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Please read this message from our Junior Warden, Diann Neal.
Imago Dei Private Episcopal Middle School has been my favorite charity for more than 10 years. This downtown school was started in 2006 here in Tucson to help pull children and their families out of poverty. The school takes 80 children per year and has an alumni of 183 children that still stay in contact with Imago Dei after they leave. The school provides education from 5-8 grade. The students are all living below the poverty level. About 30% are refugees. Students come from Africa, Latin America, local Hispanics and children from Indian Reservations. They are from all races and religions. 95% of them go on to graduate high school and 50% of those go on to college. Another 35% go on to learn trades. These outcomes are much higher than the average public school. This program is very effective and speaks directly to our social issues here in the United States today. This is where we can make a difference in the lives of people in poverty here in Tucson. We can help lift them up to their potential and they can help their families.
While students are attending Imago Dei, their families are receiving assistance. The school operates a pantry for its families, classes to assist families with budget planning, school supplies, blankets and houseware, and a sewing group where women have learned to make masks and sell them for some income.
Apostles has partnered with Imago Dei for the past 7 years. What action aimed at what is right can you imagine doing to support the children, families or staff at Imago Dei? Will you join me?
Diann Neal, Jr. Warden
After speaking with us on Sunday the 27th, Cameron Taylor consulted the staff at Imago Dei to find out what they most need right now. Here is what they have asked for the following items are also in demand for the Family Pantry. The first eleven items are obviously not food items, but are all items that are families need, and cannot purchase with SNAP benefits (food stamps). These items are also typically more expensive than food, so they represent a particular burden for our families.
Feminine Hygiene Products
Beans (Refried, pinto, white, baked)
Bring your items to the church Mon-Thurs, 9:00am to 2:00pm.