Let's Build Gabriel's Cottage

$1,855 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 32 months
Gabriel’s House cares for the orphans and widows of Ventura County in their distress. We share the love of God in a very tangible way, by providing food, shelter and the resources they need (jobs, education, training, planning, and the development of financial and homemaking skills) to help them find permanent solutions that end the risk of homelessness.

Gabriel’s Entrepreneurial Program, is a two part program which includes Entrepreneurial Development and Gabriel’s Cottage.

The purpose of the program is to encourage and bring restored hope in the residents own potential and future, leading to a confidence in their ability to once again live an independent, sustainable life. By teaching vocational skills and creating an atmosphere for creativity, they will recognize and take hold of their potential and God’s plan and purpose for their lives. At the same time, we are providing an outlet in which to test product marketability and sales potential.

Within the Entrepreneurial Development Program, residents are given a chance to attend a variety of classes where they will learn how to make products for sale (such as vocational training, in sewing, cooking, designing, etc.), and how they can develop skills in marketing themselves (i.e. resume writing, and interviewing processes).

Gabriel’s Cottage will be an onsite outlet where Gabriel’s House residents can sell and financially benefit from their own products. Using an onsite building that will be remade into a “show room” for their product will provide a low overhead space for development and sales of the product.This will serve as a  low cost outlet to test their product and business skills will help set them up with an opportunity to save seed money to start their own future businesses.

Residents with existing skills will be trained to teach other residents in their area of expertise. Residents of Gabriel’s House will also have an opportunity to work in the store in order to earn work experience that can be added to their resumes for future employment in other companies.

Here at the Kingdom Center we don't want to just give a temporary fix to current situations, we want to build a lasting set of life skills that can give a long lasting sustainable answer to the issues at hand.


This campaign is to transform our garage/storage center into "Gabriel's Cottage",  workshop and retail space

We need $15,000 to purchase workshop and retail hardware, as well as start-up (6mo) payroll for one full time Program Manager and at least one sales associate.

Our target opening date is June 1.

This will be a huge adition to our current program and will provide an amazing oportunity for many women to prepare for a new future. 

We can't do it without you... Please join us!
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Thanks to everyone who has given so far. Would you be willing to get the word out about this important ministry? With more funds we can open the doors to Gabriel's Cottage more than a few hours a week. The women of Gabriel's House directly benefitted by the sale of products they make such as the beautiful tote bags and by learning about business development. Customer service and more. If each supporter simply passed this information along to 5 or more of their friends many more will be willing to help this program and ministry that changes hundreds of lives each year. Thank you and God bless you .
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Thank you to all of our supporters who have already contributed to make Gabriel’s Cottage a reality! We are excited to announce a new perk available for donations of $80 or more. Check out these beautiful hand-crafted totes featuring a fun angel motif, created by the ladies of Gabriel’s House.

This is a small example of the quality goods that will be created in Gabriel’s Cottage, a perfect gift item with a purpose! Please contribute and share the work we are doing. Thank you!
3 tote designs
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We only have til May 31 to raise this money. Please spread the word that even a small amount will help moms AND kids learn new skills AND develop the abilities to own their own businesses. Thank you for your support and prayers!
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Want to help homeless moms become self sufficient? This is a great way to be a part of restoring a family to a new life where single moms can earn enough to support their families. Please consider a monthly gift.
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$1,855 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 12 people in 32 months
Created March 23, 2016
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$250
Anonymous
27 months ago
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$50
Pam Marshall
29 months ago

God bless you in all that you do!

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Richard Handley
30 months ago

What a blessing!

$50
Martin Sampson
31 months ago

Imagine your own daughter and your grand children forced to live on the streets. Wouldn't you give anything to help them?

$25
Cindy Wilson
31 months ago

This will work to give women an opportunity to be able to support their children!

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31 months ago
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