Impact Report 2023

Posted by Spalding Hurst

January 22, 2024

Dear Friends and Supporters,

As we close another remarkable year, I am filled with gratitude and awe at what we have achieved together. The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, with your unwavering support, have made significant strides in their mission to bring justice, education, and empowerment to those in need, guided by the compassionate spirit and teachings of Christ.

Last year, our fundraising and awareness campaigns touched numerous lives across various communities. From Appalachia to the Himalayas, each project has been a beacon of change and progress. Your contributions have enabled Sisters to support educational initiatives, provide health care services, and empower the rights of women, thereby nurturing the minds and spirits of young learners and up and coming community leaders.

Efforts in Kentucky have successfully met diverse community needs, from education to housing to combating food insecurity. The Nazareth Villages project is a pioneering effort in environmental sustainability, focusing on solar energy to help combat climate change. In Botswana the work of the Sisters at St. Bakhita and St. Mary’s Preschools is crucial in nurturing young minds through early education and professional training. In India, the Inspiration Center is a beacon of empowerment and community development, while Nazareth Hospital in Mokama underscores the commitment to health and well-being. Initiatives in Meghalaya, India, demonstrate the power of community in addressing vital issues like vocational training. Additionally, the LIFE Belize project in Belize City represents the Sisters’ dedication to supporting senior citizens, highlighting the importance of inclusive care.

Each contribution, no matter the size, has been a crucial part of the journey this year. Your selflessness and consideration for the needs of others has not only helped Sisters meet monetary goals but has also played a pivotal role in raising awareness and increasing volunteer engagement. The changes we are making together are not just for today but for many tomorrows to come.

As I look forward to this new year, I am filled with hope and determination, inspired by what the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth have achieved and excited about the possibilities that lie ahead. Thank you for being a part of this journey, for your belief in the Sisters’ mission, and for helping them make a lasting impact in the lives of so many.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Spalding Hurst
Director of the Office of Mission Advancement


  1. Connie Blake, SCNA

    Such GOOD NEWS of the impact SCNs/SCNAs are making in the world, from one end to the other. Hopefully this report will encourage others to support the many ministries we are engaged in.

  2. Barbara Gilmetti, SCN

    Thank you so much, Spalding, for sharing this GOOD NEWS!


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