Dear Friend of St. Matthew’s House,
I have exciting news! The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has offered St. Matthew’s House a $150,000 Matching Challenge Grant that DOUBLES any contribution at a critical time — just as we are about to begin critically needed renovations to our Naples Shelter.
This project will help us provide the urgent housing needed for the 300 people who call St. Matthew’s House home every night — and hundreds more who come here every day for meals, hope, and encouragement.
Our renovation plans include expanding our dining room, upgrading our kitchen, modernizing our shower facilities, enlarging our food pantry and meal distribution center, and most importantly, increasing the amount of space dedicated solely to homeless families in our community.
I feel a sense of urgency. Won’t you join us in seeing even more broken lives restored?
We must meet this challenge… We need to raise $150,000 from our donors and supporters by September 30, 2017, to receive this grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.Please give now, and let the Matching Challenge Grant DOUBLE the impact you can make, so our neighbors have a feeling of HOPE — instead of feeling the indignity of spending even one more night on the streets.
Reverend Vann R. Ellison
President & CEO