Amman, a city that has been known for being the cultural, political and economic center of Jordan. When we hear about this beautiful area of the world today, rather than thinking about the rich culture and history that this place carries, we are swamped with images and stories shaped by the worst refugee crisis since WWII.
Because we believe that love takes action, we have put together a team to go stand side by side with our neighbors in the Middle East. Together with a local organization (Al-ashrafieh Nazarene Church), we will organize and support an annual two week summer camp for over 1,000 kids of all ages. Wether kids from the local community or kids who have been forced to flee their homes from surrounding countries, we want to remind all of us that we belong to each other.
Who are we: My name is Eric Smith from Easley, SC and I am leading a team of 15 young people to organize and support this incredible kids camp. I am a project manager and pastor and currently serve at Church in Action in Frankfurt, Germany.
Al-ashrafieh Nazarene Church is a partner church of our whom we have known for many years. As the amount of people in need in their area has risen, we wanted to do something to take action.
Specific things we are rasing funds for include the following: (All funds will be sent directly. Our team will be personally making sure that absolutely 100% of all funds are delivered and used properly as stated.)
- $6,500 - Food for 1000 Syrian & Iraqi kids during summer camp.
(The kids that will attend this camp are either refugees or have a difficult background mostly on the margins of the inner city. In order to provide meals and make this camp possible for these kids, we want to cover the
costs of all meals during this camp.)
- $1,500 - Materials for the summer camp.
Scissors – 50 pieces
Pens – 50 Packages (500)
Erasers – 30 pieces
Glue – 50 pieces
Paper (Color)– 500 pieces
Stickers – 50 pieces
Tape – 50 pieces
Paper plates – 100 pieces
Water-colors – 50 pieces
Brushes – 50 pieces
Colored Paper – 200-500 pieces
Ballons – 10000 pieces
Waterballons – 500 pieces
- $2,000 - Food and hygiene packages for refugee families.
(One day a week, food and hygiene packages are handed out at no cost to all refugee families in need.)
For more information on the organization who initiated the Tapestry Project visit churchinaction.com.
Church an Action is a non-profit organization and local church based in Frankfurt, Germany. At over 35 different locations, it celebrates modern services in places such as movie theatres, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, hospitals, elderly homes etc., as well as organizing social projects in the local and global context to serve the marginalized, poor, and those who can't help themselves.
We'd love to hear from you if you have any questions. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for partnering with us!
- Your Tapestry Project Team
Leader: Eric Smith