We're proud to partner with City of Refuge, the Cathedral Antiques Show's 2021 beneficiary. The grant received from the 2021 Cathedral Antiques Show will go toward renovating the 180 Degree Kitchen, a fully operational culinary environment where meals are prepped and served three times a day, 365 days a year. Over the past 12 years, more than two million meals have been served from the 180 Degree Kitchen. It also acts as a training center for students in the Culinary Arts vocational training program, one of COR’s most successful and longest-running programs.
City of Refuge (COR) was founded by Bruce Deel in 1997 with a mission to transform the lives of individuals and communities in Atlanta and beyond. The faith-based nonprofit is housed in a 210,000-square-foot warehouse on the Westside in the 30314 zip code: a neighborhood where 60% of murders in Atlanta happen and nearly 40% of the residents live below the federal poverty line.
COR is a leader in the business of social transformation and continuously works to empower and equip individuals with the tools to succeed. Since its founding, COR has helped more than 20,000 people return to self-sufficiency by focusing on four key impact areas: health and wellness, housing, vocational training and youth development. In 2019 alone, COR placed 485 individuals in jobs, 455 individuals in permanent housing and served 350,000 meals.
Through its holistic approach, COR is able to meet immediate and long-term needs for individuals – all under “one roof” – from childcare to education to safe housing for victims of sex trafficking and more. To achieve its goals, COR has formed partnerships with several organizations such as NAPA, the Westside Future Fund, Mercy Care and Bright Futures Atlanta.
The Cathedral Antiques Show is a community-outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip. Each year, the Antiques Show is produced through the close working partnership between the CAS committee and the designated beneficiary.
Collaboration with the Cathedral Antiques Show offers an opportunity to further the beneficiary’s mission by increasing community awareness, expanding its donor base and further developing existing supporters.
Apply for the 2022 Show
The deadline to apply for the 2022 Show beneficiary is November 22, 2020. To apply, please submit the below application to Show@CathedralAntiques.org.
Viable applicant organizations will be those that can demonstrate exemplary stewardship of resources, excellent governance, high operational efficiency and lasting positive outcomes for populations served.
There is no "typical" successful applicant profile; non-profit human services organizations of every kind are encouraged to apply to be the 2022 beneficiary.