EAST OF THE RIVER CLERGY POLICE COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP INC wrote -
ERCPCP works with very hard to serve populations that require an array of wraparound and supplemental services that are usually not covered by grant funds. Flexibility with spending better ensures that we can continue to provide much needed programs and services to underserved populations as well as keep participants engaged in healthy, non-destructive activities. Our experience has shown that individuals have greater success in their positive life transformation when they are not distracted by the unmet needs or emergencies in their everyday lives. For example, it can be very challenging for a young person that is enrolled in our workforce development program to concentrate on building their soft skills and becoming employable when concerned about the possibility of having no home to return to because mom can’t pay the rent this month. Likewise, it can be difficult to get a young person to commit to coming to school to receive tutoring services when he or she is worried about being teased for having no clean clothes to wear. Thus, in honor of our 10th Anniversary of Service, we have launched our 10 For 10 Fundraising Campaign. See below for details! Our goal is to raise $100,000 to use as a reserve fund. We hope that you will help us reach our goal!
The 10 For 10 Campaign
$10 Friends of Faith
Provide carfare for a re-entrant or adjudicated youth to search for employment opportunities; purchase lunch for an at-risk youth participating in our life-skills program or purchase pens/pencils for youth receiving tutorial services through ERCPCP's Supplemental Education Services (SES) program.
$100 Seed Sowers
Support a youth's education by providing school appropriate attire; purchase a suit for a re-entrant or adjudicated young adult to wear to a job interview; or pay for 3-4 hours of professional academic tutoring for a school aged youth struggling to meet the state requirements for grade advancement.
$1000 True Believers
Provide ongoing training for our Clergy Response Team comprised of clergy and other faith-based individuals created to respond to the scenes of homicides and other violent crimes; or provide a pool of flexible funds to be used by our outreach workers as they continue to engage high-risk youth throughout the community.
$10,000 Kingdom Builders
Help to sponsor ERCPCP's signature gender based conferences, Girl Talk and Man 2 Man, aimed at engaging school aged youth and exposing them to beneficial workshops, good nutrition, age appropriate resources and thoughtful adults concerned with making a difference in their lives or help to build capacity at ERCPCP and support its current work by increasing its pool of unrestricted funds to be used to fill gaps in available services.
Your donation in any amount is appreciated and your contribution can be used in so many different ways. Please donate today to make a difference!