On March 11, 2019, the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities — in partnership with Philabundance and Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties — announced a bold new initiative, “Ending Hunger. For Good.”, to provide long-term food security for those facing hunger.
Through collaboration we will convene cross-sector partnerships coupling food and resources with education, financial literacy, health services, housing and/or job assistance to those in need, and, together, monitor its impact on participants’ stability, self-sufficiency and food security to create replicable models that end hunger for good.
With the eternal hope of spring right around the corner, I am excited about the initiatives sprouting up at PCRC you will read about in this issue. Because of your generous and continued support, these program enhancements are possible as we strive to serve our community in many different ways. Through collaboration with area organizations, we are strengthening what we already do to address the needs of our neighbors in ways not previously possible, taking the next step to stabilize households. Read more here.
Also in this edition, you will meet our newest Board of Directors members — Michael Cross, Matt Green, and Judy Watts — and get to know Dawn Varady, a longstanding and active Delegate Assembly member. We also bid farewell in a tribute to another faithful Delegate Assembly member, Linda Moyer. I encourage you to check out “Around PCRC” and “Events, Happenings, and Opportunities”, paying special attention to our MARCH MADNESS Cleaning Supply Challenge!
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.
Barbara Wilhelmy, LCSW
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PCRC Launches a Series of Pilot Programs in Partnership with Area Organizations
Leadership Tri-County Selects PCRC as a Nonprofit Participant
Leadership Tri-County, an organization that works to prepare community members for leadership positions in the tricounty area, has selected the Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities as a nonprofit participant. The two organizations will work with emerging leaders on human resources related projects for one month.
The Leadership class will be comprised of ten to fifteen individuals who have been selected for their potential to expand their involvement in the development of the tricounty area. Each member has demonstrated a commitment to leadership in both their community and place of employment.
Program participants can expect to grow as a leader in the community, develop personal and professional leadership skills, create long-lasting connections and friendships, gain knowledge of tricounty community assets and programs, and expand their network.
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Everything you need to know happening at PCRC!
Are you up for a challenge? Bring the Basics this month!
We invite you to help your local friends and neighbors in need of everyday self-care and household items by Bringing the Basics to our personal care pantry during our monthly community challenge donation drive.
Each month we will announce a new household or self-care item and goal. Our March goal is to help our families in need get ready for spring cleaning by securing 100 bottles of multipurpose spray cleaner and 100 rolls of paper towels. If we receive only 4 a day we will surpass our goal of 100!
Through interfaith cooperation, PCRC provides tangible services, support, and spiritual guidance to address the basic needs of persons within and beyond the Greater Pottstown area, coordinating programs and referrals to help clients improve their overall stability.
Our current programs and services provide food security, household assistance, supportive services and referrals, case management and housing stability, and an opportunity for individuals living in poverty to participate in an education and support program.
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