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

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Thomas Edwards, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison
Episcopal Charities Onscreen

Our new 3.5-minute video is now available online!  In it, three people share powerful stories of transformation as a result of Episcopal Charities-funded programs. Storytellers include  a girl who found acceptance at a summer camp for homeless children, a community college student who received support at an on-campus food pantry, and a man who earned his college degree while incarcerated at Sing Sing prison. Click here to watch the 3.5-minute video, and help us spread the good news by sharing on social media!
Basic Human Needs 2019 Grant Announcements

In January Episcopal Charities' Board of Directors approved $587,280 in grants to parish-affiliated human services programs addressing food insecurity and homelessness, as well as the needs of immigrants, senior citizens, the formerly incarcerated, and more. Click here for a complete list.
R to L: The Rt. Rev. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, Scott D. Ferguson, John G. Talty, and Board President Peter W. Keller
Tribute Dinner Raises $1.1 Million

Thank you to all who donated and contributed to the success of December's Tribute Dinner honoring Scott D. Ferguson and John G. Talty. The event raised more than $1.1 million, the proceeds of which will fund outreach programs across the Episcopal Diocese of New York. The Jubilate Community Youth Choir of Christ Church Warwick performed at the event, and we also premiered a new Episcopal Charities video. Click here for a recap of the event.

Spring Sustainability Institute Workshops

Registration is now open for the Spring Sustainability Institute Workshops, our annual professional development series for outreach staff and volunteers. The series includes a webinar on how to build an effective volunteer orientation, an in-person workshop on utilizing mindfulness practices to reduce anxiety and stress in children and teens, and an introduction to motivational interviewing, a counseling technique to help children and adults overcome ambivalence to change. Click here to learn more.
Episcopal Charities Sunday 
 
Around the Diocese, thousands of men, women and children are in dire need of food assistance or a meal. Episcopal Charities partners with parish-based programs to provide brown bag lunches, food delivery to the elderly and homebound, in addition to community kitchens, food pantries and more. Last year, these programs provided hungry New Yorkers with more than 7.4 million meals.  We look forward to having you and your parish participate on Mother's Day, May 12, or another convenient date to fund these critical programs.  For more information, please email Elizabeth Starling, Development Director, or call her at 212-932-7376.
Register for Diocese-Wide Day of Service
 
On Saturday, May 18th youth and adults around the Diocese will serve meals in community kitchens, pack groceries at food pantries, prepare toiletry kits for shelters, do arts and crafts with underprivileged youth, and more as part of our second annual Diocese-Wide Day of Service. Sign up as an individual or assemble a team. RSVP  here to save your spot or click here to learn more. 
Join Us for Film and Conversation
 
Do you enjoy film and conversation? Do you want to dig deeper into the social issues Episcopal Charities' programs address? This spring we're piloting The Micah Series, an opportunity for parish outreach volunteers and others to learn more about issues of justice. The three-part series begins March 28 with the first installment of America to Me, an award-winning documentary that examines public education at the intersection of race and class. Following the film, representatives from after school programs we fund will help facilitate dialogue and reflection on educational inequity as it exists in our communities. Click here for more information, or register here.
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