Thank You to Our Sponsors
If you are a grandparent or if you have an adult child, you can attest to the injustice caused in our economy by inflation that steadily outpaces wages. You can also recall a time when there were less bureaucratic mandates all competing for a re-occurring slice of your paycheck. And perhaps like me you have prayed that our children's future lives as adults will not be more burdensome than our present ones, and that they will have the same opportunities to provide well for themselves and take good care of their families.
I have had the pleasure of being able to know my former students as parents. It has thrilled me to see them so excited to be parents, and to hear all of their kids' delightful stories! But through their stories I have come to understand their financial burdens as well. Even with two parents working, they struggle with the high cost of living. Our young parents just starting out in their careers have difficulty affording tuition for a private education. They often see a public school education as the only option for their children. The young parents of today have less disposable income. This is reiterated in my conversations with staff that worked at private schools. Some of them had to close because parents could not afford the tuitions that were necessary to pay for the schools' programs and facilities. As Christians we understand the importance of having our children develop their relationship with God as soon as possible. As educators, we know that the sooner our children master the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic, the better off they will be as older students. Young families should not have to put off a private, Christian education until they make more money.
Each generation has had its unique difficulties, and God has never been short on miracles. Recall all of God's miracles to the Jews as He safely led them out of Egypt and to the Promised Land. There are so many stories in the Bible of His people facing incredible challenges with impossible odds and yet they are safely delivered. He is an almighty and loving God of miracles. Please read: Mark 11:24, Matthew 7:7-11, and John 14:13-18. So if God wills a Christian education for a child, it cannot be impossible!
One of the ways that we can participate in and fulfill God's will is to help bear one another's burdens. In Galatians 6:2 it says, "Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." We can help our young families with gifts of scholarship money.
In addition to making making a Christian education a reality for young children, donating to charities can confer some income tax benefits for businesses and private individuals. For this reason, CCHC became a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit religious charity. In general, individuals can deduct up to fifty percent of their adjusted gross income if they itemize their tax returns, and up to $300 if they do not itemize. There are some links below with federal and state rules for different types of charitable contributions. A tax advisor or accountant will be able to clarify these.
A decision to sponsor a child's education is a tremendous gift of love! A contribution of any amount will be greatly appreciated, and can be paid according to your ability and preference. It can be a one-time amount or a monthly occurrence. CCHC will proudly honor our sponsors by featuring their logos and information above, on our social media platforms, and in our publications. We will also keep you in our prayers! Simply email what you would wish to have us feature. Donations can be via checks written out to Cochecton Christian Homeschooling Cooperative and mailed to our PO Box address or through the donate button below.
Thank you and God bless you!