UMYF: Sweets for a Cause
Nov 2022: The Youth Group extend a big THANK YOU to all who purchased goodies and donated for their fundraiser. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of Heifer International’s Dream Baskets. The Dream Basket empowers women by offering them a sustainable future. It is filled with shares of a sheep, heifer, goat, rabbits, and a flock of chicks.
The Youth’s Goal was 10 baskets or $1,200 plus the support of an anonymous matching donor. The youth are excited to report that they will be donating $2,600 (21 baskets!)! A huge thank you for your participation in this year’s Sweets for a Cause!
The First UMC Youth are excited to bring back their in-person fundraiser during Church Charge Conference! This year, it’s called Sweets for a Cause, because they’re including home-made cookies, brownies, and more! This returning annual event was started by the youth in 2009, with a break during Covid, and now they celebrate the 11th year by raising money for an issue they care a lot about – world hunger – specifically they are wanting to support an organization whose work addresses the complexity of poverty in a responsible and caring way.
The Youth Group chose Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development. They work in 21 countries around the world alongside local farmers and business owners, provide training so they can improve the quantity and quality of the goods they produce, and provide targeted financial support that propels farmers toward self-reliance.
All proceeds from the sale will go to the Heifer’s Dream Basket. The Dream Basket empowers women by offering them a sustainable future. And this hope continues as each family passes on gifts of animals and training to another. It is filled with shares of a sheep, heifer, goat, rabbits, and a flock of chicks. Women will also learn how to feed and care for their livestock.
A Dream Basket gift will:
- Improve health by feeding hungry families
- Provide plenty of milk, wool and eggs to sell for income
A Dream Basket $120/each
The Youth’s Goal – 10 baskets or $1,200
Donate/buy during the event, or online: www.santamonicaumc.org/give, click button to Give Online, select Youth Ministry – then select Sweets for a Cause in Fund Dropdown menu.
Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. in the Alcove, during Charge Conference