Legacy Circle

Legacy Circle is a community of givers who share life as young professionals, many with young families, focused on funding projects that benefit children and families in crisis. 100% of a Legacy Circle members’ $100 minimum monthly gift will go directly to care for kids in the U.S. and around the world.

Third Funding Project: Kansas City CarePortal Impact Fund

Legacy Circle’s third funding project is to raise $50,000 for a Kansas City CarePortal Impact Fund. This funding will be used to help catalyze the local church to meet the needs of children in primarily under-resourced communities and drive community engagement. The initiative will benefit children and families in Jackson, Clay, Platte (MO), Johnson and Wyandotte (KS) counties.

CarePortal is a platform launched in March 2015 by The Global Orphan Project. CarePortal brings the needs of hurting children and families in your community to your attention. Caseworkers uncover the needs. CarePortal makes local churches aware, giving them a real-time opportunity to respond. Currently active in 21 states in the U.S., more than 2,400 churches have served over 64,000 children and counting.

To impact vulnerable children and families in Kansas City, consider becoming a member of Legacy Circle.

If you want to learn more or join Legacy Circle, email Derek Nelson at [email protected]

Legacy Circle 2019 Impact

In 2019, the Legacy Circle had a total of 67 members (families or individuals) and received $100,584 in annual pledges with $8,382 pledges per month. Accomplished goals: $50k for Transition Academy, serving 85 young adults and 14 Father’s Family circles, $50,400 serving 15 households per circle, four children per household = 210 households, 840 children. With $100k, this group served approx. 925 children and 210 households and an additional 28 local kids by providing Christmas gifts for them.

Previously Funded Projects

August 2019: Through the Legacy Circle’s investment, we reached our funding goal for the Transition Academy,
GO Haiti’s two-year discipleship, life-skills and vocational-technical training
program designed to help young adults make a successful transition into adulthood.

December 2019: Legacy Circle reached their second fundraising goal by the end of 2019 by fully funding 14 of GO Africa’s newest family-strengthening and orphan prevention programs, called Father’s Family.

As a ministry of the local church, Father’s Family equips families with basic financial management skills, job skills and spiritual healing. Through its ability to strengthen families, GO Africa has helped reunify children with their parents and extended family members.