Some folks may feel overwhelmed by the tremendous need felt by those we serve. You may wonder what one person might do or wonder if there’s any way you can help. The answer to that question is: Yes, you can help and there are many ways.
Here is a list of ways you can help Austin Samaritans:
Please keep Austin Samaritans in your prayers. Pray that we continue to be led by God’s Holy Spirit, and that we would glorify Him in all we do. Pray for the people of Nicaragua and all the people in the world suffering from malnutrition, abuse, or in need of medical attention. Pray for the missionaries who are the hands and feet of God caring for and treating those in need.
Cash donations provide flexibility in our aid to others. Each year, it seems, brings with it challenges and special needs. Unrestricted donations allow us to attend to the unexpected. Your cash donations are always appreciated.
If you have a Facebook account, follow Austin Samaritans and help spread the news to your Facebook friends.
Our biggest fundraiser each year is a Golf Scramble Tournament. You could play, bring a team, sponsor a team of four, sponsor a golf hole, sponsor a celebratory party, or sponsor the entire event. Their are many other sponsorship opportunities as well.
Child Sponsorship is perhaps the best way for you to become a close partner with Austin Samaritans. You’ll be assigned a child (or children if you sponsor more than one), learn their names, learn more about their lives and daily challenges, and be given the opportunity to communicate with them.
There is absolutely no substitute on Earth for being there, seeing the need, and feeling the joy expressed by those we serve. A child’s smile, the look of gratitude in a parent’s eyes, the hug at the end of a Vacation Bible School; the gratitude of a missionary when much needed construction has been accomplished–these are but a few of the rewards you might receive. You will share moments that can connect you to an individual, a family, a missionary, and God’s Larger World in a special way.
The collection of items for mission trips is a wonderful project for individuals and families – also for Sunday School classes, organizations, and a group of friends.
Sign up for Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com. Select Austin Samaritans as your charity and every time you make a purchase online from Amazon through the Amazon Smile portal .5% of your purchase will go to us!
If you shop at Randalls or Tom Thumb, you can have Randalls contribute to Austin Samaritans every time you shop by joining their Remarkable Card program and choosing Austin Samaritans as your Preferred Good Neighbor. Simply complete this Good Neighbor Program form and turn it in at the Courtesy Booth where you shop. Our Charity number is 11898.
In all of this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than receive.”