Support Raising

Psalm 50:10-11

For every beast of the forest is mine,

the cattle on a thousand hills.

I know all the birds of the hills,

and all that moves in the field is mine.

While support raising may seem scary, we serve a God who owns literally everything. It is so like God to call us into scary things to teach us to rely on Him. Below are guidelines about your support goals and how to raise. Please read through everything thoroughly and start right away! Know also that we are here to help and that we have already and will continue to pray for you!

Quick Links:

Biblical basis for raising support Personal Raising Website Using Facebook and other social media

Support Letter Guidelines Sample Support Letter 5 Prayer Practices Donation Check Guidelines

**** As of 5/15/2022 Please hold on to your deposit and/or checks and bring to Wildwood. Do not send via mail. ****

The total cost of the Summer Mission (SM) is $3,500

  • The project fee is $3,500 for this 6-week SM.

    • This fee includes all housing, utilities, materials, and books, as well as some SM activities and meals.

    • The bulk of the SM expense is our housing cost.

    • Items not included in the fee are things like food, travel, entertainment, etc.

    • You can raise extra support to cover travel, food, and support raising costs

    • Our goal is that every student would raise full support by June 1st

      • Any student yet to finish raising support upon arrival to Wildwood will need to allocate free time to finishing their support

      • The total SM fee must be paid by June 30th

      • If for some reason you are unable to raise the total cost, you will be expected to personally pay the difference on Thursday June 30th.

  • The $175 deposit cost goes toward the total cost of $3,500.

    • NOTE: This deposit will NOT show up on your giving website since it is processed differently than donations.

  • All checks must be made payable to “Epic Movement" or "Cru.” Your donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Important Details about Donations:

  • Donations can be made online at your designated give page or by check (made payable to "Epic Movement" or "Cru")

  • If a donor makes a check out to you, you will need to call them and thank them of course! Then explain that if they would like a tax-deductible receipt the check must be made payable to Epic Movement or Cru. If the donor does not care about getting a receipt, then you can simply sign the back of the check to endorse and write: "Pay to the order of Epic Movement (or Cru)" underneath.

  • If you receive cash, please do not send in cash! You will need to call the donor and thank them of course! Then explain that if they would like a tax-deductible receipt they must send a check made payable to Epic Movement or Cru. If the donor does not care about getting a receipt, then you can simply turn that cash into a money order or cashier's check made payable to Epic Movement or Cru and make sure you post a note on the check explaining what happened...this is an IRS thing.

  • Watch this video about donation checks

Your personal Support Raising Website:

  • From here you can personalize your summer mission support goal.

  • This site will walk you through step by step how to raise support.

  • We will be using this site and will reference it through the support raising process.

  • NOTE: Your $175 deposit will NOT show up here since it's processed differently than donations.

  • Familiarize yourself with the site and get started!

Very important policy on raising support!

  • In years past some students have chosen to think outside the box and utilize ways to raise their support for SM using links on Facebook like “Go Fund Me”. We appreciate your artistic thinking; however, these methods go against Cru policies.

  • Make sure you DO NOT use “Go Fund Me” or other fund-raising sites to raise support for SM! Simply read through the SM Student MPD site, it contains everything you need to reach the support you need!

  • Check out these articles for tips on how to use Facebook and other social media

What if I raise extra Support?

  • If you raise over $3,500:

    • You can reimburse costs for travel expenses, support raising costs (stamps, envelopes and printing) and per diem (food during mission)

      • You MUST keep receipts for anything you wish to reimburse

    • You can choose to support a fellow SM student who is struggling to reach 100% of their goal

      • Please talk to the Operations Team Leader, not other students, if you are interested in this

      • If you are one that is having trouble raising support, please don’t assume that others will have extra money that you will be able to use

What if I decide not to come after I begin raising my support?

  • Lord willing this will not happen for you, but if this situation arises, please contact the Operations Team Leader for further details.

Support Raising Goals

  1. Two weeks after acceptance - $175 Non-refundable deposit to confirm your participation on Summer Mission.

  2. By April 1st - $750 raised

  3. By May 1st - $1,500 raised

  4. By June 1st - $3,500 raised and head out for a great summer!!!!

When Supporters Mail You Checks:

  • Make sure checks are payable to “Epic Movement" or "Cru.” DO NOT SEND CASH!

  • Make 2 copies of your checks (i.e. scan them with phone app or printer, take pictures, make physical copies)

    • Keep one copy for your records and bring them with you to Wildwood in case they are needed for reference.

  • Fill out below the “High Speed Student Donation Processing Form” recording how much money you are sending in the mail.

  • Send all checks (and the 2nd copy of each check) to the address below

* As of 5/20/2022 Please hold on to your deposit and/or checks and bring to Wildwood. Do not send via mail. *

* As of 5/20/2022 Please hold on to your deposit and/or checks and bring to Wildwood. Do not send via mail. *


Send Checks (and copies) to:

Rachel Dass

22 Frye St, Marlborough, MA 01752


DO NOT SEND CASH!!!


Please let your Operations Team Leader know if you have questions regarding checks


EWSM 2022 High Speed Student Donation Processing Form