Hecker Center for Ministry
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Washington, DC 20017-2145
SOAR! was founded in 1986 with $25,000 seed money received from Catholic Daughters. Augmenting the efforts of the institutional Church, SOAR is a non-profit organization of persons who are committed to assuring financially stable and personally secure futures for elderly and frail members of Catholic religious congregations.
Today SOAR! brings together people of all religious denominations across America whose lives have been touched by the unparalleled contribution Catholic sisters, brothers and priests have made to our families, our communities, and our nation. Millions of us have been educated, cared for, comforted and prayed for by women and men religious. Our former educators and caregivers now need our help to ensure that they are able to live their "golden years" with the same dignity and safety we want for ourselves and our families.
The mission of SOAR! is to:
- Raise and provide funds for congregations to meet immediate needs of their retired members
- Educate the public about the serious retirement needs confronting elderly religious
- Develop a national network of concerned individuals who wish to respond to this need
Through the generosity of its donors, SOAR! augments the efforts of the institutional Church by distributing grants to congregations across the United States. These grants help ensure the safety, comfort and dignity of our aging religious.
SOAR! is recognized in the Official Catholic Directory and is member of the National Catholic Development Conference.
Donations may be sent to Texas CDA State Secretary