Missions & Community Outreach
Desert Oasis Chapel believes that as part of good Christian Stewardship, we should return 10% of the gifts made to us back into the Christian Community. Therefore, we set aside 10% of the donations made to us into a fund designated as Missions and Outreach and our Missions and Outreach Committee seeks out primarily local organizations who have as their basic mission either the spreading of the Christian message or helping those who are truly in financial or spiritual need. We have also given to natural disaster relief causes.
We select organizations who have low administrative expenses so that the majority of our money goes directly to the actual cause itself.
We donate to food banks that assist those affected by HIV, organizations who minister to gay youth who have been damaged by churches that condemn their lifestyle, missionaries who rely solely on donations for their support, organizations who provide food for the homeless, and organizations who care for the sick and dying.
Here is a partial list of organizations to which we are currently or have previously given:
sanctuary Palm Springs – monthly
The NestEggg – monthly
No More Bullying & Suicide
Prevention – monthly
The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Center – monthly
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission – monthly
Voice of the Martyrs – monthly
AIDS Assistance Program – monthly
Strength for the Journey – monthly
The Belize Faith Mission – monthly
The Mark Thallander Foundation – yearly
The Evangelical Network – yearly
Canyonwalker Connections – monthly
World Vision Nepal Earthquake – one time gift
The Beloved Foundation – monthly
Compassion International – monthly
Desert AIDS Project – weekly