On Thursday, February 6, 2020, instead of using resources, time, and money to host an event and feed you; we are going to feed our neighbors in need in the Greater Pottstown area. Spend time with your family, put your feet up, read a book, rent a movie, and relax knowing that 100% of your donation is doing good because the PCRC’s non-event cost is $0!
Feature: Our Inaugural Non-Event, “All You Need is LOVE”
A Message from the Executive Director
The George Bell Presidents Plaque Ceremony and Reception
February Delegate Meeting: The 2020 Census and How it Effects All of US
“Wine” Not Women Helping Women Fundraising Event
UP3 Program Graduates Its Newest Class
Around PCRC: News and Announcements
Events, Happenings, and Opportunities
Greetings to you and best wishes for this new year. We hope you have recouped from the holidays and are ready to roll up your sleeves and join us in our work throughout the year ahead. We are excited to announce that this new year has already brought about some exciting changes, changes we hope will encourage you to renew your commitment to our mission and local families and neighbors in need of food security, housing stability, and supportive services and education.
In this issue of Cluster Chronicles you will read about upcoming events such as our inaugural non-event, “All You Need is LOVE” on Thursday, February 6, 2020, our second annual Women Helping Women “Wine” Not event, and the George Bell Plaque hanging ceremony and reception to honor the tremendous work of our board presidents; meet our newest Board of Directors members — Ann Maletsky-Morton, Jill Dennin, and Rev. Joshua M. Caler — who have already started getting to work to help support our organization; learn how we are planning to have focused discussions around topics that relate to our programs and community throughout the year as well as the successes of our educational programs’ graduates. I also encourage you to check out “Around PCRC” and “Events, Happenings, and Opportunities”, paying special attention to other exciting upcoming opportunities including information about our monthly donation drive challenge, volunteer opportunities, and how you can help.
I am happy to report that we have occupancy of the 1st and 2nd floors of our 61 N. Franklin Education and Administration building. We will be providing more information about a grand opening celebration when we are moved into the full building. Stay tuned!
Please remember, your support is a reflection of your deep commitment to our mission and local families and neighbors in need of food security, housing stability, and supportive services and education. 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.
Thank you as always, for your faithful commitment to the work we do.
Barbara Wilhelmy, LCSW
Thursday, February 13th from 4-5 PM
The event is to honor the tremendous work of our board presidents in helping to assure that we have a permanent facility to sustain the services we provide to our community. Many have contributed significantly to this effort and we are pleased to be able to honor their work with a plaque hanging ceremony and reception.
Monday, February 24th from 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Please join us for our first Delegate Meeting of the new year. Our Delegate Meetings will include focused discussions around topics that relate to our programs and to our broader community. We hope you can join us in February to discuss: The 2020 Census and How it Effects All of Us
Un”wine”d with the women in your life during an evening of fine wine, fellowship, and fundraising! Join us as we celebrate the women in our life and raise funds to support those in need.
The Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities (PCRC) celebrated eight empowered UP3 (Understanding Poverty to Plan and Persevere) graduates during a ceremony and celebration at The Hill School Center for the Arts.
The UP3 graduates successfully completed a 16-week UP3 program dedicated to building social connections and goal planning. We are proud to announce that our graduates are now on a path to creating a brighter financial future for themselves.
Get the latest updates here!
Pantry Particulars: Monthly Donation Drive Challenge and most needed items
Volunteer Voices: Volunteer Opportunities
Delegate Assembly: February Delegate Meeting and 2020 meeting schedule
Everything you need to know happening at PCRC!
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.