Friday, May 01, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020
We have some exciting news to share with you about an opportunity for Ridgewood kids, students, & families to give to an amazing cause during the month of May. Feed My Starving Children has been a place for families and organizations to serve children in desperate need since 1987. These families are beyond doubt the “least of these” that Jesus spoke about in Matthew 25. RWC has packed meals at the Chanhassen location countless times over the years.
As you probably know, because of the quarantine they are not allowing anyone into their facilities right now. The good news is we can still make a huge difference in the lives of a family somewhere in the world. For $365 we can feed a family of four for one year! To put this into perspective, the USDA uses national food intake data and grocery price information to calculate costs for a healthy diet. The latest numbers for a four-member family with a moderate-cost plan (including eating at restaurants periodically) is $7000 per year!
Praise God for organizations like FMSC! The food that is packed at their facilities goes to people in need and literally saves lives. So here’s what we are going to do. Throughout the month of May, we are going to be donating money, but we are going to be doing it creatively. First, each kid, student, and/or adult will prayerfully decide how much they are going to give. Then, instead of just grabbing some cash from our piggy banks, let’s find “out of the box” ways to raise it.
Kids and students, is there extra work around the house or yard that needs to be done that your parents would bump up your allowance upon completion? Can you work a deal out with your grandparents that if you send them a video of you reading the Bible to them every day, they will donate to your cause? What about walking the dog, or cat, or fish an extra time during the day? Get the picture?
Once you raise the amount of money that you decided on, you can send it to Ridgewood in two different ways.
- Mail: Make a check out to Ridgewood Church and mark on the Memo Line: “Designated Family Ministries”
- Online: Go to myrwc.org/Give, select Give one time, and in the Fund drop-down select: “Designated Family Ministries"