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PASSION PROJECTS

YOUR PASSION, HER FREEDOM

Garden Gate Ranch enthusiastically encourages passionate people and service-loving groups to step out and do what they enjoy in support of Garden Gate Ranch's ministry and residents by empowering community members to create their very own Passion Project, a personalized event meant to spread awareness and raise funds that will offer hope and healing to women in need.

Garden Gate Ranch volunteers and partners hosting a passion project

PASSION PROJECT HIGHLIGHT

A small group of community members decided that it was time for spring cleaning! Not only did they freshen up their closets, but they invited friends from across Des Moines to do the same, compiling everything into a garage sale—the proceeds of which all went to Garden Gate Ranch. Through this home-grown Passion Project, residents of Bondurant and beyond were introduced to Garden Gate Ranch's mission and nearly $400 was raised!

5 STEPS TO PASSION PROJECT SUCCESS

DREAM IT

Dream big, then zero in on an attainable idea that gets you excited!

What do you love to do?

What resources are at your disposal?

What are your strengths?

PLAN IT

Think logistics: what will this idea take to execute?

Check out Garden Gate Ranch's "downloadable resources" page for printable, informative handouts.

Will you need to plan location, volunteers, audio/visual, tables & chairs, refreshments, anything else?

STAFF IT

Who do you know? Think family, friends, coworkers, church members, and more.

Is this a lone-ranger event?

Do you need volunteers?

Who might want to help?

SHARE IT

Tell the world! How can you get the word out? Consider word of mouth, social media, flyers, emails, bulletins, event boards, and more.

Copy and past this "about" blurb into your event pages: Garden Gate Ranch is a non-profit Christian organization providing safe housing and restorative and transitional services for sexually-exploited women and their children. Garden Gate Ranch seeks to rally our communities to ensure that all women are free from exploitation and abuse. Learn more about their mission, impact, and how you can get involved at www.gardengateranch.com 

 

RUN IT

Direct people to give via 1 of 3 ways:

1. www.gardengateranch.com/give

2. Text "Give GGR" & the amount to 515.420.0447

3. Send a check to PO Box 8351 Des Moines, IA 50301

Point people to our website and socials to learn more and stay informed.

 

Tell us how it went and send photos to marketing@gardengateranch.com

Be sure to thank everyone who attended and helped make your event possible! And thank you for running a Passion Project on behalf of Garden Gate Ranch!