Self-Development of People disburses over $190,000 to fund 10 self-help Projects in the U.S.
LOUISVILLE, KY. (August 1, 2012) — The Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) has approved grants totaling $191,763 to 10 self-help projects in the United States. The money is from the PC (USA) - One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering. Self-Development of People receives 32 percent of undesignated OGHS gifts.
The Women in the Green Economy project located in Seattle, WA was awarded $20,000 – The project is about providing a place for low-income women, women of color, and women from immigrant backgrounds to build leadership and organize to create new ways to access fresh fruits and vegetables for their families.
SDOP's grant recipients through the years have ranged from small agricultural cooperatives in rural communities, to empowering young people from low-income neighborhoods, to supporting a cooperative of African-American women who support themselves by selling pecans through the mail.
SDOP enables members and non-members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to form partnerships with economically poor, oppressed and disadvantaged people in order to help them achieve self-sufficiency.
Grants were approved at a meeting of SDOP’s national committee in Newark, NJ in May, 2012.
For further information about Self-Development of People, please contact the National Office at:
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Toll Free Telephone: English – (888) 728-7228 x5782 / 5791/5792
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Fax: (502) 569-8963
Web site: www.pcusa.org/sdop