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.
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.
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.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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