More Than $100,000 Raised During City Life Digital Luncheon

June 2, 2020


Digital Campaign Surpassed Goal by $70,000 To Support Indigenous Leaders & Urban Community

Our City Life Digital Luncheon replaced our 6th Annual City Life Luncheon which is typically held within the walls of the City Life Center. This May, we went online during COVID-19 season with a digital campaign instead to raise support for our ministry that empowers urban youth to change their communities for Christ.

We went online, and then, you all blew us out of the water. We raised our goal from $30,000 to $60,000 on the first day.

We hung out at for three days sharing stories of our young leaders, the history of our ministry, and the difference that we are able to make when our community supports us. And support us you did.

We ended the first day with our jaws on the floor realizing we would have to raise our goal again. So we did. To $100,000. Now, one week later, we’ve surpassed that goal as well. The need is greater than even our $100,000+ result, and the community stepped up to get us so much closer to closing the gap than we ever imagined.

You believed in our kids. Praise God for you.

In the midst of this pandemic — the community showed up — you showed up — once again for City Life in a big way. Because of the extreme generosity of our donors, partners, and community members, City Life will continue to be in a position to lean into the greatest needs of the under-resourced neighborhoods we serve in a unique and impactful way.

As Nygel Simms, the Regional Director who oversees the City Life ministry for Youth for Christ, said, “This is the greatest investment that we can make, and that’s an investment in the future of our youth.”