The STM Social Justice Committee recently completed its annual review of requests for financial gifts from STM by non-profit organizations that care for the poor. As a result of this review, the Committee recommended—and Fr. Mark approved—the following major gifts:

  •  $40,000 to the Atlanta Mission to renovate several apartments for women and children transitioning out of homelessness;
  •  $20,000 to Jesuit Refugee Services in South Sudan to construct latrines and other sanitation and safety facilities in the refugee camp in Maban, South Sudan;
  • $17,000 to the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta to construct shower facilities for homeless persons and computer upgrades for the administrative offices;
  •  $15,000 to Memorial Drive Ministries to repair the roof of a structure that houses several organizations serving the local refugee and immigrant population;
  • $14,000 to the Little Sisters of St. Francis in Kenya to purchase and install 50 sewing machines for training refugee women to become self-sufficient;
  • $10,000 to Mercy Care of Atlanta to help finance the expansion of its Decatur Street facility from which health care is provided to the poor;
  •  $15,000 to St. Vincent de Paul (Georgia) to help finance the expansion of its Chamblee Tucker Rd. facility;
  • $20,000 to Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School to support the education of four students, including two recent graduates of STM School.

These and several smaller gifts were made consistent with the current parish budget.

For more information about these gifts and STM’s social justice programs, contact: socialjustice@stmga.org.