Statistics about human trafficking are hard to digest. Consider the following: 9 million people worldwide are victims of forced labor, including sexual exploitation at any given time (United Nations) 5 million people in the U.S. are human trafficking victims at … Continue Reading →
In an earlier life, I was an ardent thespian. I loved acting and directing plays and musicals, and even managed to get paid for my work from time to time. One of our favorite shows back in the ‘80s was … Continue Reading →
Today the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces it has granted $95,800 to four organizations that are lifting people from poverty and oppression in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The grants have been made to Community … Continue Reading →
Let’s say a prospective donor not only has cash to give but also has access to $10,000 in appreciated stock. What is the preferable way to give?
Malachi’s Storehouse received a combined $28,593.60 from the 2018 and 2019 Hunger Walk Run events to renovate their kitchen space at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church. For 25 years, Malachi’s Storehouse has been addressing food insecurity in Metro Atlanta by providing … Continue Reading →
My favorite part of the story of Moses and the exodus from Egypt is when the Children of Israel, once they are free from their suffering under Pharaoh, have been traveling seemingly in circles in the desert just long enough—about … Continue Reading →
Today, the Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia (ECF) announces a new gift program that will allow the community to vote each month to determine a ministry or nonprofit who will receive a $500 donation. ECF’s Ministry of … Continue Reading →
The purpose of the Diocese of Atlanta’s Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia is to assist members within our community of faith in creating legacy gifts through Wills and other planned giving instruments. In so doing, this ministry will be securing financial resources to serve the poor and the oppressed in our area, a charge given to us by Jesus himself.
Rainbow Village received a $17,819 General Grant from ECF in 2018 in partnership with Christ Episcopal Church (Norcross). In its study “Creating High Impact Nonprofits,” the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society concluded the following: Conventional wisdom says that … Continue Reading →
I suppose Eve and Adam were the first tenants to be evicted from their home back at the beginning of Creation. Perhaps back then, grounds for eviction was failure to abide by the landlord’s contract, so they and all their … Continue Reading →