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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Buddhism, Crime & Law, Dispute Resolution & Mediation, Family Services, Human Services, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: Together we can change the lives of the abused, battered, homeless, hungry, ill and less fortunate.

Results: We want to acquire a permanent site to operate all of our programs. Currently, we are utilizing in-kind office space in several locations. We need your help meeting this challenge. Without the assistance of community-minded Donors, we wouldn't be able to serve those in our community and worldwide each year. We ask that you make a commitment to support our annual appeal by making a donation. This year our goal is $5,625,593, and we hope that you will be able to make a contribution. Our goal will fund all our family services and outreach programs for a year. Your generosity will make a difference by allowing us to continue in our work.

Target demographics: serve all economic backgrounds by eliminating the financial barrier to seeking assistance and this is done through a sliding scale fee that is relative to a family's combined income.

Geographic areas served: Worldwide

Programs: Altruism Program, Arts & Recreation Program, Counseling Program, Dispute Resolution Program, Pastoral Care Program, and Self-Sufficiency Program

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6 FengLing

Client Served

Rating: 5

Without Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. my family would go hungry and without their help, I may have become homeless. Thanks Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. for the help and God Bless!

7 JoannaMarie

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. They done so much for me, my family, and friends. They never treated me like a client. They always treated me like a was one of the family. I pray everyday that people would donate to them. They could do so much more if they had the funding. They are a small charity but even small charities need help to help others. I volunteer there now because I want to be a blessing to someone like they was to me. I love PISI Integrity Team!

8 BillyG123

Client Served

Rating: 5

With a family of 8, the recession has affected my ability to find work, therefore more stress on us. We wouldn’t be able to make ends meet without the help from Parnell Intermediary Services because they care. Without Parnell Intermediary Services our kids would not have had a healthy balanced diet.

8 Stacy77225

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a single mom, I am grateful to Parnell Intermediary Services for being there for me and my daughter in our time of need. The Food Bank [Pantry] is security and peace of mind for single parents and those without jobs or any other support...Thank you so much for keeping us afloat.

7 MomOfTwoBoys

Client Served

Rating: 5

Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. is so helpful. When things get tight (as they always do being a single mother of two)...it's great to have this wonderful, dependable place to come to help keep our heads above water! Thanks!

9 JacksonFamily

Client Served

Rating: 5

I could not feed my family without Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. outreach services. Many a night we would have went to bed hungry without them. Before I came here, we did go hungry many a time. They are a blessing to my family and I truly thank God they are here so we can eat. It would bring tears to my whole family’s eyes if they were not a place like this I could go.

10 BrianaVolunteers

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I heard about Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. by way of email, and what caught my attention was the volunteer programs they had in Austin Texas. I was attending college at the time, and because its volunteers are called “PISI Integrity Team” I assumed that the volunteer experience would be ethical. There was no particular reason why I decided to volunteer; I guess it just seemed like the right thing to do. Especially because the volunteer commitment was so flexible, I sent an interest email and the rest is history. I really enjoy participating in Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. outreach programs because through it I have met so many wonderful people and have developed new friendships with other volunteers. For me it is the familiar faces and expressions of gratitude that recipients share, as well as the other volunteers behind the work that make the experience so meaningful. Please support Parnell Intermediary Services by making a donation. Thank you.

11 GladysLuvPets

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I learned of Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. outreach programs through a friend. I began volunteering in Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. campaign to help animals. It became addictive. Looking back, I can’t believe that was almost two years ago. I’ve volunteered at numerous program sites and participated as Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. launched new programs. I’ve also volunteered time as an office helper; logging in client information from the various sites. Why? Because I love the way it feels to be able to serve/help others, especially those who have a true need. Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. programs are a blessing in these economically challenging times. To hear someone say ‘Thank You’, ‘God Bless You’, or ‘We are glad you’re doing what you do for us’, as they leave with their pets is like the icing on a cake…fulfilling.

