St. John’s Youth Investment Club Donates a Portion of Their Investment Earnings to Maranatha-Carlisle

St. John's Youth Investment Club donated $1500 to support Maranatha's financial ministry.

The Youth Investment Club at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Carlisle, PA recently donated $1500 to support Maranatha-Carlisle’s financial ministry. Michael Landis, Executive Director of Maranatha, accepted the donation on behalf of the organization during St. John’s church service on Sunday, August 22, 2021. 

Members of St. John’s Youth Investment Club meet twice a month to learn about stocks, and to study profit/earning ratios and market trends. Members then decide which stocks to buy and sell. At the end of the fiscal year, a percentage of the club’s earnings are awarded to local charities chosen by the club members.

In addition to Maranatha-Carlisle, the club also donated $1500 to the Employment Skills Center and recognized Covid first responders with a lunch at Cumberland-Goodwill Emergency Medical Services in Carlisle. 

“We are grateful to receive this generous donation from a group of young adults who understand the value of financial literacy and it’s impact on people’s lives,” said Landis. The donation will be used to provide financial services and financial literacy classes to vulnerable individuals in our community. To learn more about Maranatha’s services please visit or call 717-258-1000.

Pictured: Club members Elias Kradel and Lance Perkowski, Michael Landis, director of Maranatha, and Father Adam