It was a busy summer for many Presbyterians across Canada who creatively engaged their communities in raising support for PWS&D’s programs.
Making Bubbles for PWS&D
During their “ROAR” vacation Bible school, the children at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Barrie, On. had sudsy fun in support of PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health project. By collecting pocket change and hosting a car wash, campers raised nearly $800 to help provide vital services to pregnant women, mothers and their babies.
“Since ROAR took us to African regions we felt called to put our funds into Africa and were able to raise $791.48 for the PWS&D maternal, newborn and child health program.” – Julie Cunha, PWS&D Champion for Westminster Presbyterian Church in Barrie, On.
A Sweet Fundraiser
Stacks and stacks of pancakes were on the tables at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, On. this April. By serving the community a delicious breakfast, this congregation raised $600 in support of PWS&D’s response to emergency relief efforts.
This June, members of Knox Presbyterian Church in Victoria, BC. showed that they care about ending global poverty. A concert raised $1,000 for PWS&D and increased awareness about Canada’s contributions to international aid in preparation for the Federal election.
Going Beyond with Kindness
The children at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Markham, On. went To Mars and Beyond in their 2019 VBS. Raising over $400 for Cyclone Idai relief efforts, campers were excited to do something small that will mean more children have homes to live in and schools where they can put learning first.