What’s Happening: Giving Tuesday

#GivingTuesdayâ„¢ is a campaign to create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

Orchid is honored to be one of over 400 non-profits participating in this incredible event sweeping across the nation. During the month of November Orchid is setting its sights on raising $10,000.00 and completing one project each at two of our South American Communities.

One grant of $5000.00 will complete a room to host no less than 70 children at Mahanaim’s Long Branch mission in Cordoba Colombia. The room will be used for education, Christian ministry and adult training and mentoring. This project has been open since March of this year and Orchid wants to make it bloom. Watch Video.

Another Grant of $5000.00 will purchase and install a self-sustainable solar electric and hot water system for the community of CharcaHuaylla in Peru. This is one of 30 communities requesting these systems and all of them are cared for by our partner Path of The Heart in Ollantaytambo Peru. Watch Video.

Our petals are waving brightly as we embrace this next challenge. YOU can make this happen because Orchid is YOU. Orchid was able to issue 100% of the $6000.00 YOU raised during the Team Camino and BMW road rally campaigns. 100% of the money was given away. Each of these projects listed got a head start with $1000.00 of your donations. This new campaign is even more aggressive but we know YOU can do it.

Please sign up to host an event, throw a party, schedule a bike-a-thon, rally your classmates, dedicate a birthday, have a bake sale, sell those old things you never use or whatever you can think of to raise money and help make these two projects bloom. Be creative, show your stuff like the Orchid you are! We know that with YOU anything is possible!

Orchid is here to help. Email us and we’ll work with you to do whatever is necessary to make this new campaign grow ROOTS.

Remember, YOU are blessed so YOU can be a blessing.