Presbyterian Women are known for "second mile" giving, over and above their church tithes. In fact, the organization began as a "missionary society" supporting mission outreaches.
In addition to congregational mission projects, Presbyterian Women in Huntingdon Presbytery have the opportunity to give in four major ways: through the PW Mission Pledge, PW Synod Mission Projects, the Thank Offering and the Birthday Offering.
The PW Mission Pledge supports the unified budget and mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the work of PW at all levels. In 2010, Presbyterian Women in Huntingdon Presbytery gave $7,142 in Mission Pledges, part of $1.7 million in Mission Pledges given by Presbyterian Women nationally.
PW Synod Mission Projects are supported by PW women in the 16 Presbyteries of the Synod of the Trinity. In 2011, Presbyterian Women in the Synod gave $16,927 to support Girls at Risk in Pakistan, a program administered by the Presbyterian Education Board in Pakistan. Of that, $1,012 was given by our women in Huntingdon Presbytery. Our women also gave to the 2011 PW Synod Project providing gift cards and clothing to veteran's hospitals including the one in Altoona.
The PW Thank Offering, collected each fall, funds health initiatves and new
The Birthday Offering, collected each spring, funds up to five projects not included in the ongoing General Assembly mission support. Within Huntingdon Presbytery, The Centre County Women's Resource Center received major funding from the 1999 Birthday Offering for its Shelter Renovation Project. The 2011 Birthday Offering funded major projects in Jonglei, South Sudan; Albuquerque