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.
My Dear Friends in Christ,
To listen well to Gospel of Mark is to be introduced to the figure of Jesus ever on the move, seeing and responding in ways both human and divine to the people whose paths he crosses. He spares himself nothing; he is, continuously, “for the other person.” Episcopal Charities of Long Island was founded in 1951 to carry out the mission of the Church… for the other person.
Since 1951 the mission of Episcopal Charities has touched countless lives because believers like you have followed Christ’s example. And now the excitement of the early years of Episcopal Charities has returned, and there’s new joy in the Diocese of Long Island as we celebrate the new ministries being developed as a result. We’re preparing ourselves for growth and change in a renewed spirit of mission.
Diocesan ministries last year touched more than 20,000 lives – and in the continuing peril of a struggling world economy the desperate need for ministry continues to grow. So many more of our neighbors are struggling to pay the rent, to buy gas for the trip to work… to buy food.
The Diocese, through our direct ministries and by grants to parishes creating their own local programs, is moving on all fronts to address these problems. Episcopal Charities continues the renewal of its historical mandate to fund ministries that will enrich us all through…
- Parish Returns – parishes share between 25% and 50% of the funds they raise through the Episcopal Charities Annual Appeal…
- Mission Grants to congregations and archdeaconries to support programs that fuel transformation and relationships in our neighborhood…
- Continued support of Diocesan ministries at Camp DeWolfe and Episcopal Community Services…
…and much more.
The support of the faithful throughout the Diocese continues to make an almost unimaginable difference in the lives of struggling families, children and elders: our neighbors in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk. My deepest thanks and warmest blessings go out to you for your prayerful generosity, in emulation of Jesus Christ, through the ministries supported by Episcopal Charities… for the other person.
Yours in Christ,
The Right Reverend Lawrence C. Provenzano
Bishop of Long Island
Episcopal Charities of Long Island is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization. We are able to fund our programs and agencies to some extent through dividends from our investments. However, these programs and agencies are dependent on you to carry out this mission of caring for and supporting those in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk who need your help.
Office of Resource Development
Episcopal Charities of Long Island
36 Cathedral Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530
(516) 248-4800, extension 23
(516) 248-8625 (fax)