Projects must conform to the social teachings of the Catholic Church. The project requesting funds provides direct services to alleviate poverty and hunger in the Diocese of Davenport.
The project requesting funds must be operated within the geographical boundaries of the Diocese of Davenport.
Local Rice Bowl grants fund Christmas Meals
By Lindsay Steele
The Catholic Messenger
DAVENPORT — Friendly House has been helping families in need at Christmas for longer than any employee can remember, said Assistant Director Terry Hendershott.
“It predates all of us,” he said, recalling a 60-year-old man who came in recently to reminisce about the toy dump truck he received as a child from Santa Claus at a Friendly House event. “He still has it.”
Friendly House’s mission is to respond to the needs of children, families and seniors through quality, affordable services that enrich lives and strengthen neighborhoods and the community. Christmas tends to be a time of great stress for people experiencing poverty or who live paycheck to paycheck, so Friendly House offers donor-provided gifts and holiday meal baskets to families in need each December. More...
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