While Chiara House is months away from opening, with our building still facing the remaining renovations, we are seeking people who are willing to participate in making this new missional initiative possible. There are several ways you can be involved:
- Financial: In order to purchase and renovate the building to make such a community possible, we need your help raising funds. In this kind of project, there is no such thing as a small donation. If you would like to give, either as a one time gift or as a regular contributor, please contact us for more information. All financial gifts over $10 are tax deductible. We are also looking for investors who are interested in supporting the ministry with larger donations ($10,000+) and/or functioning as part of a non-profit group that will help facilitate the building ownership and management. Such donors are invited to contact Norm Voth, Director of Evangelism & Service Ministries, Mennonite Church Manitoba by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (204) 896-1616.
- Volunteers: In order to get such a project off the ground, we will be looking for individuals and groups willing to volunteer their time and energy into the process. We see this initiative as an exciting service project for people to get involved with, through clean up, painting, moving furniture or much more. If you and/or your church, youth group, etc. are interested in volunteering, please contact us.
- Intentional Community: If you are interested in sharing life as a voluntary committed member of Chiara House, please contact us for details. If you are interested in short-term involvement as a student resident, intern or non-residential member, contact us with your questions. You can also participate in the community through the Peace & Justice Internship.
- Prayer: Above all, we need people who believe in what we are trying to accomplish and are willing to commit to regularly praying for our community, the ministry and the residents, both long and short term. We are working on establishing a prayer coordinator who will network with you, providing you with regular information and updates. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on a waiting list for these prayer updates, please contact us and let us know.
As the project progresses, there will be many more opportunities, so stay tuned! Thanks for your interest and support.