11 StevePISI

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve been blessed with many advantages and opportunities in my life. It is important to me that I find ways to share with others. I think most people recognize the need to give back to the community. But for many of us, there are perceived obstacles to our volunteer involvement. For me, I wasn’t sure I could make the time to commit to a regular schedule. Now I know that even a few hours of volunteer work makes an incredible difference. I also had apprehension about volunteering in an unfamiliar neighborhood. My concern disappeared the first time I met the patrons and staff of Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. I cannot say enough about the warmth and gratitude of the folks I am serving. The longer I volunteer, the more I feel like I am among good friends. It is so immensely rewarding in ways that are impossible to describe. And one of the biggest benefits I receive is being inspired by the dedication and positive attitude of the team at Parnell Intermediary Services Inc.

11 KevinVolunteers

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I retired not too long ago and was looking for worthwhile volunteer opportunities to fill some of my newly found free time. I had read great things about Parnell and started volunteering for their “Let’s Feed the Hungry” campaign. I’m very glad that I did since Parnell impressed me so much that I’ve been going there once or twice a week for over a year now. When Parnell gets monetary donation for the Let’s Feed the Hungry Campaign, volunteers like me, contact families on the waiting list to see if they need groceries. If so, we pick them up to take them grocery shopping. This intimate setting allows for some direct interaction with the client as you help guide them through the aisles, assist with check out or help bag their items. This interaction is almost universally positive since the clients are so appreciative not only of the food that they get but also of your presence there to help them get it. The incomparable Parnell Intermediary Services staff is equally appreciative of the volunteers and make your time there as pleasant as possible. The other volunteers are a pleasure to work with as well. The personal expressions of gratitude from the clients, the camaraderie of the staff and volunteers, and the simple joy felt from giving of yourself all keeps me coming back for more and will for the foreseeable future. Please donate to Parnell Intermediary Services Inc.

11 MarkIsSober

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was an addict for more than 30 years. I witnessed the deaths of many friends due to suicides, accidents, overdoses and murder. While on my way to prison for the third time, I cried out to God to save me. Parnell Intermediary Services volunteer counselors came to the prison weekly to help me conquered my addictions. That was in April 2004. With Parnell’s support my desire for drugs or alcohol never returned. Parnell gave me a safe and sober place upon release. Successful rehabilitation means being surrounded by positive peers and mentors. Parnell will continue to help people like me if you donate. Please donate.

12 Jake1234

Client Served

Rating: 5

My past reads like an adventure thriller. I was a professional drummer at age 14, served eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and worked in the investment services industry for 17 years reaching senior level sales and national sales management positions. I was married for 24 years and raised three beautiful children. That all crashed when I turned to a life of drugs and destruction. I lost everything: marriage, relationships, home, possessions, job, and the will to live. I was broke, broken, homeless, and alone. I found a new hope and new life through Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. programs. My new life includes a new marriage. Me and my wife, Rochelle, have three children ages 9, 8, and 6. My mission with Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. is to help others overcome life’s struggles through Parnell’s programs. Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. can’t help people for free without donations. Please donate to Parnell because there are so many people who need help.

13 MrsAckers

Advisor

Rating: 5

Lynda came to PISI in rough shape. She struggled with serious health issues that made it difficult to maintain work. After seeking refuge at the Shelter and having her needs cared for, she soon moved into PISI’s supported housing. She was able to receive government funding for her disability and learned how to start budgeting. Thanks to your funding, PISI helped Lynda find housing she could afford, in a safe community and also provided household items to help her set up her new home. While Lynda was thrilled to move into her own place, she missed her loving community at PISI. “I felt like I was leaving friends and family,” she says. That’s where PISI’s aftercare comes in. PISI helps former guests find stability and community as they move into independent housing. Staff makes regular home visits to check on former guests and ensure they are doing alright. PISI got me a couch and a bed.” Lynda says. “I look forward to the visits. And obviously they help a great deal.” Your donations help has made a difference to lots of others too. Your support provides a place to call home and a new beginning for guests like Lynda. Thank you for providing hope and security to those most in need in our community!

13 1SurferDude

Client Served

Rating: 5

The support you receive from Parnell Intermediary Services is outstanding. Their Integrity Team is quick to respond and always willing to go the extra mile to help you. They are interested in knowing more about you so that they are able to accommodate your needs and guide you every step of the way. Having this support truly gave me a better direction on how to make my life better. Please help Parnell to offer more guidance, support and materials that people can use at their disposal by donating money. The more funding they get, the more people they can help.

