SAFE Shelter is a private non-profit organization that provides confidential services to victims of domestic violence. The program consists of emergency shelter, three balanced meals a day, individual and group crisis intervention, children's program, legal advocacy, preventative education, targeted outreach and referral services to housing, social service agencies, medical services and employment.
St. George's Episcopal Church launched an ongoing community outreach service with the Comfort Pillow project on July 18th, 2002. Debbie Shumans' cousin from California shared this project with her. Their dream was to bring this ministry to the east coast and grow it here. There is much about the mind-body connection that we don't understand, but we do know that caring adds comfort to those who are ill and receiving medical care. St. George's can provide that tangible element of comfort in the form of the little Comfort Pillows. The pillows give the patients something to hold against the pain to let the softness of the pillow give comfort and the message on the card lets them know there are people on the other side of the pillow who care about them and wish them well in their journey to healing.
The congregation of St. George's began the project at St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in the oncology units by providing these pillows on a monthly basis. It has now expanded to serve St. Joseph's Hospital, Candler Hospital, Memorial Health University Medial Center, the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion and Low Country Cancer Care Associates. We use the talents of all members of St. George's as there is something that each can contribute, whether it be cutting, sewing, printing or delivering of the finished product.
The response from the community over the newspaper article on Mary Dawkins and our "chemo-cap" ministry has been overwhelming. Several individuals, churches and crocheting classes have called asking if they might help contribute to this ministry which provides hand-made caps for local chemotherapy patients as well as unhealthy babies in the areas neo-natal intensive care units. If you are interested in participating, contact Carol Nichols for more information.
St. George's Epicopal Church Women (ECW) honor a long time commitment to UTO. The Mission of the United Thank Offering is to expand the circle of thankful people. To achieve this mission, they encourage daily prayers, offerings and awareness of the abundance of God's blessings.
St. George's Episcopal Church Women (ECW) honor a long time commitment to Our Little Roses Ministries. Ministerios Nuestras Pequenas Rosas, as it is called in Spanish, maintains this central focus of working to rescue and transform the lives of homeless girls and has expanded to encompass several interrelated ministries within the larger community. These extended ministries include health and dental clinics, a housing project for poor single mothers with a literacy program, a community bilingual school, retreat center, Jubilee Center for justice issues, a bed and breakfast hostel and hospitality house.
St. George's Epicopal Church Women (ECW) honor a long time commitment to the CPC. The Church Periodical Club is an Episcopal institution whose ministry is to supply books, magazines, tapes, videos and computer programs free to those who cannot otherwise obtain them, and to raise the money to achieve this.
The Empties4Cash recycling and fundraising program was founded in 2002. Since then it has grown quickly to establish its place in the relatively new industry of recycling ink cartridges.
Through the Empties 4 Cash program, over a million cartridges have been saved from overcrowded landfills to be recycled and remanufactured into a new compatible cartridge that costs significantly less than a newly manufactured brand-name cartridge. With more people opting to recycle these used cartridges, they not only save the empty cartridges from becoming unnecessary waste, but also save the non-renewable resources that are being used to generate fresh new cartridges each year.