Gem Cares Will MATCH All Gifts to McAuley Ministries This Holiday Season!
From December 1-31, Gem Cares will MATCH all gifts to McAuley Ministries, up to a total of $7,500! This means that your generosity this holiday season will go twice as far to provide more hot and nutritious meals, warm clothing, shelter, and enrichment programs for the most vulnerable in our community – the hungry and the homeless.
Over the past four years, Gem Cares has raised a total of $91,483 to help McAuley Ministries. Gem Cares also volunteers throughout the holiday season serving lunch, reading to the children, adopting families and much more.
About McAuley Ministries
McAuley Ministries is an independent nonprofit 501c3 organization sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community and rooted in the ideals of its founder, Catherine McAuley. The organization provides the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, health services, emotional support and guidance, and respect for the most vulnerable in the community through its core values of Hospitality, Compassion and Dignity.
Support from the community is critical to McAuley Ministries’ ability to deliver a wide-range of services available through each of its distinct ministry programs: McAuley House, McAuley Village, and The Warde-robe.
Located in Providence, McAuley House is the organization’s meal site and social service center where nearly 300 breakfast, lunch and hearty take-away meals are served each day. Additionally, the House’s Social Service team offers various forms of assistance to help clients pay their rent, buy medication, find transportation, and connect with other resources for housing, employment and mental health services. An enriching afternoon program is offered daily and Art Therapy is offered weekly to provide clients with the tools to help them improve their lives.
McAuley Village is a two-year transitional living program for homeless mothers and their children designed to help them get back o their feet and move forward. Through the Village, moms meet regularly with staff and participate in a number of on-site programs, including GED classes, life-skills training, and workforce development. McAuley Village also features on on-site Child Care Learning Center offering high-quality early education and child care, along with Head Start and Early Head Start programs. At the end of the two years, moms will have achieved a better education, a better paying job, and have become self-sufficient so they can provide a better life for themselves and their children.
The Warde-robe is McAuley Ministries’ volunteer-supported thrift store in Central Falls that offers quality used clothing and household goods to those in need. The store’s customers are working families from Central Falls, Pawtucket and Cumberland who seek necessities at an affordable price. The store provides a welcoming atmosphere and respects the dignity of each shopper.