St. James Church in the World Committee (CITW) is responsible for overseeing the Food Pantry and the Benevolence distributions from St. James. On a monthly basis they review worthy charities and causes and recommend where St. James Benevolences should be sent. This year, we’ll be identifying the charity a month in advance and providing you information about those charities, giving you an opportunity to make additional gifts toward those causes.
As a way of helping the congregation connect with the gifts made, Church in the World will publish in advance their chosen agencies with dynamic links that will allow you to simply “click and learn” about the agencies or charities. If you choose, you can make direct donations to those agencies as well. We are quite often moved to generosity by understanding, so here is our way of making known all the good that is being done!
In the month of March the committee will be lifting up these two excellent organizations:
Oaks Indian Mission serves children from ages 4-18 from a multitude of tribal backgrounds. Children come to Oaks by placement of families or legal guardians, tribes, courts or DHS. We are licensed to house 58 children in home-like cottages where they receive love, food, shelter, clothing and guidance. Children will attend school at Oaks Mission Public School. There is an opportunity right now to partner with the Mabee Foundation in matching gifts to build a new cottage to house children. Click on the link above to find out more. CITW will be sending $150.00 to be matched.
Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) Following the government shut-down last month we all learned a great deal about the precarious nature of government employees who are required to report to work but receive no compensation during the shut down. St. James held a Spaghetti dinner to support our government employees and received gifts toward their expenses. We sent $350.00 in donations to FEEA and CITW will be sending an additional $150.00. Click the link above to see how FEEA supports and helps people in time of transition and need.