Thank you for reaching out to me, as I understand it you want to help the marginalized in Haiti, both in and outside of Star of Hope projects.
I also understand you are open to different methodologies to raise funds and that you're very interested not only to help but also to be enabled to trace the money to Haiti as well as the stakeholders and recipients themselves.
Star of Hope is a 501c3 currently with good corporate status with the state of Kansas and Florida and the federal government including the IRS. We are registered in the state of Georgia as well.
As you already know people don't really give to an organization unless it is a huge very established organization. Most people usually give because they have a personal relationship with someone or something in that organization, just like you do, so thank you for your trust.
I'm sure Tony would tell you that through Star of Hope Sweden, all the Star of Hopes has sent over $250,000 for emergency food after Hurricane Matthew. Unfortunately, that's just a drop in the bucket. Therefore the first thing I'd like to discuss is the different ways we together can do this, alleviate some suffering in Haiti and create hope.
The first thing, of course, is an event, this is absolutely the best way and the most fruitful. I want to let you know already from the get-go that these events require a local manager and in this case that manager is you. A key to success is to have between four and eight (4-8) helpers: usually couples who have some kind of network they can draw and invite people from. After we have those two things it's just to book a venue and schedule the date of the event together, with my help.
Star 36 Challenge-
Our events are called, “Star 36 Challenges” and I will at the end of this document give you the link to where you can find the instructions for such an event as well as a short version of instructions for the event. One thing that helps to have in mind now is that you Glorie will be the host and at the event, we must prepare the event to spin off 1 or 2 more hosts to do a new event, hence the need to include people who share our vision and also have a network of their own.
Why Star 36? This is to raise 1000 dollars or more from each participant over 3 years, that's only 27 bucks a month. We produce the show, the on screen and sound and video bits.
The next thing, in your case, might be workplace giving Because you work for an organization that has somewhere between 1 to 5000 employees this should be investigated.I don't know the corporate culture at MedStar. I believe you said that you had been talking to them already if not you and I could write a letter short to-the-point, and include an ACH sign up form for a one-time or a recurring gift. Also alternatively your human resource or pay manager could offer payroll deduction of a small amount per month.
Mobile apps and text to give-
The next tool would be via mobile applications “text to give” there's three different flavors and corresponding web pages for computer users,
the first one is text in to give $10 or so directly from your phone bill
the second one is text in to give her a recurring gift on your telephone bill and or on a credit card all done through your mobile phone
the third flavor is crowdfunding where you will create your very own crowdfunding page with your picture and your message that you share with your friends. Then some of them might choose to do the same thing and create yet again their own page with their photo and own text message.
Then we have a course a web page of your choice or we can make special page especially for you and your group. That way some who do not like mobile giving can go to the web if they want to go in that way and give
Call Toll-free 1 866 653 0321
If they still do not like web giving they can call and give a credit card to us.
Star of Hope, PO Box 427, Ellinwood Kansas, 67526
If they still do not trust that they can send a check.
Mark Presson 620 204 1865, some feel good if they talk to a CEO
They can give you cash and you send a check.
We can with your supplied addresses send a joint letter and follow up.
In conclusion, all of these things will be to help victims get their food kids and other needed items. With the Star 36 model we can budget help now and in the future, this is so much better than one-time help!
Mark Presson, CEO 866 653 0321
Rigaud, Haiti. July 19, 2015 The church in Rigaud, Haiti sponsored and hosted a second Pastors conference. Praise God for a fantastic week of teaching and hearing how God is working in Haiti.
In the days following the conference, a team from the Rigaud church traveled to a mountainous area (Zoranger) and in door-to-door evangelism 28 people decided to follow Jesus Christ.
Pray that these new followers will grow and that men and women of God will disciple them as they grow to maturity.
- Barry Borror
July 16, 2012 Star of Hope Romania Asks Christians Worldwide to Pray for Their Country
"Please ask the Christians from your churches in USA to pray for our country.We are in a very much political and economic crises during this days.The government makes a lot of changing in laws.The president is quitted by the Parliament. On the 29 th of July we will have Referendum to vote for the President.There are very much tensions and there is big fighting between political people.
Beside of this,the normal people are suffering a lot.The investors leave from Romania.There are no jobs.The prices are higher for the food ,for the petrol and maintenance and the people are struggling to survive.
But the mostly we are worry about the ways of acting by the political party.It is so much hate between people.
Thanks very much !"
Star of Hope Romania
Maloney Gardens, Trinidad Dec 21, 2011 Prayer Urged for victims of fire.
On the 21st December 2011 there was a tragic fire of one of the Housing Development Corporation Apartment in Trou Macaque, Laventille which claim the lives of four (4) persons and seven (7) seriously injured while trying to jump from the 4th floor of the apartment for safety. There were no fire escape on the building and before the firefighters, police and ambulance could arrive many feared for their lives and decided to jump to survive.
Four (4) year old Jemina Coy, one of the victim of the tragic event, who is still traumatize have been brought into Star of Hope Trinidad in Maloney, since they had to resort for shelter at a family member home in Building #12 Maloney Gardens. Everything belonging to Jemina and her family was totally destroyed in the fire, but we are doing everything possible to help and make this beautiful miracle be happy along with her family.
Her mother expresses great thanks for the support and warmth she receive from us here in Star of Hope Trinidad. We urge you all throughout the world that receives that story to continue to pray for the many other victims that have been affected from this fire.
Pray that the contract for the purchase of land for a new school that will allow our compex at TayTay to remain under our control. The final negociations and document preparations are underway. Please pray that Gani will have wisdom the process.