Show Hope’s high school initiative, The Movement Club, is a movement of student-led clubs in high schools all across America that focus on caring for orphans. It’s an opportunity for students to take a stand and be the difference in the life of an orphan! We believe that students are capable of far more than most adults are giving them credit for. Service projects are a large part of what The Movement Clubs do on a regular basis. Last semester, three of our clubs did big, semester-long projects that impacted children in their local community!
The first project took place on November 12th in Petal, Mississippi with our Petal High School Movement Club. They had a night of worship and raising awareness about how students can get involved in caring for orphans! Our very own Chris Wheeler (Show Hope’s Director of Student Initiatives) spoke at the event about ways that high school students can make a difference in the lives of orphans. There were booths set up from local adoption ministries with information on what they do and how students in the area could be involved. They also collected baby clothes for Maria’s Big House of Hope, one of our Care Centers in China!
The very next day, The Movement Club at Franklin High School hosted a fundraiser at The Factory in Franklin, TN. Their “Concert for a Cause” was a benefit concert for the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home (TBCH). Several local high school bands played, refreshments were sold, and Rees Greenman from TBCH talked about what they do and how students can get involved. Chris Wheeler also shared about how high school students can engage in orphan care. The club raised a total of $645 at the event!!
The same night as “Concert for a Cause,” The Movement Club (Homeschool Edition) in Buena Vista, CO had their first event to raise money for a local family who is in the adoption process. They decided to organize a glow-in-the-dark dodgeball tournament! After spreading the word through flyers and phone calls, they had around 90 people sign up to play! The club ran into some speed bumps, including having to change venues the day of the event, but the Lord had a plan! Because of the venue change, they were able to add a few more teams. At the end of the night, the proceeds from the team registrations and the donations from the snack bar totaled $1,200!!
These three events are a small picture of all the Lord has been doing through high school students in Movement Clubs across the country. We are passionate about equipping students to put their faith in action by caring for orphans. We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the Movement Club! This month, when you donate to mobilize the next generation of orphan care leaders, you can help equip more students and impact more children! Plus, your gift is DOUBLED thanks to a generous matching grant!
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