Our FIRST full year as a bonafide 501c3 Public Charity has been a HUGE success, thanks to the many donors who have contributed to our various campaigns and funds. So please receive this heartfelt “Thank You” from our organization; we believe this is only the beginning!
Below, you will find all of the campaigns, funds, and projects we held this year, with a bit of information on it. We hope that this snapshot will encourage you as we seek to make the world a better place by Shining Brightly and sharing the true hope found in Jesus.
Care & Relief Campaigns
Earthquake Relief in the Middle East:
We started this campaign on February 11th and were able to raise $1681.00, which was used to provide financial assistance to those impacted by the earthquake earlier this year.
East Palestine Ohio Relief:
We started this campaign on February 15th and were able to raise $56,254.00. More than 684 donors stepped up to make this happen; it was our largest campaign of the year. These donations were granted to campaigns across GiveSendGo.com, several organizations, and local food banks related to the train derailment.
Mississippi Tornado Fund:
We started this campaign on April 4th and were able to raise $992.00. These funds were given to Pinelake Church in MS to help with their recovery efforts in the area.
Covenant Care Fund:
We started this campaign on March 28th in partnership with PublicSq.com and Bravebooks.us along with a few other businesses who came together to help the families devastated by the school shooting. We were able to raise $27,850.00 which was able to be joined with several other organizations who distributed the funds evenly to the families impacted. This fund was showcased at a NASCAR race where many were made more aware of the circumstance and were able to give.
Maui Fire Fund:
We started this campaign on August 10th to help the residents of Maui restore their residences and keep their homes and livelihoods. Together, we raised $24,635.00, which is being distributed to verified campaigns on GiveSendGo.com.
Hurricane Idalia Fund:
We started this campaign on August 31st and raised $690.00, which was used to benefit two campaigns on GiveSendGo.com. These families lost so much due to the extreme damage, yet every penny donated was able to help secure a bit of their future for them.
Somalia Food Fund:
We started this fund on September 16th in order to help with the ongoing crisis of food insecurity in that region of the world. As the fund progressed and war broke out between Israel and HAMAS, this fund became even more essentials as they were left with nothing. We raised $417.00 that was able to go into a fund sponsored by The Pour Over christian news emailing service (one of our favorite spots to get the news – you can subscribe for it HERE.)
Israel Relief Fund
This fund was started on October 11th, and we raised $4011.00. These funds are being distributed to help those severely impacted by the ongoing war. Our prayers are ongoing.
Care for Lewiston, ME Fund:
We started this fund on October 26th and raised $570.00, which was given to a grieving family who lost their loved one during this shooting.
Together, our Care & Relief Campaigns raised $117,100.00, all to benefit those impacted by these events. We are incredibly grateful to GiveSendGo.com, which covered all of Stripe’s payment processing fees so that 100% of your donation can go directly to the people in these crises.
Share the Truth NOW:
We made an excellent partner this year with Jesse Connors and TrueLife.org whose focus is on reaching as many people as possible with the Good News. The Share The Truth NOW project distributed business cards that make sharing the Gospel incredibly easy by directing people TrueLife.org where they can hear personal testimonies from people with different backgrounds testifying of the goodness of God and their salvation. Share the Truth NOW was able to raise $27,554.07 this year and was able to increase their reach significantly. We look forward to seeing the Gospel presented to as many people as it can. Let the revival begin!
Classical Conversations Scholarship:
This year, we partnered with Classical Conversations, an educational program aimed at homeschooling and Christian school communities, empowering them to be grounded in the faith as students progress in school. Through this fund, we were able to provide scholarships for over a dozen families all seeking this form of education without the financial means to do so. We were able to raise $28,922.00 and look forward to serving this international community again for this coming school year.
Direct Funding Program:
This year, we set up our “Direct Funding” program that allows donors to nominate campaigns on GiveSendGo.com to receive grants through one of our 12 causes. With so many valid and verified needs out there, it isn’t always simple to donate as effectively, and this is where our program shines! We were able to distribute $15,115.00 to campaigns of those in difficult situation, allow the donor and recipient more transparency in their giving and more opportunities to receive help for those raising funds.
Vehicle Need in Bulgaria:
Our organization took on a special campaign to raise funds for the need of a local ministry translator in Bulgaria. We were able to raise $5,500 to help provide a vehicle that would be used to continue the service efforts in Bulgaria. With missions close to our heart, this faith-based project was certainly one we wanted to help out with. The campaigns financial need was met within a day and we were able to get those funds to her so she could begin the process of purchasing a new vehicle.
The Giver Army
The Giver Army: A Crowd for the Crowd-less
This year our Giver Army grew from 20 members to 733, collecting around 6k each month to be distributed to campaigns of those in need. We raised $67,581.96 (after processing fees) which were pooled in our 12 different causes and then distributed to 175 different campaigns. This year, our Giver Army began to focus in on campaigns of people who found themselves without having much of their own supportive community. When crowdfunding, the “Crowd” is the most significant part, as without it, the funds just don’t manifest. Together, the Giver Army has chosen to stand in as that crowd for these individuals, helping change the world one person at a time.
So, all in all, it’s been a fantastic year of seeing people’s lives touched by the generosity of others. For complete transparency, we will post our 1099 filings in our Impact Report again later this year so we can all continue to celebrate the beauty of generosity and conscious giving.
Thank you again for an excellent year! You are making a profound difference!