Dallas church women’s group announces latest $400,000 in gifts to nonprofits

Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church
Posted May 17, 2019

The Women of Saint Michael, a service, fellowship, and philanthropic-oriented group from Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, announced Wednesday, May 15, that its Gifts Committee awarded $400,000 in grants to 71 nonprofits that work with those living in poverty in Dallas County and abroad.

For 60 years, the Women of Saint Michael Gifts Committee has given back to the community grants totaling over $9.7 million. Much of the funding for the Gifts Committee comes from the profits of the St. Michael’s Woman’s Exchange gift shop in Highland Park Village, celebrating its 60th year, and the oldest operating storefront in the “Village”. The Exchange was originally started in 1939 as a consignment shop, was later operated by the Jr. League of Dallas as a service project, and in 1958 was sold to the Women of Saint Michael for $1500.

“The money we receive from the Women of Saint Michael keeps our air conditioning going, and all of our 400 clients warm in the winter and cool in the summer…” – Daniel Roby, Executive Director of Austin Street Center

As an expression of The Way of Love movement of the Episcopal Church, this philanthropy is guided by the spirit of giving, “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” -Matthew 25:35

2019 WOSM Gifts Committee Recipient List

2nd Saturday CDC
Aberg Center for Literacy
Access and Information Network
AIDS Services of Dallas
Alley’s House
Association for Independent Living
Attitudes and Attire
Austin Street Center
Behind Every Door
Brighter Tomorrows
Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
Bryan’s House
Catch Up and Read
Cornerstone Crossroads Academy
Creativity for Peace
Crossroads Community Services
Dallas CASA
Dallas Christian Women’s Job Corps
Dwell With Dignity
East Dallas Community Organization
Exodus Ministries
Family Compass
The Family Place
Focus on Teens
Gateway of Grace
Genesis Women’s Shelter
Heart House
Honduras Threads
Hope Supply Co.
Housing Crisis Center
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc.
Hunger Busters
In the City for Good
Incarnation House
Interfaith Family Services
Irving Cares
Jonathan’s Place
Jubilee Park & Community Center
Legacy Counseling Center
Mosaic Family Services
Network of Community Ministries
New Friends New Life
North Dallas Shared Ministries
North Texas Food Bank
Oak Cliff Empowered
One Man’s Treasure
Open Door Multilingual Preschool
Our Friends Place
Project Transformation North Texas
Promise House
Rainbow Days
Restored Hope Ministries
Services of Hope
Shared Housing Center
SMAA Austin Street Cooks
SMAA Tela, Honduras, Mission Trip
St. Philip’s School & Community Center
Turtle Creek Recovery Center
Under 1 Roof
The Well Community
Visiting Nurses Association
Wesley-Rankin Community Center
White Rock Center of Hope
Wilkinson Center
Youth Believing in Change
Youth With Faces