Newsletter November 2017

Challenge time!

              This year November marks the first month of our annual fundraising campaign .  Our goal is to raise the funds we need for another year of running Cherry Street.  We currently work with 139 children K-8th grade each day in our East, West, and Warehouse programs.    Every child starts their day with us with a nutritious after school snack and is sent home knowing a little more about God’s love for them!   Proverbs 22:6  Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.  GNT

As you know, we are growing here at Cherry Street.  We are working with more children than ever before and are offering new and creative learning opportunities to the children.  Our garden program is expanding to include a greenhouse and we have added honey bees to the program.  Growth does mean additional operating cost.  We have a $50,000 match challenge again this year!  We have a donor willing to match $1 for $1 to kick off our fundraising season.  Each dollar donated to Cherry Street now through December 25th will go towards meeting the  match.  When we meet this challenge we will have $100,000 to go towards next years budget.  That will be about 1/3 of what we need for the year.  God provides for our needs through each of you and your donations.  Your volunteer work with the children is another provision through God.  Your investment into our children can be life changing!

We are blessed to be a blessing!  Scripture makes it clear that God blesses us not so we can live with greed, but so we can bless others. God loves a cheerful giver. When He sees that someone is giving freely out of love, God blesses them more.  As you find yourself considering what mission or ministry to support, please put Cherry Street at the top your list.  We have had over 1400 children come through the doors at Cherry Street sine 1995,  That’s a lot of lives receiving guidance and tender nurturing.  Please help us share God’s word and love with the children of Chanute.

All donations can be mailed to us at PO Box 414 Chanute, Ks 66720.  You can also donate on line through our Facebook page (Cherry Street Youth Center) or our web site at

Your Sister in Christ,