Emmaus House has received a wonderful challenge from a longtime friend. The donor will give up to $60,000 in matching funds to Emmaus House for three years. This promise of $180,000 depends on others—individuals and parishes– making a three year commitment as well. These funds will secure our mission to promote economic security for our neighbors.
The Emmaus House Advisory Board members have embraced the challenge and increased their giving 78%. But there’s a long way to go. Another $50,000 in annual match pledges is needed before December 31, 2013.
Here’s how it works. For new donors, all of their three year pledge will be matched. For returning donors, all the increase in their giving, pledged for three years, will be matched. Setting up monthly gifts through your financial institution may make your participation easier. For example, new gifts or increases of $25/month will result in $1800 for Emmaus House over three years.
You can download a pledge commitment form here – EH Commitment Form
For more information, contact Greg Cole or the Reverend Claiborne Jones at Emmaus House 404.525.5948.
“It’s not your ordinary house tour. Join in conversation with folks from Habitat Atlanta, the Atlanta Beltline, the Center for Working Families, NACA, Peoplestown Revitalization Corporation and a private developer to learn about the complexity and challenges for those seeking stable affordable housing in our neighborhood. Then walk and talk as we visit different homes and residents, ending with a great cookout. Special service opportunities for youth, too!”
The Atlanta Braves and State Farm Insurance have teamed up to recognize local non-profit organizations for their unwavering commitment to the community with the State Farm Pitch In Award. Emmaus House has been chosen to receive the 2013 State Farm Pitch In Award. Emmaus House will be honored during a field presentation on Saturday, July 27th, 2013, prior to the Braves vs. Cardinals game at 3:05 pm.