Janice Chan wrote -
New York City: the land of the free and the dis-enfranchised, of the brave and the helpless, of the hopeful and the lost. Next spring, I will embark on a four-month outreach programme with Metro Ministries to work with inner city children in New York.
For four months, I will work to empower at-risk and marginalised children.
For four months, I will provide practical help and hope to children by running children’s programmes, performing relief work, counseling, and making home visits.
For four months, I will find those lost in the roughest circumstances of gangs, crimes, drugs and prostitution.
For four months, I will need your generosity to reach out to the marginalised and at-risk who live in one of the richest cities in the world, but still cannot manage a full belly or a roof over their heads.
Distribution of Funds:
Item / Amount approx US$
Airfare / 1419
US visa / 155
MM Application Fee & Training Expenses / 2100
Daily Expenses (public transport, meals off-base, laundry, toiletries etc) / 2840
Medical Insurance / 260
Miscellaneous / 130
Total / 6904