The average drink at Starbucks costs between $3.00 – $5.00. It’s been estimated that the average American worker spends approximately $20.00 per week on coffee from companies like Starbucks. Translated into a year’s worth of spending, that equals $1,040 spent on coffee! But you know what? For just $350.00 per year (or $7.00 per week), you could help save a stork — a mother carrying precious cargo. And, the value of your investment will last longer than 20 minutes.
So let’s do the math. By cutting out only a third of your coffee spending, you could help save a stork in a year. What is even sweeter than a Mocha Frap? Saving an entire lineage of people.
Prayer is a vital and central part of our ministry. We need passionate, dedicated warriors who will faithfully lift us up in prayer. These prayers are so important in protecting our ministry from attacks from the destroyer of life and the deceiver of many. As a part of the prayer team, you will receive regular updates, as well as emergency requests for prayer as needed. This is a simple way to make a huge difference in our ministry. Please take this commitment seriously. To join the team and receive regular prayer updates, please contact us: email@example.com.
Hosting a house party is an effective way to get the word out about what we are doing here at Save the Storks. A house party is basically a way of casting the vision among the people you know. It is an evening spent at someone’s house with everyone they think would be moved by this ministry and willing to give. The evening can look however you want — there can be time for food or desserts, mingling and fellowship. At some point, the host or hostess (and a Stork employee when possible) will lead everyone in a short prayer, then show our promotional video and spend about 10 – 15 minutes sharing our vision and explaining how people to partner with us. The evening can end with a time of prayer to dedicate the work to God and let Him move in people’s hearts. It is amazing to watch and see how God works at these house parties to support our ministry and begin a movement for the things that are close to His heart. At one of the house parties, a lady was moved to give $100,000! You never know how the people you invite will be affected. Even if each house party only brought in $100, that would still be very helpful. If you’d like more ideas for hosting your own house party, or would like information about having a Stork employee attend, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have had a few people commit to giving us their monthly tithe, or a portion of their monthly tithe. With our new monthly commitment form, it is extremely easy to do this! You can have money automatically withdrawn from a checking or savings account every month, or an automatic payment scheduled on your credit card. The more monthly supporters we have, the more consistently we can care for abortion-minded women and continue to expand our ministry.
There are a lot of great fundraising programs out there you can use if fundraising is your thing! Get a group together and partner with the Samaritan Card project to sell the ultimate gift card and raise money for Storks, or get a Chili’s Give Back night going. Host a car wash with your youth group, and get people to sponsor the car washers. If each person can get 10 people to pledge $1.00 per car washed, and you wash 10 cars, that is easily $100! Maybe you have another great idea for a fundraiser! The sky is the limit. Use your creativity to come up with an idea that works for you, and let us know how we can support you!
Charly contacted us to tell us that she is giving her monthly tithe to Save the Storks. Even if it’s not a million dollar donation, it is faithful donations like Charly’s that enable us to reach these women on a consistent basis. Thank you, Charly, for believing in our cause!
Logan has been enthusiastically supporting storks ever since he heard about us. He made a presentation to his church youth group about Save the Storks, and got many of his friends to purchase Stork shirts and bracelets.
Corinne heads up a prolife club at UTD, and invited the Stork team to come do a presentation at her school. She has helped us raise awareness and invest in the lives of the students in her club, as well as get more people involved in Save the Storks.
The Caron Family
It was so encouraging to our staff to receive a letter from the Caron family, telling us about the yard sale they put on after hearing about Save the Storks. All seven members signed the letter the check arrived with!
Tom Ellis, a Microsoft employee, has set up a matching fund through his work. This is a simple and easy way to stretch how far your dollar goes towards helping Save the Storks!
Brittney Julian used her creativity to bless Save the Storks in a unique way. Read her story below:
“…Myself and about 10 other people hosted a photography event, where we sold framed photographs all taken by Union University students and 2 other people. I first came up with the idea last February and have been planning and working ever since. We had to first get the images from the photographers, then buy all the supplies like frames, mattes, etc. I got everything ready over the summer.
The event went great. We did not sell everything, so we sold the rest this Friday and Monday in the main hallway of Union. Eyes were opened as we told everyone why we were doing the show. We explained what Save the Storks is. The message of caring for women first and trying to save lives in a practical way, while sharing the gospel of Christ.
I think that the actual event would have been more successful if we had advertised better. With a limited budget (which we raised through the website Kickstarter) we were not able to advertise to the best of our ability or desire.”
Brittney, thank you so much for all your hard work!