Boniface Outreach
2020 commemoration of St. Nicholas
SNF_Logo jpg croppedThis year we offer a unique gift and an opportunity for giving in the spirit of St. Nicholas, traditionally associated with generosity and protection, especially towards children.
We are thrilled to offer a set of four decorative art glass ornaments that represent the seasons symbolized in the Great Windows of St. Boniface Church.  This exquisite set of 2-inch bulbs was created by glass artist Stephen Kitras (www.kitras.com), and each ornament comes in an elegant gift box.  All proceeds will go to the charitable organizations of Meals on Wheels, All Faiths Food Bank and Family Promise of Sarasota.
This year our outreach focus is prioritizing hunger and homelessness to help make a difference for those suffering during the pandemic. In addition to your ornament purchases, you are invited to make a donation through St. Boniface Church to one or more of our suggested charities. Download the order and donation form here.
 
 
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Through our St. Boniface Endowment, St. Boniface Church plays an important role in carrying out Christ’s ministry in the world. 
 
Grants awarded since 1996 -- totalling over a $600,000 dollars-- have enabled this parish to reach people and projects in our community and far beyond that are working to lift up the least among us.  Projects have ranged from mentoring for youth in our community, to wells for clean water, to shelter for those with nowhere to call home, food for those unsure of where their next meal will come from, care for the sick and elderly, mission trips, and planting new churches.
 
Recent St. Boniface grants have aided organizations addressing homelessness, hunger and child safety.  Organizations we have supported include: All Faiths Food Bank, Brothers and Sisters Doing the Right Thing, Face of HopeFamily Promise of Sarasota, Guardian ad LitemManasota Operation Troop Support, Meals on Wheels, Resurrection House, Rise Against Hunger, Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (S.U.R.E.), Solar Circle, Take Stock in Children and Visible Men Academy
 
The deadline for grant applications is October 1. To learn more about grants, contact Helen Francis.
 
Funds for grants come from bequests and gifts.  To learn more about supporting outreach grants contact Betsie Danner.
 
For grant guidelines click here.
For an application form click here.  Grant recipients will be asked to complete a grant evaluation (see report here) and financial expenditures report once the project is complete.
 
Our grants touch lives around the globe!
 
Last Published: March 23, 2020 3:37 PM