It's kind of ironic that as I write this post I'm reminded of the parable of the talents. Volunteers, strangers, business, churches have all invested financially into CARTS. We are sorry to inform you that financially your investment has netted you nothing.
But that is the reality of inner city ministry, it is throwing money away. In the parable where the guy yielded no return at all, he was basically ripped apart by the boss. But what CARTS has done over the past 13 plus years, has been to invest in lives. It's more than just handing out food, clothing or a drink. It's the human connection, face to face, conversations, laughter, hugs, prayers...the simple yet profound words, " God bless you. " It has been the slow and evolving community of brokenness, us and them, all of us. Truthfully, we are in need of the same thing...LOVE. Together we will search, and find it in each other. You can't put a price on LOVE. It's grace, it's humility, it's beauty, it's compassion all have the power to reveal the God, who is simply LOVE.
At the moment the CARTS piggy bank running low. We are hoping to have another BBQ in September, but, will need help in pulling it off.
If might consider a donation here is some information on how to help
CARTS is a federal registered charity that issues tax deductible receipts. We are a small group of compassionate minded friends captured by the radical scandalous redemptive imagination of Jesus. We are all volunteers who contribute our time, and resources to serve the inner city community.
Every cent donated goes to helping out the marginalized on the inner city streets of Victoria. We have no paid staff. We have relied on the gracious donations of volunteers, supporters, friends and strangers. We have managed for almost 13 years on faith, a shoe string budget...and God who has faithfully sustained the love, compassion and hospitality which is the heart beat of CARTS.
You can find the details on how to support CARTS at the following link...