Tell Them You Believe

May 3, 2012

The students asked if you believe in them and you responded with $40,000 in contributions to start a Middle School Program!

We are asking one more thing from our donors. At Casa Chirilagua, we like to flip things upside down and we ask you to “put your mouth where your money is.”  What do we mean by that?

We are making a response video to show to our Middle School students. We want them to see the faces of their supporters and hear from the people who say they believe in them.  Break out your point and shoot camera, use your cell phone camera, or sit in front of your laptop and capture a quick, one sentence video stating that you believe in them. Gather the whole family, pull together a group of friends or just do it on your own.   Your message can vary. Say what you want but keep it short. “I/We believe in you.”  “You can do it.”  “Dream big.”  “We’re praying for you.”  “God loves you.”

Tip:  Wait 3 seconds after pressing record before you start talking.  We can edit out the extra time but can’t add the time we need.

You can send your video clip to:

We are a community of people “learning together to love our neighbors as ourselves” in a Latino neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia.

As a faith-based Christian non-profit with a small staff and over 100 volunteers, we serve alongside more than 100 families and their children (1st-12th grades) each week through our community programs.

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Our relational network of volunteers and donors reflects a diverse group of individuals from all over the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a non-profit, we rely on the community for assisting program directors on-site, being mentors, supplying the needs of our food pantry, and everything in between. Each member of our Casa community holds a unique gift, whether time, talent or treasure.