Articles by Sanctis.org

“Charity.”

Today many demands are made on our charity. Indeed, sometimes we can feel weary with all the requests that are made. And the very act of giving is made easy with business reply envelopes and mobile phone donations. Yet, Pope Francis said, “I distrust a charity that costs nothing and doesn’t hurt.” The Holy Spirit leads us to give generously and from the heart so that our giving heals our indifference to the plight and suffering of others. Almsgiving is an instrument of conversion turning us away from cold selfishness to warm solidarity with our neighbour.

Let us pray: Lord, teach me the paradox, that if I love until it hurts, there will be no more hurt, only more love.

Source: extract from “Walk with Me, A Lenten Journey of Prayer,”

What can crowdfunding do…

Over a million euros raised by a startup that delivers wine to your doorstep.

This is a recent piece of news, reported by all major newspapers, that the Italian startup Winelivery, that will deliver wine to your doorstep, had managed to raise this considerable sum through crowdfunding. Using the platform CrowdFundMe the initiative promoted by Andrea Antinori and Francesco Magro has raised tremendous interest from many investors. Why do we find it striking? After all it is a good projet, a good idea, a sign of italian vivacity and dinamicity, all important points. However what really has attracted our attention is the concept of the crowd, the community, making a project possible. The same enthusiasm, the same energies could be channeled towards charitable project so that together, we can really make the difference, after all, isn't helping one another a very Christian concept?

Sanctis.org: Christian charity at the time of Internet

Why? It's indisputable that helping others is one of the pillars of christianity. The example are many from the precious parable of the good Samarita to the words of Pope Francis: without solidarity our faith is dead.

It is from these premises that Sanctis.org was born. What is it? Sanctis is a fund raising platform that allows individuals, organisations, associations, clubs or parishes to create a campaign for their needs, or for charitable or socially relevant projects. The platform is totally free, without any commission from our side, and without any hidden costs. For selected means of payment, such as SEPA bank transfers each and every cent from donor reaches the beneficiary. In this respect Sanctis is probably one if not the only platform of this kind. There are many fund raising platform but all apply some commissions, either for their service or unavoidable banking commissions.

Thank you letter from Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Barwon

We are pleased to publish a letter from Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Barwon head of the Saint Jerome Catholic Outreach Orphanages Foundation and Street Children Ministry, temorarily in Ghana, West Africa, with a humanitarian permit awaiting to return Liberia, their war-torn home country, destroyed by years of war whose parentless orphans are the result of.

"Thank you for your  Hospitality and Charity Donation To Our Orphanages  Foundation and Street Children Ministry  West Africa.

One of the most important communications of any charity fundraising or donations campaign is the Donation. Raising money is all about relationships and keeping those relationships healthy is vital to future fundraising success.There is no better way to do that than to show sincere appreciation to each of your donors through a personalized thank you. From these view points we wish to express our thanks and appreciation to you.This has been a challenging time, and I appreciate you so much. You have no idea how much your help has meant. For all the little and big ways you’ve pitched in…thanks! There was nothing random about your acts of kindness.

           

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