Clean Water

We have launched an initiative to provide funding for wells to be dug in villages throughout Rwanda.  Our initial goal is $20,000.00, which would provide clean water to 5 villages as well as an education fund for children in orphanages, is just over $2,300.00 so far.

Our first fundraiser is taking place this Saturday in Pittsfield, NH.  We will be staffing all of the parking lots for the Hot Air Balloon Festival.  While staffing the lots and collecting the parking fees we will also be selling cold, bottled water.  Our desire is to raise another $2,000.00 through this effort.  If you have the day free please come and take in the Hot Air Balloon Festival.  Your parking fees will extend much further than just Pittsfield.

For every $3,000.00 that we raise we are able to have one well dug.  Our goal is to have 2 wells dug in Rwanda by the end of this month.  We are also designing a t-shirt that will bring awareness to the great need  for clean water in Rwanda.  We’ll have those ready to sell in about 2 weeks with 100% of the profits going directly to the well digging project in Rwanda.

So, let’s get creative.  What ideas do you have that we could put into play to raise the $20,000.00?  Comment here and let us know.  We’d love to have the entire funding for this project by the end of 2007.

If you are looking to donate to this cause you can send a check made payable to GCC – Rwanda Clean Water to Grace Capital Church, 542 Pembroke St., Pembroke, NH 03275

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Hey RevKev,

    How about promoting the cause to local businesses? We create a website with information about the cause and approach local businesses to ask for tax deductible donations. This site would initially be visited by many local churches in NH as the cause is promoted. Any businesses that donate could have their name and logo put on our sponsor page. This would serve as advertising for them as well.
    Let me know what you think – I’d like to talk with you more about this…

    Neil

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  2. Posted by sandy on August 10, 2007 at 11:58 am

    At Pembroke Old Home day this year, GCC’s float is Rwanda. We were thinking about putting a wishing well on it or something like that. We could raise some funds through out the day.

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  3. Posted by Chris Mogee on August 2, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Kevin,

    When I was an athletic director in south Florida, I put on a golf marathon. Just like a golf tournament, but you get 20 golfers minimum to golf 100 holes in 1 day, and the golfers are the ones to get donations per hole. Each golfer gets $10.00 total per hole times 100 holes = $1,000 for each golfer.

    After expenses for the course, food, awards, etc, our athletic department profited $22,000.00. We had a total of 30 golfers. To make something like this work, it takes some planning, but well worth it in the long run and golf courses will be more accomodating for this during the fall.

    Chris

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