Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 2017

Annual Report 2016

Dear Friends,

East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM) will continue to utilize ministry to end poverty and build opportunity in Pittsburgh’s enclaves of entrenched insufficiency and despair. During the past year, our 46th year, we’ve channeled the power of faith, compassion, and diligence to inspire a caring interfaith community to help
eradicate poverty.

A year ago, budget stalemates in Washington D.C. and Harrisburg wreaked havoc on basic human services. Too many programs floundered or received funding too late to be effective. Too many schools and agencies that directly serve the poor were forced to close their doors, in some cases for good.  The failure to disburse sorely needed funds to aid economically unstable Pennsylvanian’s and those obligated to help them, put millions of children, seniors, families, veterans and other struggling adults at risk of financial collapse, job loss, school failure, and worse.

EECM survived the past year because we received contributions of time and treasure from new friends and longtime supporters. Small volunteer groups, families, congregations, community organizations, and others, prepared, delivered, and served free meals to residents of our shelter facilities. We reached out to business partners and foundations to decrease our reliance on government support.

EECM’s 2016 Annual Report tells our story of constantly hurdling challenges while addressing the symptoms of poverty one person at a time. During the coming year, I humbly ask that you join me and all of EECM’s clients, staff, leadership, and supporters to continue building and celebrating our community of opportunity with wellness, peace and blessings for ourselves, our families, and our community.

Sincerely,
Michael J. Mingrone
President & CEO
Click here for our printed 2016 Annual Report
Click here for our 2016 Annual Report Media Presentation

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, January 15, 2017

Our entire community is cordially invited to the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration sponsored by East End Cooperative Ministry in Honor of Dr. King and held at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Admission is free, and everyone in the Pittsburgh area is cordially invited to attend.
Donations of canned goods or other non-perishable food for the EECM Food Pantry are strongly encouraged and will be collected at the door.
Click here to view the official event flyer
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Music begins 3:30pm | Service at 4:00pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Chapel
616 North Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh 15206.
Parking available directly behind the chapel.