With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we are asking for donations of turkeys or funds ($15.00) for the purchase of turkeys for our Pathways and Emergency Services families. We are seeking donations from now until Friday, November 22nd. We will happily accept fresh or frozen turkeys. If you will be donating funds, please designate them for this purchase. We thank you on behalf of the Southeast, Northeast and Vinton communities for your continued support and generosity!
Turkeys can be dropped off from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM most days or you can contact Nicole Jennings at 540-342-3568 ext 116 to arrange a drop-off.
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Registration for the annual Big Lick Train Tug is open and teams are already vying for the top of the fundraising leaderboard. Your favorite Strength of Community Competition will be pulling the beautiful NORFOLK & WESTERN EMD SD-45 #1776!
To participate teams of 10 must raise at least $1,000 to be eligible to compete on Saturday, September 21t. All of the proceeds to benefit PCC. Last year’s winner, I Heart SE, is already leading the way and are looking to defend their title. Will your team unseat them? Register today at https://www.mightycause.com/event/Ozc1qf
In addition to the Train Tug, the Virginia Museum of Transportations annual Racin’ & Roddin’ event will take place offering music, food, beer, vendors, and more for you to enjoin while cheering on your favorite Train Tug team!
Did you know that in the 2,889 households assisted by the Presbyterian Community Center last year there were 1,692 children? The safety and welfare of at-risk children is a priority for our mission. A special fund subsidized by a $10,000 grant from The Edgar A. Thurman Charitable Foundation for Children allows us to supplement available financial aid for families with children in the home. The Thurman Foundation has been a valued partner for many years in our work to prevent homelessness for the most vulnerable members of our families. Read More
Math has been the theme for our Pathways elementary group this year. Each student is assigned to a team for the weekly Math Race. Competition has been fierce, but our kids have also been fierce in memorizing their multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. In December, the children made gifts for elderly residents of nearby Morningside Manor. To fund the purchase of materials needed, they used their math skills to operate a store for a day at the PCC to sell hot chocolate and other goodies, raising over $400. Read More
Mariah Woody began her journey with the Presbyterian Community Center when her mother enrolled in our Infant Massage class. The only girl and middle child in a family with four brothers, she entered Pathways for Youth in third grade and continued to actively participate through graduation. During Mariah’s high school years, she discovered engineering through a careers class and was mentored by an engineer in robotics, a field that caught her attention and imagination. Read More
Pathways middle school students spent the year learning to make good choices, set goals, and build self-confidence. Beginning with several days of team building exercises, they have been busy with a Halloween visit to Scaremare at Liberty University, attending the Roanoke City Youth Summit, participation in Global Youth Service Day, and running the Carilion Family One-Miler. Read More
PCC community partner REACH provides service opportunities in Southeast Roanoke. Two years ago, REACH began to rehab a house donated by a PCC supporter. The goal of our partnership was to identify a Pathways for Youth family that might qualify to purchase the house from REACH. Pathways staff found one mom very interested and willing to do the work necessary to acquire a home. Read More
Several years ago, the Second Presbyterian Church Youth shared their motto during a Hunger Buster delivery: Together Everyone Accomplishes More. This TEAM effort continues to play out well at the Presbyterian Community Center.
Please consider supporting the Presbyterian Community Center this coming week with Roanoke Valley Gives Day on Wednesday, March 13th!
Follow this link and choose PCC to donate! https://rvgives.givebig.org/c/rvgives