The Easter Group formed as a result of the weekly educational meetings held during the Lenten Season of 2009. Focus of the ecumenical meetings was the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals [MDGs]. The MDGs were developed in 2000 by leaders from 191 nations, including the United States, as the core of a plan to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015. The eight goals are:
On 9/27/12 the Easter Group became classified as a Public Charity and is tax exempt under IRS code 501(c)(3). On 8/4/17 we added Sitka Outreach and Support: Lifeline as our doing business as name to help better describe our work.
The purpose of this organization is to be a collaborative community of concerned individuals, organizations, agencies, and faith-based communities in Sitka, Alaska committed to working together to address and support the comprehensive needs of those experiencing poverty and/or homelessness in our community so as to bring about hope.
Issue 1: Outreach and Education Regarding Homelessness
Issue 2: Hunger and Nutrition