Episcopal leaders in Boston and St. Louis are using the World Series match-up between their teams to raise money for charity and boost awareness about sex trafficking and prostitution. Until the start of Game One on Wednesday, Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis and St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Boston will be collecting online donations. The money in the pot will go to a non-profit in the winning city that helps victims of sex trafficking.
If the Cardinals win, that money would go to Magdalene House, a non-profit that will open a house for abused women next year. The dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Mike Kinman, is the organization’s board president.
“The money is going to go to fix up the house, the money is going to go to hiring staff. As much as we would love to have major, major donations, and we’ve had some, what means just as much if not more is a whole bunch of smaller donations because it’s people who are personally committing to ending human trafficking in our region.”
There is a more light-hearted element of the bet as well. The losing reverend will have to wear a hat of the winning team at the first Sunday service after the Series end.