This year, Presbyterian Urban Ministries (PUM) has been chosen as Aglow's recipient for Gifts to the City. As you know, each year a worthy organization is chosen in the host city of Aglow's U.S. National, or global, Conference to receive gifts to support their program. In the last few years, you have blessed our conference cities of Indianapolis (2015) and Albuquerque (2014). Thank you for your continued generosity as we prepare to bless San Diego!
Established in 1968, Presbyterian Urban Ministries (PUM) has worked not only to meet their clients’ immediate and physical needs but have also gone beyond this level to offer psychological, social, and spiritual services that can lead to real transformations. The need is great and the growing homeless population in San Diego has moved the city into the fourth highest in the United States. PUM is a Christ centered outreach, dedicated to helping those in need with a focus on “a hand up rather than just handouts”.
In 2015 PUM served 7,850 clients, providing a variety of services from clothing and hygiene kits to eye glasses, children’s backpacks, and Christmas programs. Presbyterian Urban Ministries connects people in need with housing at an interfaith shelter as well as recovery institutions.
Guided by the love of Christ and his mandate to serve with compassion and humility, PUM’s staff and volunteers will continue the tradition of offering individualized care for each client as an honored child of God that the ministry is honored to serve in love.
For more information visit the PUM website.
Please consider purchasing and bringing one or more of the following items and donating it to Presbyterian Urban Ministries at the Gifts to the City table located in the Atlas Foyer, near the Marketplace:
- Canned Foods
- Baby Diapers
- Baby Clothes
Thank you for your kindness and generosity in blessing this charity and helping to meet the needs of thousands of people in San Diego. Through your gifts we can offer loving support to the work God is doing in this city!