November Charity of the Month
Odell Outreach and our Charity of the Month Program
Charity of the Month: Project Self-Sufficiency
Healthy communities start with healthy families. Each family is unique with its own triumphs and challenges and Project Self-Sufficiency is an amazing organization that gives a hand up to families with only one parent. These parents often do the work of two without the opportunity to improve their situation and increase the success rate for themselves and their children. PS-S offers a host of advantages for people with these circumstances to elevate their life experience and set an incredible example for their kids. We have worked with PS-S for over a decade and had the amazing fortune of seeing and hearing the stories of progress that lead to better lives, happier childhoods and stronger communities. Their motto is “Strength now. Change Forever.” And they aim to achieve it by following this mission: “At Project Self-Sufficiency, our goal is to help single parents realize their dreams for financial independence. Our focus is on creating an improved quality of life for parents and their children. Ultimately, it is about contributing to the workforce, positively impacting the economy and realizing that change begins one person at a time. Project Self-Sufficiency takes a holistic approach, emphasizing areas such as self-esteem, parenting and recovery from domestic violence along with specific career and educational goals. The average age of enrolled single parents is 33 and the average number of children is two. 25% to 28% are typically members of an ethnic minority. Some participants are receiving public assistance or small child support payments. Many are in low paying jobs when they enter the program. Most program participants return to school during their tenure with Project Self-Sufficiency.”
Learn more about Project Self-Sufficiency here: http://www.ps-s.org/
Meet Sylvia, one of their many success stories here: http://www.ps-s.org/Pages/SuccessStories.php
Give here http://ps-s.org/Pages/GivingOptions.php or contact them about championing a family for the holidays. It is the most rewarding shopping you can do!
Tip Jar: Turning Point
Sometimes the road gets bumpy in life or takes abrupt turns and it puts further strains on families. We are happy to support our local “Turning Point” in their endeavor to offer a host of services to our younger population when the road gets rough. They provide crisis intervention services, adolescent day treatment programs, outpatient therapies and treatment, coaching and mentoring programs, individualized education, and short and long-term intensive residential substance abuse treatment for teens. It has always been a grass roots effort for us to promote and encourage responsible consumption but we understand that life doesn’t always lead us to the right choices. Turning Point has diversified their portfolio in an effort to provide sustainable effective treatment and support for young adults that are trying to get back on the right track.
To learn more about Turning Point and what they provide our community, visit them here:http://www.turningpnt.org/ One of our favorite events of the summer is the Awesome Toss’em Cornhole Tournament benefitting Turning Point, we hope to see you next year! http://www.turningpnt.org/news-events/
Please visit our tap room in support of these two organizations! Our Charity of the Month recipients receive month-long exposure to our tap room guests, the opportunity to host an event in our space after-hours, access to our volunteer base for approved projects and a donation from our charitable fund housed at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. Our tip jar recipients also receive month-long exposure to our tap room guests and a donation at the end of the month based on the generosity of our tap room guests. Both are conscientiously chosen by our in-house charitable committee comprised of co-workers from our diverse departments.
Raising one for our community,
Karla Baise, Community Outreach Coordinator
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