Council of Reformed Charities serves as a resource to the Reformed and Christian Reformed communities in direct Christian mercy. The collection consists of brochures, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, reports, articles of incorporation and bylaws. More information is available on their website <www.corc.org>.
Effort that resulted in the creation of the Council of Reformed Charities in 1988 began during the 1950s as Meindert Bosch, the business manager at Bethesda Hospital in Denver, Colorado, began contacting staff at other similar institutions of “Christian mercy.” Over time these contacts led to regularly, annual meetings of representatives from such institutions. At the 2 Mat 1998 meeting of representatives of fifteen such individuals at Bethany Christian Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the council was incorporated, and officers were elected, to promote the delivery of human services from a Reformed perspective, with Bosch as its first executive director. The organization provides leadership and training in such areas as fundraising, compliance, outreach, administration, and volunteerism.