News from the Anglican Foundation

Generous People are Everywhere

Anglican Foundation seeks children and youth for podcast on generosity. “Nurturing generous-hearted living may be one of the greatest things we can do for young people,” says Judy Rois, Executive Director, Anglican Foundation of Canada.

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Paying it Forward at Dairy Queen

In 2000, “Pay it Forward” was the title of a film where a young boy comes up with an idea that changes many lives. He decides that instead of returning a favour, he will pay it forward by doing good deeds for three other people.

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Christmas Greetings

Normally at this time of year, our neighbourhoods, shopping centres, restaurants, and churches don their holiday decorations and festive trimmings, and we, their delightful recipients, savour the anticipatory joy of the Christmas season. Alas, this year will be different.

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Giving Ourselves Away

Almost 15 years after the author’s death, the Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust published a wonderful little book called The Spirituality of Fundraising, based on Nouwen’s writings about faith and possessions and love. It is a superb monograph, and so well worth reading.

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Giving Tuesday

Back in 2011, as AFC’s freshly-minted Executive Director, I began a series of town hall conversations with children between the ages of ten and twelve with one simple question: “If you could give away some of your allowance to something really worthwhile, what would you want to support?” Their answers resulted in the birth of AFC’s Kids Helping Kids Fund.

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The Common Table

I’ve been at FPM since 2016, and I can honestly say that we have not been able to keep up with God. We acted on faith with an inspired idea, and God has been opening up doors and opportunities, one after another. We are running to keep up with God. It has been beautiful. It is an incredible gift.

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From the Desk of Judy Rois

At this time of the pandemic, AFC is not trying to be heroic. We are trying our best to be as charitable as possible to Canadians who are close at hand and who need it the most. I hope that you will join us in this generous aspiration.

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Reflections From a Board Director

This past May, I retired from the Board of Directors of the Anglican Foundation. It has been quite a ride. My five years on the Board reviewing grant applications, listening to testimonials from grant recipients and visiting their projects, opened my eyes to the vitality and creativity of Anglican churches in communities large and small across Canada.

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