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On October 15, 2019, hundreds of area residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during the Amazing Raise. On that day, every donation and donor we get will go further to help us claim our share thousands of dollars in matching funds. What we are really excited about is that this is going to be a big event, and everyone will be talking about who they’re supporting. Think “American Idol” and we’re in the try-outs but need your support to make it to the top.

You can help by doing these three things:

1. Mark October 15, 2019 on your calendar and add this link: amazingraisetricounty.org/PottstownCluster

2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help build the buzz.

3. Spread the word!  Tell your friends and family why you think they should help us with their donation. Please be our champion, and help us see it to the top!

We can’t wait to celebrate the difference your generosity will make on October 15, 2019!

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Greetings friends,

As we enter the most colorful time of the year, there is a chill in the air, and with that here at the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) comes a renewed commitment to caring for those we serve. Colder nights and less abundant fresh foods means we all are tasked with making sure our neighbors have a warm place in which to shelter and enough food to sustain through the long winter months.

In this issue of Cluster Chronicles you will read about our recent successful event, “You Gotta Have Heart”; upcoming events such as the Pottstown CROP Hunger Walk and The Amazing Raise, and how you can be part of the fun to help our PCRC neighbors; learn how we are reaching out to seniors in the community to better serve their needs with an online food-ordering option (part of our SmartChoice program); our educational programs’ graduates; learn of the progress of our new Pilot Programs, our four new collaborators, enhancement of partnerships — specifically our Community Volunteer Leadership Program (CVLP) with Leadership Tri-County and funded by The HealthSpark Foundation with new possibilities for those we serve; as well as other exciting upcoming events and opportunities including information about our annual Holiday Program (toy and food box distribution), and how you can help!

I’m also excited to report PCRC is very close to occupancy in our newest space, “61”, working on final ADA projects. Stay tuned!

I hope you will find ways to continue to be engaged with our work and be excited to hear about the difference your support is making for those we serve. Please keep our work in your prayers and share your interest in our organization with a friend. Together, we are helping to nourish lives and strengthen families in this community, and for that I am truly grateful.

Sincerely,

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Barbara Wilhelmy, LCSW
Executive Director

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Cluster Chronicles

October 2019

Wearing our Hearts on our Sleeves: 8th Annual “You Gotta Have Heart” Event Great Success!

The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities community came together in September to “Celebrate Service with Heart” for an evening of fellowship, fundraising, and presenting its Caring Community Awards.

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From the Executive Director

 

Greetings friends,

As we enter the most colorful time of the year, there is a chill in the air, and with that here at the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) comes a renewed commitment to caring for those we serve. Colder nights and less abundant fresh foods means we all are tasked with making sure our neighbors have a warm place in which to shelter and enough food to sustain through the long winter months.

In this issue of Cluster Chronicles you will read about our recent successful event,You Gotta Have Heart; upcoming events such as the Pottstown CROP Hunger Walk and The Amazing Raise, and how you can be part of the fun to help our PCRC neighbors; learn how we are reaching out to seniors in the community to better serve their needs with an online food-ordering option (part of our SmartChoice program); our educational programs’ graduates; learn of the progress of our new Pilot Programs, our four new collaborators, enhancement of partnerships — specifically our Community Volunteer Leadership Program (CVLP) with Leadership Tri-County and funded by The HealthSpark Foundation with new possibilities for those we serve; as well as other exciting upcoming events and opportunities including information about our annual Holiday Program (toy and food box distribution), and how you can help! 

I’m also excited to report PCRC is very close to occupancy in our newest space, “61”, working on final ADA projects. Stay tuned!

I hope you will find ways to continue to be engaged with our work and be excited to hear about the difference your support is making for those we serve. Please keep our work in your prayers and share your interest in our organization with a friend. Together, we are helping to nourish lives and strengthen families in this community, and for that I am truly grateful.

Sincerely,
Barbara Wilhelmy, LCSW
Executive Director

P.S. I encourage you to look through the enewsletter and let us know what you think in the Comments Section as well as share the newsletter with your friends and family and invite them to subscribe! (Social sharing options at the bottom)

2019 CROP Hunger Walk

Let’s CROP Hunger Together this Sunday, October 13!

