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Welcome to A.I.M. Race Volunteer Team Page!
Together, our team is supporting the charities below through the AIM Adventure Race.
You can learn more about all of the wonderful ways these charities benefit our community and better our world.
Please click the logo of the charity you would like to support below, to donate any amount
Compassion Water of Life, a safe water system goes to the heart of one of the greatest and most urgent needs in developing countries today – providing safe drinking water to children and their families.
Every day over 4,000 children are dying of water-related diseases such as cholera and typhoid that are easily preventable. Many more are suffering sickness, diarrhea and acute stomach pains – illnesses that stop children going to school and growing up into healthy adults.
When you give to Compassion Water of Life, you are not only giving safe drinking water, you are protecting a child from life-threatening diseases and allowing that child to go to school, to dream and reach their full potential.
The York Food Bank: Devoted to ending Hunger in York County It’s a sad fact that every day people in our community go hungry. Hunger has spread in York County and we are now fighting hunger not only in our cities but in our suburbs and our rural areas as well.The face of hunger has changed and it’s now affecting your friends, your family, and your neighbors. We need you to join together with us to “Stick it to Hunger.”
The York County Food Bank is a central serving hub that collects food from a variety of sources and then equitably redistributes this food to our 125 plus agencies or organizations. These organizations include other 501 C-3 non-profit groups, shelters, churches, senior centers, schools and various community centers.
Thanks to the generosity of corporate, organization, individual donors, and government programs we currently provide over TWO MILLION pounds of food and household items annually! The food donations that we receive come from a variety of sources. A large portion of the food that we receive is generated from food drives or fundraisers that are conducted by individuals, organizations and corporations. We are also fortunate to receive donations from various food manufacturers, retails, wholesales and distributors.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE YORK COUNTY FOOD BANK IS DOING IN YORK COUNTY, VISIT OUR WEBSITE ATwww.yorkfoodbank.org/about/
The funds raised for the York County Food Bank through the A.I.M. Adventure race last year allowed for 7,000 lbs of free food to be distributed!
Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Please visit our website, http://www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_pendel.nsf/, for more information about the difference we are making in York County!
The funds raised for the Salvation Army through last year's adventure race provided full scholarships for four kids in need to attend summer camp, keeping them off the city streets.
Transforming lives with Christ-centered education and opportunities
Christian School of York exists to assist Christian parents in fulfilling their responsibility of training of their children by providing a total educational program that is biblically sound, Christ-honoring, and of high standards.
We seek to produce students who recognize and practice the lordship of Christ in all of life and learning and who are thus equipped to function well in society and as member of the body of Christ.
The funds raised for CSY's Scholarship Fund last year funded partial scholarships for 6 students!a
At HOPE International we believe that work is God’s primary plan for provision. We’ve found that most who live in poverty are eager to generate income and employ their God-given skills to add value to their communities. Unemployment robs individuals of that opportunity, but Christ-centered microenterprise development restores it by helping men and women create jobs for themselves and others in their community. HOPE International’s network provides a variety of services and resources across 16 countries to address the pervasive employment gap faced by the world’s poor.
Contributions to HOPE International through A.I.M. Adventure Race last year impacted the
lives of clients such as Clotilde Nikoyavuze of Burundi. Married for 20 years, Clotilde and her husband have six children and recently adopted a seventh. She says she hopes each of her children will complete school. Clotilde
runs a plumbing and hardware stall called MamaBeby. Since receiving her first
loan from HOPE's local partner, Turame, Clotilde's monthly profits have doubled.
She says, “The loans have improved day-to-day life. We feel like we are no longer in poverty.”
100% Pass Through
What does 100% Pass Through mean? It's one of the things that makes us somewhat unique in the mission field. We have always felt that God called us to serve others and help others serve by being good stewards and keeping costs low. That helps us pass through 100% of funds designated to ministry areas! That means if you give $100 to a missionary, that missionary receives $100 of support! If you give $100 of support to Home Helps $100 goes to the Home Helps Ministry. If you sponsor a family for $25 a month, guess what? $25 goes to support that family!
It's definitely not something you hear every day. However, this promise we make defines our organization and mission. We are here to serve others! We value your generosity and passion for serving other through your donation. So we even cover all credit cards fees and wire transfers to ensure they receive every penny.
This model is completely dependent on donors and supporters who help us cover all our operating expenses. We believe our work in York County, across the USA and around the world is vital to serving families at risk.
In 2009, Christine Gelatt founded Freedom 4/24 on the simple conviction that human beings are not commodities. After witnessing an adolescent girl being purchased for $24 in Thailand, she dreamt of ways to be a conduit of change by mobilizing people who share her conviction and banding together to bring an end to the injustice of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The founding team thought, what if we
used that same number, $24, and showed people how even a small sum of money can be used to bring lasting, holistic freedom rather than oppression, shame and hopelessness? With that thought in mind, our Run For Their Lives race series was organized as
a way to practically fulfill our mission of mobilizing individuals to stand against this injustice.
