The aim of the Mission group is to support, sustain, and promote long-term SPC Mission projects, providing opportunities for our families and friends to serve in communities of need. Currently our church supports four major mission programs that are focal points for our service outreach efforts, led by amazing, talented, and inspirational people: Bridge the Gap College Prep in nearby Marin City, Leon Mission Partners in Mexico, Children’s AIDS Art Programme, and Tangible Hope Foundation.
Video thanks from the Children of Leon themselves, for a successful Cinco de Mayo brunch. Pretty cute! (30 sec) Full info in SPINN, May 11 2017.
BRIDGE THE GAP COLLEGE PREP
gets great write up in Pacific Sun, in print and on-line versions, June 2015
“College Prep gives Marin City kids opportunities to succeed”
Bridge the Gap was founded in 1995 and began as a 100% volunteer grass roots effort by people who wanted to make a positive impact in the lives of children living in Marin City by tutoring one-on-one. With the help of funding from Sausalito Presbyterian Church, the Marin Community Foundation, and various local organizations, the program gradually expanded and is now the shining light of our Mission work, as well as one of the premier youth tutoring programs in the country. Read more, great website…
Leon Mission Partners was initiated by our church in 1994 to help street children and indigenous families of Leon, Mexico by providing money and supplies, building small apartments, a chapel, and a small schoolroom, and providing bedding, clothing, and educational toys. Over the years, many trips have been made by volunteers, both youth and adults, to carry down all the donated supplies, help build the simple housing for indigenous families, provide medical services, and paint and fix up several facilities that house the street children. Read more with 2016 update…
LILY YOSEPH’S TANGIBLE HOPE FOUNDATION
Recently named an “Unsung Hero of Compassion” by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sausalito resident Lily Yoseph is the founder of the Tangible Hope Foundation. Tangible Hope helps young girls in Ethiopia break the cycle of poverty through sponsorship programs that provide primary education, basic medical care and nutrition, and instruction on hygiene and sustainable development. Lily shows us how a little compassion and one dollar a day are making an amazing difference.
Read more on the website, TangibleHope.org
Photos from a recent fundraiser:
CHILDREN’S AIDS ART PROGRAMME
Mary Miyata, founder of the Children’s Aids Art Programme (CAAP), left California in 2002 to follow her dream to Africa, where she has made a marked difference to the plight of countless AIDS infected/affected and abused orphans over the past five years. Read more on SPC’s page, Mission, Children’s AIDS Art Programme
Developing a Worldwide Community of Support
Watch Mary Miyata talk about CAAP with Dr. Robert A. Schuller on the Hour of Power from the Crystal Cathedral. Learn about CAAP’s beginnings, achievements and future goals. Watch now.
Through selling Fair Trade, organic coffee, we raise funds for Bridge the Gap and the Leon Mission Partners. This is the same great coffee you can get at Citizen Cake, The French Laundry, and La Boulange. Choose from Alligator French Roast, Volcano, and D’Angelo’s Decaf (H2O Proc.). All are $12/lb. Whole bean, fine or course ground.
As featured in the Independent Journal, Equator Coffees (whose coffees we sell) was a winner in the 2012 Good Food Awards, which recognizes those companies nationally that not only make the finest tasting food, but also honor environmental and social responsibility.
We will be selling this coffee after service on Sundays or you can order yours today by contacting Rick Brusseau