"Because of Jesus Christ we share God's love. Because of Jesus Christ we join hands in service."
Galatians 6:2 instructs: "Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
PRCC supports a variety of charitable causes.
As a Community Partner of The Community Center, we donate food each month. We also participated in the Mile of Quarters campaign.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to disasters world wide. We support it with donations and volunteerism. You may give directly to UMCOR via their website at www.umcor.org.
For many years, PRCC has donated our entire Christmas Eve offering to Church World Service's Blanket Fund which distributes warm blankets to people in times of disaster. In 2017 we donated $1,526.
Souper Bowl of Caring 2018 raised $971 and 402 lbs. of food for The Community Center of Northern Westchester. Thank you to the wonderful customers at The Market at Pound Ridge Square who donated! We have been doing this for over 10 years.
Thank you to everyone who donated toys, school supplies and goodies and helped to pack 243 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child in Nov. 2017! Thank you to everyone who donated $9 per box for the postage! They went to Honduras, Dominican Republic and Ukraine. Our 281 boxes in 2016 went to West Africa's Burkina Faso and Mali; Mexico and Namibia in Southern Africa. The shoe boxes are used by local churches to invite kids to the "Greatest Journey" program of Samaritan's Purse. The great commission is to go and make disciples.
PRCC provided food for the Emergency Shelter Partnership in Feb. 2017 and Nov. 2017 at Mount Kisco UMC and Bedford Presbyterian.
We gave Christmas gift cards to the residents of Scott's Corners, a Pound Ridge A-HOME property in 2017.
The lobster festival is our biggest fundraiser each year. In years past, we've been able to donate all of the proceeds, however, our historic buildings have been requiring extensive funds for the upkeep.
In 2017 and 2018, we donated $500 to A-HOME for a camp scholarship.
In 2014, we donated $4,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project.
In 2012, we raised $12,781, most of which will be distributed to charities chosen by the church's Outreach and Missions Committee. A-HOME and Abbott House were two of the recipients.
In 2011, we raised $14,320 and split the proceeds between The Pound Ridge Lion's Volunteer Ambulance Corps. and the Pound Ridge Fire Department with each receiving $7,160
In 2010 we raised $12,200 for the Food Bank for Westchester. Since the foodbank is able to buy food in bulk, the dollars went further in helping the other hunger assistance organizations who receive food from them.
Mission Trip to Red Bird Mission in Kentucky. 13 of us traveled in August 2012 to help out two appalachian homeowners make needed repairs to their homes.
We raised more than $5,200 in 2010 for Heifer Project International, a not for profit organization dedicated to helping families become self-reliant through the gift of farm animals. For more info. about Heifer, go to www.heifer.org.
Hurricane Sandy Relief Thanks to the generosity of our congregants, we collected $1588 to be sent to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief which is heavily involved in the relief effort. PRCC sent work teams to Staten Island.
PRCC's Committee on Outreach and Missions team has led the church in supporting many charities - local and throughout the world.
An alphabetical partial list follows:
A-HOME (Not-for-profit community-based organization that provides safe and affordable places to live.) Click here for more information about A-HOME.
Community Center of Northern Westchester (local food assistance program). PRCC holds an annual food drive and monetary collection at Scott's Corner Market. Our kids and teens also participate in "Souper" Bowl of Caring and donates proceeds to the Community Center. PRCC collects food on the last Sunday of every month that is donated to the Community Center. This year, we also collected school supplies.
CROP Walk (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. 2,200 walks take place all over the country.) PRCC sponsors the Northeast Westchester CROP walk 25% of funds raised stay local going to the Community Center of Northern Westchester and the Interfaith Food Pantry in Mt. Kisco.
Food Bank for Northern Westchester - Recipient of 2010's Lobster Festival net proceeds.
Interfaith Food Pantry (food for local families and individuals)
United Methodist Home (senior living home in Shelton, CT)
Water.org (An organization that serves communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America working to deliver water using innovative solutions with long term success.)
Women's Advocacy Ministry (provides legal support to incarcerated women and their children, and works to improve their quality of life.)
What and who do you care about?
Let's work together!
Local and Global - Every little bit matters!