Featured Fundraiser: Fourth Presbyterian Church
Fourth Presbyterian Church is located in a low-income section of South Boston that provides many different benefits to the surrounding community. Some of these include: community arts ministry, free summer day program, tutoring ministries, recovery efforts, among many other programs and initiatives.
Fundraise.com spoke with Pastor Burns Stanfield of Fourth Presbyterian over email to find out more about how they got started and what keeps the church thriving.
How did the church get its start?
Our church was founded in 1870, and it had a restart of sorts in the early 1990s after a period of decline
What motivates you in your fundraising efforts?
we know the church makes a huge difference in this community of South Boston. It is a beacon of hope!
What is your favorite part of working with Fourth Presbyterian?
The wild and wonderful mix of people.
Who benefits from your fundraising efforts?
The families that make use of our programs. Things like:
· Supplying 300 neighborhood families with monthly groceries
· Teaching English to new arrivals from Albania, China, Vietnam and Latin America
· Offering music, art, film and magic classes to neighborhood children
· Providing robust theater programs for children, teen and now even adults
What advice do you have for aspiring fundraisers?
Love the cause.
What goals are you trying to reach by fundraising?
Strengthen, deepen and broaden our witness.
For more on Fourth Presbyterian Church, please visit: online church fundraising