A Fonte is a branch of Abide Ministries that exists to enrich the lives of children in Brazil’s developing communities.
About A Fonte
In the developing villages and townships scattered all over Brazil, children struggle to find adequate resources. Food can be scarce, education difficult, and healthcare often unattainable as families are stretched to their breaking points just to ensure the basic needs of life are met. These struggles often blossom into greater societal issues, such as broken families, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and generational poverty, which tend to envelop the lives of the children in the community.
A Fonte enters into the difficulty facing these children to provide a safe, loving, and stable environment where children can get access to the basics and begin to form the tools and relationships they need to flourish in life. Through before and after school programs, parenting courses, employment opportunities, healthcare partnerships, child-centered therapy, and more, A Fonte works to ensure children and their families have food, safety, and good friends to call on any day, any time. Most importantly, children learn about a God who loves and cares for them in the midst of a community committed to loving them well in a Christ-centered way.
A Fonte was founded by Jordan and Gilma Blackmer in Vera Cruz, Brazil, and has since worked to expand its efforts to surrounding communities. Jordan came to Brazil from the United States, while Gilma is native to Brazil and the Vera Cruz area. Together, they, their children, and their growing team work to ensure every child they encounter has the opportunity to flourish through A Fonte’s programming while they work to find U.S. based sponsors for children to help grow each child’s network of compassion and support. You can meet the children they serve here.
Donate to A Fonte
In order to help them enrich the spiritual, physical, and emotional lives of children in their community, we invite you to make a one-time or recurring donation which will be designated toward the work of our friends A Fonte. All gifts given are tax deductible. Abide Ministries partners with Donorbox to enable donors to make one time and recurring donations, while allowing them to manage their own giving in a safe, secure, and reliable environment.
Online gifts can be made using the form on this page, or at https://donorbox.org/afonte. You can make one-time or recurring gifts using credit cards, debit cards, or bank transfers. All transactions are processed through Donorbox (a Stripe partner) for the highest level of security and convenience. Once you make a gift, you can manage your gift at www.donorbox.org.
Check gifts can be made out to: Abide Ministries and sent to PO Box 101, Clawson, MI 48017.
Please add “A Fonte” to the memo line of all check gifts. For any questions regarding giving, please email [email protected]
STOCK / MUTUAL FUND GIFTS
Most U.S. brokerage firms can quickly and easily transfer your gift of stock or mutual funds to A Fonte electronically. Click here for details to give to your broker.
IRA CHARITABLE ROLLOVER
If you are age 70 1⁄2 or older, you can make gifts from your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) directly to A Fonte without paying income tax on the withdrawal. Click here for instructions on how to make an IRA Charitable Rollover.