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The Beeton Cupboard Food Bank

In 2020, during a global pandemic, the collective granting power of AFC’s Trusts continued to pay-it-forward in ways their benefactors could never have imagined. Here is just one message from AFC’s pay-it-forward mailbag.

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Commemorating Kenneth Maguire

In 1996, Kenneth Maguire, 8th Bishop of Montreal (1963–75), entrusted his legacy to AFC. Described by those who knew him as a witty, warm, kind, and generous person, Bishop Maguire had a singular vision for his beneficiaries: that his generosity would benefit them for generations to come.

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Celebrating a Small Victory

When “The little Church with the Big Heart” was tasked with installing vinyl siding on its 170-year-old building, warden Jeff Rodgers anticipated that putting a stop to chilly drafts would lower heating costs and make the building feel better. “What I did not anticipate,” says Rodgers, “is how this project would help the congregation to feel better.”

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A Plan-of-Action to Pay-It-Forward

The generative nature of paying-it-forward is, I think, what makes it such a powerful remedy for financial anxiety. In our church, nationally, the best evidence we have of this is the Anglican Foundation of Canada.

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Foundation Update – Winter 2021

Anglicans are caring for the climate in the midst of a global pandemic. Pollinators, Permaculture, Xeriscaping & LED Lights — these are some of the recipients of RFP awards to address the crisis of climate change.

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AFC Thanks Donors…

The spirit of generosity remains high among Canadian Anglicans as the Anglican Foundation of Canada thanks donors from coast to coast to coast for an overwhelming response to its annual fundraising effort, expected to total more than $165,000, representing a 9% increase over last year.

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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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