The Transylvania Times -

St. Philip's ECW Awards $80,000 In Grants - Brevard, NC


February 1, 2018

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church has awarded $80,000 in grants for 2018. These grants were awarded to 20 agencies in Transylvania County that met the criteria of serving families. The funds are intended to cover the agencies’ operating expenses. Among this year’s grant recipients are Free Rein, Transylvania County Hunger Coalition, Meals on Wheels, Pisgah Legal Services and Smart Start.

ECW grant funds come from proceeds of The Shop of St. Philip’s, located at 44 Four Seasons Plaza in Brevard. The mission of the shop is to provide affordable, quality clothing and household items for the community and to raise money to help support nonprofit organizations in Transylvania County. The shop is owned by the ECW and operated by the shop’s board on an all-volunteer basis. The approximately 90 volunteers come from St. Philip’s congregation, other congregations and the community. The shop’s board and the St. Philip’s parish are very grateful to all who volunteer and to all who support the shop’s outreach through their donations and purchases. The shop always welcomes new volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering could stop by the shop and pick up a booklet to learn more about what the volunteers do or phone the shop at 884-8806. Donations to the shop are accepted Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

St. Philip’s will sponsor Outreach Sunday on Feb. 11 at the 11:15 a.m. service during which all grant recipients will be recognized. Representatives of each agency receiving a grant from the ECW, Christian Social Concerns, and/or the foundation are invited to attend the service and to join the congregation for coffee and refreshments in Miller Hall following worship. Tables will be available for displaying literature and representatives will have an opportunity to talk with parishioners about their programs.


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