We’ve been offered a Fall Challenge, can you help us?
A friend of Poor Household of God and the Oikos Sisters is offering to match up to $10,000 in memory of her mother. Please consider a donation in memory of one you love or to honor a special person in your life…or because you love the Oikos Sisters…or a gift of thanks during this beautiful Thanksgiving season!
We’re excited to tell you where your blessed gifts will go!
LET’S BUILD A COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THOSE THE OIKOS SISTERS SERVE!
As many of you may know, the Oikos Sisters have constructed a village for the poor, those who were homeless and landless. Twenty homes have been built along with two wells and a community garden. This village is developing into a closely knit community where neighbors are there for each other in times of need.
Why is the Community Center important?
A gathering place is needed for the Oikos Sisters to be able to minister to those in the village and in neighboring communities.
What will the Community Center provide?
A place for the Sisters to:
~ Help mothers learn how to bake, open a laundry shop, grow fruits and vegetables for their families to sell in the market.
~ Teach their livelihood programs such as the Piglet Recycling and Fattening Programs and FAITH…Food Always In The Home.
~ Tend to the health needs of the people as the center will be used as a temporary medical and dental center plus a free pharmacy for the poor.
~ Help achieve the ultimate dream of the scholars, graduating from college through formation programs, counseling and tutoring.
~ Hold retreats for their youth and adults, bible sharing, arts and crafts events and gatherings for the elderly.
~ And finally say goodbye to the cost of renting places!
Will you help us meet this Fall Challenge?
Last year’s Giving Tuesday was the beginning of this effort. 100% of your donation will go directly to building the Community Center.
We already have $1,700.00 toward matching our challenge…Together we can do this!!!
Many of us have so much to be thankful for.
The Oikos Sisters and Poor Household of God are thankful for YOU!
A Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving To You All!!!
Two easy ways to donate:
- Simply go to our ‘Donate’ page and select the Donate button.
- Mail a check payable to Poor Household of God to 233 Orchard Lane Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Please put ‘Community Center’ on the memo line.
To our dear friends and benefactors over 70.5 years old, did you know under the new Federal Tax Law you can donate money from your IRA account directly to Poor Household of God, a nonprofit charitable organization without that gift counting as income? Talk to your financial advisor about this wonderful opportunity.