I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Next Phase Campaign. Our goal of $100,000 was ambitious and we knew achieving that would be difficult. However, the urgency of the work we must do prompted us to aim high. While we we were not as successful as we had hoped, to date we have raised $40,000. We consider this an important step forward.
It’s so easy to become overwhelmed by all we need to accomplish. There are times it all feels like too much of a burden to continue. However, every time I look at the smiling faces of the children at Rapha, when I read the sweet words of gratitude they write to me every year, and when I channel the energy of this grand vision, then that burden becomes lighter and the way forward becomes clear. I will not give up and I know there is an entire community of people who will not give up either. Together we will work to reach our goals so we can improve the lives of as many children as possible. We must construct a new boys’ dormitory as soon as possible.
Here are 3 reasons why we cannot wait:
1. The current building is falling apart. It’s not safe. It’s too small. It’s not a place where any child should live.
2. Constructing a larger building will enable us to take in more orphaned, abused and neglected children.
3. If we do not begin construction on a better facility for our boys, the local children’s office will shut down our children’s home.
We absolutely cannot let that happen! We cannot let the children at Rapha Community Center down. We must continue to raise funds until we reach our first goal. We are $60,000 away. We know that’s a lot. We certainly have a long road ahead, but we know we can, and we must, do it.
Jennifer Musick Wright
Executive Director & Founder
Here’s How You Can Help
Donate on the Crowdrise Campaign
Donate by Mail
PO Box 452, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Host: Throw a Party for HEAL! We’re asking volunteers and donors to host a party at their home or another venue to help us raise money. We’ll provide the fundraising information and tools, you invite your friends! Contact Jennifer for more information.
Volunteer: Join our Crowdrise campaign as a volunteer fundraiser. We’ll use the power of social media and connections to share the mission of our work with others. Learn more: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/build-a-dorm-at-rapha-community-center