Magi Choral Festival Benefits the Joseph House Center and the Christian Shelter
The Magi Choral Festival is coming up and will definitely get you in the holiday spirt.
Bonnie Luna joins us on the couches to talk about the Magi Fund. The fund was founded in 1994. It serves the Joseph House Center and the Christian Shelter, two non-profit agencies meeting crucial needs of the Lower Eastern Shore’s least fortunate.
In addition to financial support, the Magi Fund has increased awareness of the services provided by these two charities and elicited substantial direct support to the ministries from the community-at-large. Also, the large numbers of individuals involved annually in the Magi Choral Festivals and the large audiences that attend are made aware of the issue of poverty and homelessness throughout Delmarva.
The children’s choir and the National Christian Choirs participate at the event. During the two decades the Magi Fund has been in existence, it has raised over $1.5 million to benefit the poor and homeless. These funds were raised through direct mail, personal solicitations, fund raising events and participation in the Perdue-Kresge Community Challenge. Annual giving has ranged from $20,000 in the year of its inception to over $100,000 in other years. In addition to cash, the Magi Fund was instrumental in facilitating a gift of real estate to the Joseph House Center that has provided a permanent home for the Joseph House Crisis Center and Joseph’s Workshop.
The event is Nov. 18 at 7 pm and Nov. 19 at 2 pm at Wicomico High School in Salisbury, Md.