Outreach Grants of $122,500

Outreach Grants of $122,500

 

As the Vestry asks that each member of the parish commit 10% of their financial resources to God’s work in the world, they commit nearly 20% of the parish’s financial resources to work outside the parish.

On September 16, the Vestry approved the recommendations made by the Outreach Grants Committee. Grants of $122,500 were made and are now being distributed to the following ministries which involve many volunteer opportunities as well. Applications this year totaled over $260,000. These groups are carefully researched by our Outreach Committee before recommendations are made. Remarkable work is being done in so many places and we are happy to help keep these efforts going. Along with our gifts go our prayers for all those in need.

 

Absolutions Counseling Center                                                                            1,250
Aid to Inmate Mothers                                                                                          3,000
Alabama Writers Forum                                                                                        2,000
AMBUCS                                                                                                                   1,200
Baptist Health Care Foundation/Camp Celebration                                       1,250
Boys and Girls Club                                                                                                2,700
Brantwood Children’s Home                                                                               3,000
Camp McDowell                                                                                                      4,000
Cancer Wellness Foundation                                                                                3,000
Capital Area Literacy Council                                                                                  600
Catholic Social Services (direct aid)                                                                     1,500
Child Protect (victims of abuse)                                                                           2,650
Children’s Center (for disabled young adults)                                                  2,500
Children’s Harbor (summer camp for special needs children)                      1,500
Common Ground Montgomery                                                                            4,000
Family Guidance/Center for Families (direct assistance)                                2,175
Family Sunshine Center (victims of domestic violence)                                 2,000
Family Support Center                                                                                           1,000
Food for Kids (weekend lunches)                                                                         2,000
Fountain of Renewal                                                                                               1,000
Friendship Mission Church (food, shelter, clothing)                                       4,000
Girls on the Run Mentoring Program                                                                  2,000
Habitat for Humanity                                                                                               2,175
Hands On River Region (Volunteer and Information Center)                         2,000
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Food Pantry                                                 2,000
Hope Inspired Ministries (jobs for those coming out of prison)                     2,500
Hospice of Montgomery                                                                                          2,500
Kelcie’s Place (autistic teens)                                                                                 1,500
Kid One Transport                                                                                                   1,500
King’s Canvass Gallery and Studio                                                                        1,000
LEAD Academy Charter School                                                                              2,000
Let God Arise Ministries (prison ministry)                                                         1,200
Lunches for Learning                                                                                              1,000
McDowell Farm School                                                                                          1,000
Medical Advocacy and Outreach                                                                         2,000
Medical Outreach Ministries                                                                                2,500
Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless                                                          1,500
Montgomery Area Council on Aging (Meals on Wheels)                             12,000
Montgomery Christian School (scholarships for underprivileged)             1,000
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office – Helping Families            1,000
Montgomery Humane Society                                                                             3,000
Music Supplies for Todos Santos                                                                         1,400
Neighbors in Christ                                                                                                 1,000
New Beginnings Education Center (tutoring)                                                    2,000
Rebuilding Together (home repair for the needy)                                            3,000
Renascence (prison halfway house)                                                                    5,000
Respite Ministry at First United Methodist Church                                         3,000
Resurrection Catholic Ministries                                                                         1,200
Salvation Army                                                                                                       2,500
Sawyerville Work Project (summer camp for needy youth)                         5,000
Samaritan Counseling Center                                                                              1,200
Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth – SAFY                               1,500
That’s My Child Youth Organization                                                                 2,000
Women of Refined Gold                                                                                      1,000
YMCA of Greater Montgomery                                                                          1,000

 

In addition to these grants, our Annual Operating Budget provides the following amounts to other ministries beyond our walls: Covenant to the Diocese – $143,749; Seminaries – $13,813; Scholarships to seminarians – $2,000; Strategies to Elevate People (inner city ministries) – $1,500; Discretionary Funds (direct assistance) – $12,600; Baldwin Fund (direct assistance) – $9,000; Honduras Trip – $5,000; Family Promise (homeless families) – $12,000.

Our total outreach expenditures in 2018 will be $342,000, just under 20% of our annual budget. Our parish, through your generosity, continues to do remarkable work and more is still required of us. May all our efforts bring those in need closer to the hope offered through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

Yours faithfully,

Robert C. Wisnewski, Jr.