A New Van for Our School

$2,035 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 18 people in 35 months
I started this campaign because, as you may know, I left my high school teaching job to start a preschool on the campus of the Paradise Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church a little over two years ago, initially to address the need for a quality childcare program for the children of the refugees in our community. What started out as a very small program with only three students and two staff members has blossomed into Miracle Moments Child Development Center, a thriving organization committed to the education and care of close to 28 preschool students and 9 staff members!

Because many of them do not have convenient means of transportation, one of the services we provide for our refugees is transportation. While the Department of Social Services offers subsidies for the actual care we provide these families, transportation is a service for which we receive no compensation. Every morning we pick them up and every afternoon we drop them off in my own personal van. While we have done this for more than a dozen children for the past two years, because I can only fit five carseats in my van at one time (and thus have to make multiple trips), the wear on my own vehicle is beginning to take its tole. With close to 200,000 miles on its odometer, the van often needs repairs–an added expense for an already tight budget. 

In February of this year, we set out to raise $10,000 to purchase a 9-passenger van to assist us in continuing this ministry. Not only will a vehicle of this size allow us to more efficiently transport children to and from home without making multiple trips, but it would also aid us in taking our students on field trips! 

Are you able to help us reach our goal? If you are able and willing to donate, I would humbly ask that you consider our little school and the impact we are having and will continue to have on the children in our community with a new van. Miracle Moments Child Development Center operates as a subsidiary of International Children’s Relief Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. That means your gift is tax deductible and handled with the highest level of care and professionalism. 

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program and the use of a new van. Thank you for your time in reading this letter and for your prayerful consideration with regard to our program’s needs. 

Warmest Regards, 

Cyrce Mellor
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I started this campaign because, as you may know, I left my high school teaching job to start a preschool on the campus of the Paradise Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church a little over two years ago, initially to address the need for a quality childcare program for the children of the refugees in our community. What started out as a very small program with only three students and two staff members has blossomed into Miracle Moments Child Development Center, a thriving organization committed to the education and care of close to 28 preschool students and 9 staff members!

Because many of them do not have convenient means of transportation, one of the services we provide for our refugees is transportation. While the Department of Social Services offers subsidies for the actual care we provide these families, transportation is a service for which we receive no compensation. Every morning we pick them up and every afternoon we drop them off in my own personal van. While we have done this for more than a dozen children for the past two years, because I can only fit five carseats in my van at one time (and thus have to make multiple trips), the wear on my own vehicle is beginning to take its tole. With close to 200,000 miles on its odometer, the van often needs repairs–an added expense for an already tight budget.

In February of this year, we set out to raise $10,000 to purchase a 9-passenger van to assist us in continuing this ministry. Not only will a vehicle of this size allow us to more efficiently transport children to and from home without making multiple trips, but it would also aid us in taking our students on field trips!

Are you able to help us reach our goal? If you are able and willing to donate, I would humbly ask that you consider our little school and the impact we are having and will continue to have on the children in our community with a new van. Miracle Moments Child Development Center operates as a subsidiary of International Children’s Relief Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. That means your gift is tax deductible and handled with the highest level of care and professionalism.

I would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our program and the use of a new van. Thank you for your time in reading this letter and for your prayerful consideration with regard to our program’s needs.

Warmest Regards,

Cyrce Mellor
Founder & Administrator
Miracle Moments Christian Preschool
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In February of this year, we set out to raise $10,000 to purchase a 9-passenger van to assist us in providing transportation for our refugee students who do not have convenient means of transportation. Our hope was that a vehicle of this size would allow us to more efficiently transport children to and from our center. Thanks to a few generous donations, we have raised close to $1,000! With this money, and with our continued faith in the support of our constituents, we purchased a 2011 Ford E-Series van on May 29th for $16,000!

Now, I humbly ask for your help in making our monthly payments. With funding just enough to pay staff salaries, my prayer is that, through your generosity, God will continue to bless our efforts by allowing us to own and maintain this vehicle. Are you able to help? Our school operates as a subsidiary of International Children’s Relief Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. That means your gift is tax deductible and handled with the highest level of care and professionalism.
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Now, we have found the van! It is a 2011 Ford E-Series 9-passenger van, selling for $16,990! We came across an ad online for this particular vehicle this past week, we called the dealer to see if it was still available, and it is! We believe we have to act now if we are to take advantage of this great deal! We are hoping to be able to make the purchase by Monday, June 1st.

Are you able to help us reach our goal? If you are able and willing to donate, I would humbly ask that you consider our little school and the impact we are having and will continue to have on the children in our community with a new van. Miracle Moments Child Development Center operates as a subsidiary of International Children’s Relief Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. That means your gift is tax deductible and handled with the highest level of care and professionalism.

Please click the link below to read more about our need for this van, and to donate if you are able and willing. Anything will help! Thank you, and please SHARE our campaign to spread the word!
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We've raised 6% of our goal to purchase a new van for Miracle Moments! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to those who have contributed so far.

If you have not had an opportunity to contribute, please clink the link below to follow our campaign and GIVE as you are able. We truly believe the Lord has our school in His hands and that He will continue to bless our efforts.
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Raised by 18 people in 35 months
Created March 8, 2015
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Elaine Schneider
30 months ago

Praying you collect that amount & more!!

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32 months ago
JS
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Jonathan Sexton
32 months ago

Good luck ♡

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32 months ago
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Darcy Smith
33 months ago

So proud of all the mission work that you guys do for the community and for the children at Miracle Moments!! God bless your school and everyone involved in it! :)

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33 months ago
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