Union Gospel Mission is requesting funding to upgrade or replace aging operational equipment. This investment will increase the quality of services to those we serve and will help to reduce maintenance costs, allowing us to put more donor money back into our seven ministries.
Here are the projects to prayerfully keep in mind:
- Replace Phone System
Purchase a new phone system to be used in all four buildings. The current system is unreliable and unprofessional.
Estimated cost - $ 10,000
- Replace Beds and mattresses
Replace aging beds and mattresses for men's dorm.
Estimated cost - $ 12,000
- Replace 5 ton Truck
Purchase a new 5 ton truck which is used for picking up clothing from around southern Manitoba. This clothing is given out to those we serve through various ministries.
Estimated cost - $ 90,000
- Replace photocopier
Replace aging photocopier at 320 Princess St. office.
Estimated cost - $ 14,000
- Upgrade 20 Computers
Replace 20 very slow computers
Estimated cost - $ 16,000
- Replace Digital Sign
Replace current digital sign as some portions do not work
Estimated cost - $ 40,000
Fundraising Strategy that will Fund the above Expenses
- We look to raise the funds through private foundations, the church community, businesses and private donations. Over 85% of Union Gospel Mission’s income comes from individuals, churches and foundations donations.
- With all funding, we will be working with suppliers to receive the best prices possible when having to purchase new items. In some cases, we will be working with a business supporter of the Mission to purchase items below cost.
Note: Spending of funds is confined to Board Approved Programs and Purchases. Each gift designated toward an approved program will be used as designated, with the understanding that when any given need has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason determined by the Board, designated gifts will be used where needed most. Gifts are acknowledged and receipted with an official receipt for income tax purposes.