Putting Communities Together, Inc.
1014 Hull Street
Suite 102
Richmond VA 23224
Mission Statement

We enter communities to assist parents and children in need of food, clothing, education and various supportive skills.  Support includes but is not limited to work readiness, parenting skills and assistance in restructuring family units.

We plan to accomplish this by providing information and opportunity for GED and ESL instruction as well as individual and group coaching toward meeting tangible day-to-day living needs. We will also address awareness of domestic violence and introduce the resources available to victims if needed.  Keeping communities safe is a primary focus.  We will form an alliance with the appropriate Richmond City Police Department Personnel in order to create an atmosphere of collective cooperation between community and law enforcement.  This is especially important in a community that is experiencing issues with drug and other illegal activities and/or domestic abuse and violence.

We are confident that these challenges can be addressed from within the community if the residents are given the opportunity and tools that will assist with becoming and remaining a safe and healthy place to reside.  We are a unique and innovative operation. We come with a wealth of experience, knowledge and the utmost level of commitment.

Our overall success depends on our attention to the challenges and the needs of the community; and our focus on what its residents need in order for them to identify and achieve their own goals. We do not succeed unless the community as a whole succeeds.






Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Carrie Cox
Board Chair Carrie E Cox
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Contact Information
Address 1014 Hull Street
Suite 102
Richmond, VA 23224
Telephone 804 658-9846
E-mail
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2014
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $12,884.00
Projected Expenses $12,999.00
Statements
Mission

We enter communities to assist parents and children in need of food, clothing, education and various supportive skills.  Support includes but is not limited to work readiness, parenting skills and assistance in restructuring family units.

We plan to accomplish this by providing information and opportunity for GED and ESL instruction as well as individual and group coaching toward meeting tangible day-to-day living needs. We will also address awareness of domestic violence and introduce the resources available to victims if needed.  Keeping communities safe is a primary focus.  We will form an alliance with the appropriate Richmond City Police Department Personnel in order to create an atmosphere of collective cooperation between community and law enforcement.  This is especially important in a community that is experiencing issues with drug and other illegal activities and/or domestic abuse and violence.

We are confident that these challenges can be addressed from within the community if the residents are given the opportunity and tools that will assist with becoming and remaining a safe and healthy place to reside.  We are a unique and innovative operation. We come with a wealth of experience, knowledge and the utmost level of commitment.

Our overall success depends on our attention to the challenges and the needs of the community; and our focus on what its residents need in order for them to identify and achieve their own goals. We do not succeed unless the community as a whole succeeds.






Impact

 Accomplishments

  • During our annual back to school drive we provided over 600 children with school supplies. This initiative is beneficial because it allowed the children to start the school year off prepared for the school year.
  • During our Thanksgiving Assistance Program we provided over 120 impoverished families with food baskets which gave them the ability to provide a home cooked meal to their family. Additionally, during this difficult time we donated  80 Turkey baskets to churches to help with their initiative feed the homeless.
  • During the Christmas Assistance Program we provided over a 100 impoverished families with clothing . Many of these families were unable to provide for their children on their own.
  • During our Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt over 400 families attend the event. This event is allows the families to spend quality time with each other while enjoy the various festivities such as music, food, games, etc.

Goals
 
Our goal is the same; however, we would like to meet the needs of more families and/or children. Additionally, we've added an in initiative to have a bigger presence in low income housing projects in the Richmond area. Our goal is to expose the youth in the communities to different programs that will help them with life skills such as leadership, communication, respect through programs like the Girls & Boys Scouts to show them that they don't have to become a victim of their circumstances.

We will also participate in various public speaking engagements to inform the community about our organization; to provide motivation to participants; and to network.  In the speaking engagement we will discuss issues that affect domestic violence survivors, education, and various supportive skills.

Needs

Our top needs are securing office space, financial resources,  transportation, and human resources.

Due to our lack of a secure office space, PCT is only limited to three drives a year. Our goal is to increase our resource drives to a monthly standing initiative, once we secure the adequate office  space.

Due to adequate transportation, it makes it difficult to pick up items such as food, equipment, and supplies during setup at the various events our organization hold.

Currently the organization rely heavily on donations and grants for our various events; therefore, funding is a challenge especially since were expanding the number of people we would like to help.

Additionally, as we take on more initiatives we will need to increase our staff to accommodate the increased demand.


Background

Putting Communities Together, PCT herein after, was formed in 2014, through the vision of the Executive Director Ms. Carrie Cox. Ms. Cox has always been a strong advocate within the community by serving on numerous committees and boards. Her passion for helping others started with helping families in need during the holiday seasons. Since the formation of PCT, Ms. Cox has been able to serve over 1,000 families in the Richmond metro area annual events include, Blackwell Community Easter Day Celebration, Christmas Families, Thanksgiving Food assistance and the Back to School Community Event. Through these annual events Ms. Cox has manage to fill an unmet need to many of the needy families within the community. Besides the annual events, PCT continues to assist the Richmond Police Department in their Badge for Baseball Program during the spring and summer months.


Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Richmond, City
Board Chair
Board Chair Carrie E Cox
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term June 2014 to Jan 2020
Email carriecox0001@gmail.com
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Mr Steve Drew
Term June 2014 to Jan 2020
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Johann Armstead Community Volunteer
Carrie Cox Comminity Volunteer
Steve Drew Community Volunteer
Gregory Hopkins Community Volunteer
Dan Jacobson Community Volunteer
Chelay Sims Community Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 2
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Governance
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 40
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments


Executive Director
Executive Director Carrie Cox
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Programs
Description Assist juveniles with a good transition by providing them with their basic needs which includes hygiene products. Additionally, we've created an incentive component that encourages the youth to strive for excellence  by using a reward system.

Budget $250.00
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $12,884.00
Projected Expenses $12,999.00
Form 990s
Form 9902015
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$3,442----
Administration Expense$258----
Fundraising Expense$0----
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.88----
Program Expense/Total Expenses93%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets($445)----
Current Assets($445)----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$0----
Total Net Assets($445)----
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit ExemptionView