Giving is a sign of abundant life.
Giving is a way of life that is not limited to the altruistic or the rich. Ordinary people of many faiths who believe that life and love are not limited commodities can give. At St. Luke’s, giving links us with a history of providing for the physical, mental, and spiritual needs of people in Greenwich Village since the early 1800’s. We give of our time, our talents, and our resources or money to ensure the future of St. Luke’s mission in our neighborhood, in the city and the world. As givers, we are what we share. The Christian Gospel calls us to invest in what really matters, love of God and neighbor.
Friends of St. Luke’s are neighbors and others who know about us and want to support the work on the block, in the City and in the world. Friends are people of a variety of religious traditions, expressions, or of no religious faith. The Friends of St. Luke’s support a weekly home-cooked meal for people living with HIV and AIDS. They offer outreach and education for homeless and at-risk youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning or allies, as well as tutoring for children in under-served schools. Friends maintain the beautiful gardens open to the public.
Members and Friends give in many different ways: one time gifts or regular offering of time and money, generous bequests and donations of stocks/bonds, important contributions of expertise and in-kind services, all enrich givers and community, all confront scarcity and inspire abundant life.