Pagan Charity Efforts

Pagan Groups Doing Charity Work

The following is a sampling of charity work done by Pagan groups of a variety of paths and places:

Circle Sanctuary
PO Box 9, Barneveld, WI 53507, USA
(608) 924-2216
Email: circle@circlesanctuary.org
Website: www.circlesanctuary.org
Founded 1974; Incorporated 1978
high priestess & senior minister: Rev. Selena Fox

  • counseling
  • prison ministry
  • networking, referral, & information services
  • Nature preservation & environmental education

Pagan Educational Network
PEN, PO Box 24072, Indianapolis, IN 46224
Email: Pagan1993@paganeducationalnetwork.org
Website: www.paganeducationalnetwork.org

  • Network: Contact person: Dave Sassman. Founded in 1993. The Pagan Educational Network is a national non-profit organization of grassroots activists dedicated to educating the public about Paganism, building community, and defending First Amendment rights for all.
  • Cyberspace Resource: Founded in 1996. Includes information about PEN and its history, membership form, and ordering information for articles on Pagan activism.
  • Periodical: Water. Editor: Dave Sassman. The official newsletter of the Pagan Educational Network published quarterly since 1993. Each issue contains the latest information on religious freedom cases, ideas for building community, practical tools for grassroots activists, and thought-provoking articles. Subscriptions $20-40 sliding scale. Sample issue $4.

S.O.T.E.S. (The Society of the Evening Star)
Operates Acts of Kindness, Inc. (A.O.K.)
PO Box 29182, Providence, RI 02909
(401) 331-8576
Email: info@sotes.org
Website: www.sotes.org
Founded in 1977 (S.O.T.E.S.), Tax Exempt 1982; A.O.K. founded in 1991

  • feeding the homeless
  • support for elderly in nursing homes
  • assisting with medical & funeral expenses for those in need
  • ministry to the sick and lonely
  • support of animal shelters through donations & volunteer work

EARTHSPIRIT
P.O. Box 723; Williamsburg, MA 01096
(413) 238-4240
Email: earthspirit@earthspirit.com
Website: www.earthspirit.com
Founded 1980; 501(c)3 non-profit organization
Directors: Andras and Deirdre Arthen

  • charity fund-raisers for Williamsburg area
  • donations to food banks and homeless shelters
  • donations to AIDS hospices and homes for battered women
  • fundraising for environmental groups and reforestation projects
  • fundraising for peace and justice initiatives

CWPN, Inc. (Connecticut Wiccan and Pagan Network)
PO Box 1175, New Milford, CT 06776-1175
Email: jasmine@sevensages.com
Website: http://www.cwpn.org
Founded in 1990; registered as a non-profit in 2002
President: Liz Guerra

  • food drives for Foodshare to feed the needy
  • donations to local animal shelters

CEDARLIGHT GROVE
5918 Edna Ave; Baltimore, MD 21214
(410)426-3600
Email: clg@cedarlightgrove.org
Website: www.cedarlightgrove.org
Founded in 1991; 501(c)3 organization
President and Contact Person: Crystal Groves
Treasurer: Caryn MacLuan
Secretary: Jack in Green
We do:

  • Food drives
  • Clothing drives
  • Prison ministry
  • Work with the Fire Lightning Tiospaye Lakota Natives

LOVECRY, THE STREET KIDS' ORGANIZATION
93 Broadview Ave.,Toronto, On., Canada, M4M 2E4
(416) 406-0099
Email: lovecry2008@gmail.com
Website: http://majic-angel3.tripod.com/lovecry/
Founded in 1992; registered charity
Director: Angel

  • ministry to street kids, including counseling, advocacy, psychotherapy, drug abuse treatment, life skills education, supplying of food, clothing, & supplies
  • direct service to 200 kids per week in downtown Toronto; outreach serving many more.
  • agency is owned by the homeless and run by ex-street people

Panthean Temple of Connecticut
POB 111, Derby CT 06418
203-660-1369
Email: PantheanTemple@aol.com
Founded in 1995; tax exempt status in 1997

  • donations of food, clothing, supplies to food banks and homeless shelters
  • donations to shelters for battered women
  • donations to Pine Ridge Reservation, SD, organizations
  • donations to various local animal shelters
  • donations of food, clothing, monetary, and goods to people within our own community and those in greatest need.
  • prison ministry

Mystic Moon
3416 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 22351
757-855-3280
Email : MOONCELTS@aol.com
website : www.mysticmoonevents.com
Owners and Founders : Rev. Deborah and Brian Foley<br>
Founded in 1998

  • Food Drives for local food banks
  • Collect donations of goods for Parc Family Shelter
  • Collect donations for Special Olympics, Junior Achievement
  • Collect donations for Virginia State Police Fund for Widows and the Firefighters Association

ROBIN'S HOOD COMMUNITY CENTER
1211 Highway Ave, Covington, KY 41011
859-743-6454
Email: rhccbonnie@yahoo.com
Director & founder: Rev. Dr. Bonnie Campaniello

  • Pagan charity serving the poor & disadvantaged in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area
  • operate a food pantry; provide meals for families in need; provide some funds for emergency assistance with utilities & rent payments
  • provide warm space and overnight lodging for homeless in cold weather
  • all staff volunteer; privately funded

