“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” Matthew 5:7
In this, the year of Mercy, our parishioners and the
corporate community were asked to extend their love for neighbour through their
support of the 2016 ShareLife campaign.
We are grateful for the continued generosity shown toward ShareLife, as
we raised $12.060 million from our parishes toward the work of our
agencies. Overall, our parish, school,
employee, and corporate campaigns raised $13.345 million, which, although
$600,000 less than the previous year, is still a strong result for ShareLife –
thank you for this!
There are many stories that demonstrate how our support is
making an impact. Our effort have helped
people like Nancy, who several years ago became pregnant at
15 and had to drop out of school with no future plans. She had heard about the Rose
of Sharon, a ShareLife supported agency, from a friend, and she summoned the courage to
make the call in the hopes of getting emotional support, financial assistance
and education resources. Today, through the support of programs at the Rose of
Sharon, Nancy is a confident happy young mother of two little boys, ages 9 and
5, and in a healthy and loving relationship with a supportive partner. Thinking
back on everything she has been through since she first found out she was
pregnant, Nancy says with a smile on her face, “I just always knew ShareLife
and Rose of Sharon were there for me.”
We are so grateful for the support of our parish
communities, our clergy, and the many schools and friends in the corporate
sector that continued to make ShareLife part of their charitable giving this
year. We would also like to thank the
many agency volunteers and staff who gave of their time to speak in parishes on
weekends throughout the campaign – your efforts are very much appreciated!
Over the past few months, we have undertaken an extensive
planning process for the ShareLife campaign, and we will share our plans with
you in the months ahead, including our new mission, vision, and principles that
guide our organization. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or refer to our
website for more information as we plan for the 2017 campaign!
Our 2016 ShareLife appeal is now completed. We thank everyone for their continued support
of the needs of our agencies. Together,
we are indeed making a difference – together we are working wonders!
For Parish Campaign resources, click here.
Thank you for making a donation to ShareLife over the past year. We are grateful for your support. Read about the difference you can make in our 2015 Report to Donors!
Together we are making a difference – together we are working wonders!