Second Century Mission Fund

Most recent campaign:

The Second Century Mission Fund launched an appeal to support Ukraine relief with a donation of $2,500 to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (an agency of the Anglican Church of Canada). In addition, from March 27 until May 8, 2022, all parishioner donations to the Second Century Mission Fund will be matched up to $2,500.

As of May 8, the final tally of parishioner gifts was $3,990. The total donation to PWRDF was $8,990. Thank you to everyone who supported this important humanitarian relief effort.

Antonia, 10, and Galyna, 3, received aid at a shelter where Hungarian Interchurch Aid is assisting Ukranian refugees at the Ukrainian-Hungarian border on March 2, 2022. PWRDF is supporting this work. Photo: Antti Yrjönen / FCA

PWRDF is able to get money to Ukrainians in need through its vast network of partners working in the country. It has contributed to an appeal from ACT Alliance (an international coalition of faith-based aid organizations) which will support Hungarian Interchurch Aid as it provides safety, food and shelter to Ukrainians fleeing to Hungary. PWRDF is also supporting Ukrainian seniors seeking safety in Moldova, through its partnership with HelpAge Canada, which has established channels in Moldova. It is also supporting Initiative E+, an organization that supplies medicine and supplies to health care providers in an around Kyiv to tend to civilians injured in the war.

On May 1, 2022, St. Olave’s welcomed Patrica Maruschak, PWRDF’s Director of Partnerships and Programs, to share the latest updates.

All donations to Ukrainian relief are welcome through any organization, but only donations made to the Second Century Mission Fund before May 8 will be eligible for the matching donation campaign.

How to Give

To give to the Fund and support this appeal, check the Second Century Mission Fund box on your duplex envelope or write Second Century in the memo field on your cheque. You may also donate online at stolaves.ca/giveonline and choose Second Century Mission Fund from the dropdown menu in our tithe.ly link. If you would like a portion of your PAG offerings to be designated to Second Century Mission Fund, please notify in writing St. Olave’s treasurer, Annis Tebbutt.

Recent support

In 2021, fund disbursements were as follows:

  • $1,000 – confirmation bibles for young people in Tanzania, to honour Bishop Jenny Andison
  • $5,000 – Versey Wigmore Memorial Scholarship at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto
  • $2,400 – Children Believe, supporting five children in Burkina Faso
  • $5,000 – Scott Mission in Toronto
  • $5,000 – All Saints’ Sherbourne Community Centre

History

Since 1988, St. Olave’s has donated more than $300,000 to Christian Mission Work in our community and around the world through our Second Century Mission Fund.

Started following St. Olave’s Centennial year in 1987, the fund is thriving, currently providing about $9,000 in annual interest to missions and charities of our choice. In December 2019 we also supported a Christmas community meal initiative.

Read more about the Fund’s history.