Remember, a generous donor has offered a $100,000 Matching Challenge Grant for all new and increased donations in 2020. That means for every dollar raised over last year's amount, FaithWorks receives an extra dollar. This multiplies the impact of your donation!
To date, our Easter Appeal has raised over
in new or increased donations.
to all who have been so generous. However, we will only receive the Matching Challenge Grant of $100,000 if we raise the full $100,000 ourselves.
We still have a ways to go.
So please help us reach our goal by making your donation today at our web site
It's easy to do!
Our MINISTRY PARTNERS are still serving
on the other FRONT LINE.
It is wonderful to hear that many parishes and individuals are reaching out to our Ministry Partners to offer assistance. Please go to our website
and click on 'How will my gift be used' to see which ministries are closest to you so that you may contact them directly and find out what their immediate needs may be. It could be thermometers, take-out containers or someone to sew masks.
Let me share with you the latest I've heard from
Lynn Thomas of the Orillia Christian Centre “The Lighthouse".
"We currently have 23 men registered at our emergency pandemic hotel and 12 women registered at our emergency women's shelter. As you know from my proposal, we did not plan to be able to shelter women (except through the county motel voucher program), until we opened our new facility. These certainly have been unprecedented times but our staff have stepped up to care for those who have no where to stay safe. We have had to hire an additional 8 staff in order to have 2 staff at each hotel at all times. These locations will be open until at least the end of June in order to hopefully find stable housing for those we are sheltering, as is our ongoing goal always." (28 April 2020)