New Partnership with Magdalene St. Louis

After a 2 week campaign, we are pleased to announce that we have surpassed our fundraising goal of $7,200 for Magdalene and covered their first year’s rent for graduates.

We are grateful to all the donors who helped make this possible. The generosity of this congregation is an immense blessing.

Following a vote of the board of Magdalene St. Louis and a vote of the Vestry of Holy Communion, we will enter a new partnership centered on the Gannon House. Graduates of Magdalene’s two year residential program are beginning to make steps towards independence, and they’ll be making those steps with support from Holy Communion. We asked the congregation to support this work prayerfully, with volunteer time, and financially.

All funds raised above the cost of the rent will be used to make this program work, costs like utilities, furnishings, and other funding to support graduates will be drawn from donations that have come in above our goal. If you would still like to donate, or submit your donation for corporate match, you are welcome.

Click here to donate today to support Magdalene’s Graduate Program

(Funds donated in this campaign are eligible for corporate match. Check with your employer to see if they will double your donation!)
We view this work as part of our outreach. The vestry is asking less than half the market price rent for the house, and we are able to do this because of the hard work so many at Holy Communion have done (and will do) to get the house ready. You can still help out this Saturday starting at 10am and many weekday evenings and weekends to come. Contact Kara Cummins if you’d like to volunteer.
On Sunday September 10, The Rev. Hope Welles Jernagen, Executive Director of Magdalene joined us as we blessed the house for Magdalene’s use. You can seen a photo of the blessing, and listen to Hope’s sermon here:

 

Blessing the Gannon House for use by Magdalene St Louis’ graduates. Great to have the Rev. Hope Jernagen with us. Fantastic sermon! #madgalene #partnership

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