Friend, community member, mother, father, grandma.
What I am about to say is going to sound a little off topic at first. But you'll see what I'm saying by the end. Bear with me.
Little known fact about me. I'm a sociology minor. I chose this minor because I knew the study of people and behavior would wildly help me in the non-profit world. Significant change happens with either one person of high influence or lots of regular people who band together. People like you. People like me. And this is truth. (Trust me. I thoroughly remember this on a college final after lots of coffee and sleep depravity).
With that being said, if you know me (Jessie here!), you know I'm a little obsessed with definitions. I like to look up a word that is used regularly but has lost meaning (or understanding of that meaning) due to overuse. So, let's look at the word "foundation". It is in our name, Clark-Pleasant Education Foundation.
Foundation: "An institution established with an endowment, for example a college or a body devoted to financing research or charity."
Here at CPEF our lives are truly devoted to...charity. And here at CPEF, we would love to partner with you in these charity efforts. This can look many different ways.
To name a few:
1. Volunteer with us at events, in grant writing, or even to be on the board when positions open.
2. Sponsor our events. You can help make such an impact by doing this!
3. Support us in our efforts for the silent auction or giveaways. If you have something (item, basket, gift card), this can be used!
4. Share, share, share. Share a blog post like this, or a social media post, or our newsletter and website. This form of partnership is literally just a click of a button.
The fact is (this is where my sociology comment above comes in), often times all it takes is a community of supporters to come together with one volunteer service, with on item, one basket, one card, one heart, and open hands saying, "Hey, I'd like to partner with you too. Let's do this together."
This is how people are affected. This how goals are attained. This is how a community betters. And this is how big change happens.
If you are interested in helping out you can:
Email Jessie at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Jenny at: email@example.com
Or go to the volunteer tab on our website.