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Raise (them) UP


Raise (them) UP

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Raise (them) UP


Raise (them) UP

At The Esther School, we're committed to our vision of raising children to be servant leaders – from preschool through grade 12. As we welcome more students each year, we are quickly outgrowing our current buildings. The Raise (them) UP Campaign helps us build our campus through primary education. By supporting Raise (them) UP, you’re ensuring an education for the current and future students of The Esther School.

 
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Why Raise (them) UP?


Why Raise (them) UP?

Why Raise (them) UP?


Why Raise (them) UP?

We're raising more than just physical buildings. When we raise up the campus, we're able to reach more children, empower more community members, and make a lasting future impact.

Raise the Campus...

We are quickly outgrowing our space! Every year we bring in new students to The Esther School while adding a grade level to keep up with our current students. We need to build to keep up with the need! In addition, raising up the campus means more space for programs like our Sewing Program and provides jobs to local men, training them in new skills that will help them raise their family and their community.

Raise the Children...

We do it for the kids. By raising up the campus, we ensure our students a continuing education. Many of their peers drop out of school by grade seven, and get lost in the cycle of poverty. Our vision is give our students the means to break that cycle by seeing them through grade twelve. By raising up the school, they get that chance.

Raise the Future...

When we raise the children, we raise the future. Our youth are the future thinkers, dreamers, and achievers. We see it already as our students share what they learn at home and in their communities. As they grow and go out, they will impact their future workplaces and homes. By raising the campus, we can raise the children who will raise the future.

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How It Works


How It Works

How It Works


How It Works

Raise (them) UP is an 18-month campaign designed to raise the funds needed to complete the primary education phase of The Esther School. This campaign is split into three goals:

Goal One: Grade 4-6 Classrooms: $85,000 

Status: COMPLETE! Thanks to your generosity at the Raise (them) UP Dinner, our first goal has been met.

Watch the video update >

Goal Two: Staff Housing: $120,000

Status: In progress. Our current housing is fully occupied. Help raise an additional $120,000 by February 2017 for our future staff!

Goal Three: Campus Updates $45,000

End Date: December 2017. We need to update current campus buildings and housing to keep up with our growing student body.

Goal Totals: $250,000


In order to continue raising our students to become servant leaders, we must raise the campus where they learn and grow. When you raise up the children, you raise up the future. Let's Raise (them) UP!

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Donate


Donate

Donate


Donate

Your gift can help ensure a continuing education for children in Nyangwena, Zambia. Thank you for supporting and helping us Raise (them) UP!

If you wish to give by check, mail to:

Memo line: Raise (them) UP

  • In US                                                          In Canada   

The Esther School                                   The Esther School
1333 Alger Street SE                               PO Box 1100
Grand Rapids, MI 49507                         Norwich, ON N0J 1P0


If you would like to speak to someone directly about giving, please email Executive Director, Jill Postma, at jill.p(at)estherschool.org or call (616) 241-5616 x3040.