The LDS operates over 400 missions all around the world and caring for those in need is a foundational belief of the church. Built on principles of sustainability, community support and personal agency, they work to offer individuals and communities the tools they need to improve their own circumstances in permanent and meaningful ways.
“GLIDE is a wonderful organization that does exactly that [works to offer individuals tools they need to improve] in the city of San Francisco. And we are delighted to make a donation that will help women and children gather safely,” emphasized by LDS.
The grant will support:
The reopening of the GLIDE Women’s Center that has been closed since the start of the pandemic in 2020.
The acquisition of plants and planters for the garden at the Janice Mirikitani Family Youth and Childcare Center
Help fund approximately 576 hygiene kits for the GLIDE Walk-In center
The grant was a project of the church’s San Francisco Relief Society. Organized in 1842, the Relief Society is the women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now, nearly seven million members of the Relief Society provide temporal and spiritual relief to whom the church refers to as “ sisters and brothers around the world”.
The church stated that their, “San Francisco-based congregations look forward to a long and deepening relationship of service and support to the GLIDE community”.
“The two great commandments can guide us: first, to love God and, second, to love our neighbor. We show our love by serving”, says Russell M. Nelson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
GLIDE leadership extends an infinite ‘thank you’ to those who have made this grant possible: Kinohi McLoskey, Rita Ogden, Brother Kenneth Mano, Sister Carolyn Mano, Patrice Mano, Rebekah Jackson, Nancy Yan.
We are thrilled to see the grant expand our mission at GLIDE of unconditional love and transformation while also nurturing our new relationship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!