On November 30, 2021, the entire world will be talking about, thinking about, and discussing ways each of us can contribute to a better society. GivingTuesday demonstrates how every act of generosity counts, and that they mean even more when we give together. 

Get ready! This year, Stone UMC will be supporting three local charities that are near and dear to our hearts!

 

WESBURY SUNSET AUXILLARY

The Sunset Auxiliary of Wesbury was founded in 1954 by Mrs. Florence Braun and is a network of individuals and groups within the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church who make friends and raise funds for the residents of Wesbury.

 

ST. JAMES HAVEN

Since 1997, St. James Haven has been a place of welcome refuge for homeless men in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Founded by a group of associates of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania in Meadville, the St. James Haven ministry continues to provide an important service in Crawford County and is the only men’s shelter in the area. In 2016-2017, St. James Haven provided 2632 nights of shelter to 188 men, many of whom are veterans.

 

THE JARED BOX PROJECT

The Jared Box Project was started in 2001 by the children of Our Lady of Victory School in State College, Pennsylvania, to honor their classmate and friend, Jared. He was a brave little boy who battled cancer with a courage and faith that continues to inspire us all. The mission of the Jared Box Project is to entertain and put a smile on the faces of children in the hospital. Each box contains small gifts, toys, games, crayons, coloring books and fun activities selected for a specific age and gender made by individuals or groups.