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One Step Ministries (OSM) invites you to participate in “OSM Pledge Drive 2019”.  Pledges raised for 2019 will go to support the activities of One Step Ministries.  The current focus of OSM is in supporting its newly acquired child development center.  At the end of 2018, One Step Ministries was approached by another organization.  It offered OSM the opportunity to support a child development center in need.  The child development center had been established to be a mission in the community where it was started.  The families in the community are low income households, and the mission of the school was to offer affordable care so that these families could provide their children with the opportunity to receive an education that would prepare them for school along with providing their school-aged children with a safe place to go when they were out of school.


Unfortunately, the previous organization has not been able to support both this school and their first school.  Upon this realization, they reached out to One Step Ministries in an effort to keep the school open.  One Step Ministries agreed to take over the running of the child development center and to continue the mission of providing affordable care for the families in the community.  


In an effort to maintain the affordable care, OSM is reaching out to you.  We are asking you to partner with us for 2019.  Our goal is to raise the funds that would allow us to not only continue to operate the school but to also lower the tuition so as to allow more families the opportunity to  provide their children a successful start.


Now, we understand that deciding how much to give can sometimes be a daunting task.  How much is appropriate?  What will your pledge help?  Is it more helpful to do a one time pledge or to do a monthly one?  To alleviate this, we would like to provide the following list of costs that we have at the school.  We hope that these help you to better determine how you would like to support this year.  The list is just a suggestion.  So, do not feel that you have to provide a specific amount that is on the list.


$27 brings musical instruments to our infant room

$50 a month pays our phone bill

$75 gives toddlers the opportunity to work on their fine motor skills with manipulatives

$120 per month allows an elementary aged child to socialize in a safe environment

$132 buys 12 gallons of paint for hours of creativity and art

$180 buys a toddler sized sensory table for tactile exploration

$280 introduces our infants to musical instruments and creative expression

$300 provides a safe place for one of our infants to sleep

$300 could also give our preschoolers a kit of tools for a chance to explore science and nature

$320 per month helps a 4 year old get prepared for kindergarten

$810 per month provides a full day of education and care for a preschool aged child

$1020.00 per month offers an infant or toddler a safe and secure place to grow and learn


*One time, Annual, or cumulative Monthly Pledges totaling $1,000 or more will make you a member of One Step Ministries’ Covenant Keepers.  For more information, please visit our Covenant Keepers page on our website.*


At this time, we would like to thank you for considering how you can be a part of our mission to provide affordable education and care to families in our community.  Pledging is easy.  Fill out the form on our site and click the “Pledge” button.  This will notify us on how you would like to be a partner with One Step.  For monthly pledges, we will send you an email reminder each month with a link for you to be able to contribute online as well as an address if you would prefer to pledge by check.  For annual and one time pledges, we will send you an initial email at the beginning of January with options as to how you can pledge.

Again, we thank you for your support and wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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