A Beautiful Run for Beautiful Gate – See you on September 8!

WALK alongside Beautiful Gate Child Care Center®

Thank You from the 6th Annual Beautiful Run BC

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

We praise God and give thanks for our participants, donors, corporate sponsors (Accord Transportation, Landbridge Logistics, Qualico, and Twin-Pol Express), and volunteers. A special thanks also to Crossridge Church, Discipleship International and Surrey Christian School.

We were blessed with great weather, cleaner air, fellowship, exercise, funds raised, and joy in serving Him.

We  estimate approximately 150 participants and volunteers were present August 12, 2017 at Tynehead Park. If you missed our event, we are still open to additional donations to help us make this our best event yet. With Discipleship International staff away on a

 

Missions Trip to Kenya and Uganda our financial outcome will be known approximately mid-September. Tax receipts for 2017 will be issued in February 2018 from Discipleship International.

Stewardship:
Our fundraising expenses are 13%-15% of funds raised. 85% goes to Beautiful Gate to be used for day-to-day expenses or special projects in consultation with Beautiful Gate. The Directors, North American Ambassador, and Long-Term Volunteers raise their own support. Annual expenses, for the daily needs of up to 75 orphans, are $400,000 US, including wages for 45 local staff, who provide 24/7 care.

Previous Donations:                                              

Through God’s blessings, we have raised over $50,000 for Beautiful Gate, prior to the 2017 run/walk.

 

 

New for next year:

Date change: September 8, 2018

Beautiful Gate 30-minute PowerPoint presentation, professionally narrated. Email us to book a showing for your group to help us to increase our exposure to new participants.

Fundraising Thoughts for 2018 participants:
Seek sponsors for yourself or your family: ask your employer, family and friends, clients, colleagues, suppliers, club members, anyone and everyone. People may support you on our website using the ‘SPONSOR’ button, or print the Sponsor List and collect cash.

Fundraising Thoughts for Individuals/Families:
The Schlamp family celebrated one of their children’s birthdays by requesting donations for Beautiful Gate in lieu of gifts, raising $34.

 


Mission Trip March 2017!

Thanks to everyone who supported Beautiful Gate through this mission trip. We raised $15.000, which was used to purchase a few things that were on their wish list: $2000 for a new fridge for the clinic to keep medications on site for the children who need them; $1,000 for 250 pounds of medical supplies that were donated by Health Partners International of Canada; and the remaining funds may be used for other capital assets or will be used to offset their annual shortfall in support for caring for the children.

We had a team of 9 who spent 11 days on site and were amazed at the wonderful facility and the loving care lavished on the children. We spent each morning working with the housemothers helping to feed, dress, and interact with the children as they went about their regular routine of attending Playgroup, while the 4 & 5-year-olds went to Pre-school. After lunch we did a Vacation Bible School for the Pre-school group and a Discipleship Training for the staff. We had a great time getting to know the children, staff and long-term volunteers.

We return with new enthusiasm to get to work on this year’s Run/Walk and look forward to seeing all of our regular supporters out again, and hope to see a number of new runners, walkers and supporters come to see what we are all about. We have a great presentation to show to any group that may be interested in supporting Beautiful Gate. Contact us at beautifulrunbc@gmail.com

The Future

The Seventh Annual Beautiful Run BC Run/Walk is scheduled for September 8, 2018 at Tynehead Park, Surrey, BC (the same location as 2017). Join us: Participate! Donate! Pray!