Dear Friends of Putney Community Cares,
We want to be right out front with you – we need your help!
As you may know, in 2018 Putney Family Services and Putney Cares merged to create Putney
Community Cares. Before the merger, each organization asked for funding to support the
services and programs it provided and the two part-time employees who worked to administer
them, and we hoped that when we merged we would be able to maintain at least that level of
funding. However, since the merger, while our programs and services have grown, contributions to
Putney Community Cares have not matched the total needed to sustain our work. So we’re
asking you to donate whatever you can, knowing that whatever you can give will provide a
varied range of services, programs and advocacy to people of all ages in our community, from
newborns whom we greet with Welcome Baby baskets, to neighbors who benefit from Meals
on Wheels, to seniors who can keep fit with yoga, tai chi, and Strong Living.
We’re actively seeking funding from foundations and other donors; it’s important for them to know
that our community supports us – so please consider a donation, no matter what its size, as
numbers of donors, not just amounts, are crucial to our fundraising efforts.
For your convenience, we’re trying to make the donation process as simple as possible: you can
donate at our website by clicking the Donate button at www.putneycommunitycares.org, and
of course we will also be grateful for a check made out to Putney Community Cares and sent to
PCCI, P.O. Box 108, Putney, Vermont 05346.
On behalf of our volunteer Board, I thank you for any contribution you can make – and please
spread the word! Please post this message on social media and forward it to other friends and
Maggie Cassidy, Secretary of the Board
Putney Community Cares