St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Weston made the decision this fall to make a substantial donation to WATCH Community Development Corporation, a local nonprofit organization.
Waltham Alliance for Teaching, Community Organizing & Housing, a Waltham-based group, offers adult education classes and housing assistance and leads community organizing and affordable housing advocacy.
St. Peter’s and WATCH have a long history together stemming from WATCH’s founding. When local residents began organizing around tenant rights in 1988 and formed WATCH, St. Peter’s donated thousands of dollars to help get the organization on its feet. Since then, St. Peter’s has made regular, smaller donations to the organization, and its parishioners have been regular volunteers in many of the nonprofit’s programs.