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News From St. Joseph’s Welfare Center

The Director of the Center in Vellamadam always sends a monthly report to let our donors know how their donation are being used. Below are the latest Monthly reports.

September Monthly Report-2017

Monthly Report August 2017

Monthly Report July-2017

2017 JuneMonthly Report

Monthly Report May-2017

April Monthly Report 2017

March Monthly Report-2017

February Monthly Report-2017

2017 January Report

Saint Joseph’s Mission Fund Provides $3135 Grant to Start New Tailoring School

SJMF recently provided a $3135 grant to open a tailoring school for Adivasi young women. Under the tutelage of the Franciscan sisters, the young women learn tailoring so that they may return to their local village to open their own shop. This program encourages these young women to remain in their villages to earn an income, rather than be seduced by the rather dubious “employments” offered in the larger cities. A full Report can be found here. Report of the Assisi Tailoring School

Saint Joseph’s Mission Fund Receives $3500 Grant for the Adivasi People

Saint Joseph’s Mission Fund and the Adivasi people of Assam, India sincerely thank St. Marks Church in Vienna, VA for its generous grant, which provided roof tins, blankets and TB Education for the poor Adivasi people and bring them a step closer to escaping the cycle of poverty.  We also wish to acknowledge Robert Kelly for his diligence and hard work in securing the grant.

The Report from Fr. Caesar can be found here.

SJMF Officers and Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the St. Joseph’s Mission Fund Board of Directors was held on March 27, 2017.  Donations and expenditures for 2016 were reviewed and were about the same as 2015. Michelle Czernia was added to the Board to assist with record keeping. Kathleen Murray left the Board after many years of long service. Anne Mundell and Paul Ferman were unable to attend in person. Paul attended by telephone from his home in Washington state. The current Board members are:  Peter Kilcullen President, John Ferman Treasurer and Secretary, Paul Ferman, Anne Mundell, and Michelle Czernia.  Paul Ferman continues as Editor of our Web page. Bob Kelly , although not a Director, continues as Manager of Fundraising Activities (see above). Holley Kilcullen continues as a volunteer in tracking donations.

Other Information

IRS Form 990 for the last 3 years and our 501(c)(3) ruling are linked below.

2016 990 Public

2015 Form 990

2014 Form 990 Combined

IRS Tax Exempt Ruling