Recipients of 2014 ABC Sale funding responded with joy and gratitude to the news that they would receive funds from the sale. The committee sorted through dozens of applications to determine the grant recipients. The 2014 sale was the second most profitable sale in the event’s 52-year history. You can read their thanks in their own words below:
We appreciate your support of our new permanent location for the homeless men in our community. Chapel of the Cross has been a marvelous partner since our work began and I thank you for this additional funding to help pay for the new building.
John W. Dorward, Executive Director, Inter-Faith Council
Thank you SO MUCH! We are in the middle of a strategic planning process and the main issue is how to sustain our ability to serve all those who need our support without starting a waiting list. Funding is the single factor that affects this right now. I am so appreciative and I know I speak for the Board and all the volunteers as well as the recipients when we say thank you! For getting us started and for sustaining us.
Stacey Yusko, Executive Director, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels
Thank you so much! This is wonderful news, and will help even more people without insurance or with inadequate insurance receive free counseling. I wanted to let you know immediately how much we appreciate your grant. We will definitely update you on how your grant is helping more people in our Chapel Hill community.
Marci White, MSW, Executive Director, Mental Health America of the Triangle
This is great news!! I will let our Board of Directors know at tonight’s meeting. We are so grateful for the support of our local churches. In the 1st quarter of this year we saw almost as many domestic violence and intimate partner violence individuals as we did in all of last year. Our merger has been successful in that we are able to serve more clients, but we are experiencing budget cuts from the state at the same time as increases in clients. Support from local sources is vital.
Ann J. Gerhardt, MPH, Executive Director, Compass Center for Women and Families
We are so grateful to have the support of Chapel of the Cross and for this most recent gift. We have lots of plans for our summer camp, including trips to the Eno RIver, cooking and, of course, lots of reading. On behalf of the children we serve, thanks again!
Leigh Bordley, Executive Director, LEAP c/o St. Luke’s
Thank you so much for this wonderful news, and for supporting our request. We are well on our way to making this dream a reality! At the time of our grant application, we had not set forth our room sponsorship levels. We have done so now, and a bedroom sponsorship is $5,000. May we plan on one of our eight bedrooms being listed as sponsored by Chapel of the Cross? We are so, so appreciative of this grant.
Marianna Spence and Kathy Hodges, Family Violence Prevention Center in Chatham
Thanks for this great news. $900 will help provide materials for three Augustine tutor trainees in 2015. Support from Chapel of the Cross has meant a great deal to ALP through the years, and we appreciate being funded again. I know the demands on the proceeds of the ABC Sale are enormous, so bless you for keeping Augustine in the mix.
Debbie McCarthy, Executive Director, Augustine Literacy Project
This is superb news!!! Thank you so much to your committee and to Chapel of the Cross for investing so widely and so thoughtfully in our wonderful community! I look forward to sharing news of our Carrboro Community Health book giving with you all through 2015. You have enabled some very important support for our community’s most vulnerable children.
Ginger Young, Book Harvest
This is such wonderful news! It is so important that The Chapel of the Cross is able to support community work through their ABC Sale Grant. This passive solar hoophouse will be so important to our refugee farmers at Transplanting Traditions and allow them to grow crops early in the spring and late into the fall and bring in income at a time in the season when they wouldn’t otherwise be able to. Thank you so much!
Kelly Owensby, Program Coordinator, Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
This is wonderful news, and it couldn’t have come at a better time: We have a greater demand for our Summer Gap program than usual, with 32 children participating this summer! This generous grant from The Chapel of the Cross’ ABC Subcommittee means that we can meet the demand for our Summer Gap program, and better yet, that we can provide fresh foods and milk each week of the Summer Break. We really appreciate it, as will the children we serve!Many thanks to you, to the other members of the Outreach Committee and to the Vestry for selecting our organization to receive these funds. We are very appreciative, especially knowing how many worthy organizations also requested your financial support.
Sarah Blake Finigan, Fuel Up at Perry Harrison School
This is WONDERFUL news!! I look forward to telling everyone here at El Futuro and enjoying the celebration. You and your church continue to be so generous and supportive of our work. Many, many thanks. And gracias!
Luke Smith, MD, Psychiatrist & Executive Director, El Futuro, Inc.
Thank you SO much! We are thrilled to receive support from Chapel of the Cross. Our deepest thanks to the committee and all who were involved. We look forward to putting the funds to good use in the community, and will certainly keep you informed on the outcomes.
Gini Bell, Executive Director, Farmer Foodshare