Dear Member of the Community:
One of the greatest gifts that God gives us is our children. He has commissioned us to protect, teach and love them to become caring and productive parts of our society. In times when our children are bombarded with so many issues, early education is critical to supporting their growth into adulthood. In southwest Fresno, where 40% of children live in poverty and 53% of them are not reading on grade level, there is a desperate need for access to quality education in a caring and safe setting.
Bethel Temple Church of God in Christ (COGIC), located at the gate of West Fresno and Chinatown and just down the street from the proposed high speed rail station, is a church and 501c3 charitable organization that is focused on serving the needs of the community. In and outside of the church, we have a love and concern for the future of children. This is why we need your help in providing an educational day care center for serving up to 30 children in a learning and loving environment.
We not only have a passion but the capacity to move this project forward. We are committed and will use our internal resources and members who have the necessary expertise in construction, day care administration, teaching, nutrition and administration to launch the educational day care center.
Your tax-deducible contribution will enable us to move from the purchase of the modular classroom to furnishing the facility to accommodate the center. We have been blessed to get the modular unit at a deeply discounted price but the project will require building remodeling, utility connections, and development of playground facilities. More importantly, your gift will provide community residents with a critical need and the day care center will enable us to expand our ministries to children, families and the homeless.
If you have questions, feel free to contact me or one of the trustees at 559-268-3101.
Thank you in advance for your support,
Pastor Tate Hill