The Priory of St. Matthew contributes to several charities with both financial support and sweat equity. Following is a list of those organizations which we support:
The Wounded Warrior Project: A military and veterans charity service organization empowering injured veterans and their families, the Priory is proud to be a part of helping this project achieve their financial goals with bi-annual collections made during our Spring and Fall Convent and Investitures.
The Semper Fi Fund: The Semper Fi Fund provides immediate financial assistance and lifetime support to post 9/11 wounded, critically ill and injured members of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families, ensuring that they have the resources they need during their recovery and transition back to their communities. St. Matthew provides financial support for this fund during our Convent and Investiture ceremonies twice a year.
Dallas and Houston area Veterans Administration Hospitals: The Priory of St. Matthew is proud to offer recycled magazines for both patients and providers.
The Fisher House Foundation: Fisher Houses provide military families housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury. We provide donated paper towels, bathroom tissues, soaps, disposable dinnerware and recycled magazines.
Priory Scholarship Fund: St. Matthew is proud to provide full scholarships for two Christian students in the Middle East toward their pursuits in hotel management education. In addition, one of our members has taken upon himself the sponsorship of another student.
The Jerusalem Mite is a fund whereby Knights and Dames of the Order donate money to support the maintenance of sacred sites in the Holy Land so that all pilgrims and residents can worship. This fund assists Christians in the Holy Land with affordable housing, healthcare, refugee relief, orphanages and school development. Recipients include:
† Chaldean Hope for Iraqi Christian Refugee Program
† Anglican Church of Jerusalem and Middle East
† Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul
† Holy Family Children's home in the Creche
† Colleges Des Freres Bethlehem
† Iraqi Christian Relief Council
† Orthodox School of Bethany
† Franciscan Foundation
† Christian Aid Mission
† and others...