At NBCC, one of our core values is to transform communities which means we serve our neighbors to bring greater justice, freedom, and joy. We encourage everyone at NBCC to love our neighbors by giving and serving through our 2019 Be Rich to Others holiday outreach! Also, join us for our Be Rich to Others message series, Sun, Oct 13 - Sun, Nov 3!
SERVE — Sun, Dec 8 You and your family are invited to serve from 8 AM – 12 Noon or 11 AM – 3 PM with one of our Be Rich partners below.
Garfield Community School
3600 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park
(There will be limited parking in the school parking lot. Consider parking along Middlefield Rd., south of the school, just past St. Anthony’s Church).
Santee Elementary School
1313 Audubon Drive, San Jose
Lunch will be provided to volunteers at both schools from 11 AM – 12 Noon. Also don’t miss out on a special presentation during lunch!
One of the greatest gifts we have is time. If each of us gives just four hours of volunteer service, we will collectively give over 2,400 hours of service to the local community.
GIVE — Sun, Oct 13 – Nov 3, 2019 Give a one-time gift of $39.95, which will be used to bless Garfield Community School (Redwood City), Santee Elementary School (East San Jose), Agape International School (Nigeria), My Special Treasure Education Center (Guatemala) and Old Skool Cafe (San Francisco).
From the “Giving” webpage, go to the "Choose Designation" drop-down menu and select "Be Rich Holiday Outreach." Or, you can give via the app or text-to-give (“NBCC give” to 77977) and choose “Be Rich Holiday Outreach” fund. You can also make a check payable to: "NBCC" and write "Be Rich" on the memo line. Send checks to:
ATTN: Stewardship Committee
P. O. Box 51650
Palo Alto, CA 94303
If each of us makes a one-time donation of $39.95, together we will raise over $70,000 for these designated organizations.
The Children’s and Youth Ministries coin collection ($39.95/class) Children/youth are invited to gather coins in Ziploc bags and drop them off at their classroom to collectively raise $39.95/class. All coin donations will go to My Special Treasure Education Center in Guatemala.
We encourage our Life Groups to serve together in the different components of the Be Rich Holiday Outreach. To learn more, contact Jesse Cottonham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s be Social!
Add a Be Rich to Others logo to your Facebook profile photo and encourage your Facebook friends to Be Rich to Others too!
We will be back at our usual Redwood City worship location on Sun, Dec 15.
2019 Be Rich Partners
Every year, we have the privilege of working with some of the best schools and organizations! This year is no different. Introducing our 2019 Be Rich partners:
Agape International School is a non-profit Pre-K-6 school providing free education and meals to children in the low-income area of Igaa-Imam in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Many of these families are single parent homes or orphans living with extended family members with no constant source of income.
The vision of the school is to provide under-privileged children with otherwise unreachable opportunities to enable them fulfill their potential and secure their future, as they are raised to be virtuous leaders in the society.
Garfield Community School is a K-8 school in the Redwood City School District. Community schools provide multiple services through intentional partnerships to provide opportunities, optimize impact and address identified needs at an individual and community level. Community schools focus on family engagement, expanded learning and family support services such as health and food resources.
My Special Treasure Education Center (MST-EC) is a pre-K to 7th grade Christian school in Guatemala dedicated to providing education, food and health assistance to sons and daughters of people working at the local dump in Zone 3 of Chimaltenango. Many families do not have access to water, electricity or sewage services in homes made of metal sheets, wood and cardboard that they rent with many family members. MST-EC provides quality education, spiritual support, health and nutrition. The program also focuses on supporting those children who have learning disabilities, who often do not have another school to attend. The school believes that education is the best way to break the cycle of poverty, empowering these children so that they can provide for their families and communities in the future.
Old Skool Cafe is a youth-run supper club that trains and employs at-risk youth, ages 16-22, to run all aspects of the restaurant business. While learning to be hosts, servers, chefs and entertainers, they offer youth a solution for addressing their basic needs and break the cycle of poverty and incarceration and provide a supportive environment to help youth maintain employment and be successful in all aspects of their lives.
Santee Elementary School is a K-6 school in the Franklin McKinley School District. Santee's mission is to develop the resourcefulness, resilience and creativity necessary to be successful in today's and tomorrow's world. Each child will engage in relevant project-based learning that incorporates science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Students will see themselves as community advocates and agents of change, who can positively impact their community.
Let's make the NBCC Be Rich to Others Holiday Outreach a transformational one, both within our congregation and outside of our church walls.
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