Requested Donation

…for an OU Work Retreat

 

May the following serve as a guideline…
Often groups want to come and serve for a day, which we welcome. The Requested Donation for a One-Day OU Work Retreat is a $100 deposit which is due with the application. This is good for a group size of 2 people or 25 people.

While there is no specific Requested Donation for the actual day of service, we do encourage groups to consider an additional offering. Good Works has many needs that we are trusting God to meet. If you are able or would like to help with the cost of any of these needs, please let us know.

Organizing a material donation drive from our needs list is another way in which you can help us. You can learn about some of our ongoing needs by clicking here, or we can send you a current urgent needs list. We are trusting God to move his people to help with HIS MINISTRY here.

You may also want to consider making a donation to our Neighbors Helping Neighbors materials fund. Good Works does not provide materials for these projects. It is beyond our resources to do so. But a contribution from your group can make a significant impact on some who is requesting assistance. For example, materials for a wheel chair ramp cost around $800 depending on the length. While this is a need people have, the funds for the ramp materials are often lacking. Your group can step into this gap and make a significant difference in someone’s life.

Why do we call this a donation?
Although this could be called a fee that is due, we prefer to consider it a donation. We want Work Retreats to be accessible to all groups of various economic levels. Each year we have a few groups come that are not able to give the requested amount to us. We recognize that for some churches and groups this donation request can be a challenge. For others, this is not difficult. Please do not allow this request to stop you from coming and serving with us. We would like to adjust this donation according to the circumstances of your group. If you find that this suggested amount is too much, please discuss this with us so we can work with you to come up with a more workable option. Your presence with us and the relationships that will form is what is most important to us.

The Requested Donation is what makes Work Retreats possible. It is an important financial resource to fund the maintenance and development of the Good Works properties and facilities. It also helps to defray the expenses associated with your stay in the Hannah House. Most importantly, your support enables the ministry of our staff, interns and volunteers, including your group, to make an impact into countless lives of people in our community.