Thank you so much for your donations this year (so far!). As of June 5, 2018, see how much we have raised, and where the money is being designated to in Bangladesh, via ERDO.
Still want to give? You can still donate, even though the event is over! (see below).
To donate to Back 2 Life, follow the button above. This can be used for both individuals or youth groups wanting to submit a donation via credit card only. We unfortunately cannot process Visa debit cards, etc.
Each year at Overflow, we collect an offering to help others in need. At the past seven Overflow events (2011-2017), with your generous donations we have raised over $345,000 for the Life Campaign. This money built a water well in Champheta, Zambia, and has fed thousands of kids as part of a school feeding program in Bangladesh for five years in a row!
This year at Overflow, we are excited about again partnering with ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas), the on the ground project coordinators of the Life Campaign.
BANGLADESH – FOOD AID
ERDO, in conjunction with their partner Talitha Koumi (Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh), is feeding pre-school and primary school aged children in Bangladesh. They help up to 6,900 pre-school aged children daily. Meals are provided six days a week and include breakfast (handmade bread and an egg or banana) and lunch (rice, lentils, meat or eggs, fresh vegetables, potatoes, and milk).
ERDO, in conjunction with their relationship with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, is able to receive matched funding on approved food projects through the Canadian Government, which makes this all possible. Therefore, for approximately $500, we are able to feed an entire school of children (approximately 35-50 students) for one year!
This year our goal is to again focus on this need in Bangladesh. We want to help feed children in this country through the ERDO pre-school feeding program. We have pinpointed 110 schools in Bangladesh to partner with, and it costs approximately $500 to sponsor a school.
GOAL TOTAL: $55,000
How You Can Help
A lot of our total goal is raised at Overflow during the Saturday night offering. However, we would love to partner with youth groups who would pledge to raise money for this cause from now until May!
Here are some ideas:
- Set aside $1 out of every $4 you fundraise to go to Back 2 Life. We wouldn't be surprised if people were extra generous if they knew you were giving some of the money to children in Bangladesh!
- Join with another youth group (or your city or section) to work together.
- If you are having a rally, designate the offering to go to Back 2 Life.
Your group's donation can be brought to the Overflow weekend (we will collect it when you check in for registration). Or you can submit your donation via credit card by following the "donate now" link at the top of this page.