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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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
Have a splendid & prosperous life!
Your donations to PISI helped thousands of extremely vulnerable people to rebuild their homes and replant their vegetables. Vouchers were issued, to allow communities to purchase the correct building materials, with guidance from PISI‘s local partners. Vegetable seeds and gardening tools were also provided, as well as training on how to get the best yield. The training was very practical, giving all the women an opportunity to ask questions. They commented on how motivating it was to learn about preparing the ground; the proper use of fertilizer, the types of vegetables that grow well next to each other and how to protect seeds for the future. Manzoor Bibi, a widow from Kot Addu with eight children, lost one child during the floods, as well as her home and all her possessions. Now she is being helped to rebuild her home and grow her own food. She told PISI: ‘I don't have words to thank PISI for helping us. … I have nothing to give them except my prayers. They have saved my children’s lives. I wish them happiness.’ Another positive effect of your donation is that facilitating communities coming together to rebuild their homes and lives has empowered people who would not normally be part of the community decision-making process, especially women.
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My family and I have volunteered for several of Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. programs since 2003. Parnell Intermediary Services Inc. calls its volunteers PISI Integrity Team. As a member of the Team my family and I have helped PISI respond to a variety of disasters, including tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, explosions, and floods, across more than half of the states. PISI provides assistance both in the U.S. and overseas. PISI is like a home base during disasters by housing volunteers, storing equipment, and sharing information and insight about the community. PISI Integrity Team is polished with committed people with varied talents and experience. Spread the word about PISI. PISI depends on donations to do great work. Since PISI fees are based on a person’s annual income, 98% of the people receiving help are getting crucial services for free. Ask your family, friends, and peers to support this charity. PISI is the real deal!
This is a great legitimate 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity. The fact that its "public" is one of the reasons why I donated to support some of their family and outreach programs. PISI spends the money you donate on a specific program if you don't want to make a general donation. This time I wanted to support their multimedia program. I knew where my money was going. They spend 90 cents of each dollar completely on the program you want to support and 10 cents of each dollar goes towards their administration costs. Everyone was friendly and professional. PISI is a small organization that does huge constructive things for the community. I hope more people and corporations support PISI. SUPPORT SMALL CHARITIES. They need funding just like the large nonprofits to help people. PISI represents integrity!
From my personal experience and witnessing their action, PISI is outstanding at helping someone in any way, any kind of good to anyone like feeding the hungry, helping the poor, saving animals, taking care of orphans, lending hand to disabled, providing shelters, food shelves, clothing drives and other stuff. I do a lot of shopping in their Online Shopping Center. PISI is basically a great multipurpose organization. I have nothing but positive thoughts of PISI. I know there are many others that feel and think the same. PISI provides help to people in the states and foreign countries. PISI is amazing! :)