2012 Christmas Thanks forAppeal your support Dear Friends and Supporters of CYC, Here at CYC, now that camp forms and calendars are out we have a moment or two to reflect on the year past before the onslaught of our summer camps begin. It’s definitely time to be thankful to the Lord who has brought us safely through another calendar year. In lots of ways it’s been a very satisfying year although some difficult decisions needed to be made. Fourteen outreach camps ran with good numbers at each. However seventeen teams were in place to run camps, but through lack of participants Rail Trail Camp, Snow Camp and D:Camp were cancelled and did not run. Sponsorship Fund In December 2010, we identified a need for and created a sponsorship fund to allow families that otherwise couldn't afford to send kids to camps, the opportunity to have camp fees either fully or partly paid. In fact since December 2010, we have paid out over $10,000 in sponsorship. We are now receiving so many requests for Kids camps fees to be paid from our sponsorship fund that this year these requests have totally exhausted our supply. In fact we over-extended ourselves and helped more kids into camps than we had sponsorship funds for - as we didn’t want any who were ‘keen as’ but lacked finance to miss out. So there are now kids who desperately need some support, encouragement and exposure to the Gospel who will now miss out these summer holidays! Also to keep our camp fees as affordable as possible for families we have held to last years prices, however this means those fees published on the recent promotional material you received are on average 28% below our cost price to run them! Future Progress We are also keen to make progress to enhance our facility and further increase Ministry opportunities. However with lower group bookings this year and difficult economic times, it may take us some time before much progress can be made on repairs and any progress at all on capital development. Such as things like our storage
shed currrently under construction, proposed kitchen upgrade in main facility, outdoor lighting and sports area developments, heating improvements and Homestead upgrade. Our operational costs for wages, power, insurances and other monthly accounts are on average $11,000 per month even without any group bookings on-site or our kids camps running. Our Request It is with some difficulty that I sit here writing this update, because there is still lots to be done and there’s not enough to go around. It’s also very humbling to ask for assistance, in fact it’s quite overwhelming to seek already committed supporters for help. So with an attitude of thankfulness and appreciation I would like to encourage you to consider giving something towards our 2012 Christmas Appeal, by making an extra donation to CYC. This will help create happier Kids and households, fewer at-risk-kids…and who knows? When we make sure amidst all the fun and good times at camp, we set aside time for special moments (and memories), to learn about the God who created us, and often these moments can have surprising results, being converted to Christianity! Now that’s something be a part of and to praise the Lord for! So please consider making a Christmas donation this year and help the CYC ministry to get more Kids to Christian Outreach Camps, to strengthen, train and equip more youth for Christian ministry and endeavor and to maintaining the ongoing ministry of CYC. Please help make our Christmas appeal a success and consider donating $100. If $100 is too big a stretch, please just give what you can. If you can manage more than $100 fantastic! In His Service The Council of Management and the staff at CYC, we wish you all a very refreshing, meaningful, family filled Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour.
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To donate to our Christmas appeal you can either: • Gift funds by internet banking to our account Westpac #03 0905 0937076 00 - please use either the words donation or sponsorship for the payment reference so we know what to use it for • Post a cheque to us (with either donation or sponsorship written on the reverse so we know what to use it for) to CYC Waihola, P.O. Box 15061, Waihola, 9243 All donations and sponsorship are tax deductable and a tax receipt will be sent out on the 31st March 2013. Our Charities Commission Registration number is CC25364
CYC Waihola's Christmas appeal letter