The Community Grants Committee, with Vestry approval, has made the following grants for 2018:
Dress for Success $1,000
Raleigh Episcopal Campus Ministry $850
Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women $1,000
Life Plan Trust $750
Meals on Wheels $1,000
Read and Feed $1,250
Wake Relief $200
Wilders Grove Youth Center $400
These were selected from a number of worthy applications. Many thanks to the faithful Community Grants Committee members: Becky Brownlee, chair; Colleen Aguirre; Katy Crannell; Jackson Doyle; and Alvin Davis.
The Community Grants application and selection process is the means by which St. Mark’s thoughtfully allocates our budgeted funds for outreach. If you would like to be involved in the 2019 selection process, please speak to Becky Brownlee, Linda Bamford, or Lynne Poole.
In addition to the Community Grants, Social Action Commission was also able to make the following gifts, as detailed in the Annual Report:
Hurricane Relief $1,000 to Episcopal Farm Workers for hurricane relief.
Food insecurity $500 to the Backpack Buddies program at Interfaith Food Shuttle
Food insecurity $1,500 for gift cards redeemable at Food Lion for struggling Wilburn families, to be distributed by the school social worker.
Wilders Grove Youth Center $800 to New Hope Road Alliance earmarked to complete Wilders Grove fence repair project as supported by NHRA.
Literacy support $250 to Augustine Literacy Project of the Triangle
Further gifts were made through 2018 Alternative Giving. Details coming in a later Messenger.