When on a rainy, cold Christmas Day, Clarence Jordan was asked skeptically why he was planting pecan trees that would take 25 years to produce a cash crop, he replied, “I’m planting them for the people that are coming after me.”
Clarence’s wisdom and forethought have allowed thousands of people to be blessed by his vision. Koinonia is now seeking partners to financially invest in the planting and upkeep of pecan trees to assure that Clarence’s vision is carried forth into this new century. Trees that we plant and care for today will produce income in years to come, thus allowing us to sustain the community and expand our ministries. Your investment in this program assists not only in the planting and caring of new trees but also in the revitalization and upkeep of our existing orchards and in the upgrade and ongoing maintenance of our pecan plant and bakery which process the fruit from the trees.
The planting, growing, and harvesting of pecans are essential to Koinonia’s livelihood; the community supports itself through the sale of pecans, bakery goods made with pecans, and other products. Well-maintained orchards, along with an efficient plant and bakery for processing the pecans, will assure Koinonia’s long-term viability.
Our trees, plant and bakery allow us to be a self-sustaining community. Their successful operation allows us to use contributions to support and expand our hospitality, education, and home-repair ministries.
How can you help?
You, your church, your business or another organization in which you are involved can help by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Koinonia Adopt-A-Tree program. Any gift ($25, $50, $100, or more) will be sincerely appreciated, but we thank you for special consideration of one of the following:
Adopt a Mature Tree for a Gift of $360 Annually or $30 a Month
Although we welcome a gift of any size, we are seeking donors who will make a continuing contribution of $360 each year or $30 a month to adopt an existing tree. If you so choose, the tree will bear a small sign with your name in acknowledgement of the gift.
Adopt a New Tree for a Gift of $600 Annually or $50 a Month
We are also seeking donors who will make a continuing contribution of $600 each year or $50 a month to adopt a new tree. If you so choose, the tree will bear a small sign with your name in acknowledgement of the gift.
Create a Reserve Fund
A donor may also choose to create a reserve fund at a cost of $6,000 for an existing tree or $10,000 for a new tree. The interest from the reserve fund will be used for the purpose of revitalization and care of the pecan orchards as well as upgrade and maintenance of the pecan plant and bakery. If you so choose, the tree will bear a small sign with your name in acknowledgement of the gift.
Honor or Memorial Gift
The Adopt-a-Tree program is a wonderful way to provide a memorial gift in remembrance of loved one or a gift in honor of a relative, friend or someone who has made a significant contribution to the life of Koinonia.
Introduction Letter from Con Browne
Pledge Form -PDF
Pledge form -Word