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2014 Sharecropper Project Report

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Bethesda can be proud of its support of the 2014 project.  A total of $38,526 has been sent to Canadian Foodgrains Bank headquarters in Winnipeg.  Many thanks to Arthur Schickedanz (Galten Farms), St. John’s United Church in Oakville, FaithLife Financial, the private donor and all members who contributed.  This $38,526 translates into $192,630 of aid when matched with funding from CIDA.  Our donation goes into the account of CLWR. An amazing achievement for our small congregation.

Bethesda has been sponsoring our Sharecropper Project since 2002.  Over these 13 years we have sent a total of $305,000 to the Canadian Food Grains Bank.  When matched by CIDA this extends to over $1,500,000 in Food Aid. Outstanding

Bethesda has one of the 14 York Region growing projects, one of the 113 in Ontario and one of the 216 growing projects across Canada. This year the York Region Foodgrains Bank Project has raised $135,108 for a total over the past 14 years of $1,445,660.  When matched by CIDA this represents $7,228,000 food aid around the world.  This is a wonderful Christian response to end world hunger.

Bethesda is also recognized for the contributions to CLWR of over 150 We Care Kits, $75 to Gifts of the Heart and over 10 quilts.

Thanks to the members for their 2014 contributions toward helping others in need.