Come walk with us on Sunday, October 13 in the Pottstown CROP Hunger Walk to raise funds to help end hunger around the block and around the world. We invite you to join team “Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities” and commit to a hunger-free community.

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Amazing Raise2019 Amazing Raise

Mark Tuesday, October 15 on your calendar!

On Tuesday, October 15, every donation and donor PCRC gets will go further to help us claim our share of thousands of dollars in matching funds! Join the excitement of this community fundraising effort.

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PCRC SmartChoice Food Pantry Online-ordering Extended to Pottstown Seniors

The pilot program called “Extending the Food Security Safety Net” is a collaboration between PCRC, Manna on Main Street, and The Open Link.

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Volunteer!

New Pilot Programs Update
“Community Volunteer Leadership Program” Aims to Enhance Service in the Nonprofit Sector

In partnership with Leadership Tri-County, PCRC has launched a new initiative with a focus on training community candidates to help volunteer for the nonprofit community.

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PCRC Continues to make an Impact in the Community with Expanded Educational Programs

Learn about our new UP3 Community Cohort Workshops and how you can become a participant.

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First Baptist Church Welcomed for Worship at PCRC

Members visited on-site to worship and learn about our services.

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NEW PCRC VIDEO 

Check out and share the new PCRC video highlighting our work and positive impact on the community which was premiered at our recent “You Gotta Have Heart” fundraising event! Let us know what you think!

Around PCRC

Get the latest updates here!

Pantry Particulars: New senior high-rise online shopping option

Volunteer Voices: Volunteer Information Session

A Word from the Delegate Assembly: PCRC Volunteers at the Christ Church Community Meal

 

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING

Events, Happenings, Opportunities

Everything you need to know happening at PCRC!

  • CROP Walk For Hunger on October 13
  • Amazing Raise on October 15
  • UP3 Community Cohort Workshop 
  • New Volunteer Opportunity: Holiday Program

 

 

GET INVOLVED NOW

Community Challenge Donation Drive

Are you up for a challenge? Bring the Basics this Month!

Bring the Basics to our personal care pantry to help local friends and neighbors in need! We will announce a new item and goal every month. Each month, you can help us reach our goal by simply delivering donated items to our personal care pantry.

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PCRC thanks its Partners/Supporters!

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Pottstown CROP Hunger Walk

Sunday, OCTOBER 13, 2019

Join TEAM “Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities”

Walk.  Give.  Change the World.

The Pottstown CROP Hunger Walk is a community-wide event sponsored by Church World Service and organized by local congregations or groups to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

The Pottstown CROP Hunger Walk is the heart and “sole” of Pottstown. It is the only event that brings together all members of our community — young and old, all faiths and walks of life for a common goal — to end hunger, one step at a time! This year we invite you to join our team or gather a team and help end hunger and poverty in the Greater Pottstown area.

The Pottstown CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, October 13, 2019, will support the efforts of the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) to eradicate hunger in the Greater Pottstown area. A portion of the funds raised here in Pottstown will go to the hunger-fighting work of PCRC.

The 2019 CROP Hunger Walk will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church located at 750 N. Evans Street, Pottstown, PA, 19464. Registration will open at 1:30 pm and step-off time is 2:00 pm. Participants have the option of walking one or five miles.

Join team “Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities” here.

 

On Tuesday, October 15, 2019, hundreds of area residents are going to show their support for their favorite nonprofit during the Amazing Raise. On that day, every donation and donor we get will go further to help us claim our share thousands of dollars in matching funds. What we are really excited about is that this is going to be a big event, and everyone will be talking about who they’re supporting. Think “American Idol” and we’re in the try-outs but need your support to make it to the top.

You can help by doing these three things:

1. Mark Tuesday, October 15, 2019 on your calendar and add this link: amazingraisetricounty.org/PottstownCluster

2. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and help build the buzz.

3. Spread the word!  Tell your friends and family why you think they should help us with their donation. Please be our champion, and help us see it to the top!

We can’t wait to celebrate the difference your generosity will make on October 15, 2019!

PCRC Holiday Gift Distribution

PCRC Holiday Food Boxes and Gift Program

About the 2019 Holiday Program:  PCRC will be distributing 200 food boxes to families in Pottstown along with toys for up to 250 children (under the age of 16).

