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