Lenten Offerings


This spring our Lenten Offerings are going to support two local projects:

HRDC Homeless Youth Matching Grant Challenge

Project Fresh Start Emergency Fund

The Homeless Youth Home matching grant was discussed at the class on Feb. 22 and was quite well received by those in attendance.  The challenge is to raise $30,000 by June 1, and the funds will be matched by the City of Bozeman.  The HYH provides stable housing while youth develop positive relationships with adults and learn necessary life skills.  The youth served here are between 16 and 19 years old.
Project Fresh Start is the voluntary program at the Gallatin County Detention Center that assists inmates who want to make a new start in society.  Many of them do not have a clean, safe place to live or a job to support them.  The PFS emergency fund is used to help them secure housing, helps with transportation to appointments, etc.  In the last year the PFS recidivism rate has been 10%, which is far below the typical rate.  BUMC has been collecting gently used shoes, boots and winter clothing for them for over a year, and our generosity is greatly appreciated.
Please see the January 2016 blog post for more information.
Donations will be split evenly between these two groups unless specified otherwise.  You may write “Lenten Offering”, Homeless Youth” or “Project Fresh Start” in the memo line of your check.  Thank you very much for supporting people in need in our own community.