For the past 10 years, more than 30 High Schoolers from Sunhouse, the Youth Ministry Program of La Jolla Presbyterian Church, dedicate their entire Spring Break to build houses in Mexico. This trip allows High School foreman to lead their peers in construction. Throughout the years, we have witnessed young men and women find their hidden strengths of skills, wisdom and leadership.
Last year, an adventurous freshman, who had never picked up a hammer in her life, decided to join the group. When someone asked if she’d help with the electricity, she nervously agreed. She was a quick learner and impressed all the adults and students with her new-found skill set. Someone took a chance on her and found a leader within. This young woman is one example of the many lives that are changed through this trip. This annual Sunhouse Outreach has been proven to expand our youth’s worldview, grow their character, and develop leadership skills never thought attainable. For Spring Break 2019, we hope to send more high school students to serve, learn and grow in a similar capacity.
Although the participating youth are responsible for their room and board, the cost of tools, supplies, and raw materials to build two homes for impoverished families averages around $18,000. In order to fulfill this mission, SunHouse will be holding the annual Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction on February 24th, 2019. Since this is a free event, all funds will be raised through the silent auction. We would greatly appreciate your company’s participation making a donation of an auction item to support our future leaders. All companies who donate an auction item will be included in the silent auction program, the SunHouse “Silent Auction” website page, as well as the LJPC Newsletter which boasts a mailing list of more than 1,200.
With your donation, we are not only building homes, but we are building tomorrow’s leaders of La Jolla and the San Diego community.
Thank you for your time and your contributions to the San Diego community.
Please email us for our Tax ID number. Please mail donations to SunHouse, 7715 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact or Alyssa Thomas at (858) 729-5502, firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for donations is February 15th.