BENEFITING: VINEYARD COMMUNITY CHURCH
La Fundación Rahab (The Rahab Foundation) is a Christian non-profit organization in San José, Costa Rica that rehabilitates women, men, and adolescents who are victims of sex trafficking or who participate in the commercial sex industry. They offer services that restore families to help reintegrate them into society through spiritual attention, education, nutrition, psychological assistance, and vocational training. Rahab has helped more than 3,000 people in the San Jose area, provided 16 houses, and trained over 5,000 government leaders, police, tourism workers, and youth in human trafficking issues.
The Rahab Foundation offers a youth program that works with adolescents that live in impoverished neighborhoods and are at high risk of becoming involved in the sex industry. Many of these children's family members are directly involved in the sex industry or with substance abuse, increasing their chances of also becoming involved. Through weekly daycare and weekend programs, the foundation provides a support system, spiritual guidance, prevention assistance and vocational training with the intentions of breaking this cycle.
Another strategy for ending this cycle is through their annual weekend summer camp at the end of August. The camp focuses on three main goals.
- Mentoring youth in developing life goals to become a productive member of society
- Encouraging a relationship with God through daily devotionals
- Building a community among the youth that fosters teamwork and lifelong relationships
Through this page we hope that you consider sponsoring a youth (ages 11-18yrs) to attend this 3-day educational summer camp. The children in the youth program live in impoverished neighborhoods and cannot afford to pay their summer camp fees. Unfortunately, the foundation does not have the resources to cover these fees either, and is depending on donations to make this camp a success. It costs $70 per youth to attend the weekend camp. This cost includes:
- Transaction fee
The Foundation wants to sponsor 60 children and needs to raise enough money by Friday, July 4th, 2014. Any dollar amount of donations is greatly appreciated. Also any donations surpassing the $4,200 needed for the camp will directly benefit the Youth Program of Fundación Rahab. The extra donations raised will provide resources for the children such as clothing, food, and other daily necessities. All donations will be made to Vineyard Community Church in Grafton, WI, who is an affiliate of the Rahab Foundation. After all donations are collected, Vineyard Community Church will transfer the donations to the Rahab Foundation in Costa Rica.