Under the Tree Campaign 2022-2023
The aim of the Under the Tree fundraiser is to bring awareness every year to three main areas in which the International Development Department works – children’s homes, schools and agriculture projects.
Ministry Units can work together as a congregation, a women's ministry group, a youth group, etc. Individuals can then purchase specific items that will help to: Fill a Dorm, Fill a School and Build a Farm.
Fill a Dorm
The "Under the Tree" Fill a Dorm fundraiser will support children and youth who, for a variety of different reasons, live in a Salvation Army Children’s Home. For 2021 the funds will go towards four children’s homes in Sri Lanka: Swedlanka, Rajagiriya, Shalom and Dehiwela.
Over the next three years the Canada and Bermuda Brighter Futures Program has committed $151,800 USD to support more than 90 girls and boys each year aged 6-19. Your support will help provide the daily necessities for the children which will help in offering a safe and nurturing environment where each child will feel valued and loved.
Fill a School
The "Under the Tree" Fill a School fundraiser will support children and youth who, for a variety of different reasons, are unable to pay for school fees or supplies. For 2021, the funds will go towards supporting students at four Salvation Army schools in Liberia: William Booth High School, John Gowans High School, Len Millar High School and Polytechnic School.
Over the next three years, the Brighter Futures children's sponsorship program has committed nearly $100,000 USD to support more than 60 students. Your support will help provide schools supplies, uniforms and textbooks, as well as teaching materials for the school. With your support, students in Liberia can receieve a quality education.
Build a Farm
The “Under The Tree” Build a Farm fundraiser will support farming and agriculture projects, helping to bring nutritious sustenance for families to grow, learn, work and contribute positively to their communities.
For 2021, the funds will go towards a conservation agriculture and food security project in Mangochi District, Malawi, which is being implemented in partnership with Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda has committed $615,000 USD to support more than 450 farmers through training on conservation agriculture practices which will help boost soil fertility, increase food production and build resilience of agriculture systems. Your support will enable farmers to plant and harvest enough food for their families, and to also invest in future crops, children’s education, health and family wellbeing.
Donations to this project will be matched 1:1.