Mission: To feed the hungry, help homeless families return to self-sufficiency, and empower survivors of domestic violence.
Results: 2011 was an incredibly challenging year for our community. RCS, its volunteers, and staff have done a phenomenal job responding to the growing number of people in need. Here is our list of accomplishments for last year:
The RCS Food Bank provided supplemental food for 55,353 individuals in Clearwater; and 69,678 individuals through the USDA Commodity program elsewhere in Pinellas County.
The Haven of RCS provided a wide array of domestic violence intervention and prevention assistance to 22,856 persons.
RCS Grace House provided a comfortable and dignified apartment to 570 individuals with no other place to call home, 369 of which were small children.
The RCS Thrift Store provided $22,904 worth of clothing, household goods, and furniture to 500 people in our community without resources to purchase these items.
192 families received assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure, 456 families received help to keep their power on, and 1,220 people received transportation assistance.
RCS volunteers provided $700,000.00 equivalent in services this year.
We have done our work with an administrative cost of 6.8%.
Target demographics: We serve the hungry, homeless families, and anyone impacted by domestic violence in Pinellas County
Geographic areas served: Pinellas County
Programs: RCS Food Bank: feeding the hungry
RCS Grace House: shelter services for homeless children and parents
The Haven of RCS: domestic violence center
RCS Thrift Store: raising money to support RCS and helping people with material needs
My husband and I recently opened a new shop on Clearwater Beach and decided on this organization as our charity of choice. We included them as part of our grand opening celebration and while it was only a small donation from a small store, every bit of help counts for RCS and their clients. We will continue to support their mighty efforts to improve lives in our community.