Every year, we commit to raising support for four local nonprofits
through the POrCH (Prometheus Outreach and Community Help) Challenge. We had an
ambitious goal to beat last year’s challenge total of $128,625 for our partner
charities, and we were energized by the possibility.
This summer, we did even better.
Prometheans, Neighbors, and vendors came together to
raise $146,063 in donations. But we didn’t stop there. In addition to our
financial contribution, Prometheans also logged over 200 volunteer hours serving
hot meals, biking with some enthusiastic kids, and assisting in maintenance
requests. It was an incredible year to make an impact.
Take a look at the organizations doing great things in our
For All was grateful to receive a check for $34,886.08. The organization
delivers adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with
disabilities, and will be using the funds raised to further develop their
summer day camps. Because of the support from POrCH, Outdoors For All is able
to fully expand to their Marymoor Park location – just around the corner from
The Lakes! With our help, they’ve added almost 100 additional registrations.
Bank in Portland was overwhelmed with our donation of $32,963. The
organization collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers,
individuals and government sources and distributes to a statewide network. The
funds will be used to distribute over 100,000 meals to the community, feeding
many to come.
It was a special day at JW
House in Santa Clara when we presented our donation in the amount of
$37,940.66. The organization provides a warm, comfortable “home away from home”
for families facing medical crises, and plenty of tears were shed by volunteers
and Prometheans alike as we shared stories, laughter, and love. The impact of
the donation will be felt time and time again, as it will cover the full stay
of families for 100 nights.
We were honored to donate $40,274 to Loaves and Fishes of San Jose, covering
16,000 hot meals for those in need. The organization is dedicated to fighting
hunger and helps feed 200,000 individuals annually. During the check
presentation, Prometheans volunteered to serve 18,000 pounds of fresh groceries
to 150 families in the Silicon Valley.
Even though the official challenge is over, we will
continue to support our non-profit partners throughout the year with our time. Stop
by our Front POrCH and learn more
about how you can join your Neighbors for other ways to serve your local