We have an opportunity again this year to give towards the Pleasant Children’s Foundation in Sierra Leone Africa, providing an entire school year of education at a cost of $30 per child (includes tuition, books, uniforms, and supplies).

Marian Kargbo (who oversees the foundation) shared that their schools have also been affected by Covid, but the tertiary institutions have already opened, and the primary and secondary schools are set to reopen very soon.  Our hope is to provide schooling for as many of the 200 students as possible.

We will be collecting funds through August 16th.  If you would like to give towards this you can give online through VCC’s Church Center page or in the mobile app.  Choose Sierra Leone Education in the pull-down menu on the giving page.

For a quick way to give, you can also text an amount plus the word education to 84321 (for example, $10 education).  If it’s your first-time using text-to-give, you’ll receive a link to complete setting up your profile.  Choose VCCAlbany when prompted to “find your church”.  Standard message and data rates may apply.  Click here to find out more about these ways to give.

There are also offering boxes in the Lobby and Youth Building for those who are attending church in-person and would like to give.  Simply use a donation envelope and write Education in the box marked Other.