Partner with us to take nightlight Cambridge from Seed to Sustainability
Since opening our Cambridge drop-in centre in May 2018, nightlight Cambridge has been partnering with churches to bring the good news of God’s kingdom to those at the margins of our city. In the Gospels, we read about how Jesus preaches the good news to the poor. He knows that the Father’s heart is with the excluded, and since they’re so special to him, that’s where he spends most of his time. Jesus’ command for the church to engage in mission isn’t just for the select few who have the means to go overseas, it’s for all of us and nightlight gives Christians an opportunity to engage in that mission in their own city.
To this point, the ministry has received a great deal of its support from a handful of seed donors who have given generously and sacrificially to help us keep the doors open, but in order to take nightlight Cambridge from seed to sustainability, we need to cultivate a large number of smaller donors, rather than a small number of large donors. In order to accomplish this, we’re launching our new fundraising campaign, “Serving Jesus, One Cup at a Time.”
In Matthew 25:31-46, we read the parable of the sheep and the goats. Jesus congratulates the faithful for their practical kindness to those in distress saying, “whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” As we are compassionate towards the poor, the needy, the lonely and the marginalized, we are faithfully serving Christ who identifies with them. That’s why we can speak about serving Jesus one cup of coffee at a time.
How the Campagin works:
If you believe in what nightlight is doing and would like to partner with us financially, we ask that you consider making a monthly contribution. While we appreciate and will always accept one-time donations, regular monthly donations help regulate our cash-flow and to plan for the future. For this campaign, we’re tying cash donations to what nightlight does, serving cups of coffee.
Four easy ways to give:
You can make a monthly donation of
an urn of coffee ($125/month),
a pot of coffee ($75/month),
coffee refills in a travel mug ($25/month),
several cups of coffee ($10/month)
or any combination of these donations.
Mix and Match:
If you wanted to sponsor $50 a month, you could give 5 cups, or 2 pots. When you go to the page at Canada helps to make your donation, let us know in the field what units you’d like to sponsor.
Cup of Coffee
You can make small donations by buying coffee for friends, for $10 a month. Our campaign goal is to raise 70 cups.
You can select the travel mug option, which allows for many coffee refills, for $25 each month. Our goal is to raise 40 travel mugs.
Pot of Coffee
You can brew a pot of coffee for a whole group of friends with donations of $75 each month. Our goal is to raise 14 pots.
Urn of Coffee
Get coffee for a crowd! Our largest donation increment, sponsoring an urn costs $135 a month. Our goal is to raise 9 urns.
Help Us Save Admin Costs:
You can set up recurring donations on Canada Helps, but did you know you can maximize the efficiency of your donation by setting up an automatic Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) with your bank? Download our EFT form, fill it in and e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. This way, we don’t need to pay a commission to process donations and 100% goes to nightlight.