You’ve received your ADRA Appeal resources and have started planning collections – maybe you’ve even secured permission to collect at your local supermarket. But a question remains.
How can I ask everyone attending my church regularly to raise $40 during the ADRA Appeal? Is it too much to ask?
Let’s put it in real terms. Collecting $40 during #knocktober is equivalent to:
- Buying a Big Mac every two months.
- 77 cents a week
- 11 cents a day
It’s quite honestly what most of us would call ‘spare change’ – and what takes an average of one-hour collecting during the ADRA Appeal.
But when your $40 is combined with that from other churches in Sydney and across Australia amazing things happen. Right here in Sydney the ADRA Community Centre in Blacktown serves hundreds of people every year – from counselling to assistance finding accommodation; and, our mentoring program in Macquarie Fields is strengthening families and community.
This is happening across Australia – and right around the world.
I’ve included the table the team at ADRA dropped at my office which outlines the church targets for 2014. A number of churches are already exceeding their targets – and we’d love to challenge them to increase it by just 5%.
This #knocktober your $40 can help ensure 63,000 people at home and overseas have the opportunities they need to thrive. So start planning your collecting, organize a fundraiser or sign-up to the Virtual Doorknock now.
That’s not too much ask is it?
See below for your church’s targeted fundraising goal for ADRA Appeal. The estimate is based on $40 per attendee.
|GSC Church||$40 per attendee goal|
|Church in Fields||4200|
|City Cook Islands Group||2200|
|Fountain in City||3800|
|Lakemba Tongan Group||3000|
|Lord Howe Island||3980|
|Mt Druitt Samoan||10120|
|Mt View Multicultural||3840|
|Pendle Hill Polish||4877|
|Ryde Korean (formerly Strathfield Korean)||1280|
|Seven Hills Group||826|
|Sydney Central Korean||3280|
|Sydney Cook Islands (also known as Drummoyne)||1880|
|Sydney Russian (or Strathfield Russian)||14936|
|Tahmoor SDA Company||12855|
|UBUNTO Blacktown Group||200|
|Wetherill Park Spanish||9680|
Contributed by Malcolm Rea, Greater Sydney Conference ADRA Director