A Thousand Stories

by Home for Good in United Kingdom

£4,890

raised of £10,000 target
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Flexible funding – this project and will receive all pledges made by May 31st 2019 at 11:59pm

To give away a thousand copies of the Home for Good book free to people considering fostering or adoption.

by Home for Good in United Kingdom

What if one book could change a child’s story?

Back in 2013, Krish and Miriam Kandiah wrote ‘Home for Good’ about their experiences as foster and adoptive parents, in the hope that it would encourage Christians to be the loving families that vulnerable children need.

Thousands of people have since read this book (the publishers have just released the second edition). The book led to Home for Good launching as a charity to equip the UK Church to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and advocate on their behalf.

Best of all, hundreds of children have been welcomed into loving families through fostering or adoption, because God inspired people to respond as they read this book.

But there’s so much more to do.

Responding to the call

Today, 109 children will come into the care system in the UK. Around 3,000 children are waiting for an adoptive family. 8,100 more foster carers are urgently needed.

But the good news is that Christians are continuing to make a difference as they respond to God’s call to care for the vulnerable.

Over the next 12 months, around 1,000 people are going to contact Home for Good as their first step towards welcoming a vulnerable child into their home through fostering or adoption

And with your help, we want to offer every single one of them a copy of this book to help them in their journey – for free.

A thousand books. A thousand stories.

By 31 May 2019, we hope to raise £10,000 so that together we can give away 1,000 books that could make a life-changing difference for hundreds of vulnerable children - so that thanks to you, they too might have a different story to tell. 

It costs £10 for us to buy a copy of the book back from the publisher who owns the copyright, post it to someone, and cover the admin needed to do this.

Every £10 that you can give will put one more book into the hands of someone considering welcoming a vulnerable child into their family.

Rewards

If you’re able to give more than £10, we’ve got some special rewards lined up as our way of saying thank you. Everything from a signed copy of this book or Krish’s new book (due late 2019), to a limited-edition print hand-drawn by a child whose story was changed by the book. Choose which reward you like best!

A different story

Krish says, “People tell me that this book should come with a health warning, because of the impact it has had. Their family story is now different. And the children they have welcomed in have a different story too.

“Imagine what ten thousand books might do. Imagine the stories we could write together.”

About Home for Good

Home for Good is a Christian charity that works to inspire, equip and resource people to play their part in caring for vulnerable children so that together we can find a home for every child who needs one.

FAQs

Can I Gift Aid my donation?

Gift Aid is a great government scheme that means charities can claim back 25p for every £1 donated. Under HMRC’s rules, Gift Aid cannot be claimed when someone makes a donation and in return receives a benefit worth over a certain amount. Therefore, our ‘Write a story’ and ‘Write two stories’ reward options are eligible for Gift Aid, but all other rewards are not.
However, if you simply use the donate box at the top (and select no reward), you will have the option to Gift Aid your donation.

When will I receive my rewards?

£20 and £50 rewards will be sent to you shortly after the campaign has ended, and before the end of June at the latest.
£100, £250 and £500 rewards will be sent to you as soon as Krish's new book is published, which we anticipate will be by the end of November at the latest.
The bulk of the £1,000 and £2,500 rewards will also be sent by the end of November, with the exception of the personalised scrapbook (which will be sent a year after the campaign has ended), and dinner (which will be arranged with you for a date that is suitable).

What happens if you don’t reach your target?

We will give away as many books as we possibly can with the resources that we have.

What happens if you exceed your target?

First, we’ll celebrate! £10,000 means that your generosity will give away 1,000 books to people considering fostering or adoption! Then, we’ll ensure that all other donations go towards resourcing our enquiry line, which has become the first port of call for many Christians considering fostering and/or adoption. Your generosity will help our team answer queries via phone or email, send information, connect enquirers with a Voluntary Adoption Agency or Local Authority, and journey with them as they take the next step.

Where can I buy a copy of the book?

From our friends at Eden.co.uk.

Why is it cheaper to give away the book than to buy a copy?

While the second edition of the book is retailing at £13.99, Krish and Miriam’s discounted author rate means that we’re able to buy the book back from the publisher (who owns the copyright) for £5.99. It costs £2.95 to post the book with a fostering or adoption information pack, and £1.06 will be used towards the cost of staff to administrate this. The authors make no money on books being bought back from the publisher at the buy-back price.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Write two stories

We'll send two copies of the Home for Good book to people considering fostering or adoption thanks to you, and we'll send YOU a personalised card to say thank you!

£10 or more

Write a story

One copy of the Home for Good book will be sent to someone considering fostering or adoption thanks to you.

£50 or more

7 of 40 claimed

Signed copy

Give away five copies of the Home for Good book to people considering fostering or adoption AND receive your own signed copy of the book as a thank you. (UK only)

£100 or more

2 of 30 claimed

Hot off the press

Give away ten copies of the Home for Good book to people considering fostering or adoption AND receive a signed copy of Krish Kandiah’s new book as soon as it’s published (due late 2019) as a thank you. (UK only)

£250 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Illustrator

Receive signed copies of the Home for Good book AND Krish’s new book as soon as it’s published (due late 2019) PLUS an A4 print of a hand-drawn picture from a child whose life has been impacted by the Home for Good book as a special thank you for sending 25 copies of the book to people considering fostering or adoption.

£500 or more

1 of 10 claimed

Chapter and Verse

To say thank you for giving away 50 copies of the book, we'll send you all the rewards above PLUS a specially commissioned limited-edition A3 print of the Bible verse James 1:27 written in beautiful calligraphy for your home, created by Steph at Line and Leaf.

£1,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

Ghost Writer

All rewards above PLUS receive a personalised scrapbook in 12 months’ time containing stories of some of the 100 people who’ve received a copy of the Home for Good book thanks to you and the difference it’s made to their family.

£2,500 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Dinner with the Author

All rewards above PLUS Dinner at a restaurant in Oxford or London with Krish Kandiah to discuss fostering, adoption, book writing (or whatever you want to talk about!) and find out first-hand how the 250 copies of the Home for Good book you’re sending out will make a difference for vulnerable children.


Let's make 'A Thousand Stories' happen

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