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Giving Projects

Pilgrims Mennonite Church annually places organizations on its giving list that are working to help those in need in our local community, nation and the world . Giving to local organizations is a priority. One-time contributions are also given to organizations and people in need.

In addition, PMC supports Mennonite Central Committee, the Mennonite Missions Network .

The current PMC giving list includes:

Bridge of Hope- is a partner for those who want to faithfully exemplify Christ's love to single mothers and children who are homeless or facing eviction. The organization focuses on holistic, long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness.

Center for Community Peacemaking (formally LAVORP)- using principles of restorative justice, the Center for Community Peacemaking, through victim-offender mediation, has been bringing victims of crime and their offenders together in face-to-face meetings since 1995. It provides unique opportunities for victim restoration and offender accountability with a focus on reconciliation, healing, restitution, and safe communities in Lancaster County.

COBYS Family Services- educates and empowers children and adults to reach their full potential. Based in Leola, PA, COBYS is affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. It provides foster care and adoption services, affordable professional counseling for adults and children, a teen mother and child group home, and family life education courses.

Ephrata Area Social Services- started by a group of Ephata-area churches, EASS is commited to the ideal of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors." In the midst of a flourishing economy, there are those in need who are all but forgotten. EASS has grown to be a diverse provider of services to neighbors in need.

Homes of Hope (HOH)- provides a transitional home and a variety of support programs that enables the homeless to secure housing in communities in Lancaster County. Love INC is the umbrella organization for Homes of Hope. HOH works in partnership with local schools, community resources, and agency partners to provide a holistic response that strives to break the cycle of homelessness. Partner churches provide financial and volunteer support for the homes. Pilgrims works with the HOH apartments in the Ephrata area.

International Volunteer Exchange Program (IVEP)- IVEP is a vocational and cultural exchange program of Mennonite Central Committee. International young adults between the ages of 18-30, come to Canada and the United States for one year. Pilgrims provides support annually for an international volunteer who serves as a teacher's aide at Hinkletown Mennonite School in Ephrata, PA.

Love INC (Lancaster affiliate)- Love In the Name of Christ enables churches in a community to pool their resources and services so that those in need are not turned away. Using the gifts of local church members, Love INC provides immediate and long-term assistance to families.

MCC Peace and Justice- Mennonite Central Committee U.S. seeks to relieve suffering in the name of Christ; promote peace and justice; dismantle racism and sexism; generate resources; and coordinate MCC's work in the United States. MCC U.S. partners with Mennonite and Brethren in Christ congregations and carries out its mission of service and peace through four regional offices, the MCC Washington Office and Peace and Justice Ministries.

Student Aid Fund for Non-Registrants (SAFNR )- its purpose is to help replace potential government grants and loans lost by students who for reasons of Christian conscience choose not to register with the U.S. Selective Service System. The organization's goal is to replace the same amount of grants and loans that young men are denied.

Tabor Community Services- Tabor Community Services, Inc. is a non-profit housing and consumer credit counseling organization in Lancaster, PA with a mission to rebuild communities by helping families find housing and financial solutions.

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