We’re inspired today by the First Baptist Church of Decatur, IL Youth Group who recently created their own Coffee House to raise money for Mocha Club projects! The youth group raised almost $700!
Here’s how it went, in the words of their Youth Director, Kelsey Parrish:
“We had lots of people donate desserts to share. We had the local coffee company, Marquis, donate regular coffee packets. We got sweeteners and flavorings to add to it. This was all free. We just asked for donations. We had many of the youth and church members perform duets, solos, musical pieces, original poems, raps, etc. Between each act a youth would go up and speak about one of the projects that the money raised could go towards. We had buckets where we encouraged people to donate their money to the project they felt passionate about. We also had a silent mug auction. I had several of my youth decorate plain mugs and during the ‘show’ encouraged the attenders to bid on the mugs. At the end of the show we read who had the highest bid on each mug. The person who ‘won” the mug then paid their bid into the bucket of the project they wished to support.
We had a great time planning and facilitating this event. My kids enjoyed the opportunity to impact the lives of people halfway around the world. They are already talking about next time!”
See more photos from their event on Facebook.