7 Facts About Seven Saves
- Food For The Poor began in 1982 in Jamaica. Today, our interdenominational Christian ministry serves those in extreme poverty in primarily 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. With the support of our faithful donors and through partnerships with the Church we are able to provide food, housing, healthcare, education, fresh water, emergency relief, micro-enterprise solutions and much more.
- Seven Saves is a multi-year community development commitment by Food For The Poor. Churches, however, are asked to commit to the Seven Saves initiative for at least one year.
- Your church can choose which community to bless. When you visit www.sevensaves.org, you will see both the countries and communities listed and described. Each community was chosen because of a strong relationship with a local Evangelical pastor and church. They are partners in this Initiative. Our projects include options for providing Bibles or church supplies to these local churches.
- Your church will just need one facilitator to manage Seven Saves and it will only require a few hours a month at most past the initial launch period. Facilitators will receive support and best practices via a Facebook group that will provide resources on an ongoing basis.
- Everytime a church member makes an online donation, they will receive “Project Points.” These are similar to frequent flier miles and are combined with points earned by others in your church family to fund a project that makes an impact on the community your church has selected. These points reduce the amount of giving required to fund these projects. For more detail, visit https://sevensaves.org.
- Every three months, we will send you an email newsletter that will give updates on the impact you are making in children’s lives and the physical and spiritual health of their community. Additional information will be available on your personal Seven Saves web page.
- Your church doesn’t need to budget funds for Seven Saves. Instead, Seven Saves calls upon the members of your congregation to give individually and at any level that is comfortable or sacrificial for them.