THANK YOU - From the CRS Rice Bowl Campaign
Rice Bowl funds go to LOCAL programs
25% of the funds raised by your community stays in this Archdiocese. In 2016, over 260 Rice Bowl grants were awarded to efforts alleviating hunger here in western Washington--St. Vincent de Paul organizations, Catholic Community Services/Catholic Housing Services programs, parish meal programs, food banks, community gardens ... oh my! Visit the grants list on our website to see if your parish/school receives a Rice Bowl grant.
Over the past 2 years, the Missions Office has been engaged in a pilot initiative developed by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) called the "Parish Ambassador Corps" (PAC).
PAC is a corps of local Catholic volunteers who are passionate about global solidarity and want to take action. CRS ambassadors receive formation on the spiritual roots of our call to care for those in need. Ambassadors are part of a nationwide CRS Ambassador community, sharing encouragement, prayer and resources. Trained and equipped, Ambassadors commit to helping support global solidarity efforts in their parishes. They help with Rice Bowl as well as two other initiatives over the course of the year.
More information at http://www.seattlearchdiocese.org/crs or contact our office!