Jeffrey Hayes’ monthly donation to The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission means food, clothes, and a future for kids.
Outside the small town of Banbasa in northern India’s Uttarakhand state, you won’t find many tourist attractions. But you will find a compound where wheat and mustard are farmed, and fish ponds and fruit trees mark opposite ends of the property. Eighty children who aren’t under the care of their parents call this place—The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission—home.
Jeffrey, his wife, Sara, and their three kids who were 5, 10, and 11, also called the mission home when they volunteered there for nearly two months.
“We fell in love with this place and felt deeply connected to the efforts the staff puts in to providing the most incredibly loving and supportive experience for these children,” Jeffrey said.
“We could not leave without having a way to continue to stay connected and to provide further assistance.”
Now, from Wisconsin, Jeffrey’s family is still connected. They donate monthly to the nonprofit to cover food, clothing, and resources for Raymond, one of the kids at the mission.
Why I donate monthly
“Everyone needs a foundation of love, compassion, and caring to thrive. We are honored to have an opportunity to support the mission and to sponsor a child,” Jeffrey said.
“We hope that our small act can help the mission continue its vital efforts and provide opportunities for all its children to realize their full potential in this world.”
Why monthly donations matter
Clifton Shipway, Deputy Director of The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission, knows many of his 51 monthly donors like Jeffrey.
“Monthly donations are so much more to us than just a source of funding we can rely on,” Clifton said. “They are a sign that people believe in our work—that they are ready to not just support what we are doing, but actually become an active part of it.
“Our monthly donors become a part of the project, investing in the lives of the children in our care.”
— Clifton, The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission
Over the years, our sponsors not only feel a connection to our project—they take our cause on as their own! More people working together to achieve good in this world can only be a great thing!”
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Featured Photo: Help Orphans In India (GSAM General Fund) by The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission