10 ways you can make a huge impact in the lives of troubled youths and families in crisis.
Pick and choose the items that best fit you.
1. Pray for us
2. Business Cards (put ours in your wallet)
3. Email our information to your contacts
4. Recommend families who need our help
5. Introduction to a Business leader you know
6. Donate one time or on a monthly basis
7. Write a note of hope to kids and/or parents
8. Handout our Materials Flyers/Brochures/Business Cards
9. Gather contacts (Counselors, Educators, Clergy, Law Enforcement, Influential people)
10. Host a Presentation (Home, Church, Work, or School)
1.Prayer is the easiest and most profound way to make an impact in the lives of the people we touch. We believe and have seen that prayer works. So we would love for you to pray for our ministry. We would ask that you set aside a few minutes a day and ask that God would:
A. Continue to heal and transform the individuals and families we touch.
B. Provide many generous donors to fund our work so we can continue to scholarship those who need it.
C. Protection from every sort of attack on the ministry, our team, and those we serve. Also wisdom for our leadership for all the many challenges we face and decisions that have to be made every day.
D. The courage for the families whose lives have and are being changed to speak out so that those who have not gotten help will find it.
E. Positive constructive relationships with the people who are currently influencing youth and families (i.e. Counselors, Educators, Clergy, Law Enforcement, generally influential people)
If you do decide to support us with prayer please send us a quick email and let us know. This is of great encouragement to our whole team.
2.Carry our Business cards in your wallet, purse, or put them on display in your place of work, school, or church. This one is the easiest way of all to get involved. Merely send us an email requesting how many business cards you want (10, 100, etc.) and we will mail them to you. When the opportunity comes to you, you will have our contact info on hand. When you listen, the conversation will come up. Our contact information in the hands of even one more person can literally mean the difference between saving a life/family or not.
3.Email our information to your contact list. There are two ways to approach this. To begin sign up for our email newsletter (it comes only 1 x a month). The quick and easy way is to simply write a brief email (or you can download a letter we have prepared) and send it to your entire contact list (blind copy them so no one is offended) stating why you believe Teen Rescue is so important for people to know about and that you would like to send them some details. (2 sentences to 2 paragraphs will do) Let them know that if they are not interested they can just reply to your email “not interested” this should only take you about 10 minutes or so.
The second way to get involved is taking about 30 – 45 minutes to think through who are the most influential people you know. Then get their email and send them the same info. Whichever path you take, give them a couple days to respond then email firstname.lastname@example.org a list of their first and last names with their email address. We will send them our email newsletter and if for any reason they want to unsubscribe they can at any time. If you choose to email people about us please email us and let us know. One more person makes a difference.
4.Recommend families who need our help. This is one of the most immediate and direct ways you can make an impact in the lives of families in turmoil. If you know a family/teen who is struggling, consider asking them, “Have you thought about getting help?” When they say “Yes”, “No”, or “I don’t know” Ask them “Would like someone to contact you, or do you want Teen Rescues contact info?” These two simple questions could be the missing link to saving that family. Of course if you do please email us and let us know.
5.Business leaders are often men and women who want to make a difference in the world around them. Many times they have the influence and/or resources to do it. Simply asking a business leader you know (or have or could be introduced to) if their company would “…consider supporting a cause that has changed the lives of thousands, by either sponsoring financial support or merely letting them come in to their next employee/leadership meeting and sharing with their employees what Teen Rescue does?” This is a great benefit to employers especially in this economy because companies desire to have as many tax write offs as possible. Also the companies are finding that a cause is the exact thing they need for their people to get excited about and draw their teams even closer. Many are partnering with nonprofits to improve their publicity and image. You can ask them to just consider checking us out online. Then give them one of our business cards and send us an email with their name and contact info. Our contact information in the hands of even one more person will make a difference.
6.Donate, it’s that simple with a one time tax deductible gift, or a monthly gift you can make a difference that will change lives. If you or your business needs a tax deduction, or wants to help hurting people, then you can donate one time only, cash, a vehicle, property, or anything of value. Our monthly donation options are simple and automatic. You pick an amount that fits into your budget, and just click “Donate” on our website, fill out the form and literally two minutes later you are done and have the confidence of knowing you are changing the world one family at a time. We believe that almost everyone can donate something no matter how small.
7.Write a note of hope to the youth, the parents, or the siblings of the people in our programs. This is something you can do with only 10 minutes one time, 10 minutes a month, or 10 minutes a week. Just decide whether you want to write to one of our students, parents, or siblings, and send us a letter or email (email@example.com; 31500 Grape St. #326, Lake Elsinore, CA 92532) People currently in our program or recently out of the program need a great deal of support and encouragement. This gives people the strength to go through the tough times. Our staff will make sure that it gets to the individuals that need it most.
8.Handout our Materials (Flyers, Brochures, and Business Cards) This will take as much or as little time as you want to put into it, but it will have immediate and exponential results. A side from carrying our business cards in your wallet, purse, or putting them on display in your place of work, school, or church. If you want to make an even bigger difference don’t wait for the opportunity to come to you. Spend 10 -30 minutes thinking of: Counselors, Educators, Clergy, Law Enforcement, and generally influential people that you have access to then just start handing out or mailing our materials with a short note. The note can be as simple as a sticky saying “I believe this is a great resource you need to know about.” email us requesting how many you want (10, 100, etc.) and we will mail them to you. In the hands of these people our information can literally reach hundreds or thousands.
9.Gather contacts for us (Counselors, Educators, Clergy, Law Enforcement, and generally influential people) While you can hand out our information to them you can also get their first and last name and their email address and ask if it is ok if you send them an email about us. Just send us that information. This allows us to send them our Information directly which means even more people who influence these hurting families now have us as a resource.
10.Host a (Home, Church, Work, or School Presentation) This one of the most powerful ways to serve in a short time. If you have the gift of hospitality, or just have a connection to a group of people you can get together, or you just know a group that gets together regularly in one of these venues then you can give us a call or email the group can be as small as 15 or as big as 15 hundred. When you think of a group that might be willing to have us come out and speak just send us an email or give us a call and we will set you up with one of our presenters and show you how one presentation can change so many lives. (FYI we don’t have to ask for money at our presentation. Our goal is to share our story)
Give us a call or email today and we will help you get involved and make a difference!