EDWINS is truly fortunate to have an entire network of caring and committed churches that rally around our students and our mission.
One we want to highlight is St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. After hosting EDWINS for a Town Hall series on re-entry in 2016, members of St. Paul’s were moved to form the EDWINS Outreach Committee to learn how they could best support EDWINS and its participants.
After productive – and enjoyable! – discussions between St. Paul’s committee members and EDWINS staff, students and alumni, the committee had its plan.
In addition to supplying emergency funds for EDWINS to provide to students as needed for expenses such as medication, car repair, etc., St. Paul’s also decided to provide “Launch” gifts to our graduates to include an engraved Wusthof chef’s knife, paring knife, knife roll and wine key.
Our many thanks to Cleveland Cuts for customizing the chef’s knife with each graduate’s name on one side and a special logo St. Paul’s created to represent the EDWINS and St. Paul’s relationship on the other.
On Saturday, July 22, members of the St. Paul’s committee and clergy provided a celebratory lunch to our most recent graduates where they presented the gifts – and the reactions were incredible.