Hebron - posted Nov, 09 2012
HEBRON- The Church of the Holy Family in Hebron annually contributes 10 percent of all revenues collected in the fiscal year into a special fund. The major portion of these funds is directed to public and private service agencies through a grant application process. Since 1999, parishioners of the Church of the Holy Family have given over $500,000 to agencies with their Grant program. This charitable effort is overseen by the parish's Social Outreach Committee. This year almost $48,000 was available for distribution. The focus of the fund distribution is to support these agencies locally, regionally and internationally in the work that they do. The largest portion of the funds was issued through the Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti office who will then distribute the funds to the Church of the Holy Family's sister parish, Immaculate Conception in Fond Baptiste, Haiti. The funds will be used to support the education of the children by paying teacher’s salaries and providing learning materials to the parish twinning school in Fonds Baptiste. Other local, regional and international agencies receiving grants include: A.H.M. (Andover, Hebron, Marlborough) Youth Services, and Hebron Interfaith Human Services in Hebron; Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, Catholic Charities & Family Services, Holy Family Home and Shelter, Windham Region No Freeze Center, and the Covenant Soup Kitchen in Willimantic; My Sisters Place and Mercy Housing & Shelter in Hartford; The Martin House, St Vincent DePaul Place and Madonna Place in Norwich; St. Vincent DePaul Place in Middletown, The New Life Prison Ministry in Niantic, R.I.S.E.N.(Responding to Inclusive Special Ed. Needs) in Groton, Women’s Center of Southeastern CT, the Covenant to Care program and lastly, provided the educational support of a seminarian. For more information on Church of the Holy Family please contact the parish at 860-228-0096 or visit online at www.holyfamilyhebron.org.