The mission of Episcopal Charities of Long Island is to foster, develop and contribute to the support of the religious, educational and charitable work of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Long Island.
Episcopal Charities of Long Island was founded to carry out the mission of the Church as articulated in the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 25, when Jesus says:
‘I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee, or thirsty and give thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee? And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’
Since 1951, Episcopalians, through their gifts to ECLI, have been caring for people in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk, no matter their religious background or status, through the various hospitals, orphanages, homes for the blind, nursing homes, social work agencies, summer camp and other youth programs we have helped fund. The original vision of Episcopal Charities was to adequately minister to the sick, the poor, the aged, the infirm, the blind, the homeless child, and to give the best possible training to young women to accept the vocation of nursing. Our agencies have changed somewhat since then, but our overall mission has remained the same: to seek and serve Christ in all people, principally within the geographic area of Long Island.
Episcopal Charities of Long Island is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with investments of approximately $12 million dollars (in January 2008), overseen by the Trustees of the Diocese. We are able to fund our programs and agencies to some extent through dividends from our investments. However, these programs and agencies are dependent you to carry out this mission of caring for and supporting those in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk who need your help.
Mrs. Nancy Kennelly
516.248.4800, ext. 19
36 Cathedral Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530