Welcome to 2020! What a year this has been!
I’m excited to get past the COVID Pandemic and get back to doing what we do best -- having fun and fundraising for our community! I look forward to the fun we will have and the difference we will make in our community.
In past years, we have been able to impressively donate over $100,000 to our community. The unprecedented shutdown of 3Cs and cancellation of many of 3Cs fundraiser events has had severe ramifications on our ability to fundraise which has had a negative result on our ability to donate to our local charities.
It was a heartbreaking decision for our Board earlier this year to make the decision not to donate this past fiscal year due to a lack of fundraising events. During the shutdown, we have been reminded that it is not HOW MUCH we give but rather HOW MUCH LOVE we put into our giving!
Our ability to make and donate face masks, raise money by selling face masks, and then donate the money raised to our local food banks during a time they needed the most help, allowed us to help our community after all. The love and dedication put into this project has been immeasurable and heartwarming.
As we transition back into full operation and getting back to “normal” (whatever our “new normal“ may look like) I believe our strengths will be our ability to be flexible and creative as we navigate the uncertain times ahead as a non-profit. I am confident we will get through this stronger, wiser and more bonded.
Stay well and hope to see you all soon!
Rhonda Newton, 3Cs President