My new favorite word is ‘impact.’ I believe that everyone has an impact on someone and it is up to us if that impact is positive or negative; it will certainly be life-changing. Our world desperately needs people who are committed to a lifestyle of postive impact. Apathy has dominated for too long and this has led to an entitlement generation. Entitlement creates dependency, which, in turn, leads to vulnerability. However, those who determine to have a positive impact on their world are the ones who will change the course of the future and write a brighter future for all of us.
I am the founder and president of a Christian youth club, called Club Impact. We have between 20-30 middle and high school members, spread across the United States, who all have a passion for living life in a way that impacts the world for Jesus. Our focus is three-fold: education, outreach, and fellowship. Everything that we do trains our minds for action, builds our character for hard work and service, and strengthens our relationships for lasting support and accountability.
At this point, we have been keeping our efforts close to home with community service and weekly Bible studies. Now we are hoping to expand our efforts through national and international outreach. This will require a building up of our bank account, but we are not seeking handouts. Instead, we would like to work hard for every penny that is sent our way. We are trying to be creative with how we raise money so that each money-raising event also achieves our three-fold purpose of education, outreach, and fellowship.
With that said, I understand that there are many things you would like to do, but possibly don’t have the time, energy, or resources to do it. Here is where Club Impact can help. Is there something that you would like to do but can’t do, that we can do for you? Would you be willing to donate a few dollars to us so that we can fulfill your wish or dream (as long as it is legal and minors can do it)?
For example, perhaps you would like to hike a mountain that is close to our home, but not close to yours. We can do it and we’ll send you proof that we did it with you in mind. Or maybe you would like to pray at our state capitol, but can’t because you live in a different state. We can do it for you and we’ll send you proof. Maybe you love cats and want to visit the ones at the animal shelter, but are afraid you’ll adopt all of them. We can do it for you…. you get my drift, right? 🙂
Tell us what we can do for you, be creative and think outside of the box (middle schoolers love crazy ideas), tell us the dollar amount that you’re willing to pledge for our time, and we’ll send you proof that we accomplished your mission.
This is an on-going fundraising project, but our current goals are shoes and socks for international orphans, and a spring trip to D.C. for our Club.
Please let me know if you have any questions at all – just write them in the comment box with your contact information.