In 2016 with the help of many of you who are reading this I traveled to Jamaica with As One for my very first Missonary trip. My first trip was not only life changing for the children I encountered, but it reminded me of the desire I've had for years to go to other Countries and pour out what God has placed inside of me. I made a promise that for as long as God provides a way for me to go I will continue to serve and pour out. This year with the support of many of you I will be heading back to Jamaica to host our third annual Summer Arts Camp.. Ministry costs money and I am asking you all to partner with me, sow your most valuable seed, and share my journey with those that you may know. My fundraising this year not only covers all of my travel expenses, but a portion of the money goes towards the school and art supplies we are taking for the children.
I thank you in advance for investing in me and my purpose, but even more so investing in the HUNDREDS of children that we at As One get the pleasure of connecting with and serving!
Usually I would do my own video of me explaining to you why I need you to sow into me and how much it means, but this year I am just going to allow you to watch the video from our Summer Arts Camp last year. These children that you see in this video are what you're sowing into...their lives, their futures, their destinies. You are sending me to help equip, encourage, teach, supply, and love on them. My favorite scripture that describes why I need your help is Matthew 9:37-38 "He said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” I am one of the workers that is ready and willing to go out and work the fields, I just need to provision to get there.
If you would perfer to sow through Cash App $JessicaJennae or directly to AsOne at $AsOneCharity just make sure my name is put in the subject line
AS ONE COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT INC wrote:
In 2017, as part of our mission to serve communities across the globe, As One traveled to beautiful country of Jamaica to provide much-needed educational enrichment programs to children at the Ulster Spring Primary School in Trelawny, Jamaica. We were deeply moved by our time in the country; inspired by the wonder, resilience and unbridled joy of the children we encountered at the small, but mighty school.
This summer, to continue the work started last year, As One Charity will travel back to Trelawny to bring a creative and performing arts camp to the children of Ulster Spring Primary School.
The week-long, arts-immersion experience will take place August 12 - 19, and provide 150 students with the opportunity to explore their creative nature. For many of the participants, this will be their first time exploring their inner artist and experiencing classes in areas such as theater, dance, music, painting, drawing, craft, fashion, and design. As One will also provide curriculum in foreign language (French & Spanish), computer literacy and creative writing.
We have the volunteers, venue, and bright young stars eager to learn, but we still need your support.
As One needs to raise $11,000 by August 1, and we invite you to help us make this camp a reality. Your support will not only provide art supplies, costumes, meals and safe transportation for campers during our week in Trelawny, it will allow us to give each camper a backpack filled with art and school supplies in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Your investment will help improve the lives of these children, their families and communities, now and into the future. Join us by supporting As One today.
“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela
$900.00 - Camper t-shirts (2 per child)
$400.00 - Camper drawstring backpacks
$1,700.00 - Camper meals (Breakfast & lunch for 1 week for 150 kids)
$300 - Camper transportation
$900.00 - Theatre and Dance Program Costs (stage construction/rental, costumes)
$800.00 - Camp art supplies
$2,175.00 - Backpacks pre-filled with basic school supplies (300 @ $7.25/ backpack) $900.00 - Additional school supplies – paper, crayons, glue sticks
$500.00 - Journals and camper gifts
$1,900.00 - Shipping & Customs fees
$300 - General camp production costs (staffing)
$10,775 TOTAL ANTICIPATED EXPENSES
Thank you for support!
-As One Charity