Causes we support

Please consider supporting:

Interfaith Housing Center – provides HUD Certified Housing Counseling for homeowners facing the threat of foreclosure; Landlord/Tenant mediation; Fair Housing services;Homesharing – a program which helps homeowners on fixed incomes increase revenue
For more information call: 847/501-5760

Recipients of Budgeted Donations from Evanston Friends Meeting Criteria:

Evanston Friends Meeting donates to Quaker bodies as well as to compatible organizations in which at least one of our members is actively involved. Our donations are not intended to substitute for or replace gifts from individuals and families. Additional personal gifts to these charities are encouraged.

Friends World Committee on Consultation – This organization fosters worldwide communication and cooperative action among all branches of Quakers. Quaker United Nations offices in Geneva and New York depend upon this international scope. Our IYM representatives to the 2004 Triennial in New Zealand reported that our support is crucial.

Friends Committee on National Legislation
– With headquarters are across from the Capitol, FCNL publishes a newsletter and web page explaining legislative issues and opportunities for action. FCNL’s lobbyists stay close to members of Congress and their staffs.

Quaker House – Located near Fort Bragg, North Carolina, this center offers ’s talk at IYM in 2002 is in our library.

American Friends Service Committee – This long has been the major channel of Quaker voluntary service to war-ravaged and impoverished people around the world. It works to eliminate the causes of suffering as well as to deliver food, clothing, bedding, and hygiene kits to those in need.

Right Sharing of World Resources – Friends’ contributions fund self-help grants to entrepreneurs in third world countries who have proven potential to improve the economy in their local communities. Our Simple Lunches and annual used-items sales also support this cause.

African Great Lakes InitiativeThis project sends Friends Peace Teams to conduct training in alternatives to violence, healing from trauma, and reconciliation between oppressors and victims of violence, thereby strengthening the witness of Friends in Rwanda, Brundi, and Uganda. They sponsored a work camp in Brundi last summer.

Quaker Earthcare Witness – These Friends advocate policies for an ecologically sustainable world.

William Penn House – This center in Washington D.C. makes overnight accommodations available to Friends who are visiting the nation’s capital for
educational and related purposes.

Earlham College – This nationally-known Quaker institution of undergraduate education, located in nearby Indiana, is the alma mater of several members of Evanston Friends Meeting.

Earlham School of Religion – This institution offers theological and religious studies to Quakers and others, including recorded ministers and pastors of Friends churches.

Ramallah Friends School – This courageous school in the manner of Friends continues to be an educational beacon of hope for Palestinian children.

Friends Journal – This monthly journal reflects the perspective of Friends General Conference through informational and inspirational articles. Subscriptions pay only partially for publication and distribution.

Christian Peacemakers – Members of Mennonite churches, Brethren churches, and the Religious Society of Friends travel to areas of violent conflict to become a visible physical presence as a witness for peace. Two trainers gave the program at our regional gathering in 2004.

Fisher Memorial Ministries – Conducted by a neighboring African-American church with which EFM has had a long-term collegial relationship, this project offers the homeless and ex-offenders practical help in returning to productive lives. Members of EFM have been providing technical assistance.

Center for Middle East Studies – This component of North Park University sponsors lectures by and dialog among representatives of ethnic groups in the Middle East to further international understanding and diplomacy.

Evanston Interfaith Action – Any faith community in Evanston can join this coalition by sending two delegates and making a donation. While providing a network of services to the hungry and homeless, it also aims to increase interfaith understanding. Our bulletin board has a list of its soup kitchen and shelters.

Family Matters – This organization teaches and promotes nonviolent conflict resolution among families and youths in the low-income area north of Howard Avenue. It has worked with children and teachers in our First Day School and has received our Peace Award.

North Suburban Peace Initiative – This organization mobilizes religious bodies and peace groups in Chicago=s northern suburbs to act for peace and disarmament. It received EFM’s Peace Award.

Evanston Community Development Association – EFM is a Supporting Member of this coalition to increase affordable housing in the community and to give minority residents job training through the purchase, renovation, and re-selling of houses.

Emergency USA – This independent organization for international war relief operates clinics and hospitals to treat civilians in war zones and areas of prior violent conflict.