Every Dollar Counts

The Gospel of Luke tells us a story of Jesus witnessing a poor widow giving two small copper coins into the temple treasury. Moved by this small gesture, Jesus exclaims to those who are listening that “she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on” (Lk. 21:4). The widow’s offering of two small coins was an extraordinary act of faith. This story reminds us that we were created to be generous. Regardless of our own financial circumstances, we always have something of ourselves to offer God and to one another.

Our Every Dollar Counts (EDC) Offering designates the single dollar bills and coins that are given to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church throughout each month to a selected ministry partner whose mission make a tangible impact in the lives of those they serve. 

To nominate an organization for the EDC Offering, please email: Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell, . Nominated organizations must not be a current PHPC Community Outreach Ministry partner.

January

Promise House (www.promisehouse.org)

Founded by Lovers Lane United Methodist Church in 1984, Promise House is now an independent nonprofit continuing to serve the original mission of caring for youth in need of a safe and nursing place to call home. 

Promise House welcomes all eligible clients regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, political belief or CPS status. Since 1984, Promise House has had an open door – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – to children, teens and families in crisis serving approximately 1,700 youth and families annually. 

Promise House’s mission is to move youth in crisis toward safety and success. They seek to accomplish this through:

• Crisis Intervention
• Emergency Shelter and Long-term Housing
• Case Management and Counseling Services
• Education Services
• Advocacy
• Outreach

Ninety-nine percent of Promise House’s youth successfully transferred from an emergency shelter and into a stable environment last year.

Dante came into Promise House at the age of 17, having been homeless since the age of 10. With the assistance of his case manager, Dante recently jointed the U.S. Navy and one of his goals in life is be able to help others the way Promise House helped him. 

 

Monetary gifts are able to support youth like Dante in these ways: 

  • $80 - DART Pass
  • $125 - GED Test
  • $500 - Counseling Services
  • $1,000 - Shelter