DALLAS CHURCH WOMEN'S GROUP ANNOUNCES LATEST $400K IN GIFTS TO DALLAS NON-PROFITS, TOPPING $9.7M
DALLAS, TX The Women of Saint Michael, a service, fellowship, and philanthropic-oriented group from Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, announced Wednesday, May 15 that its Gifts Committee awarded $400,000 in grants to 71 nonprofits that work with those living in poverty in Dallas County and abroad. As part of their mission, these 71 agencies focus on assisting with crisis needs (shelter, hunger, clothing) or achieving financial stability.
For 60 years, the Women of Saint Michael Gifts Committee has given back to the community grants totaling over $9.7 million. Much of the funding for the Gifts Committee comes from the profits of the St. Michael's Woman's Exchange gift shop in Highland Park Village, celebrating its 60th year, and the oldest operating storefront in the "Village". The Exchange was originally started in 1939 as a consignment shop, was later operated by the Jr. League of Dallas as a service project, and in 1958 was sold to the Women of Saint Michael for $1500.
"The money we receive from the Women of Saint Michael keeps our air conditioning going, and all of our 400 clients warm in the winter and cool in the summer..." - Daniel Roby, Executive Director of Austin Street Center
As an expression of The Way of Love movement of the Episcopal Church, this philanthropy is guided by the spirit of giving, this philanthropy is guided by the spirit of giving expressed in scripture,"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me."
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Pictured: Event honoree Anne Coke addressing the attendees
photo credit Kim Leeson Photography