For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing,
I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.
Matthew 25:35-36 NRSV
“For I was hungry, and you gave me food”
Your gift in support of the Alleluia Fund will help our nonprofit partners stock food pantries, serve hot meals, and sit in fellowship at table with the hungry.
“I was a stranger and you welcomed me”
Your gift today helps us help nonprofit partners support emergency housing throughout our Diocese and helps families among the “working poor” stabilize their housing and even secure permanent homes. Your gift provides essential after-school services for children, and educational services to adults who need to finish their high school education and receive important job readiness skills.
“I was in prison and you visited me.”
Your gift supports prison ministries that bring children together with their incarcerated parent. This kindness is a blessing to both child and parent. To help us support these vital ministries, go to
These are just a few examples of the ways your gift to the Alleluia Fund will be put to work in our Diocese and beyond. Our hope this year is that we will not only continue the work of this vital ministry, but expand its impact. Please join us!
Grace and Peace,
Carlye J. Hughes
Bishop of Newark
P.S. Prefer to write a check? Make your check payable to The Episcopal Diocese of Newark, and put Alleluia Fund in the memo line. Mail it to us at The Episcopal Diocese of Newark 31 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
And NEW this year, use your mobile phone to text your gift! Text 844-982-0152 and follow the prompts to make your donation.