Gambia OCC Team Jun/19 - MKohonick

by Melissa Kohonick

$3700.00 raised

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  • Goal: 3700.00

About this campaign

My passion is to help and serve others! I'm addicted to giving as it brings me joy when others become overwhelmed with happiness when receiving a gift. I am inviting you to give and have an opportunity to feel that same joy!

The past 6 yrs I have been involved with Samaritan's Purse and the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program. I have witnessed first hand the impact a simple gift makes in a child's life, as well as, their families, and communities. These gifts are not just a 'one time' material gift. These gifts do provide a now material need most often, furthermore, provide and uplift spirits, fuel hope, open doors for opportunities such as attend school with the school supplies they have received, or follow a passion/dream. I have learned that these gifts have also greatly impacted my life in so many wonderful ways!

Thank you for helping me help others and follow my passion!

I look forward to sharing many exciting stories, experiences and pictures with you when I return!

Updates and comments

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    Karyn - 23-Nov-2018

    So excited for you - what a wonderful opportunity! So excited for OCC that they have been able to get into Gambia. My heart broke when we were in Senegal years ago and knew they were right there but we couldn't help them! If I could have gone on a trip again, this would have been the one! Blessings to you, friend! I will be excited to hear what God does through you and your team!

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    Sherry - 24-May-2019

    Good for you for continuing to be part of such a worthwhile cause and doing the groundwork.

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    Anonymous - 25-May-2019

    You will be absolutely delighted to meet the people in the Gambia. They are so warm and welcoming! It is so awesome to be able to speak English and communicate immediately(not thinking of the way to say something in French or Spanish).

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    Anonymous - 17-Jun-2019

I'm raising money for

Gambia OCC Team Jun/19

Volunteers will join Samaritan's Purse Canada to distribute gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need in Gambia. Operation Christmas Child is a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world.

My Team

Gambia OCC Team Jun/19

Where your money goes

Samaritan’s Purse allocates 90% of every dollar we raise directly to our ministry efforts.

  • 90% Ministry
  • 7% General Administration
  • 3% Donor Education & Fundraising
(Average annual spending allocations over past 5 years)