Because of You: YAYA Transforms Lives


Your Generosity Equips Our Mission

YAYA is a ministry of the First Congregational Church of Palo Alto, United Church of Christ. We are blessed by the faithful stewardship of church members and friends who annually pledge their support through the FCCPA spring stewardship drive. Thank you!

But, did you know, it doesn’t stop there?

More than 1/2 of our total budget each year comes from special contributions, particularly toward our ENGAGE Service Initiative (Spark, Ignite, and Ablaze activities). The majority of our staffing is volunteer labor, including those who trade in a week of vacation time from their employer to sleep on church floors and mentor our youth while they paint or do construction on Ignite trips. Throughout the year, parents and friends “chip in” by sending treats to youth groups, act as drivers for social outings, or help to make group reservations for our next big outing.

Fully every dollar contributed to YAYA programming is spent on programmatic mission.

Whether you’re able to contribute $1, $100, or $1,000, our funding and organizational structure means that every cent donated is permanently restricted to YAYA programming. That’s giving with confidence. That’s equipping mission. Because of you: YAYA transforms lives.