Balancing cash on hand and the needs of Christian City has practically become an art form. On any given day, we might need to pay tuition for several “special needs” children who have just arrived in our Children’s Village or replace a broken air conditioner at the Senior Recreation Center. Despite our best efforts in planning and budgeting unexpected emergencies and events do occur.
Where Your Donations Go
We do a very good job of managing the resources entrusted to us. Budgeting for expenses and anticipating the level of financial contributions we will receive is often times guesswork. We never really know what donations will arrive, so we do our best to maintain sufficient reserves for any eventuality.
When contributions are made, they are most often directed to “Christian City-Where Most Needed,” which gives us latitude to utilize such gifts where they are most needed. Sometimes gifts are designated to “Christian City Children & Family Programs”. When that is the case, we earmark those funds and that is where they go, no exception. The same is true for funds donated to the Active Senior Living Program or for a special project such as a new bus. Whenever donors direct their gifts to a specific use, we are extremely careful to apply them as directed. Again, there are no exceptions.
Help Us Meet our Greatest Need
We deeply appreciate any contribution we receive for any purpose. Donors have special reasons for favoring one ministry over another, and we will always respect that. However, when making a gift to Christian City, it is most helpful if the donation is to “Christian City-Where Most Needed” so we can exercise discretion and direct it to the greatest need. Sometimes we may have a desperate need in a particular area, but no unrestricted funds available. We cannot and will not utilize funds designated for some other purpose, so we may have money on hand, but cannot spend it where we need it most. Allowing your gift to be used where most needed ensures that the greatest needs are being met!