15 LeeWu

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is a privilege to partner with Parnell Intermediary Services. Parnell Intermediary Services provide charitable gifts that help disadvantaged area residents improve their education, acquire job skills and become gainfully employed. I proudly support non-profit organizations such as Parnell Intermediary Services that play an invaluable role in the community and positively impact the lives of many through a diverse array of outstanding programs and services. I am happy to be able to contribute to this organization which truly makes a difference. It’s simple: Parnell Intermediary Services is a well-run organization that helps people get back on their feet. Please Donate.

16 Jess2013

Client Served

Rating: 5

There are many worthy organizations that need help. I like Parnell Intermediary Services because the agency helps people who are the most vulnerable and need to get their lives back on track. Donor gifts are not just handouts that allow someone to eat and be sheltered for a day. Their contributions go toward the neediest in our community to help them gain self-respect and live a productive life by learning a skill so they can work while learning to maintain their physical and mental health, live self-sufficient lives and regain respect again. In addition they provide emergency assistance to animal shelters. They are dedicated to helping injured, abused and abandoned animals. Please make a donation to support their family programs and outreach services. They provide valuable services to communities worldwide. Your generosity will make a difference by allowing Parnell Intermediary Services to continue in their great work.

15 RickFromOhio

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned about Parnell Intermediary Services in the newspaper. I was amazed at how much the charity was doing to take people off the street, and give them job training, rental assistance and clothing. They do so much! I always feel satisfied when I give to Parnell Intermediary Services because I know I have helped someone. I have set up a trust for Parnell Intermediary Services and I also like to support the charity annually. I am a big fan of everything they do and the people who are running the charity. I just don’t know how they manage to get it all done. Help your community. Donate to this great nonprofit public charity.

17 Brooken

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Excel House provides a clean space for children who cannot play in public places when they are first discharged from hospital due to their low immune system. They can play at Excel House as much as they want!

Thanks to PISI's support, many events are held here. One of the child care specialists told us: "Children who have a low appetite tend to eat incredible portions when they join a cooking event at the Excel House and it is great to see their lively faces. There are also seasonal and craft events and children love those also!"

One of the finest stories is when a two year old boy overcame his difficulties at Excel House during a short stay with his parents. They said: "Please look at our son. He is so much better than last time we met!" The boy apparently played with toys at the house up until the last minute before he had to go back to the hospital. He was very happy.

The Brooken Foundation supports children with cancer all the time, through its many programs sponsored by PISI. The largest project this year is supporting outpatients who are going back to a normal home life. It is extremely important for them to be able to make this transition smoothly. The Brooken Foundation told PISI: "We appreciate PISI’s continued support for our programs and are very grateful for your help and understanding."

18 BetterMan

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I chose Parnell Intermediary Services because it’s highly professional and has experienced groups of people. Parnell Intermediary Services help people to develop the capacity to create a new future for themselves and their community. I used it as a stepping stone to being able to achieve something for myself. My entire experience with Parnell Intermediary Services has given me 100 times more than I ever expected. I have gone from the lowest point in my life to quite possibly the highest. Parnell Intermediary Services has such an amazing bunch of people. Thank you for the life changing experience.

18 BoardChairman

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dear Supporters:

Thank you for your kindness. By supporting PISI through your donations and via your online shopping purchases, you have made an important decision to invest in our on-going mission to better the lives of People AND Animals in need of assistance. In addition, I am proud of our employees for donating a portion of their hard-earned money and investing it back into the communities we serve.

Your contribution and the 90% contribution commitment from our operations, from the top level on down, help create results that matter most - results that are helping children thrive, protecting animals, helping people achieve self-sufficiency, strengthening communities, and providing a multitude of essential services.

I am truly grateful for your generosity, and I applaud your willingness to make a commitment to the people, animals, and communities supported by PISI. Please accept my heartfelt "thank you" for your donations and devotion to creating a profound difference. Together we can change the lives of the abused, battered, homeless, hungry, ill and less
fortunate.

Have a splendid & prosperous life!