The cathedral’s Discretionary Fund for the Needy provides short term help with food, clothing, shelter, transportation, medical care and other life essentials for both parishioners and those from the wider community experiencing an emergency. Examples of assistance include the paying of a utility bill so that a young family’s power can stay on; helping with rent so that a senior citizen can avoid eviction; the purchasing of a MARTA card that allows someone to get to a new job; the filling of a life saving prescription not fully funded by Medicaid. While there are social service agencies in Metro Atlanta that also provide this sort of help, many have long waiting lists. Meanwhile, our neighbors are hurting right now.
Please support the Discretionary Fund for the Needy by purchasing these Christmas cards featuring a classic scene of the cathedral decorated for the holidays. 100% of proceeds will go directly to help our community’s most vulnerable. Cards can be bought individually or as a boxed set of 10. They make great hostess gifts, fit easily in a suitcase or handbag for travel, and are the perfect way to honor someone special in your life.
Inside of cards read "Merry Christmas! A Christmas gift has been made in your honor to the Discretionary Fund for the Needy at the Cathedral of St. Philip."