RdC CR Network church, CSS is looking for a gently used mini-bus or shuttle bus for their elderly care center.
Comunidad Cristiana Shalom’s (CCS) Integral Care Center for the Elderly serves over 140 of the most vulnerable elderly friends in their neighboring communities. Their realization that many of their neighbors lived in very difficult home situations drove them to start building a full time dedicated space for the elderly. CCS completed this dedicated ministry last year with the support of faithful partners and friends. Through the program, CCS shares Christ and reveals His kingdom community through their investment in the elderly who are so often marginalized and forgotten by society.
The Center is attended by a team of volunteers five days a week and provides a space for the elderly to do healthy exercises, eat a good meal, play table games, read books in the library, receive counseling and pastoral support among many other activities that are offered. Quality time in relationship is what CCS’s strive for. CCS wants to become a family for the elderly who are so often excluded and ignored.
One of the ways they can do this is by helping their friends get to the Center more easily. CCS has discovered that, despite a public transportation system in the community, transportation delays, weather conditions, and mobility issues make it difficult for elderly residents to fully utilize the public buses.
The goal is to acquire a vehicle that would allow CCS to transport their friends more effectively and allow them to participate more fully in the programs the Center offers. The Costa Rican government agency for the elderly has been very supportive of the center and has offered financial support for the operating expenses of a vehicle.
CCS is seeking a gifts-in-kind vehicle donation or financial support to help purchase a bus in-country. CCS has a driver and all the conditions to maintain the vehicle.
This giving opportunity was originally published last year, but remained unfunded. We need YOU to help make this happen!
We are trusting in God’s Kingdom economy and the methodology of Loving one Another. We invite you to prayerfully consider the ways you could help CCS serve even more elderly friends in their community. For more information, download a PDF here!