FEAST! Dining for a Cause is Troy Area United Ministries’ Annual Fundraising Celebration. This year, we recognized Albany Presbytery and Stewart’s Shops (What a great combination! Anyone reading this blog is apt to like both of them!) At FEAST, Troy Area United Ministries spotlighted our Furniture Program.
We’re building an addition onto our existing TAUM building to double the capacity of the program. On an annual basis, the Furniture Program gives away over $250,000 worth of good, used furniture to families leaving homeless shelters, women and children fleeing domestic violence, people suffering natural disaster, and a great many low income people lacking basic resources. The addition will give us the opportunity to obtain more furniture that is desperately needed but might otherwise end up in a landfill. God calls us to be good stewards of resources entrusted to us, and that is what we strive to do!
TAUM was particularly delighted to honor Albany Presbytery with a Rev. Dr. Arthur F. Hagy, Jr. Spirit of Generosity award, because unrestricted mission partner money from Albany Presbytery is used to leverage additional grant funding. Knowing that the Presbytery doesn’t have a place to hang a plaque, we made a contribution to the Campership Fund.
With your help, FEAST! Dining for a Cause raised over $18,000!
Thank you for your partnership. If you have furniture to donate, please call Furniture Program Director, Tyara Burnett at 518-274-5920 x 202.