Read on to learn about holiday outreach, meet the speakers at our Tribute Dinner, and more!

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

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Across the Diocese, outreach volunteers are helping to make the season bright for those experiencing hunger and homelessness, and for children living in poverty. On Staten Island,  Christ Church-New Brighton will distribute 300 holiday food baskets to families in need. At  Fessenden House in Yonkers, gifts will be exchanged between residents of a home for men in recovery. On Manhattan's Lower East Side, children attended a holiday party at the  Church of Our Savior. And Santa himself will visit the  Guild of St. Margaret Soup Kitchen, run by Grace Church, Middletown. Click  here to learn more.
Tribute Dinner Raises $1.1 Million

Episcopal Charities' 2016 Tribute Dinner, held November 10th, raised more than $1.1 million, the proceeds of which will fund outreach programs across the Episcopal Diocese of New York. We thank everyone who supported the event! Click here to watch a video of the remarks given by our program speakers, whose resilience in overcoming homelessness, poverty, and the inter-generational cycle of addiction inspires us all. They shared more of their story in an interview.

Capacity Building Grants Awarded

In 2016, Episcopal Charities began offering  Program Investment Grants to help programs improve or expand services. In addition to building capacity, the grants also provide seed money for new outreach efforts. This year,  six programs received awards ranging from $1,900 to $30,000. Episcopal Charities will continue to consider proposals on a rolling basis as funds allow. Click here  for information on how to apply.

Youth Opportunity Grant Applications due February 3, 2017

Applications for  Youth Opportunity Grants (YOG) are due Friday, February 3 at 5:00 pm. YOG grants fund parish-based outreach programs addressing the needs of children and youth, including  children's academic enrichmentchildren's arts and  summer recreation. They also fund  health and wellness, including special education, and programs to support LGBTQ youth, as well as  skills-building programs, including sports education and leadership development. A quick  Intent to Apply form is due Friday, January 6. The application is available  here.
An Appeal from Bishop Dietsche

Bishop Dietsche invites you to join him  in supporting Episcopal Charities' programs. 100% of your gift will be used to directly fund programs that spread love and promote community as they help those in need.  Please give as generously as possible.  

Click here to read the full letter.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 
from the Board and staff of Episcopal Charities!
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