India Kids Charity Ride
Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada
We're excited to be "riding and raising" for the India Kids at Living Hope Ministries' Slum School in New Delhi. Please watch the "Thank you message from India Kids" video, below. Click on the first image in the media gallery.
Support or join the India Kids Charity Ride to be held Saturday, October 1, 2016 departing 10:00am from the McDonald Park picnic area, east end of Abbotsford (Hwy. 1 Exit 104 by the Yellow Barn, north end of No. 3 Road.) Participants and supporters are invited to a picnic lunch and celebration following the ride, approx. 12:30-2:30pm.
To Support a Team or Rider
IMPORTANT: The India Kids Charity Ride campaign has three levels: the Event page itself, three Team pages and many Participant pages. It is important to observe the title at the top of the page before you click a Donate button. You will be donating to the event, team or participant accordingly. To see a list of ALL registered teams and riders, click "Find a Team or Person" then "Search". (Leave the search field blank. Typing a name or word will narrow the search and show only limited results.) Select the name of the person or team you wish to support. Then click a Donate button. Follow the on-screen prompts. Donate one time or monthly. CanadaHelps will send you a tax receipt via email.
To Join A Team
All riders must join one of the three teams: Road Rascals, a 50km road ride, Trail Blazers, a 20km trail ride, or the SWO Great Lakers team. Click on the name of the team you wish to join then select "Join Team". Follow the on-screen prompts to create a CanadaHelps account and set up your Participant Page where you'll share a brief message and set your fundraising goal. Please use your name only for your participant page title. Share your page via email and social media using the yellow Share icons above. (Please note: Participants must raise a minimum of $250.00 per individual or family.)
India Kids was birthed out of a desire to help the neediest children in India, and to spread the gospel to the children and families that the Program came in contact with. India Kids has been embraced by the Canadian Foursquare Church family, and beyond.
The purpose of the India Kids Program is to assist in providing opportunity for the neediest children (indigent, poor, “at risk”) to receive free education and Christian training with care for their physical, spiritual and mental development.
The children may include dalit (untouchables) castes from any religious persuasion; given their attendance at the Slum School, these children will be less exposed to the risks of misfortune, decrepit activities, and physical and social illnesses.
Donations to India Kids contribute towards the costs of uniforms (required in India for all school children), books, notebooks, teaching materials, teachers’ allowances, building rental, food, and other related expenses.
India Kids currently sponsors 150 students who attend the Slum School, operated by Living Hope Ministries in New Delhi. At this time, the school can accommodate children up to grade 7.
An India Kids Sponsorship costs $20 per child each month with Living Hope Ministries. An annual donation for one child is currently $240. All India Kids funds are used directly for the children. Administrative and travel costs associated with the Program are paid by Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada, or by donations directed specifically to these costs.