Why should you give? With your gift, we can continue to make Cocalico a stronger community!
What are we asking for? $300,000 to meet our budget by the end of the year!
This year, we have decided to do our own fundraising with the Thanks4Giving year end campaign that began October 1 and will continue through the end of the year. I would like to invite you to help us meet our $300,000 goal by prayerfully considering a generous year end donation. We cyclically do not receive donations from April through August, so we strive to raise at least half of our annual budget during the fall year end season. Your gift will be stewarded to the best of our ability to meet the needs of those struggling in the Cocalico School District.
Your gift could be the difference between a single mother being able to get to work, feed her children, bathe them in warm water and pay her rent on time. Please consider helping us to meet this goal. With your help, we can continue to connect the Cocalico School District to Hope, and you and I know who “Hope” is.
12 WEEKS OF REAL LIFE GIVING!
10/1/2023 – Thinking Thursdays $4,000 challenge, $3729 donated
We’re all about bringing our community together through exciting and enriching events. But to keep the good times rolling, we need your support!
10/8/2023 – Financial Literacy Class – $6,000 challenge, $4996 donated
We believe that financial education is the key to unlocking brighter futures for all. Our mission is to provide FREE financial literacy courses to empower our community with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive.
10/15/2023 – Protect our Assets/Buildings – $20,000 challenge, $15,673 donated
We’ve transformed our downtown with YOUR help. Our community-built buildings stand as monuments to unity, progress, and growth. But to ensure their continued success, they need insurance and asset protection.
10/22/2023 – Transitional Home for Moms Program – $30,000 challenge, $24,278.94 donated
We have a 10-month program for moms coming out of homelessness. Transitional homes are more than just a building; they are safe havens for moms and their kids to rebuild their lives. To protect these dreams, we need your help to secure insurance and safeguard our valuable assets. This week, we’re challenging you to contribute and make a meaningful impact on these single moms’ lives.
10/29/2023 – Young at Heart Program – $34,000 challenge
We foster togetherness, laughter, and lifelong learning among our beloved senior citizens through our “Young at Heart” program. The joy we bring to their lives is immeasurable, and your support can help us continue making a difference.
11/5/2023 – Benevolence Fund
Our Benevolence Fund reaches out to those in our community who are experiencing tough times, offering assistance when they need it most. This week, we invite you to extend a helping hand and be a source of comfort for those facing adversity.
11/12/2023 – Transportation Ministry
Our Transportation Ministry doesn’t just provide rides; it paves the way to a brighter future for those who rely on us. This ministry also delivers food to families who don’t have access to get to our food bank to get food. This week, we invite you to join hands with us and be a part of this incredible journey.
11/19/2023 – Affordable Housing
We strive to offer affordable housing to those in our community. Affordable housing isn’t just about roofs and walls; it’s about creating thriving communities and ensuring everyone’s well-being. Your vision can inspire change and bring us closer to our goal.
11/26/2023 – Early Learning Mentor
We believe that every child deserves a bright future filled with opportunities and success. That’s why we’re asking for your support in our mission of coaching parents to prepare their children for a lifetime of learning.
12/3/2023 – Food Distribution Program
One of our buildings houses our food distribution. This building is called Warehouse 916. We believe that no one should ever go to bed hungry. Our mission is simple but powerful: to reduce food insecurity in the Cocalico School District and ensure that every family has access to nutritious meals.
12/10/2023 – Youth Development Program
We believe in the power of mentorship to shape the future of our youth. Our Youth Development Program provides a safe, nurturing environment where young minds can thrive, guided by caring mentors who believe in their potential.
12/17/2023 – Social Services/Case Management
We believe that no one should face life’s challenges alone. Our dedicated social worker walks hand in hand with individuals and families during their toughest times, offering guidance, support, and a path to a brighter future.
Selfie Contest with ROD!!
📸🌟 Capture the Moment and Make a Difference! Join our exciting Selfie with Rod Competition and show your love for our local businesses while helping us reach our Thanks4giving campaign goal of $300,000! 🙌
Here’s how to participate:
- Visit the featured local business of the week.
- Take an awesome selfie with our Executive Director, Rod! 📸
- Post your photo on social media, tag the business, and use the hashtag #REALT4G.
🏆 The Prize: One lucky winner will be chosen at the end of the week and announced on our next live video. Will it be you?
But that’s not all! 🌟 Help us to make a difference by scanning the QR code that Rod is holding in the selfie by donating. Your contribution will go a long way in reaching our Thanks4giving campaign goal of $300,000. Every dollar counts!
Let’s come together as a community, celebrate our local businesses, and work towards a brighter future. Share your selfies, spread the word, and let’s make this Thanks4giving season one to remember! 🤝💙