FUNDRAISING THROUGH RELATIONSHIPS
2017 GRANT PROCESS
The Mercy and Social Justice Ministry continues “to represent God’s love and compas- sion through acts of mercy and justice.” In 2016 the committee focused on providing financial support, in-kind donations, service, and forming partnerships in the greater community to love and aid neighbors and strangers in need. In 2017, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church will continue this tradition with proceeds from our fundraising efforts going to community outreach.
The outstanding generosity of St. Michael’s Parishioners and Friends in the Community in support of the 2017 Crabfeed has provided over $20,000 for the Mercy and Social Justice Ministry’s community outreach efforts. The Ministry has developed a proportional allocation plan for distributing funds in 2017 as follows:
- 30-40% Sustaining Relationships (e.g., Star King K-8 school; After-school Youth Connections at St. Michael’s; St Matthew’s; food and support to neighboring churches hosting winter shelter for the homeless; etc.)
- (2)20-25% International/National Aid (e.g., Rise Against Hunger- formerly Stop Hunger Now food relief; Episcopal Relief and Development; disaster aid; etc.)
- (3)30-35% *Parishioner guided grants to programs or organizations with active parishioner participation, sharing love and support for people in need
- (4) 0-20% Contingency fund to respond to emerging needs in 2017
*Parishioner Guided Grants Program
You are invited to nominate a program in which St Michael’s parishioners are involved. Priority will be given to programs that address basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, life skills and care. For this cycle, we have approximately $6000 to award. Grant amounts are anticipated to range from $1000 to $1500. All nominations must be received in the church office by July 24, 2017. Grants will be awarded in September of 2017. All recipient organizations will be invited to participate at our Outreach Sunday (September 17, 2017) by sending a representative and organizational information, including volunteer opportunities.
2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS
Loaves and Fishes – Meal Service for Homeless- $4,000
Society for the Blind- Independent Kitchen and Nutrition Skills - $2,000
TLCS (Transforming lives, Cultivating Success)- Food delivery to people in SRO’s- $3,000
Parkinson Association of Northern California- Respite Care for Caregivers- $2,700
The Center at St Matthew’s Episcopal Church- Bishop Appeal, Building Fund- $5,000
Kiwanis Family House- sponsor 40 room nights- $2,000
Additional donations were made to:
Episcopal Relief and Development- Haiti Flood Relief- $2,000
Build for Unity- Habitat for Humanity- $1,000
*All grants were approved by MSJ and the Vestry
St. Michael’s INDOOR YARD SALE
We regret that we will be unable to have a yard sale this summer, 2017. Please consider saving your items for next year!
2016 ST. MICHAEL'S INDOOR YARD SALE
A big thanks to Marcie Larkey, Gail McMichael, and Lynn Rodebaugh for leading a remarkable group of over 65 volunteers in this great ministry of St. Michael's! We raised over $5,000! Marcie, Gail, and Lynn create an atmosphere of fun and friendship wherever they go, and it is especially evident in the success of this event. The items that remained helped to support The Thrift Shop at Trinity Episcopal Church, Folsom, The Cancer Discovery Thrift Shop, Friends of the Library, TLCS, St. John's Women's and Children's Shelter and the Disabled American Veterans.