Women’s Fund raises $5,000 for the Christian Shelter
January 7, 2018 – Salisbury, Md. –
Members of The Women’s Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, recently raised over $5,000 in donations for The Christian Shelter at the annual Women’s Fund holiday reception in December. The Christian Shelter is a nonprofit which provides emergency temporary shelter, nutritious meals and related services and has assisted over 28,000 individuals and provided over 500,000 meals since 1980.
The reception, held at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, supports a different nonprofit cause each year.
“Over the winter season the shelter will be home to at least 55 individuals at any given time, with about half of those served being children. The contributions made by the Women’s Fund members help make winter a bit warmer for all by supporting safe emergency shelter and meals for homeless women, men, and children,” says Community Foundation President Erica Joseph. “The Holiday Reception truly is a gathering with a purpose,” said CFES President Erica Joseph.
“Community support is vital to our ability to serve the most vulnerable in our Community and we sincerely appreciate this special blessing from the Women’s Fund,” says Christian Shelter Director, Jim Barnes. “While we sheltered, fed, clothed and served over 1,140 persons in the past twelve months, over 1,600 people had to be turned away. The need for services is always on going.”
To learn more about the Christian Shelter visit christianshelter.org. To get involved with The Women’s Fund or learn more about The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, visit CFES.org.
About the Community Foundation: As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $77 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.