‘Tis the Season for Showing Appreciation: Happy Holidays from PCG
As we reflect on PCG’s 35th year and look ahead to the possibilities that await us in 2022, we are sincerely grateful for the opportunities we have had over the past three-and-a-half decades to deliver solutions that lead to improved outcomes within our communities. It is truly an honor to serve our public sector clients and the important work they do throughout the year to support those in need. To show our appreciation for our clients, we are proud to continue our annual tradition of charitable giving in lieu of sending holidays cards. The following organizations have been selected for our 2021 holiday giving campaign as they support the missions and community interests of our public sector partners, and the populations they serve:
- Disability Action Center
- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
- Make-A-Wish Foundation
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Sacramento CASA
- Soldiers’ Angels
- Together Rising
Disability Action Center
The Disability Action Center’s (DAC) mission is to empower each member to reach their greatest level of independence. Our programs encompass a Career Readiness Center, Experience IT Co-Op, Education and Training, Health and Wellness, Life Skills and Independent Living, Reading and Literacy, Assistive Computer Technology, Self-Advocacy, Fitness and Exercise, Information and Referral and Social and Recreational Opportunities. We are currently serving over 450 individuals and families in Marion County and North Central West Virginia. For more information, visit disabilityactioncenter.com.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Since launching in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the preeminent early childhood book gifting program in the world. The flagship program of The Dollywood Foundation has mailed well over 100 million free books in Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom and the United States. The Imagination Library mails more than 1.4 million high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age five. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading, inspiring them to dream. The impact of the program has been widely researched and results suggest positive increases in key early childhood literacy metrics. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. For more information, please visit imaginationlibrary.com.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We seek to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in more than 50 countries worldwide. With the help of generous donors and more than 45,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish has collectively granted more than 500,000 wishes worldwide. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit www.wish.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. Visit nami.org for more information.
The CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) vision is that 'every abused or neglected child in Sacramento County who needs an advocate has one.' CASA volunteers are the eyes and ears of the court, advocating on a one-to-one basis for the best interest of children in the Sacramento County foster care system. Learn more at www.sacramentocasa.org.
Soldiers’ Angels is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides aid, comfort, and resources to the military, veterans, and their families. Founded in 2003 by the mother of two American soldiers, hundreds of thousands of Soldiers’ Angels “Angel” volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways. (Tax ID# 20-0583415). Learn more at soldiersangels.org.
Together Rising transforms collective heartbreak into effective action. In a world where crises abound and heartbreak is in every community, people who want to help often don’t know where to turn. Together Rising is where to turn. Whether it’s pulling children out of the sea outside the refugee camps in Greece, helping abandoned kids on the streets in Indianapolis, establishing the first opioid recovery home for pregnant teens in New Hampshire, building a maternal health wing in Port-au-Prince, providing a single mother access to breast cancer treatment, or keeping a foster family’s heat on in Texas — Together Rising identifies what is breaking the hearts of our givers as they look around their world and their community, and then we connect our givers’ generosity with the people and organizations who are effectively addressing that critical need. Since 2012, Together Rising has raised more than $30 million for women, children, and families in crisis. For more information, visit togetherrising.org.