Normally with about 3 weeks to go before our Seeds of Hope event, we would be ramping up toward the crescendo: finalizing Sponsors, working out the details with the caterer and the facility host, gathering the silent and live auction items, but this year is different. The Board of Directors and staff of The POINT have made a tough decision to postpone our Seeds of Hope Fundraiser and Auction until a later date this year.
After reading information on the CDC website about the COVID-19 Coronavirus and watching the infection rates in Pennsylvania rise in the past several days, we feel it is a prudent move to keep everyone safe. We have been in touch with other nonprofit organizations and schools who are doing the same thing.
The POINT hosts two major fundraising events that are timed to provide us the means to keep the programs fully funded through the Spring and Summer, and then through the late Fall and Winter. The Spring event raises 10% of the POINT’s yearly budget. During this time of uncertainty, we would like to do what we do best; meet the needs of the students and provide each a hot, nutritious meal, love and a sense of hope.
In order to continue we need your HELP now! Over the next few weeks, we will be contacting you for a short visit or calling you and asking for your help with your gift in April or feel free to give your gift online: parkesburgpoint.com/give.
As many of you know we follow the Octorara School District, which is closed, so we are closed to evening activities, but we are coordinating with the school district and the Chester County Food Bank to provide breakfast and lunch boxes daily at The POINT to 700 children in the school district, while the school is closed, as well as emergency food boxes and help to any of our families in need.
At a later date, we will gather to celebrate The POINT and hold our auctions and rejoice in the Lord’s goodness.
Be Safe and May God Bless you,
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