Thursday, May 20, 2010

Springing forward

Spring has arrived, and with it, the formation of FVM 2010-2011. WE obviously realize that the current FVM year isn't over quite yet, but we have to start working on next years group as well.

Over the past month, we have received many applications and have generated much interest in out program. To date, we have accepted, and been accepted (the most important part), by two applicants for next year. This week we are hosting three prospective volunteers at each of our ministry sites. This is a very exciting time for us as we strive to maintain all three of our sites for the first time in a very long time.

As a reminder, we are looking for donations, no matter what amount, to reach our goal of $12,000 by the end of June, to be matched by a generous benefactor dollar for dollar. We realize this is a tough economic time, but any donation will be welcomed with much gratitude.



Saturday, May 1, 2010

April showers, brings May...


We here at FVM hate to do it, but we are asking for your help. Over the past 20 years of our programs history, we have been totally supported by the many generous benefactors of the Holy Name Province by way of the Benevolence Fund. We are fortunate to have been free of fund-raising duties, but now we need your support!

Beginning this year, our funding has been decreased by 33% and we are responsible to pick up the rest. That is where you come in. No matter the amount, your donation will go directly to help an FVM serve our brothers and sisters in the Camden, Wilmington, and Philadelphia communities. And to top it off, any donation you make will be doubled (up to a total of $12,000) from now until the end of June by a gracious anonymous donor.

We realize that the economy has been tough and money is short all around, but we would love you to consider a contribution so others may be able to experience and realize the amazing powers of the Franciscan Volunteer Ministry.

Donations can be made directly on our official website at, or you can send your gift to:

FVM Program Director
P.O. Box 29276
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Thank you again for your generosity!

God Bless