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Mission Trips

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE BEING THERE

A missions trip will not only give you a chance to see what your support of Children’s Cup is accomplishing, but it will change your life forever. Guaranteed. There’s something special about holding a child, and knowing that you’re actually part of not just keeping him or her healthy and growing, but to give him or her hope of a bright future. If you’re a sponsor of a child in one of the countries where your team is going, we’ll do all we can during your missions trip to make sure you get to meet your sponsored child while you’re there. And trust us… that’s a powerful experience you’ll never want to forget.

Most of the missions trips we facilitate are church groups or business groups, although once in a while, we do coordinate some “open” trips. Ideally, we’d love to see you get some people together from your church or business and go as a group. We’ll work to customize a trip itinerary that will fit your needs and have a maximum benefit to the children as well as your team.

SET UP A CUSTOM MISSIONS TRIP FOR YOUR GROUP
If you’re interested in a customized missions team trip for your church or group, we’re ready! Every year, several churches and groups come to southern Africa and Latin America to serve at our Children’s Cup CarePoints. Let us know you’re what you’re wanting to do. We’ll get back to you promptly to begin the journey with you!
INQUIRE ABOUT AN OPEN MISSIONS TRIP

Much of our work is done through our network of CarePoints. A CarePoint is what its name implies: a point of care. When a missions team shows up at a CarePoint, the children there know that it means they’re not forgotten – they’re loved – they’re special. And the things you do while you’re there, whether building something or teaching kids or training leaders or painting walls – whatever your mission, it is always all about giving the hope of Jesus Christ to children who know all too well what it means to have no hope.

ALREADY APPLIED FOR A MISSIONS TRIP?
FUNDRAISING IDEAS

Emails and Letters

Communicating to your friends and family the vision behind why you are going on a missions trip is one of the most important steps in your fundraising process. Many people may not travel to other countries to serve in the way that you are choosing to, but by giving financially to your trip, they get to be part of your trip. Your email, text, phone call, or letter can be an invitation to your friends and family to make an impact together. 

Garage Sale

Providing gently used items for a garage sale can be another incredible way to involve more of your friends and family as you raise funds. Not everyone you send a letter to will be able to give financially, but allowing them the opportunity to donate items to you for a garage sale is another great way for people to contribute. As you ask for donations, you can let them know that 100% of the proceeds from the sale will go toward trip costs. 

Business Partner 

Many of your local business owners have a heart for missions and want to make an impact beyond their community. You can communicate the vision behind your trip to the owner and offer the opportunity for them to partner with you by donating a percentage of their sales for a certain day. You can then be a blessing to that business by encouraging friends and family to shop at that establishment. 

Babysitting

Offer to babysit for a family in your community. Or, you can work with other people going on your trip and organize a ”Date Night” for several families to drop off their kids. Make it fun for the kids and easy for the parents, and you may get the opportunity to make it a monthly event!

Pet Care

Offering to take care of pets while families are out of town is another good way to raise support. 

Car Wash

Organize a car wash with your team! Advertise ahead of time and have information about your trip available at the car wash. You can let people choose the amount they want to donate when you wash their car. 

Bake Sale

This is a popular, low-cost option especially around the holidays. Create a flier with information on how to place an order and post it on social media. Pies and other baked goods are a “sweet” way to raise money for mission trips!

 
FORMS
Please fill out the following forms by the due date given when you applied for the trip.

Physician's Release Form
For additional information, please contact us by emailing info@childrenscup.org or calling 1.888.624.2895.