2012 Thank Offering Grant Recipients
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The Creative Ministries Offering Committee of Presbyterian Women met in Louisville, Kentucky, in spring 2012 and approved grants totaling $623,873 from the 2011 Thank Offering of Presbyterian Women. Twenty-six projects were chosen from 70 proposals—13 national and 13 international.
Projects must meet criteria established by the committee, including consistency with the mission concerns and policies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), a purpose that meets basic human needs, provides a form of aid that relates directly to the people being served and is a creative project less than three years old or a new direction for an existing program. The committee selects programs based on merit, regardless of geographic location. At least 40 percent of the Thank Offering funds go to health-related projects.
The Creative Ministries Offering Committee is proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 Thank Offering.
Synod of Alaska/Northwest
Puget Sound Christian Clinic
Mobile medical clinic
Improve access to primary and preventive health care at six additional sites in King and Snohomish counties, Washington.
Synod of the Covenant
First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Ohio
Disposable diaper project for infants
Purchase disposable diapers for infants (ages 0-3) and children with disabilities.Synod of Mid-America
IMAGO DEI: Friends of Christianity and the Arts
Youth Arts Initiative
Kansas City, Missouri
Enlarge an arts program and a food and personal care program for homeless youth.Synod of the Mid-Atlantic
Caring for women who are in need.
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church
Mt. Vernon Community Garden
Cleveland, North Carolina
Upgrade community garden facilities to benefit single parents, their children and other low-income community members.Synod of the Northeast
Presbyterian Immigrant Ministry
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
Provide assistance to incarcerated immigrants and their families.
Synod of the Pacific
San Francisco Network Ministries Housing Corporation
San Francisco SafeHouse: the Mind/Body Wellness Program
San Francisco, California
Expand recovery programs for women seeking a way out of prostitution.
Synod of the Rocky Mountains
Goshen County Task Force on Family Violence and Sexual Assault
Central heating and cooling system at Domestic Violence Shelter
Replace antiquated heating system and install air-conditioning in the shelter.
Wasatch Presbyterian Church
Sudanese Fellowship children’s Sunday school coordinator/teacher
Salt Lake City, Utah
Hire a coordinator/teacher with Sudanese language skills to support the Sudanese fellowship at Wasatch Presbyterian Church.Synod of South Atlantic
Burton Center for Disabilities and Special Needs
Sensory park with therapeutic trails
Greenwood, South Carolina
Develop a park with accessible trails and sensory stations along each trail for people with special needs.
New Hope Assistance Center, Inc.
Arise and Shine
Serve a Brazilian immigrant population in Central Florida through affordable legal services, social services, counseling and English-language training.Synod of the Sun
Ferncliff Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center
Little Rock, Arkansas
Conduct additional Camp Noah programs to help children and parents from two disaster-affected communities.
Synod of the Trinity
Presbyterian Children’s Village (PCV)
Zones of Peace parent education collaborative
Expand PCV’s parent education program in the city of Philadelphia.International
Church of Central Africa Presbyterian, Synod of Zambia
Community health evangelism project
Train women to be community health evangelists and improve basic health care, sanitation and disease prevention in two districts in eastern Zambia.
Ebenezer Institute of Learning
Provide funds to accomplish the next step of the school’s building program—a staff house, library and administrative office.
Handicapped and Orphan Children’s Charity Society
Women’s empowerment program
Offer computer and English-language courses for girls and women.
Cook, Minnesota, and Nokomis, Florida
Train traditional birth attendants in Guatemala using video and other innovative tools.
Kenya Widows and Orphans Support Programme
Community empowerment of widows and families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
Acquire materials and services for victims of HIV/AIDS living within the slums of Nairobi.
Kigando United Women Christian Reformed Ministries
Expansion and modernization of shiitake and oyster spawn laboratory/production unit
Promote mushroom production to boost health for HIV-infected community members.
Kilembe Women Associates in Development Christian Ministries
Cereal dryer and silo for food security and income
Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo
Enable refugees to dry and store harvested cereals.
Nursery and staff accommodations
Increase number of maternity and neonatal beds.
Smolensk Central Baptist Church
RODNIK Christian Camp
Refurbish camp buildings destroyed by fire.
Sri Lakshmi Yuvajana Sangam
Drinking water for 1,000 children
Andhra Pradesh, India
Build a water tank and pipeline to bring drinking water to high-school children.
Talitha Kumi Christian Academy
Build a school building that will house two classrooms for orphans and vulnerable children in a rural community.
Women and Families Department, Presbyterian Community of Congo
Promoting women’s rights in rural Kasai
Kasai, Democratic Republic of Congo
Promote marriage certification for the just treatment of women.
Women of Grace Widows Fund
Keys to Education
Improve children’s primary education through enhanced teacher training, learning materials and trained volunteers.