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By Gail Cavanaugh
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I am starting a church, school, homeless shelter and orphanages and am in need of capital to finance the buildings.  The church will be located in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  There are not enough homeless shelters for women in the state of Rhode Island, and therefore,I would like to open another one.   

There are not enough families who are willing to adopt the foster children in the state odf Rhode Island.  The problem is so severe that the agencies are placing children in institutionalized settings instead of in homes where they can get the love and support that they need.  When children are institutionalized, they offten develop mental illnesses because they do not have enough of the human touch and the lovong care and support that children need.

Approximately 100 million children are living on the streets of the world. The number is increasing daily. The children are unsupervised and not protected. The live in wastelands or unoccupied buildings. These children are often exploited, abused, and neglected. They are considered outcasts in the society. Some countries have them murdered in an effort to "clean up the streets."  

They are often involved in criminal activity, such as picking pockets, prostitution, or begging the tourists, to support themselves. Many are substance abusers and are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Underage children take on dangerous or low-paying jobs and are exploited in the process.  This is the only way they can survive.  

The children are separated from their families because of wars or natural disasters, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, domestic violence, poverty, rebellion, or breakdown of the family.  

Some come in contact with pimps, have mental illness, meet internet predators,  people involved in begging operations, or have issues with their sexual orientation. When they finally find an orphanage, they will need help resolving these issues and they will need an education, enrichment to sublimate their destructive tendencies..

My ministries will focus on developing character in the women and children so that they can be empowered to become financially secure. More street children will find homes in the orphanages and acquire an education, The women will develop skills and talent to take better control oft their lives..

Children who love music and have talent need to be encouraged to develop it.  Some children do not have an opportunity to develop talent because they or their parents may not be aware that they have the talent.  Children who have musical talent and are in the process of developing it, have better reading skills.  These book clubs will encourage children to read more books and develop their talent.

Here is one of the ways I would like to finance the buildings. Women's shelters, orphanages and schools will have multiple locations.

Beyond My Imagination is a book for pre-teens about a student who pursues his desire to learn how to play the piano.  However, one member of his family opposes it.  Children will enjoy following the story line, and in the process, might become inspired to pursue their own talent.

My goal is to present this book package to the libraries, elementary, and junior high schools through the United States to hold book discussions in an effort to inspire children to read, improve their literacy skills, and develop their talent.   There is a separate Guideline with a set of discussion questions for the children.  I have worked out a marketing plan to reach the schools and need assistance in implementing it.  It will require a marketing team.  With the proceeds of the book clubs and donations, I plan to fiance the buildings we need to start the church, and build the women's shelters and orphanages in Rhode Island and around the world.

I have created three book clubs to help motivate the children to read the book with friends. Imagine the girls holding a pajama party with this book as its theme!  

The Great Beginnings Book Club includes  a signed copy of the book, and a t-shirt with the book's cover design on it.

 

Great Beginnings Book Club
Great Beginnings Book Club

 

 

 The Hooked on Books Club includes the above items, a signed copy of the book, t-shirt, plus a mug.

 

Hooked on Books Club
Hooked on Books Club

The Books and Beyond Club includes a signed copy of the book, t-shirt, mug, and set of twenty greeting cards to invite friends to the club.

 

Books and Beyond Club
Books and Beyond Club

 

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges that I face are in not being able to locate a marketer in my area who is willing to market this product. There is also a risk in the teachers not feeling that this project is worthwhile, considering that they have developed a curriculum to address the students' problems with literacy. I plan to show them how it would enhance their own programs..

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