Summer E-News from Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York

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Episcopal Charities Sunday . . . Thanks!

On Mother's Day, May 14, nearly 80 parishes took up a special collection to fight hunger in communities around the Diocese. To date, more than $64,000 has been raised, with more parishes still to hear from! Others will observe Episcopal Charities Sunday later this summer or fall. Many contributors made gifts in memory or honor of their mothers or other special family members. All donations will help fund the  community kitchens  and  food pantries  supported by Episcopal Charities.
"When I was a Stranger . . ."

As immigration issues continue to dominate the national news, outreach programs around the Diocese are quietly serving immigrant families, youth, and adults alongside others in their food pantries, shelters, and after school programs. Several offer ESL classes and other programs specifically addressing the needs of immigrants and refugees. Episcopal Charities is proud to stand with them and to provide them with funding and support.  Read stories from a leadership training program for immigrant youth in Dutchess County and refugee shelter in Harlem.
2017-18 YOG Awards

In April, Episcopal Charities awarded  39 Youth Opportunity Grants totaling $337,000, a 6% increase over last year. The funding will help provide arts instruction in rural Sullivan County, sleepaway camp scholarships for inner city teens, tutoring to elementary students in the Bronx, leadership training for immigrant youth, a safe space for LGBTQ teenagers and young adults, and more. Click here for the complete list. Including these grants, Episcopal Charities will fund 100 programs in 2017!
Fall Sustainability Institute Workshops

Outreach staff and volunteers may now register for our  September workshop: Mission Before Money. . . Making your Case, and Making the Ask where you'll learn to  develop targeted messages , identify potential donors, and  become comfortable asking for money. In  October we'll offer Making Sense of Mysterious Behavior: Mental Health in Feeding Programs and Food Pantries to help community kitchen and food pantry workers understand and deal effectively with guests who exhibit challenging behaviors. Click here for more information.
Farewell to Retiring Board and Advisory Committee Members

In June, Episcopal Charities said goodbye to members of our Board of Directors and Advisory Committee who have reached the end of their terms of service. We offer our deepest thanks to Vice President Lorraine A. LaHuta, Secretary Evan A. Davis, Board Members Jesse Adelaar, Christopher J. Hojlo, Kevin Lockhart, and Gwendolyn Wade, as well as to Advisory Committee Chair The Rev. Roy A. Cole, and to Advisory Committee Members Emanuel Hickson and The Rev. Edward Sunderland.
Tribute Dinner - Save the Date!

Please save the evening of Monday, December 4th for Episcopal Charities' Annual  Tribute Dinner , to be held in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.  We are pleased to honor Martin J. Sullivan, Operating Partner, Lightyear Capital and Owen D. Thomas, CEO, Boston Properties.  The event is a fundraiser to support the 100 programs of Episcopal Charities, located throughout the Diocese of New York.
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