Giving

Stories of sacrificial giving that bring hope, at home and around the world.

Ciudad Nueva

M25i grant recipient Ciudad Nueva Community Outreach seeks to embody the gospel of Jesus Christ by advancing the renewal and development of central El Paso’s Rio Grande neighborhood through the empowerment and transformation of its residents. They want to interrupt cycles that ensnare in poverty and despair. They aspire to cultivate hope and an environment where kids, families, and the community are empowered to move toward a successful future where these statistics are no longer a reality.

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Since 2011, M25i grant recipient Living Edge has been freely providing groceries and plated hot dinners on a weekly basis in the Quadra Village neighbourhood. Living Edge specializes in distributing fresh food—not just canned goods—to local residents. Their dedicated volunteers serve the hundreds of families and individuals from the Quadra Village community that attend weekly events. They also offer a life conversations group, support to families in crisis, and referrals to counselors.

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Trinity on the Border

A Matthew 25 Initiative grant recipient, Trinity on the Border is a chapel and outreach ministry working along the South Texas/Mexico border. They provide healthcare as well as pastoral and sacramental ministry to the poor and to detained asylum-seekers. Trinity on the Border is partnering with various ministries on both sides of the border that serve immigrants, the poor, and the deaf.

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Building Veterans

Building Veterans is a peer-to-peer supportive recovery program with a holistic approach. Program participants live in supportive housing, attend mandatory classes and either work, attend school or volunteer in the community. They support those who struggle with personal issues and addictions associated with PTSD, head and brain trauma, and depression. Each person sets his own pace within the parameters of the program. Participants are encouraged to work together to refocus and reintegrate into the larger community. They partner with other organizations to identify those who would be best served by our peer-to-peer immersion program. 

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Restoration Immigration Legal Aid

Matthew 25 Initiative gran recipient RILA is dedicated to holistically supporting the immigrants in our neighborhoods by providing excellent, pro bono immigration legal assistance to those who are the most vulnerable and with the fewest resources. RILA strives to provide excellent legal counsel and representation for immigrant families. RILA is committed to walking alongside immigrant families throughout the immigration process, advocating on their behalf and offering encouragement, support, and assurance that they are not alone.

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Not Wasted

Not Wasted is a job skills training program birthed by T.R.Y. Ministries, and adopted by Holy Spirit Anglican Church. They are committed to successful community reentry for womenwho have been incarcerated or in addiction. Women in Not Wasted upcycle materials to create unique, handcrafted products: moving toward renewed health, attitude, and relationship through Christian principles. Proceeds fund sustainable change for women in Akron, Ohio.

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All Nations Christian Academy

All Nations is a private, Christian school in New Haven, CT that believes that the care and education of a child are a parent’s most important consideration. They strive to meet the cognitive, social, and emotional growth of each individual child in a caring and supportive atmosphere.

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March 26, 2018

Brazil

For this ARDF project, the diocese will renovate a multi-purpose gym in Pernambuco that will serve members of the community and complement House of Hope’s outreach programs. The current gym lacks a roof, exposing users to the rain or tropical sun. With the renovated space, the Diocese of Recife will be able to offer programs that boost the lives of community members. Services will include support groups and prenatal care for teen and single mothers as well as an after school program for children.

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March 19, 2018

Leaders from twenty Tanzanian villages will be trained on the importance of reforestation, who will return to their villages to equip community members to produce seedlings, plant and care for trees, and manage fires. Communities will plant at least 500 new trees, eventually leading to a million new trees. The local diocese will support the government's environmental department to ensure this new growth flourishes.

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March 12, 2018

Ghana Youth Vocational Training

Through a partnership with ARDF, the Diocese of Accra will build a Youth Development Center, where vocational and spiritual training will provide young people aged 17-25 with opportunities and hope. To develop job skills, training will include technical and computer skills as well as adult education. The center will also offer recreational facilities, a community library, and a youth savings and credit cooperative.

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March 5, 2018

Ghana Girls Education

Despite a high demand for education, this region of Ghana had only four secondary schools for 11,049 potential students. St. John’s was established in 2014 in response to this need. Even so, 36% of girls aged 15 and older have never attended school. The infrastructure must keep up with demand. The Diocese of Tamale, Ghana is working to do this by building a dormitory that will expand access to housing – and thus education – for 80 additional girls attending St. John’s.

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February 25, 2018

Pakistan

Seventy-five percent of Christians in Pakistan live below the poverty line. Many lack educational opportunities that would pull them out of poverty. Partnering with ARDF, the Diocese of Lahore will equip a local school and provide on-site medical care. The vocational school will offer one year of training in automobile technology, electrical work, driving, and stitching. After completing the training, students will receive help securing jobs—or seed money to start their own businesses. The Diocese will also provide monthly healthcare for students as well as mobile health clinics to reach out to the community.

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February 19, 2018

Zambia

Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world, with a majority living on less than $2 a day. They need improved education for farmers as well as trained literacy teachers in rural areas. The Anglican Diocese of Central Zambia will address both of these needs in a creative project focused on the Mkushi/Fiwila area. Specifically, the church will improve its current facilities as a means of expanding opportunities for training both farmers and literacy teachers.

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February 8, 2018

Cameroon

In Cameroon, cholera and diarrhea are life threatening. The Anglican Diocese of Cameroon will construct a full service healthcare clinic in the city of Douala. Construction will take about 18 months and will include an outpatient department, 12 hospital beds, a surgical theater, and a pharmacy.

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