The St. Nicholas Lenten Charity Appeal this year will support both an international and a local charity. The international mission is the Gobezie-Goshu Home, and the local collection will go to Portland Rescue Mission.
Gobezie-Goshu Home is a ministry to help the abandoned and destitute elderly, the disabled, and the children of Adwa, Ethiopia. This charity is one of the yearly designated charities that our Archbishop directs us to support with a Lenten charity collection. See the 2021 Diocesan Lenten Charity Appeal for more information about the charity.
The local collection will go to Portland Rescue Mission. “Since 1949 Portland Rescue Mission has been here to give hope and restore life to men, women, and children struggling with hunger, homelessness, and addiction.” Learn more about Portland Rescue Mission here.
To keep it simple, we will split everything collected for our charity collection 50/50. If you use a check to donate, simply put on the memo line “Lenten charity” and what portion of the check to be used for that purpose. At the end of Lent, the total collected will be split between the two recipients and the donations will be matched by the St. Martin’s fund, up to $5,000 for each of our designated recipients this year.
The St. Martin Good Works Fund will match up to $5,000 for each collection.