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How Bold Are Your Hopes?

It Takes Courage to Hope

Here are some of our hopes:

  • Madison Action Day 2013A government where elected officials and staff take the long view and stand up for the common good, including the environment
  • A society in which everyone’s unique worth is celebrated, even if they speak a different language, profess a different faith, or come from a different part of the world
  • A community where limited resources do not keep people from having the food, shelter, clothing, health care, or transportation they need
  • An approach to public safety that emphasizes training and treatment, and reserves prison for the truly dangerous

We need your support as we continue trying to make these hopes reality. Will you help ESTHER build its financial strength by claiming a $5,000 challenge grant before December 31? (See our progress here.)

Yes, I'll Help!

ESTHER: Building Hope

11x15 Rally and Press ConferenceESTHER strives to be a beacon of hope in these times. We’re trying to reduce the number of nonviolent offenders in Wisconsin prisons by promoting treatment alternatives. We’re helping ordinary people find their voices by teaching them how to organize and build power in their community. We’re getting to know the immigrants among us and working with them to share their stories. We’re bridging religious, ethnic, and cultural divides by lifting up a vision we all can share—of the Beloved Community, where diversity thrives, everyone is included, justice prevails, and each member’s gifts and unique way of being are supported and affirmed.


Build Hope Now

Will You Build Hope with Us?

Press Conference Sikh Property TaxesWill you help us build our financial strength as an organization, so that we can be a force for positive change in our community for years to come? Here’s how!

A group of close friends of ESTHER have challenged us to secure more in contributions this year than ever before. You can see why we call them “the challengers”!

Fr. Joe and JoséThe challengers know that we can’t build community and challenge injustice effectively over the long run without a solid financial base, and they know that, so far, we’re running on a shoestring.

To help us build that base, for every new dollar given to ESTHER before the end of 2013, the challengers will contribute an additional dollar, up to $5,000 in all. Read more about the terms of the challenge grant and see our progress here.

Then please make your gift: Contribute online. Or send us a check postmarked by December 31.

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