Ways to Help

Join the Prayer Team

Praying for GGCC students, teachers, staff, and leadership is the most important and effective tool we have!  If you'd like to join our Prayer Team and receive regular updates on prayer needs at GGCC, please click here to sign up!

Sponsor a Child

We currently have students in all grades who would love to put a name and face to their supporters in the US!  If you'd like to get involved in a child's life, exchange letters and/or emails (through our secure system), and make a difference in a specific child's life, please consider sponsoring a child!

Write a Letter to a Student

Students cherish letters received from friends in the US and enjoy writing back!  If you'd like to write a letter to one of our students and brighten their day, it's as simple as picking a student from our sponsorship page.  Pick out a student and read their profile, then write them a letter, sending it to students@ggcckenya.org.  Please put the student's name and student # in the Subject line.  We will remove your contact information before sending it to Kenya.  You can also handwrite or print a letter and mail it to us at PO Box 713, Matthews, NC 28106.  The student can also respond with a letter, which we will deliver back to you.  (Please note that all communication between students and supporters is closely monitored by our staff both in the US and in Kenya.)

Give to the Naphtaly Mattah Vision Fund for Unsponsored Students

The Naphtaly Mattah Vision Fund is an unrestricted fund in honor of Naphtaly Mattah that exists to support his vision for the unsponsored and partially sponsored children on Mfangano Island.  Money given in this way will provide a Christ-centered education, food, clothes, housing, and medical care to the unsponsored or partially-sponsored children served by GGCC.  If you'd like to give to this fund, please click here and then select "Naphtaly Mattah Vision Fund" from the dropdown.

Amazon Smile

A simple and automatic way to have financial giving impact GGCC is allowing your regular shopping with Amazon to benefit GGCC USA.

Simply go to Amazon Smile to designate Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre Advisory Board, Inc. in your regular Amazon.com shopping.  GGCC will receive a portion of the purchase price.  Be sure to save the new link into your bookmarks for future purchases.

 

Play Golf or Sponsor a Hole in our Annual Golf Tournament

Play, Partner, or Donate!  For more information on how to participate in our Golf Tournament, head on over to our GGCC Links to Hope golf page!

Matching Gifts  

Other employers offer matching gifts for eligible charities.   You might be able to double or even triple your donation to GGCC USA through donation-matching options from your company.  Some companies also make monetary donations to match employees’ volunteer hours.  Check with your employer to see if any of these options are available to you.

 

Gifts of Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds

Giving a gift of your eligible appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds)  offers a two-fold tax savings: a tax-deduction for the full fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift, and avoidance of capital gains taxes on the appreciation. You can thus leverage a larger donation than you could make with cash – and receive a larger tax benefit – by “buying low and giving high.”  Please contact Greg Lineberger for more information.

 

Planned Giving

GGCC relies on prayers and contributions to meet today’s as well as tomorrow’s needs With prayerful consideration and tax-saving tools, a Planned Gift (sometimes known as a Legacy Gift) may help you multiply the impact of your donation beyond your lifetime.

Planned gifts are typically made through bequests in your will or estate plans to designate a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate to GGCC.  

Please contact Greg Lineberger for more information   

 

Charitable Donations from IRAs

Under current IRS tax laws, for eligible tax years, individuals age 70½ or over could exclude up to $100,000 from gross income for donations paid directly to a qualified charity from their IRA.  Please check the details at the IRS website link or contact your financial advisor.  

 

Tribute Gifts

Make traditional gift-giving occasions particularly meaningful by helping children have healthier, happier futures. Whether it is Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a birthday, a wedding, an anniversary, or another special occasion, consider asking those who are celebrating with you to give a donation to GGCC in lieu of gifts.

 

Memorial Gifts

Honor the memory and continue the legacy of a loved one who has passed away by making a gift in their name.  Such memorial gifts can be designated for a specific GGCC USA project or to the general operating fund of the ministry.

All memorial gifts will be acknowledged through a personal note to the family of your loved one.

  

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Contact Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre

If you have some questions or need help, please contact us.

Gethsemane Garden Christian Centre

PO Box 713

Matthews, NC 28106

704-844-1020

heather@ggcckenya.org

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