Support Raising

Support raising is one of the biggest obstacles for students to attend a Summer Mission. Because of that reality, we will do our best to help you raise the funds you need and know what you need to do. We will try to keep this very simple but please read the entirety of this page because it is extremely important you know what is expected of you. Keep in mind that we are here to help and that we have already and will continue to pray for you!

**** As of 6/01/2019 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 $3,750

  • The project fee is $3,750 for this 7-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.)
    • The total SM fee must be paid by July 7th, though it is preferable that you settle this cost by the time you arrive on SM. If for some reason you are unable to raise the total cost, you will be expected to personally pay the difference on Sunday July 7th.
    • If you would like to be reimbursed for travel expenses and support raising expenses (stamps, envelopes and printing) you can bring those receipts (which means you have to keep the original receipts!!) with you to SM and you will be reimbursed...only if you raise additional support over $3500!
  • The $250 deposit cost goes toward the total cost of $3,750. NOTE: However, this deposit will NOT show up on your giving website since it's 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:

  • **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.

Your personal Support Raising Website: http://mpd.uscm.org/

  • 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 $250 deposit will NOT show up here since it's processed differently than donations.
  • Familiarize yourself with the site and get started!

One 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 break all kinds of 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 we have given the link for you and it contains everything you need to reach the support you need!

What if I raise extra Support?

  • As mentioned above, you may ONLY reimburse travel expenses and support raising expenses (stamps, envelopes, and printing). Reminder: you must keep your receipts for these expenses.
  • Additionally, we know it can be a huge blessing to "gift" your extra support to other students who have not raised all their support but have worked hard in trying to raise it. However, please talk with the Operations Team Leader, not other students, if this is the case. The Operations Team Leader will know the students who may be short. 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 - $250 Non-refundable deposit to confirm your participation on Summer Mission.
  2. By April 1st - $750 raised
  3. By May 1st - $1750 raised
  4. By June 1st - $2750 raised
  5. By June 10 - $3,750 raised and get ready to head out for a great summer!!!!

Once Support Starts Coming In:

  • Make 2 copies of your checks (either make physical copies or take pictures and back them up on your phone, a flash drive, or computer)
    • Keep one copy for your records and bring them with you to Wildwood in case they are needed for reference.
    • Then follow these 2 steps:
      • Send all checks (and the 2nd copy of each check) to the address below; make sure they are payable to “Epic Movement" or "Cru.” DO NOT SEND CASH!
      • Fill out below the “High Speed Student Donation Processing Form” recording how much money you are sending in the mail.

**** As of 6/01/2019 Please hold on to your deposit and/or checks and bring to Wildwood. Do not send via mail. ****

**** As of 6/01/2019 Please hold on to your deposit and/or checks and bring to Wildwood. Do not send via mail. ****


Send Checks (and copies) to:

Jonathan Pei-Chan

c/o Epic Movement

303 w 66th St Apt 1DW

New York, NY 10023


DO NOT SEND CASH!!!


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


EWSM 2020 High Speed Student Donation Processing Form