniture, appliances, clothing and household items. A month ago this warehouse burned to the ground. We lost the building valued at $70,000 and all the thousands of dollars’ worth of items stored inside. We had tried several times to obtain insurance, but the building was 100 years old and no one would insure the building. Our lost was devastating. I have received two estimates on clean up both were around $37,000. We presently have nowhere to store the items for our thrift store or our home. We are asking for assistance in cleaning up the building and we will need to rebuild this warehouse. We would appreciate not only monetary help with this but also if possible help with equipment and man power to clean up. Any help would be greatly appreciated. God bless you all.
Give the Gift of Life
South Carolina Citizens for Life, Inc., is a non-profit, single issue, right-to-life organization devoted to restoring legal protection to the unborn and to protecting innocent human life by eliminating abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia from our society. We carefully and strategically use our resources to change hearts, minds, and laws to create a culture of life in South Carolina. Please join our efforts by making a gift to South Carolina Citizens for Life today!