Posted on Sun, Jun 16, 2013
Faith Christian Church's Outreach Team has presented gifts to six local charities from our annual Faith Christian Church Foundation disbursement.
This year the team gifted two charities that work with disadvantage persons in the Binghampton area of Memphis.
"Caritas" is Latin and translated means "Love for all people." Caritas Village uses art, music, hospitality, theatre, classes, and connections to creatively join people together in common goals from many different ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Village interfaces directly with the surrounding community and creates jobs, provides experiential training, facilitates affordable and nutritious meals, and provides an outlet for creativity. For more information about Caritas Village see their website at http://caritasvillage.org/index.html
The goal of Rachel’s Kids Inc. is to provide opportunities and improved quality of life for those children who live in the inner city neighborhoods of Memphis. The sole focus of our effort is directed towards the children of the Binghampton section near Midtown Memphis.
A secondary goal is to develop professional, effective, and innovative grass-roots philanthropic leadership around the city. We have gone beyond saying love your neighbor; we have found a way to show them. Rachel's Kids has embraced the vision of former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, who expresses our vision of Rachel’s Kids, "that every kid needs a relationship with a caring adult, safe places to meet, a healthy start, a place to develop marketable skills, and an opportunity to serve others".
For more information on Rachel's Kids visit http://www.rachelskidsinc.org/home.php
Martha's Manor is a day program for women with disabilities age 22 and above. The program includes education, handicrafts, exercise and outings. A group from Faith volunteers with Martha's Manor regularly, and we have supported them for several years now.
For more information on Martha's Manor visit http://marthasmanor.com/Marthas_Manor/Marthas_Manor.html
The Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association provides services for Seniors including Meals on Wheels, Hands on Homes home repair, Senior Companions, Long-Term Care Ombudsman and MIFA Transit. They also assist Families in Crisis through Emergency Services, Emergency Shelter Placement, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing and more. Find out more about MIFA at http://www.mifa.org/
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent and affordable housing for low-income individuals who qualify for the proces and assist in the construction. Habitat also provides classes for persons who will recveive Habitat homes to assit them in managing money and making good decisions. For more about Habitat for Humanity - Memphis visit http://www.memphishabitat.com/
The Church Health Center
The Church Health Center has long been supported by Faith. The center provides a clinic for low-income persons without insurance, wellness programs through their wellness center - including weight loss and healthy cooking, and also provides an insurance program for low-income persons through The Memphis Plan. The Church Health Center focuses on both the health of the body and of the soul. Find out more about the Church Health Center at http://www.churchhealthcenter.org
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