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tributedinnerEpiscopal Charities' Annual Tribute Dinner is November 19!
Nearly 800 guests will gather in the spectacular Cathedral of   St. John the Divine on November 19 for our Annual Tribute Dinner. 

This year's dinner honors the accomplishments of Henry P. Johnson and Evan A. Davis. 

We are grateful to all who have offered support for  the dinner and the vital work of Episcopal Charities. For more information, please visit  our website
Basic Human Needs Grants Applications on the Rise
Our 2015 Basic Human Needs grant applications are in! This year we've received over 60 applications with grant requests totaling more than $680,000. As food prices and unemployment rise, your support is more crucial than ever in helping to strengthen programs, especially food pantries and community kitchens, that serve communities in need. 

Grant awards will be announced in January 2015. To learn more about the programs we currently fund, click here.
Sustainability Institute Workshop Updates
Since April, we've held three new  workshops for our grantees. These have included panel discussions, presentations, and hands-on activities!
  • Responding to Trauma and Chronic Stress in Youth
  • Making Our Voices Heard: Advocacy for Feeding Programs 
  • Grant Seeking - What Grant Makers Look For 
To learn more about our workshops, or to view pictures and resources, visit our website or Facebook page.
 Around the Diocese
Pleasantville Community Gardeners Lend a Helping Hand in the Bronx

When 12-year old Devin and his father first approached Episcopal Charities seeking a grant to start a community garden, we were impressed. When the Pleasantville Community Garden generated more than 1,000 pounds of fresh produce for needy families in its first year, we got excited!

This summer, Devin and his parents were joined by a host of volunteers from Pleasantville, who spent the day at St. Ann's Church in the Bronx helping to rehabilitate their Children's Garden.

Read the story here!
Episcopal Charities Spends a Day at the Harlem Community Justice Center

Early this fall, we visited the Harlem Community Justice Center to meet volunteers from the Reentry Family and Faith Circles of Support program. This ministry of presence, coordinated by the Interfaith Center of New York and faith congregations including St. Philip's Episcopal Church and St. Mary's Episcopal Church, benefits formerly incarcerated men and women and their families. 

Thomas Edwards, a graduate of the Harlem Community Justice Center, will be a featured speaker at the 2014 Annual Tribute Dinner!

Read more about the program here!
On #GivingTuesday, your $5 contribution can provide 10 meals to the hungry!
Join us this year on Dec 2, #GivingTuesday, as we celebrate the spirit of generosity. On this global day of giving, your contribution can help us support parish-based outreach programs serving the communities of our diocese.

We hope that you are able to celebrate with us! Click here to learn more.
Volunteer Opportunities
Are you looking to volunteer this holiday season? Check out these volunteer opportunities:
Christ Church, 
Staten Island


Christ Church provides 200 holiday dinners three times a year - Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter - to needy families on Staten Island.



Deacon Geri Swanson here.

 Church of the Holy Trinity, Manhattan

Church of the Holy Trinity provides a thanksgiving meal delivery program that brings 300 hot turkey dinners to the homebound on Thanksgiving.



The Rev Mark R. Collins, 212-289-4100, or email or visit their website.

St. Margaret's Church, Longwood, Bronx


St. Margaret's runs a soup kitchen Sundays from 8:30-10:30 am and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Extra help is especially needed around the holidays.



The Rev. Theodora N. Brooks, 718-589-4430.

Looking for even more volunteer opportunities? Visit our website or contact us to get you connected to over 50 programs looking for volunteers!
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