“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller
Each week at Chapel our students are encouraged to bring a donation of coins and small bills that will contribute to a surprising purpose – CHICKENS! We believe that all we have comes from a gracious, providing Father, and we return a portion of these gifts to His kingdom to practice generosity. It’s also a reminder to look outside ourselves and focus on the needs in our community.
At Upbring School in Central Austin, 100% of our donations are going to Lutheran World Relief, a nonprofit organization that helps families in the world’s poorest countries build the resilience they need to thrive. Each gift donated at chapel goes to the LWR “critters” program, and every dollar goes toward the cost of providing chicks and hens, as well as training and support services. The children love counting the hens each week on the map, and for a woman in El Salvador or Indonesia, a farm hen and chick provide more than just a one-time handout, but offer hope and a brighter future as they have eggs to eat, eggs to sell and chicks to grow into a flock to continue the cycle and provide for their families.
The donations of our students empower women and give gifts that keep on giving: independence, sustainability and success.
Each time we collect $40, we have helped provide another family with hens and chicks. Together we have raised enough for 6 groups of chickens and hens to help 6 women serve their families!
Consider making a donation to USAS to help the children reach their goal of helping 10 families. We will continue collecting until August 10, 2018, and you can donate by visiting upbring.org/give and choose “Upbring School of Arts and Sciences” from the designation options.
“Look! I am making all things new!” Revelation 21:5