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Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC)

Jane Peters, Event and Building Manager, Partnership for Strong Communities

This year as I prepare for the big game and plan what we’ll be snacking on, I’ll be more excited than ever!  I’m heading straight to ShopRite to pick up wings, hot sauce, salsa, guac and everything I need to make homemade chili. Then, I get to check out at the register where I’ll be offered an opportunity to donate to my favorite non-profit, Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC), who will be featured in ShopRite for the first time this February. I’m pretty sure I’ve never been this excited to pay for groceries before, but I am beyond excited! 

PSC is taking our mission and passion to ShopRite stores in Manchester and East Hartford.  We started thinking about this venture in the summer of 2017.  I reached out to Jordan Coe of ShopRite who immediately called me back and made quite an impression on me. It can be really difficult to get folks to call you back when looking for help with fundraising but ShopRite came through right away, and in a big way, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Terry (our COO) and I met with Holly Fox at ShopRite who immediately shared interest, compassion and passion for our mission. The passion that Holly and everyone at ShopRite has for our community and those in need is completely transparent and inspiring!  Our materials are ready for our launch in February 2018. I cannot express enough what an awesome experience it’s been to work with ShopRite!   

When you are thinking about the game and Valentine’s Day, remember that Partnership for Strong Communities is kicking off a new venture of sharing our mission with local communities with the help of ShopRite. Please help us to spread the love with your friends and family. Let them know that you know us and support us!  It’s so easy to give a little something at the register on the way out, right?   

I work with a team of incredibly dedicated, smart, passionate people who love our mission and believe in our work. Together, we will end homelessness!  We have made tremendous progress so far with housing all Veterans and so many people who are chronically homeless. This year we are also focusing on work to end youth and family homelessness by the end of 2020.  There are over 4,000 youth and nearly 300 families who experience homelessness in Connecticut. I cannot stand these numbers and believe we must make every effort to change them! 

Giving is important to me.  It makes me feel good.  It makes the rest of my day happy knowing I’ve helped to make a difference. Giving today can truly change someone’s tomorrow! I’ve seen it with my own eyes and it’s an amazing thing to see.  

I can’t wait for the game and the half-time show with JT!  See you at ShopRite in the wings aisle!  Don’t be nervous if I see you giving a donation in the checkout line and come running over to high five you.  We are at Manchester and East Hartford Shop Rite for the entire month of February! 
Go Team PSC! 

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