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.

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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.

About Rev. Donna Elia

Donna is Executive Director of TAUM, a mission partner of Albany Presbytery. Each year, several thousand people are served through TAUM Programs. You can reach Donna at delia001@nycap.rr.com or you can learn more about Troy Area United Ministries at https://taum.org.

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