What is the Ministry With the Poor fund?
Every donation to the Sisters of the Holy Cross is deeply valued and appreciated, but the Ministry With the Poor fund is special. Here are answers to questions donors have asked about this fund.
When I give to the Ministry With the Poor fund, how is the money used?
Money donated to the Ministry With the Poor fund is made available on an annual basis to our Holy Cross sisters for projects that directly assist the materially poor, the powerless and those living on the fringes of society.
What do you mean, “on an annual basis”?
Monies are collected during the year and then distributed to the sisters annually through an application process. The sister requesting funds completes an application describing a need or project with which she is personally involved. Each application goes through an extensive review and approval process. Awards are granted on the basis of need and on the money available. The sisters are responsible for submitting mid-year and final reports for full accountability.
Are donations the only source of funding for the Ministry With the Poor fund?
Donations are the primary source of funding. As donations are collected they are placed in a restricted fund that is invested. Before each award cycle the balance and growth of the fund is evaluated and the total amount to be awarded for the year is determined.
Why should I give to the Ministry With the Poor fund?
A donor to the Ministry With the Poor can be confident that the money is being used efficiently to reach people in need, and that the ministry is accomplished with faith, love and respect. In short, when giving to the Ministry With the Poor fund, you become a co-minister with the Sisters of the Holy Cross.
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