"Let not the needy... be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor taken away." -The Book of Common Prayer
The Giving Tree
The Lighthouse Happy Holiday Gift Drive
The Lighthouse Happy Holidays gift drive makes it easy to brighten the season for local youth and families in need. Each year, Lighthouse relies on the generosity of the community to provide gifts for more than 2,000 children, youth, and families in need. Many of these youth are faced with neglect and abuse. The holiday season provides us a chance to brighten their lives with new items.
Christ Church Cathedral can help brighten the lives of these youth by selecting one or more ornaments from the Giving Tree located in the narthex. If you would like to participate, please do so by Sunday, December 22. You do not need to wrap your gifts, simply attach the ornament so that it is delivered to the right person. If you have questions, please contact Dianne Ebbs.
You may also hang hats, gloves or mittens on the tree for distribution to those in need.
Each year, we contribute time, energy and dollars for programs that serve those in need in our community and beyond. These programs are ones we run ourselves, such as our 5000 Club food ministry or our Plumb Line rental assistance ministry, or ones run by area agencies.
Our primary focus is on (1) services for disadvantaged and abused children and youth; (2) services that meet basic human needs, health care and housing; (3) services to address the needs found within our own neighborhood; and (4) services that promote reconciliation, social justice and advocacy.
Financial Support from the Cathedral
We give thousands of dollars in outreach grants to various organizations each year. We also give $500 Parishioner Volunteer Grants to organizations at which our members volunteer.
If your organization would like to seek funding from the cathedral, please see these guidelines.
There are two periods each year when we process grant requests:
Requests accepted: Beginning of February through end of March
Grant Processing: April/May
Grant Recommendations to Vestry: June
Grant Awards: June
Requests accepted: Beginning of July through end of August
Grant Processing: September/October
Grant Recommendations to Vestry: November
Grant Awards: November
If we receive a request outside of one of the windows, we move it to the next window. For example, if a request came to us in April, it would be considered during the second period.
It is highly preferred that the application and supporting documents be submitted electronically via e-mail because it is easier to distribute to the committee members for reviewing.
2012 Financial Outreach Report