Since 2009, we have continually reexamined and expanded our focus to include not only Thailand, but any place where women and children are trafficked and
sexually exploited. We partner with Christ-centered organizations that are committed to ending this exploitation by bringing justice to wrongdoers or by
providing shelter and rehabilitation to survivors.
Working Toward a Permanent End to Homelessness for Families
Our Mission and Values Bridge of Hope National Vision The vision of Bridge of Hope National is to end and prevent homelessness for women and children across the United States by calling churches into action.
Bridge of Hope National Mission Our mission is to call and equip compassionate people from many Christian faith traditions to exemplify Christ’s love to homeless women and children by creating and sustaining thriving Bridge of Hope affiliates and program and church sites. Local Bridge of Hope affiliates and sites bring together professional staff and trained church-based mentoring groups to empower homeless and at-risk single mothers to attain:
1. Following Jesus.
The York Rescue Mission began in 1962 with the objective to offer food, clothing, shelter and spiritual guidance for the poor and needy of York County. We have continued to develope this vision for over 50 years!
Our goal is Service above Self and to be Christ-like; inviting men, women and children to accept the Savior whom God sent into the world (John 3:16). We meet the basic human needs of the many we serve, as well as equip, train, nurture and guide them toward a better quality of life.
Poverty and despair are at an all time high in our community! In 2011 we served 197, 531 total meals and provided overnight shelter for 7,048 needy men, women and children. The YRM is committed to being an important part of the solution.
Please browse our site, http://www.yorkrescuemission.org/, to learn more about us and the many different ministries that we offer. We pray that you will consider becoming a part of this vital outreach.
The funds raised for the York Rescue Mission last year provided 3,900 meals for the needy in York City.
WHY I SHOULD SUPPORT THE YORKCOUNTY SPCA…
1. With your generous gift/support to YCSPCA your contribution will help improve the
lives of many of the lost, unwanted, neglected and abused animals residing at our shelter.
2. The YCSPCA is the sole non-profit agency within York Countythat investigates and shelters the victims of animal abuse and neglect.
3. By lending your support to the YCSPCA you will be helping our staff, veterinarians and dedicated band of volunteers provide the best possible care to the animals that find themselves with us.
4. Your kindness will help the YCSPCA insure the continuation of the many valuable programs that benefit the animals in our community.
5. By assisting the YCSPCA you make it possible for the organization to reach out to lower-income
residents in our community and provide free/low cost programs that benefit the welfare of the animals owned by our friends and neighbors.
The money raised for the SPCA through last year's A.I.M. Adventure Race provided funds to treat and care for 200 animals.
Who We Are KICS is a friendship group founded by Sarah Yanda and Ashley Dively. We made a strong commitment to spending time with a group of girls from York City. In January 2013, the group expanded to boys. The boys and girls meet separately but the mission is the same. During our time together, we have dinner, learn a Biblical lesson, play games, do a lesson related craft, and spend quality time together.
...Children growing up in very difficult circumstances need to experience love that is expressed over time. With spending time with these children, the consistency of this commitment speaks loudly. It says, "You are Important, You are Smart and You Matter!
If the citizens of this country want to change this growing problem of poverty in America, then we need to teach children some different
values. The reality is that children in poverty will not learn work ethic and success if the community does not get involved. Children in poverty have a difficult time breaking the vicious cycle of poverty. The communities they live in are plagued with drugs, gun violence, male incarceration, and absentee fatherhood. Since their life outcomes seem so bleak, it is unfair to imagine these children fixing their own problems. Stand up and help make a difference in
a child’s life today!
Our Mission We all have an idea in our minds of children that need guidance. You may use terms such as at-risk, challenging, insecure, vulnerable, etc. But, we must remember that in Galatians 3:26 paul says, "For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus." There is often an idea that these children can't learn or don't care to learn. The truth we have seen firsthand is that they WANT to learn and NEED to learn. These kids just want adults who will take time to understand them and who will give them the acceptance, guidance, and love they need. If we are patient and look deeply enough, we can understand the child's message is essentially "Don't give up on me." "We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of god but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us."
1st Thessalonians 2:8
Did you Know?
At least 100,000 to 300,000 children are used in prostitution every year in the
The average age of entry into prostitution is 13 years old
Prostituted girls are often controlled by a pimp who recruits them by posing as a
boyfriend, caretaker,and protector.
There are less than 100 beds available for these children in
Will you help us restore the victims of sex trafficking? Your support is greatly
Our Mission & Vision
Olivia's House is an organization of caregiving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children. Its purpose is to facilitate healing through grief and loss education.
As the premier free-standing, independent grief and loss center, we are dedicated to having the capabilities to support the growing needs of the community. In doing so, Olivia's House will become the primary resource for local and national grief and loss education.
Olivia's House relies on community-minded individuals and organizations to help us continue our mission of serving grieving families.
To help us change the lives of many greiving families, please visit our website, www.oliviashouse.org/