2020 VBS Charities 

Vacation Bible School is a great time to raise awareness and resources for much-needed aid across the world! Check out the video below to see the 2 charities we selected for this year's VBS. Additional details and easy options to contribute are provided below.

HOW YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE: 3 EASY OPTIONS 

  • Mail a check payable to The Mar Thoma Church of Dallas, Carrollton. Address: 1400 W. Frankford Rd., Carrollton, TX 75007. Write "VBS Charity 2020" in the memo.

  • Donate via Zelle to mtcd.trustee@gmail.com: Click here for detailed instructions on how to donate directly from your bank via Zelle. Under "Reason," be sure to put “VBS Charity 2020” so we know it is towards these charities

  • Donate via Venmo to MTCD-YF: You can Venmo us at MTCD-YF and enter the reason as “VBS Charity 2020

While contributing to these charities certainly brings with it heavenly rewards, as a grand prize, if we reach $1,000 by the last day of our VBS 2020 (July 25th) our Sunday School Superintendent Dr. Joseph Mathew has agreed to get pied in the face. So do donate generously! More information on the 2 selected charities for 2020 are provided below for reference.

CHARITY 1: HOSKOTE MISSION OF THE MAR THOMA CHURCH, KARNATAKA, INDIA. EST. 1947 

This is a continuing mission of The Mar Thoma Church in the southern region of Karnataka State in India, which began in Hoskote in 1947. The purpose of the Hoskote Mission is to evangelize the unreached, disciple believers into churches and minister to human need. Through the faithful toils of the Missionaries, evangelists and the loving services of the medical staff, more and more people are influenced to accept the gospel and become members of the believing community. Hoskote now has more than 2,000 believes and seekers assembling at 12 centres to worship God and listen to His message.

Contributions received will be prayerfully utilized to conduct local Vacation Bible Schools among the neighboring villages in the Hoskote region

Website: http://mtmissionfields.blogspot.com/2016/03/hoskote-mission.html
Contact: Rev. Bijoy Daniel, Missionary Director. Hoskote Mission & Medical Centre, Karnataka, India.

CHARITY 2: YEMEN MISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE, MANHATTAN, NY. EST. 1994 

Yemen is facing the largest humanitarian crisis of our time: two-thirds of the population is at risk of starvation. The International Rescue Committee provides lifesaving emergency aid, clean water, education, women’s protection and medical care to millions of people in Yemen affected by violent conflict and a growing health crisis that now includes COVID-19.

The International Rescue Committee is currently focussed on helping in the crisis in Yemen and supporting the needs and health of the Yemeni people who are going through difficult times.

Website: https://www.rescue.org/
Charity Navigator: https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3898
Contact: David Miliband, President, International Rescue Committee. New York, NY.


The Mar Thoma Church of Dallas, Carrollton
1400 W Frankford Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007
Phone:  (972) 939-8081