Gift Days - Christmas 2017
Twice a year we have our Gift Days which are brilliant opportunities to give over and above our regular giving. King's is a place where people give faithfully and generously, time and time again, and it is incredible to see people courageously trusting God and giving out of that place.
Where is the money going?
Kenya - Two sand dams
Building on our very strong relationship with Edward Buria in Kenya we will be working to protect vital water supplies for hundreds of families affected by the recent droughts, with the renovation of two sand dams that will capture the rains when they do fall. Sand dams provide a clean, secure and local year-round water supply in water scarce environments.
Kenya - Funding 1 year of education for 200 young people
We're looking to fund education for 200+ young people for one year. This will cost in the region of £9,000.
We'll be doing this by linking with the Community Empowerment Programme (CEP) run by our good friends Edward and Fridah Buria. All children and youths assisted by CEP are orphans and the most vulnerable children who come from very poor backgrounds. One of the people we'll be helping is Karen Murugi. Read her story below:
Karen is a total orphan and was left under the care of her old and crippled grandfather when her parents died. Karen almost lost hope of achieving her dreams of becoming a Doctor because her grandfather could not afford paying her school fees alongside meeting other basic needs. CEP took her on board in 2015 when she was in secondary level first year and her dream of becoming a Doctor were rekindled. Unfortunately the following year her grandfather died leaving her in the hands of well-wishers and a far-off relative. According to Karen CEP is the only bridge connecting her with her destiny and she is so determined to see her dream come true. Next year she is joining Form 4 which is the final year in her secondary level.
India - Health and education
Our giving this year will see life changing improvements in health and education to people living in extreme hardship and bring much needed hope of a more secure future for hundreds of families trapped in poverty. We hope you can join with us to see lives transformed as people are empowered to walk on pathways out of poverty.
We are aiming to buy all the meals served at King's Care in 2018. This is based on the number of people we served in 2017. King's Care continues to not only help some of the most vulnerable people in our city but we are seeing increasing numbers of those people finding their place in the church family.
How to give
Giving on the gift days
To give on the 26th Nov or 3rd Dec please use a red giving envelope. This will enable you to give by cash, cheque or card.
The envelope will also enable you to fill out your details for 'Gift Aid' so that we can claim back 25p in every pound that you give. Please note that you must be a UK tax payer.
Giving in your own time
Set up a one-off bank transfer making sure you put your surname and 'GiftDay' into the reference.
Account number: 10673439
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