Our budget is small, the need is great, and we are asking for your support for our annual fundraiser on Friday October 25 from 5 until 7 pm. The event will be held at St. Clare’s which is located at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter & St. Mary 126 W. 2nd Avenue Denver, CO 80223. For a small donation you may enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beer and wine, bid on silent auction items, participate in the live auction and enjoy a short program.
St. Clare’s is an open and inclusive community, attempting to seek and serve Christ in all persons, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being. Our guests are some of Denver’s homeless, the marginalized, those in poverty or the working poor needing meals, clothing, spiritual community, and other support that our ministry provides.
Our mission is to offer short-term respite from the harsh realities of homelessness and poverty by offering a hot, homemade meal, clothing, spiritual support and a caring community to those in need.
We serve between 125 and 150 guests on any given Tuesday for a cost of about $1.18 per meal. Our guests tell us that the home cooked food is the best meal they have all week. As of September 1, St. Clare’s has served 3,942 meals, and 716 volunteers from 15 congregations have contributed 1,825 hours of service in 2019.
If you can, please join us on October 25. We would also welcome your donations of auction items, e.g. gift baskets, restaurant gift cards, tickets to sporting events or nights at a mountain condo.
Watch for copies of our invitation at church and feel free to invite your friends and family and share this information through social media. A link will also be provided for online donations. Contact Shelley Hitt for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-937-4354
“Lord when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or in prison and not minister to you? And He will reply, Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for the least of these, you did not do for me”.
- Matthew 25:44-45