J&E Berkley Foundation's Second Assist in Two YearsThe Foundation, located in Crozet, considered the IHS grant request at their meeting held on April 30, 2013. Mr. Chris Pasmore, Executive Director, wrote, "It is my pleasure to inform you that a grant of $3,000 was awarded to Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum, Inc. and to be used as outlined in your proposal dated March 29, 2013. Enclosed is an official check in the amount of $3,000." Grant is Dedicated to Medications, Co-Pays, Travel and...Read Full Story
Notes from Margaret Gorman The children and youth of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville (TJMC UU), and the children of Children's Garden Preschool in Earlysville, Virginia have now assembled meal packets for three years. The director of Children's Garden, Maria Brown, and I (director of the meal packet project at the church) recently had an email discussion of the impact this project has on our children. We agree that while the goal is nutritional...Read Full Story
Infant Car Seat Program a Little Closer to this Year's Goal IHS was selected as a recipient of a Spring 2013 Community Grant from the Junior League of Charlottesville (JLC) in the amount of $750.00 to support our Baby Fund which is dedicated to indigent UVA Medical Center pediatric patients needs. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase infant car seats.Hillary Dack, the 2012-2013 JLC Vice Chair, said in her letter to IHS, "We received a large number of excellent grant...Read Full Story
Notes from Margaret ... IHS CoordinatorChildren writing personal notes for meal packetsFriends of the charity will be pleased to know that our appeal over the last month brought forth an excellent response from several groups for a terrific March delivery. The following groups are annual contributors. Their dependability assures that we reach our annual goal. Readers of our e-mails and blog postings realize that IHS provides about 250 full-day meals monthly to the UVA Medical Center Social...Read Full Story
More specifically ... Let's address the landscape for having a marvelous escapeAs wedding ministers who travel frequently, the opportunities to experience every month of the year allows us a multitude of experiences. It also allows for making suggestions to couples, which may mean some extra planning. No - I am not talking about changing dates, since booking of a venue most likely has already been secured by deposit for a favored location. I am speaking of making plans to secure the best...Read Full Story
"Most fundamentally, interfaith is respect. Respect for different traditions, different religions, different faiths. It is coming to understanding them. And more, it is coming to love them. All of us have so many layers in our lives. We speak many languages and listen to diverse music. We eat many kinds of foods. It is time that our spiritual...more
"Most fundamentally, interfaith is respect. Respect for different traditions, different religions, different faiths. It is coming to understanding them. And more, it is coming to love them. All of us have so many layers in our lives. We speak many languages and listen to diverse music. We eat many kinds of foods. It is time that our spiritual diet, too, becomes a healthy mixed menu. Its very variety makes us richer, deeper, more understanding, more loving."