***Update*** Shortly after Mr. Jones’ charitable donation, he went home to forever be with the Lord April 20th, 2020
Calvin Eric Jones of Atlanta GA is one of our proud winners of PICC-A-Blanket for the Homeless drawing. This fundraiser was launched October 7th. Click image for more information. Each participant’s donation served a multi-purpose. The funds helped to provide blankets for our Atlanta Initiative to cover 50 souls at 7 Bridges Recovery (click name to go to website), and donations provided funds to bless three other charities. Donors were given a VIP membership with PICC, Inc. Each membership card has a number.
On November 18th donors from across the nation card numbers were placed in a bowl. Melody Acey, one of PICC contributors visiting Atlanta from the great state of Washington did the honors of drawing the winning numbers. This resulted in three winners who were then notified and given the distinct privilege to name a charity to give their PICC award of $100.
Mr. Jones was one of the three winners. He thoughtfully chose Gateway Center for the homeless. (click name to go to website) When Development Specialist, Tricia Callihan got the news of Mr. Jones’ gift she was touched by such thoughtfulness. In her own words,
“Thank you so much for thinking of us – our organization is striving to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring by empowering the men we work with to become self-sufficient through many programs including substance abuse recovery programs, veterans programs, and job readiness programs just to name a few. Although we cannot completely end homelessness, we are making great strides thanks to individuals like you who are willing to partner with us.”
If you were one of the supporters of this effort, I want to take this time to express my sincere appreciation for making this a great success! We are finishing the year strong in our objectives. Our PHASE IV – Growing the Distance did exactly that… thanks to donors like you and the many prayers that went before us. Please continue to pray for PICC, Inc. We hope to continue to grow the distance in 2020… to do more and reach more with the love of God, being A Beacon of Hope to Inspire, Encourage, Inform, and Engage people in acts of kindness across this nation. Consider donating. Any amount is appreciated. This is Good Soil!
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