Tithing church grants local nonprofit R Star Foundation $1,500

The San Juan Christian Science Church is unique. How so? Most churches tell their congregants to ‘tithe’, which of course helps both the church to manage their hard costs, and the gift-giver manages to live on less than they have earned. 

“In all my years associated with churches I have never known of a church which actually ‘tithes’ (10 percent of all they bring in), to a specific group,” says Rosalind Russell, founder of nonprofit R Star Foundation. “This church does!”

This is the eighth year R Star Foundation has been on the nominated ‘tithe’ list for previous 12 months and selected to be gifted to once again. 

“This is not something which can be applied for, rather a member of the church has to be the sponsor of the group,” Russell adds. 

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Rosalind Russelll, Rose Petal Star (the cat), member, Carole Dadurka, and Paul Garman, R Star’s sponsor.

The gift of just under $1,500 will be thoughtfully applied to projects in Nepal, likely toward the creation of organic growing greenhouses to help the poorest rebuild after the devastating earthquake that occurred three years ago. The quake destroyed homes along with the year-round growing season, curbing the ability of families to add income beyond the skimpy two seasons in traditional fields. 

Currently R Star has 44 greenhouses in place in as many villages in Nepal’s rural areas.

Everyone is invited to join with R Star in their successful work to lift up one of the poorest countries in the world. For more information, contact R Star at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call (949) 497-4911 or send donations to PO Box 4183, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.