What a wonderful year this has been for Eagles’ Wings! I know some people may think this is not the normal response to the financial difficulties we have faced this year as an organization, but to be honest no one has ever accused me of being normal. And besides, the Lord has blessed us abundantly even in the midst of these difficulties. We had another record number of youth attend the summer camp. There are half a dozen mentors meeting weekly with their protégés and we see lives being changed. We are growing, not only in numbers, but spiritually. The Lord is not finished with Eagles’ Wings nor the children and families we minister to regularly.
You are an essential part of this work and we are very grateful you are partnering with us through prayer, giving, volunteering, etc. While many people are thinking of end of the year giving, I would like to share a bit about how you can help raise money throughout the year by doing things you already do everyday.
- Do you search the web? Most of us Google something at least a dozen times a day. We have been using Goodsearch.com for several years now as our search engine. Just through my own searches I have raised this year over $17. Now that may not seem like much, but I was able to raise that by doing something I already do everyday – search the web. Instead of using Google to search the web use Goodsearch.com. You can sign up to support Eagles’ Wings Youth Ranch through your Facebook page or by your email address.
- Do you buy groceries? Of course, we all do! You can support the at-risk youth of NM by signing up with Smith’s Grocery Store. Every time you make a purchase and swipe your card, Smith’s will donate to Eagles’ Wings. Go to their website at www.smithscommunityrewards.com and associate your Smith’s card with our organization n
umber 29792. This will not take away from your current reward system.
- Christmas is just around the corner and many of us will be buying products online with a huge discount from the box stores. If you shop at Amazon, sign up to support us through their website. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. Support your charitable organization by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com. You have to associate your account with our organization and start your purchases at the smile.amazon site for the purchase to be eligible.
These are just a few ways that you can help financially support disadvantaged youth here in NM through Eagles’ Wings. If you decide to donate by check or credit/debit card, your end of the year gift is tax deductible. Please contact us if you need help with any of these giving ideas.
We are enclosing two brochures for you. Please share them with your friends and acquaintances so they know what God is doing through you and others here are Eagles’ Wings. Also, please accept the magnet as a gift and a reminder to pray for us in the coming year.
Thank you for all you do for Eagles’ Wings! May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!
~Todd Sledge & the Eagles’ Wings Family