Update: Thanks to the generosity of those who attended worship on Sunday (both in person and virtually), we were able to buy our cow, a pig, two roosters, and ten fruit trees for the farm; all the remaining glue sticks we needed (1250+) for the Deerfield Beach Block Party; and $80 worth of school supplies to send to the Bahamas on behalf of the Broward-Bahamas Conference. The spontaneous giving was just overwhelming!
A sincere thank you to everyone who donated toward ELCA World Hunger's Global Farm Project and brought in glue sticks for the DFB Block Party. The preschool is still welcoming donations for the variety of animals who live on the farm! Stay tuned for more stories about the impact our generosity will have for our neighbors and people all around the world.
Did you know that 2.6 billion people worldwide rely on agriculture for their income, making the food system the world's largest employer? And yet, farm workers in the United States are more than twice as likely to experience poverty (a number increasing since 2018).
One of the best ministries of our larger church is ELCA World Hunger, which addresses food insecurity and food-related issues both nationally and internationally. This summer, they are sponsoring the Global Farm Challenge to raise over $525,000 to alleviate the pinch felt by workers and owners on small farms both in this country and abroad.
Zion Church & Evergreen Academy want to do our part by participating in this challenge. Between now and the Sunday before the start of the school year (August 14, 2022), we want to raise enough money to build our own farm!
We will do this by sponsoring animals to populate the farm. Since our church members want to lead by example, they will be sponsoring the cost of cows ($500 each)! The remainder of the animals will be shared among the preschool classes and office.
$10 - Fruit Tree
$10 - Flock of Chicks
$15 - Rooster
$20 - Honeybees
$30 - Pig
$50 - Goat
$500 - Cow
Our goal is to raise enough money to purchase as many of each animal as possible. And, as we raise the money for one of each animal, it will be added to the farm bulletin board at the entrances to the preschool and church. Watch our farm of animals grow in real time!
To donate toward Zion and Evergreen Academy's Global Farm Challenge, click the link below and choose the fund "ELCA World Hunger." Thank you for your generosity!