General Fund Campaign Kickoff

September 01, 2017

Dear Friends and Supporters of PitCare,

Our fall programs are in full swing: Neighborhood high school boys, high school girls and elementary girls are attending our Tuesday Night programs. We will soon be launching our elementary boys program. Our monthly Next Level retirees group is gathering for breakfast and fellowship and are plugging into our ministry efforts. Meals on Wheels is increasing their clientele and thriving in our PitCare On Center building. As soon as we can get shelves assembled and books organized, we are launching the greatly expanded community library with more than 20,000 books for circulation in the community. We are more closely partnering with another non-profit, Mon Valley Circles, to leverage their expertise in social work and counseling in our poverty alleviation efforts. We are providing Circles with transitional office space and meeting with them to have our Life Skills participants benefit from their advice and guidance. We are enrolling two additional families into the Life Skills Program this fall.

In November, we are also relocating the Food Pantry to our new and updated Broadway facility. It is more centrally located and provides an inviting space so that patrons do not have to wait outside in inclement weather. It is a much larger and more efficient facility that will greatly expand our capacity.

While our programs are quickly moving forward, our General Fund is dwindling. We use these funds to operate our various programs and maintain several buildings. So, we are launching a General Fund Campaign to allow us to meet our expanding ministry costs.

We have two specific goals: 

  1. Our first goal is to raise $20,000 for operating costs.
  2. Our second goal is to recruit 20 additional monthly donors to provide stability in planning for 2018 and beyond.

Of course, any and all donations are very much appreciated, and we are grateful for the generosity of our many supporters. Would YOU consider joining our Campaign? Whether you feel led to support us financially and/or become a monthly donor, you can be sure that we do not take your partnership with us lightly. We will continue to use your gifts to the best of our ability to continue to meet the many needs in Pitcairn.

You may find information for making a donation on the get involved page.