Information on the Calvinist Cadet Corps financial accountability and the funds that you can designate for your donation
Yes, it takes financial resources for this organization to fulfill its calling to do ministry. We ask member clubs to provide a registration fee and one church offering every year, but that doesn’t provide all the funding needed to get the job done. The organization prides itself on operating as efficiently as possible and with integrity. We rely on the generous friends of the Cadet Corps to help this ministry fulfill its obligations. Thanks so much for considering the Calvinist Cadets in your giving plan!
Specific Fund Contributions
If you would like to support the Cadeting ministry financially as we seek to help boys become more Christlike, see below for explainations of specific funds your can contribute to and then how to make your contribution.
For the General Fund
The Calvinist Cadet Corps does a good job of holding expenses in check and bringing in adequate income through sales, subscriptions, offerings, and registrations. But we don’t bring in enough income to cover all our expenses. That’s why we have fund raisers like fishing tournaments and golf tournaments. It’s also why we still seek additional individual donations. Through the giving of our friends each year, we are able to keep the costs of materials and program lower than they would otherwise be, thus making cadeting more affordable to more boys and men.
Richard Wierenga Memorial Fund
There are men who feel called to provide the cadeting ministry to the boys of their church and community, but the church simply doesn’t have the resources to support a Cadet club. Often just a one-time gift for the initial cost of program materials is all they need to get the program on its way to being self sustaining. Help is available in the form of the RWMF. The request is reviewed by the Executive Committee of the Calvinist Cadet Corps.
For International Camporee Registrants
Cornel Rylaarsdam Memorial Fund
Some families would like to send their son to an international camporee, but they simply don’t have the financial resources to make it work. Job lay-offs, medical expenses, family crisis — we don’t want anything to stand in the way of a boy having the opportunity to participate in this great adventure. Whatever the reason, the CRMF is available to help pay part or all of the registration fees for individuals who need help. The request is reviewed by the Steering Committee of the International Camporee.
The Africa Fund
Since 2006, the Calvinist Cadet Corps has had a presence in Africa. We are working with a denomination called the Reformed Church of East Africa. It’s headquarters is in Eldoret, Kenya, about 160 miles northwest of Nairobi. About thirty of their congregations have Cadet clubs, but they cannot come up with the funds to provide uniforms, guidebooks, and project or recreation tools and equipment. Each of their clubs has a sponsor in North America to help and encourage them, but we still need funding to provide training and have a coordinator working in Kenya. For that, we must seek additional funds. Thank you for your consideration.