[NEWS] Upcoming Papal Visit Inspires Ecumenical Outreach | Project HOME

[NEWS] Upcoming Papal Visit Inspires Ecumenical Outreach


From the Jewish Exponent

The impending visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia in September is sparking all manner of preparations, events and programs designed to both honor the pontiff and his commitment to helping the less fortunate. One of those just-created programs will soon be helping a local Jewish organization expand its own outreach.

With a goal of raising $1.5 million to benefit local organizations combatting homelessness and hunger, Project HOME and the World Meeting of Families Hunger and Homelessness Committee have joined together to create the Francis Fund to provide funds and needed resources to various organizations “for the purpose of alleviating hunger, poverty and homelessness in Philadelphia and Camden.”

A committee involved with fundraising efforts of the Francis Fund sent out invitations for grant proposals to various organizations in the community that fit these characteristics.