COVEN OF THE SACRED STONE PEOPLE
Gateway to the Sacred - Interfaith Fellowship
Sacred Oak Sanctuary, PO Box 769, Turkey Creek, AZ 85625
(520) 824-2282
Email: willowitch@yahoo.com
Church founded in 1998; coven in 2000
Director : Rev. Lezli A. Polm

  • provide meals & camping space for travelers
  • provide clothing for needy families
  • counseling
  • ministry to the sick & visits to nursing home residents
  • emergency child care
  • prison ministry

DELAWARE VALLEY PAGAN NETWORK
P.O. Box 34596; Philadelphia, PA 19101-4596
Email: dvpn@dvpn.org
Website: www.dvpn.org
President/ Contact Person : Bob Bruhin
At Large: Nancy Lebovitz, Helena Anderson, Three-Blade Jaguar
Publisher: Angelina Capozello
Finance: Maria Sawczuk
Artistic Programs: Franklin Evans
Outreach Programs: George Reinhart
Founded in 1999; 501(c)(3) non-profit organization status

  • Fundraising for AIDS and multiple sclerosis groups
  • Collect blankets for homeless
  • Food drives at Pagan Pride Day
  • Organizes blood drives

TEMPLE OF THE SACRED CRAFT
1106 N. Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60563
Email: sacredcraft@sacredcraft.org
Website: www.sacredcraft.org
President and High Priest: Rev. Eric R Roberts
Vice President and High Priestess: Rachel Roberts
Incorporated 2000

  • clothing drives for Project Mercury shelter in Chicago area
  • charity food drives for local food pantries in western suburbs
  • participates in Illinois Adopt A Highway program

TEMPLE OF DIANA
P.O. Box 6425, Monona, WI 53716-0425
(608) 882-4655
Email: info@templeofdiana.org
Website: www.templeofdiana.org
President: Falcon
Religious director: Ruth Barrett
Founded 2000

  • charity food drives for local food pantries
  • contributes to The Heifer Project

Pagan Inland Empire Fellowship, Autumn Harvest Faire Email : jst4usppd@yahoo.com
Formed June 2000
No 501(c)(3) status

  • Sponsors a yearly Autumn Harvest Faire Food Drive, all food donations go to Second Harvest Food Bank, who provides food to local shelters and needy families within San Bernardino and Riverside counties in Southern California.

TOUCHSTONE LOCAL COUNCIL of the Covenant of the Goddess (COG)
P.O. Box 822, Colton, CA 92324-9998
(877) 882-5409
Website: www.tlcweb.org
Founded in 2001; 501(c)(3) non-profit
First officer: Jeff Albaugh (first@tlcweb.org)
Public Information Officer: Glorianna Crow (pio@tlcweb.org)

  • Adopted soldiers in Iraq (provided regular letters and care packages)
  • Raised money/collected in-kind donations for: Rhode Island Disaster Fund, Second Harvest Food Bank, House of Ruth (organization for battered women), Victims of San Bernardino wild fires

GUARDIANS OF THE HEART
Website: www.guardiansoftheheart.org
Contact Person: Elise Coleman

  • fundraising for Domestic Violence Intervention Services
  • food drives
  • sponsors an AIDS patient

LIVE OAK LOCAL COUNCIL of the Covenant of the Goddess (COG)
PO Box 14601, Austin, Texas 78761-4601
(512) 832-8387
Email: fossum@austin.rr.com
Website: liveoakcog.org
Founded in 2003
First officer: Susan Pinsonneault
Recorder & webmaster: Gordon Fossum

  • providing volunteers for remodeling houses in low-income areas of Austin through the Hands On Housing Project operated by AAIM (Austin Area Interreligious Ministries).

HALLOWED OAKS GROVE of ADF
P.O. Box 18833 Huntsville, AL 35804
256-337-7524
Email: hallowed_oaks-owner@yahoogroups.com
Founded in 2003
President: Reginald Darrell Bell

  • food drives for North Alabama Food Bank
  • volunteer support for Meals on Wheels
  • prison ministry

ASSOCIATION OF UNITED PAGANS
208 Rowland Avenue, Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 579-PAGAN (7242) Email: webmaster@aupagans.org
Website: www.aupagans.org
Directors: Wil Hatfield, Ken Cheeseman, Elise Fisher and Chris Dunkin
Founded 2004

  • educates general public on Paganism
  • promotes Pagan unity & diversity
  • directs Pagans to Pagan resources
  • operates food bank with food for families
  • organizes Gaia beautification/tree planting projects

CORRELLIAN NATIVIST CHURCH INTERNATIONAL, INC
279 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12209
518-221-7984
Email: admin@correllian.com
Web: www.correllian.com
Founded: 2004
Contact: Rev. Davron Michaels

  • Adopt a Family Program
  • Food drives
  • Community Service and Outreach
  • Ministerial Counseling
  • Support Groups and Classes
  • Healing Work
  • Animal Rescue
  • Prision Ministry
  • Military Outreach
  • Diversity Outreach

OFFICERS OF AVALON
PO Box 9932, Daytona Beach, FL 32120
Web: http://www.officersofavalon.com
Officers of Avalon began in December 1999 as an online discussion group for law enforcement officers who follow pagan spiritual paths. Today OOA represents Pagans who work as police officers and other professionals in the emergency services. Officers of Avalon wants to show the world that we follow valid and respectable spiritual paths. We want to show the people of the free world that some of the people who are defending that freedom are Pagans like us. We provide a support network for those Pagans within the emergency services who do not yet feel that they can safely make their Pagan beliefs public.