thank you christmas treeWe’re a small office attempting to make a global difference. We don’t feature banner ads nor flashing commercials on our website. Our office’s entire annual budget is less than the starting salary of a single beginning pre-school teacher. We work for free year-round, in hopes that in these final weeks of the calendar, the Brigada family of readers will help pay the bills through a gift, small or large. The average gift size is $100, but some give $25 and occasionally, someone blessed by God will give $2000.

Each year, we tell you exactly what has come in so far: $8129.33 for 2014. We also tell you our entire annual office budget: $17,120. With just $8,990.67 left to raise in just a couple of weeks, we’re asking… are there 89 readers willing to throw in $100 each in these final 14 days of 2014?

You can choose either of two ways to donate:

To give online, just click the “Donate” button immediately above, or scroll to the top of our website and click “Donate.” And you don’t need a PayPal account to give online. (If you reach a screen asking for your PayPal I.D., look on the left side of the screen, about halfway down, and find the prompt which says, “Continue without a PayPal Account.”) If you’d rather send an old-fashioned check, just make it payable to Team Expansion and send it to: Team Expansion (Brigada), 13711 Willow Reed Drive, Louisville, KY 40299, USA. (And by the way, Team Expansion is a 501(c)3 incorporation so, for USA citizens, your checks made out to Team Expansion are tax-deductible.) Thanks to those who have suggested this cause to their local church missions committees, mission teams, and/or missions ministers/pastors. We appreciate you!