Fall 2014 Appeal Underway

Posted on Dec 5, 2014

Dear Pawling Resource Center friends, supporters and volunteers,

The 2014 Fall appeal letter was mailed to the community. We want to share it with you online:

In the heart of Pawling, we are a small organization with a big heart…. the Pawling Resource Center.

As the fall weather moves in, we are startled by the brisk mornings, and appreciative of the warmth and comfort of our homes. It brings to mind, however, those who may not have the same simple amenities, who may be neighbors or people we see in our town every day.

During this past year we have noticed some improvement in the economic climate, yet times continue to be tough for many families in our community who are struggling to get back on their feet. Now in our 38th year, the Pawling Resource Center offers a helping hand to those in need. We provide an open door to our services for individuals and families in our community, assisting with additional food, transportation to medical appointments, loans of medical equipment, and referrals to social services.

This year, we have expanded our food pantry availability, helping 1661 individuals with food since January. We began providing rides to grocery shopping in August and are reaching out in the community to aid those people who may need our services most. We loaned 166 pieces of medical equipment this year, and provided 824 rides to medical appointments. Since our new Office and Program Coordinator joined the organization, we have increased our hours to be open on Saturdays. All services are provided at no cost, and with the friendly generosity of our many volunteers.

We so often hear words of praise and thanks from a senior who has been driven to a medical appointment, or a family receiving a Thanksgiving meal. With you, our doors remain open, and these programs continue to truly make a difference in people’s lives. Without you… we shudder to think.

The Pawling Resource Center is a not-for profit, 501 © (3) tax exempt charitable organization, and your donation is entirely tax deductible. If your company matches donations, you may find a copy of our financial report on our website.

Please… have a heart! Thanks for your continued support, and our best wishes for a joyous and peaceful holiday season!

Sincerely,

Rev. John Ellingworth

Board Chair