Keeping the lights on has a cost to it, as well. Salaries, phones, postage, warehouse space, and so much more is all part of the expenses we incur monthly and yearly but which is rarely addressed. We need both the designated project funds and the undesignated funds which help us tell our stories, raise awareness and encourage donorship.
AFCA runs a lean and (not) mean machine – it is run by people who love the mission of what we do. We don’t do this work for the glory or for a large salary – we do it for the children we serve and because we know that what we do is valuable and life-changing. We keep our overhead down in different ways: we buy the cheapest tickets when visiting our programs. We sleep in offices, in inexpensive guesthouses, and with friends while in Africa. We eat what all the local people eat and keep things simple. We work from our homes and, in fact, world headquarters in located in our Executive Director’s house. We consistently spend 94% of all donations directly into our programs!
Help us keep the lights on with a gift to our undesignated funds account.