Donations & Child Sponsorship

You can donate online through eGiving, or mail a check to our office at:

Rehema Ministries
8220 W Gage Blvd. #130
Kennewick, WA 99336

Gifts of Stock:  Please contact us at info@rehemainstep.com so that we might assist you with facilitating this form of giving.

Please call us if you have any questions or concerns about processing your gift:  509.405.8677

Donations: Donations received are pooled together and are managed by Rehema Ministries to fund programs and projects in Kenya.  In Step Foundation and other similar organizations that care for vulnerable children in Kenya submit “grant requests” to Rehema Ministries for review and approval.  Rehema Ministries, a U.S. nonprofit must have full control of all funds donated to a foreign entity.  Grants help fund program and project requests, such as general operations for the children’s home, operational costs and educational supplies for the school, medical needs, facility improvement projects, new housing projects, and any other needs that support the care and education of the children we serve.  Whenever possible, donor preference will be honored, but to be in legal compliance with international tax laws, Rehema Ministries must reserve the right to use donated funds for whatever the greatest need might be at any given time.

Child Sponsorship: When you sponsor a child, your monthly gift is combined with others to provide housing, clean water, 3 balanced meals a day, medical care, clothing and staff to care for all of the children, sponsored or unsponsored. It costs approximately $5 a day to house, clothe, feed, and provide medical care for a child at In Step.  Education is in addition to this cost and due to the generous giving of many, we combine all child sponsor donations with general donations to ensure the children receive the best care possible.  It requires many hands to give loving care and safe, sanitary facilities for over 183 children. In addition to our outstanding group of missionaries, In Step employs 62 local Kenyans.  This makes In Step one of the largest employers in the area, which creates additional economic stability for the community.

Corresponding with Sponsored Children:  Due to the emotional sensitivities of our children, we do not disclose to them any specific details regarding sponsorship.  If you do choose to send your child a card or letter, please word such correspondence in a way that says you are thinking about them and/or praying for them.  We let the children know that they are being prayed for by people that love them and that many give generously so that all the children have what they need.   A few times throughout the year we send child sponsors updates regarding the children they sponsor.

Thank you so much for choosing to rescue and give new life to abused and abandoned children in Kenya!

Under U.S. tax laws, donations directly to foreign organizations typically are not tax-deductible. A U.S. public charity, such as Rehema Ministries, cannot act as a mere “conduit” to transfer donations to a foreign organization. For this reason, pursuant to our grant agreements with In Step Foundation and In Step Children’s Ministries, and in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service, we have exclusive legal control over all donated sums. We reserve the right to use donated sums for other complementary purposes if In Step Foundation and In Step Children’s Ministries do not comply with the terms of their grant agreements, and we reserve the right to apply any unused funds to where they are most needed and best used. Given our longevity and close relationship with these organizations and our audit/review policies of approved grant requests, however, it is extremely unlikely that this would occur.

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