Cranaleith Spiritual Center in Northeast Philadelphia has launched a matching gift challenge to raise $75,000 by April 30, 2021.
All donations to the 2020-2021 annual appeal will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Cranaleith supporters Ron Selzer of the Broken Wing Foundation and Jeanne and Francis Trainer Jr.
Funds raised will support Cranaleith’s ongoing mission to provide a contemplative space for all those seeking wholeness and transformation for themselves and society — especially the poor and those who work in solidarity with them.
The theme of the campaign, “Essential Work: Healing the Human Spirit,” highlights the importance of Cranaleith’s mission during the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 health crisis.
“While thankfully many non-profits provide for the physical and emotional needs of people, we are unique in that we attend to the spirit,” said Cranaleith executive director Deborah Kost.
Every dollar donated in the campaign, Kost explained, will help Cranaleith address the spiritual needs of those on the margins of society, including those experiencing poverty, homelessness and trauma.
Donors can make a gift online at the Cranaleith website or send a check made payable to Cranaleith Spiritual Center, 13475 Proctor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19116. Call Cranaleith for more details at 215-934-6206.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cranaleith migrated its retreats and programs to a virtual platform. Upcoming retreat topics include Celtic spirituality, faith and adversity in Biblical narratives and a first-person interpretation of the lives of two 19th-century African American activists. See the full calendar of events at cranaleith.org/calendar.
A limited number of private retreats are also available.
Cranaleith is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy and invites those at the center of need and those at the center of influence to reflection, reverent dialogue and meaningful partnerships.
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