The following note was received by the Women’s Alliance last fall. We want to share it with the rest of our church community:
To everyone who makes Marion’s Purse possible- THANK YOU! Finding inspiration and Community at First Unitarian has made a big difference in my life. Finding a helping hand with groceries, transportation and some funds is a miracle for which I am truly and deeply grateful. - From a Marion’s Purse recipient
Marion’s Purse was established late in 2012 with funds from a bequest by long time church member, Marion Schnurer. The Women’s Alliance established the original guidelines for its administration by Rev. Robin Zucker. She then managed the confidential distribution of resources such as bus tickets, Giant Eagle cards, and cash to assist congregants in need. Marion’s Purse is currently administered by Rev. Herndon with the assistance of the Pastoral Care Team. If you or someone you know would benefit from the generosity of Marion’s Purse, contact Rev. Herndon at 412-621-8008 ext., 102 or dherndon@first-unitarian- pgh.org.
The Women’s Alliance has continued to contribute monies to support this effort, as have several Covenant Groups and generous individuals. If you want to be part of assuring that this aspect of our Caring Community continues to be available, donations are needed and welcome. Make checks out to First Unitarian Church with ‘Marion’s Purse’ on the memo line. You will be glad you did!