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The mission at Thistle Hills is to serve women from the Chester County and Coatesville areas who are survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction that deserve a second chance at life. Trinity Church, Coatesville is the supporter of this mission and St. Francis has been and continues to collect items needed by the women who live there. Please donate what you can. There are lists of needed items in the Narthex along with a collection bin. Donations can be dropped off to the church Sunday mornings or Monday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm.
Supplies for Thistle Hills
To do more for refugees, please visit the Nationalities Service Center at nscphila.org where you'll find many opportunities to donate your services or contribute goods to persons in need. Sign up for NSC's newsletter to get periodic updates on what you can do to help. For future furniture pickups, send photos to John Groch.
Over the last several months, thousands of our Afghan sisters and brothers fleeing the turmoil of their homeland have been received by the United States. Some are being resettled in our region. Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM), a ministry of the Episcopal Church, USA, with its affiliates, partners, and supporting churches, is one of only nine national agencies through which refugees enter the United States.
For information about EMM, visit https://episcopalmigrationministries.org/givewelcome.
To donate to Episcopal Migration Ministries, click HERE.
It is well known that our nation faces a mental health crisis. Bishop Gutierrez recently charged our diocese with helping to address this critical need. Over the last year, St. Francis has been building a relationship with the Chester County branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). For information on mental health support groups, trainings, and other opportunities, please visit www.namichescopa.org.
Episcopal Relief & Development is mobilizing with Anglican agencies and other partners in order to provide humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the violence in Ukraine.
Working through the Action by Churches Together Alliance Episcopal Relief & Development will provide cash, blankets, hygiene supplies and other needed assistance.
Donations to Episcopal Relief & Development’s International Disaster Response Fund will provide humanitarian assistance for the crisis in Ukraine.
For over 80 years, Episcopal Relief & Development has been working together with supporters and partners for lasting change around the world. Each year the organization facilitates healthier, more fulfilling lives for close to 3 million people struggling with hunger, poverty, disaster and disease. Inspired by Jesus’ words in Matthew 25, Episcopal Relief & Development leverages the expertise and resources of Anglican and other partners to deliver measurable and sustainable change in three signature program areas: Women, Children and Climate.
Support for Ukraine
Many organizations are assisting the people of Ukraine during the current crisis. A suggested list to consider for your financial support is in the Narthex.
Collections are resuming for the West Chester Food Cupboard.
Current needs are: unexpired, non-perishable food items, i.e. canned meat, canned fish, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti sauce (cans or plastic jars), hearty soups, canned fruit. Also personal care items: soaps, toothpaste, toilet paper, disposable diapers (Sizes 5 and 6), baby wipes, feminine products.
A collection bin is in the Narthex.
Thank you, as ever, for your support of the West Chester Food Cupboard
…because no one should go hungry!
The Chester County Food Bank provides an essential service to the community and we will continue to do so taking the recommended COVID-19 precautionary measures for the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners and the community. We are working with our partner member agencies and food cupboards throughout the county to best serve our neighbors now and planning for ways to meet the increased needs as the situation potentially escalates.
How Can You Help? DONATE MONEY!
Monetary donations will make the biggest impact. In an effort to meet the needs of our community, we are focusing on emergency distribution, including senior and emergency food boxes. Our buying power enables us to stretch your dollars so we can feed more people. Give today or consider making a monthly gift to sustain your giving for the months ahead.
- December 31, 2017
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