Supporting our community is one of the core values of QMT Windchimes, and it’s a value we share with the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia. That’s why we’ve chosen the Sisters as our charity of the month for January, with 20% of all online sales going to support their community efforts.
Established in 1868, the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia work throughout the state to support numerous educational and charitable projects. The Sisters have founded or staffed fifteen schools and a wide range of charities in Virginia, and currently serve at two high schools and four other community projects.
In 2018, the Benedictine Sisters celebrated their Jubilee Year, marking 150 years of continuous service. They celebrated this noteworthy anniversary with a renewed focus on the future. Central to this forward-looking mission is the construction of a new building with space for community programs and events.
Benefits of a New Building
A new building would be an asset for the community, as well as an improved home for the Sisters and their various ministries. A larger chapel would accommodate a growing congregation, while an improved multi-purpose area would allow a wider variety of community services.
The Sisters project the cost of the new building to be close to $10 million, and they hope to collect $3 million in pledges from individuals, corporations, and foundations as part of their overall funding plan. The fundraising effort also includes funds from the Sisters’ existing assets and land sales.
Please join us in supporting this valuable program by placing an online order from QMT Windchimes this month. We greatly appreciate your loyal support!