The toy distribution will be on Monday, December 9, and the last day of toy donations will be Friday, December 6. The food box distribution will be Wednesday and Thursday, December 18 and 19. The last day for food donations will be Friday December 13.

Volunteer Opportunity: Help sort and organize toys and food in preparation for the distribution to children and families.

Time commitment: The holiday program needs volunteers on Saturday, December 7, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm; Monday, December 9, from 9:00 am-3:00 pm (broken down into 2-hour shifts 9:00 am-11:00 am, 11:00 am-1:00 pm, 1:00 pm-3:00pm — only looking for 4-5 volunteers per time slot); and December 18 and 19 (both days from 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Also in 2-hour shifts).

For more information or to volunteer, contact volunteer@pottstowncluster.org

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Cluster CARE Recurring Giving

It’s about making a difference, all year long.

DID YOU KNOW you can belong to a special group of supporters who believe so deeply in our mission that they have decided to become monthly recurring donors? When you join Cluster CARE and commit to a monthly recurring contribution online, you are doing more than providing financial support. You are providing consistent and recurring support that will make an impact every month, strengthen our organization, and ensure our work continues.

Joining the Cluster CARE community is about making a difference all year long, conveniently. As a member, you will enjoy hassle-free, environmentally friendly, and automatic donations that are spread out over time. These donations are financially manageable for you and make a large impact on us and those we serve.

Want to learn more? Here are the top three reasons why our recurring donors choose to give each month as members of the Cluster CARE community.

  1. No more checks to write and no more reminders needed! Life just got a lot simpler and greener!
    PCRC makes it so easy! When you sign up for a monthly recurring donation online, you do not have to remember to send a check or when you sent your last donation. It is all automated. Saving time and resources of our organization and earth. Being a member of the Cluster CARE community is just plain convenient and environmentally friendly.
  2. PCRC can ALWAYS count on you because your donation will be there when we need it MOST!
    Your monthly recurring donation online will help reduce an imbalance and provide much needed support during our “difficult” periods. The nature of giving is seasonal so PCRC receives most of its income during a couple months throughout the year, but operating costs are generally spread out. As a result, we can wind up having insufficient cash on hand during the down months. Recurring consistent donations help us during this time.
  3. Your monthly recurring donation is more than financial support, it is a catalyst for better organizational planning and decision-making at PCRC.
    Your monthly recurring donation online will help us improve our budgeting, planning, and decision-making. Revenue from recurring donations is far more predictable than revenue from one-time gifts. When we know that we have recurring support, it is a lot easier to commit to expanding services or piloting a new program. As a member of the Cluster CARE community, your support will lead to a better overall organization.

As a member, of the Cluster CARE community you will enjoy:

  • The pleasure of contributing as a good steward of resources.
  • The ability to make hassle-free monthly donations.
  • Automatic secure donation payment from your credit card or checking account.
  • The knowledge that your donation is put to work immediately.
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation at any time.

As a THANK YOU, members of Cluster CARE community enjoy:

  • Insider access to a PCRC tour and meet and greet with our Executive Director and members of the PCRC Board.
  • Exclusive Cluster CARE community annual gathering.
  • Early registration and two discounted tickets to our annual event.
  • Preferred seating and special recognition at our annual event.

PCRC thanks its “Big Heart+” Supporters and its Community Partners!

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Corporate Matching 

Double, even triple the impact of your gift through a corporate match.

Does your employer match charitable gifts? 

Check with your company’s human resources department to find out if you can double, even triple the impact of your gift through a corporate match.

We can also accept donations of appreciated stock.

Please call 610.970.5995 for more information.

PCRC thanks its “Big Heart+” Supporters and its Community Partners!

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Planned Giving

   Everyone can participate in Planned Giving!

Planned Giving insures PCRC will be able to experience future growth and enable us to enhance services to families in need. Planned Giving gifts include a bequest by will, trust, naming PCRC on a beneficiary form, life-income arrangements, and endowment fits.

For more information and to give a Planned Gift call 610.970.5995.

PCRC thanks its “Big Heart+” Supporters and its Community Partners!

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Thank you for supporting the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities, helping neighbors improve their overall stability!

Your tax-deductible contribution makes it possible to fulfill our mission to provide our families in need with Food Security, Housing Stability, and Supportive Services and Education.

PCRC thanks its “Big Heart+” Supporters and its Community Partners!

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