January’s Monthly Matching Gift Challenge: FOCUS Minnesota
After a successful first Monthly Matching Gift Challenge, the Mother Maria of Paris Charitable Ministry is commencing its second Monthly Matching Gift Challenge by offering a matching gift of $1,000 to FOCUS Minnesota for a Beverage-Air Single Door Freezer, which will be used to appropriately store food for their weekly meal and their sandwich program to low-income and homeless school children, as well as for their food shelf.
FOCUS Minnesota is a basic needs assistance agency offering hospitality and hope to those in need in the Twin Cities. The adults and children that they serve are located in a dense urban area that lacks adequate access to fresh and nutritional food. Please help them fight food insecurity by donating toward the $3,000 cost of a new freezer. The Mother Maria Ministry is now calling on individuals in the diocese to support the work of FOCUS Minnesota by matching the Ministry’s gift $1,000, or as they are able to give.
Donations can be made online, here.
This freezer will make a great difference in the lives of food insecure children and adults in the Twin Cities. The freezer’s double-pane glass door provides visibility into the cabinet without the need to open the door. It has a self-closing feature to retain cold air, as well as a stay-open feature for restocking product. LED lights brighten the interior, making products easy to identify.
Last month, the Mother Maria Ministry successfully raised $2,500 for a children’s creative arts area for children served by Orthodox Detroit Outreach. Through April 2020, the Ministry will continue to hold Monthly Matching Grant Campaigns by offering $1,000 each month to an Orthodox ministry in Midwest America and asking for matching funds from individuals within the Diocese of the Midwest.