It can not be overstated just how important your impact has been on the life of a.k.a. HOPE and charity efforts around the world. The simple fact that you're reading this blog probably means that you have supported a.k.a. HOPE in some capacity since its inception in 2013. You’ve followed us on Facebook, liked our Instagram photos, donated money, and some of you have even become roomies to these incredible children! We have absolutely felt your love, and we can not thank you enough.
If you've been keeping up with us over the past year you know that there have been some HUGE changes that have taken place, HUGE hurdles we've had to overcome, and HUGE strides taken toward expansion and growth. Of course, with that comes implicitly an ever growing budget.
Because we feel so supported by you, our friends and family and generous strangers, we want to take a minute to be open and vulnerable with you. After a number of unexpected expenses getting the kiddos fully transitioned into the home, we are pretty low in our reserve funds. Unfortunately, the deadline for school fees for the final term is coming up fast! It has been a while since we have made a direct ask to supporters of a.k.a. Nevertheless, desperate times call for desperate measures. We are asking for your help! It's a lofty goal, but if we work together, we think we can raise $10,000 in the next month!
So what’s the ONE thing you can do? Simple.
More than anything right now, we need your money. That may be a bit blunt, but it's true. We would be honored for you to sign up for our amazing Roomies! program. Take a step of faith and commit to a monthly donation. Give the security of knowing there will be resources every week: food, water, electricity. Additionally, get to know these kids and let them get to know you. Invest in their futures. This is by far the most impactful thing you could do to change these kids' lives.
Maybe you have a heart for kids and their education and you want to give above and beyond to make sure they can go to school. This is for you. Simply give a one time gift towards school fees to see these kids get the keys to their future, break the generational poverty, and follow after their dreams. Every little bit counts (for those of you that may only be able to afford $10, that's amazing!). But of course, BIG bits are most certainly welcome too (for those of you who can afford to cover the entire expense, there's a custom box to type in all those zeros). ;) The point is, together we can make a difference.
We are fully aware that there are many of you who are just simply not in a position to give. Those of you, however, who have Starbucks every morning and eat fast food five times a week... you have the means, so no excuses! But those who are in truly difficult situations, we know you still want to help. And you absolutely can! You know people with whom we will never come into contact. Share your voice. Advocate on our behalf. Be the missing puzzle piece that connects people with money to children with need. Simply push the share button at the bottom of this post and choose your favorite social media medium. Let's get people talking about a.k.a. HOPE and these kids who deserve a bright future! Thank you in advance.