April is always an amazing time at Cherry Street. Spring has sprung, the kids and staff are re-energized from spring break, and we have a special holy week! Holy week is our opportunity to teach children about Jesus’ final days before his crucifixion and resurrection.
We have been doing our annual Church visits.
We take helping our children find a church home seriously. Each year we take our west students to area churches to see what that church is all about and what they have to offer in their kids ministry.
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Grow, Grow, Grow!
We are so excited about what’s growing in our greenhouse! We have had some trails and errors but Chris Wehlage of SEK Landscape has been working along side with us and we have green things growing!!
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I am very excited to share that we met 100% of our 50,000 challenge!!!! As of the print of this newsletter we have received 18,240.86 toward our match for the additional 30,000 challenge we received. We still have a few checks coming in dated back in December that will continue to go towards that 30,000. When we receive the match funds we will have 138,482 to go toward next years operating cost!!
Thank you for all your generosity in 2018!!
December is the final month of your annual fundraising challenge. We are nearly to 30,000 at the end of November. Our goal is to reach 80,000 by the end of this month. Your financial support is so critical and appreciated here at Cherry Street. Our day to day operations are possible because of our contributors! Just last mother we purchased $1300 worth of food for after school snacks, needed 23 bags of soil for the greenhouse, and had to have the sewer system at Warehouse worked on due to roots clogging the line.
October started our annual challenge off with just under $8,000 in donations! That leaves $72,000 left to raise in the next two months to allow us to have all of the potential match funds. I would love to personally come to a church service, community organizational meeting, staff meeting, board meeting or what ever opportunity you can make available to speak about our ministry with the children of Chanute and why financially supporting our after school programs is so important to our kids and the community. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the office at 431-2161. Thank you for everyone’s support!!
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Newsletter November 2018
Newsletter September 2018
Jesus Loves me, this I know…
Many of you know this children’s song by heart. I learned it in Sunday school at a very early age.
We are so excited to start a new school year with our children here at Cherry Street! We have new learning opportunities and we have tweaked classes to make them more effective and fun for the children. We currently have 130 children registered in our elementary and middle school programs combined. About half of those children do not attend church regularly or do not have a “church home”. 69% of our children come from lower income homes which qualify for free or reduced meals at school.
We want to teach EVERY child that Jesus loves them. We want them to know there is nothing that can separate them from his love. We want to fill them with hope and power to achieve the great plan He has for their lives. Please be praying for each child and for every staff member this year.
Newsletter August 2018
Back to School
Summer was a blast but we are ready for our children to return! We will have 100 elementary students and approximately 30 middle school students with us after school. We are excited for the changes and additions to our program options for our kids this year. Greenhouse gardening will be a new challenge but one we are ready to take on and the additional classroom space fills two needs. It offers a safe place during severe weather and much needed classroom space. Please be prayerful for a good year. Pray for our children and their families. Pray for our staff to be filled and ready for challenges each individual child may have. Please pray for our board of directors to continue to lead Cherry Street according to God’s will.
Newsletter July 2018
We have Great news! We have been issued a $5000 challenge by Pete’s. As we grow in services and the number of children we serve each day, our budget must grow as well. In response to our increased budget needs, Pete’s will match $1 for $1 up to $5000 for every donation we receive in July! We need every dollar, so send in those donations to PO Box 414 Chanute, Ks or you can donate online at www.cherrystreet.org.
Newsletter June 2018
We have a super fun summer planned for kids K-7th grades! We are all about camping. We have church camp, sports camp, survival camp, and science camp planned for our elementary students. Our middle schoolers will be earning “badges” for survival skills they master through the summer. A few of the badges are cooking, self defense, fishing, building a shelter, devotional, respect, and first aid.
Please pray for a safe summer and that children will grow in their faith. Pray for our summer staff to be healthy and full of life! We appreciate your support and prayers!