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The Episcopal Charities Appeal was founded in 1988 by Diocesan Convention to provide a means to respond to local human need within our diocese by making an annual appeal during Lent to all diocesan households. At Diocesan Convention 2012 the Episcopal Charities Appeal was renamed Episcopal Community Action (E.C.A.) to better reflect the work that we do as the Episcopal Church in Western Washington. We also invite congregations to take a special offering for E.C.A. around Thanksgiving or at any other time during the year.

Ministries with Episcopal connections are invited to submit applications for funding each year and are reviewed by members of the E.C.A. Committee in January each year.

Funds are distributed by the committee in the spring and fall each year. Since 1988 nearly $2.2 million has been given by congregations and families in the Diocese of Olympia. We thank you on behalf of each of these dedicated ministries.

For more information contact the Stewardship and Development Office.