New photo we received yesterday. We love seeing those smiles!
Hi <<First Name>>,
Happy Friday friends! Here’s our last update until our January newsletter unless something important comes up. Thank you for hanging in with me and for the emails that I have been receiving. I will get back to each of you soon!
Tuesday, I told you the bad news about the US dollar being devalued in Haiti which increased our budget. We need to raise $8000 this month to pay salaries for December, catch up on November salaries and still pay for food. While many of our teachers know us and know we have never missed a paycheck, we have new teachers and a new Director that rely on us. We don’t want to lose our teachers.
We have had 80 plus people opening this newsletter every day this week. We have more seeing it through friends that are sharing it. If 80 people were to give $100 we’d meet that budget. I hate to ask because this year has been hard. But I’m asking for a Christmas miracle. Maybe we will even get enough for Christmas bonuses!
I know not everyone can give $100. Maybe you can give less or more or nothing at all and that is ok. We can also use your thoughts and prayers. There is strength in numbers whether it’s in financial contributions or prayers. We can use all the help we can get. We won’t be sending out a year end giving letter this year so this is it. Our last request for 2020.
- Let’s pray that this economic turn of events ends soon. It is not expected to last long but we just don’t know when, like coronavirus.
- Keep the health of our Haitian community in your prayers. They have done a good job at keeping the numbers low but a lot less people have access to medical care. We probably won’t ever know true numbers but it seems to be going well.
- The civil unrest has mellowed, it is safer to travel there but we still have coronavirus. I just pray that we reach some resemblance of normal soon, so we can get back.
Here are a few other ways to give:
If you shop on Amazon you can log into Smile.Amazon.com and select Grace and Glory as your nonprofit giving partner. Amazon donates a portion of your sale to the nonprofit of your choice.
If you have a Kroger Rewards card you can link it to the Kroger Community Rewards Program which also gives a percentage of sales to the nonprofit of your choice. Grace and Glory's number is XH587
Again, I want to thank you all who sponsor, pray, give and love on our sweet students with us. We are so thankful for you!