HOW TO HELP

Donate.

A tax deductible gift to Palmetto CAP is your best local investment in fighting poverty.  100% of each dollar donated directly benefits the program participant.  You take care of the person; we’ll take care of the overhead.  All financial assistance payments are paid directly to the third-party vendor (college bookstore, uniform shop, utility company, etc.) on behalf of the program participant.

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You can also send a check or money order (made payable to Palmetto Community Action Partnership) to the following address:

 

Palmetto CAP Finance Department

c/o Juanita White

1069 King Street

Charleston, SC 29403

 

Learn.

Presentations, workshops and poverty simulations help community groups understand local poverty and what each of us can do to help end it.  Please view the list of Palmetto CAP workshop and trainings for more information.  To schedule a presentation or training for your group, call Chelsi Howard at 843-724-6760 ext. 235.

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Volunteer.

From working one on one with families as they move out of poverty to helping with events, there’s an opportunity for everyone.  The opportunity to help economically disadvantaged families exists within almost every Palmetto CAP department.  Please view the Volunteer Job Description Chart or call the Community Relations department at 843-724-6760 ext. 235 for details.

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Advocate.

Let your elected officials know what you’ve learned about poverty and how they can help economically disadvantaged families by passing (or not passing) legislation.  Not well-versed in advocacy?  Don’t worry!  We’ll train you!

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Join Our Action Pack.

Represent Palmetto CAP at various functions and educate the public about the various problems faced by individuals living in poverty and resources that can help.  Not sure you know all there is to know about poverty or available resources?  Rest assured: we’ll provide you with extensive training. Training for this program will begin in Spring 2017.  Please call 843-724-6760 ext. 235 for details.

 

Host a Fundraiser.

If your group is looking for a project, please consider planning and hosting a fundraiser on behalf of your favorite Palmetto CAP program.  For more information, please contact the Community Relations department at choward@palmettocap.org or 843-724-6760 ext. 235.

 

Complete An Internship With Us.

Palmetto CAP offers a small number of internships for undergraduate and graduate students each semester. Internships are structured to provide the student with opportunities to work closely with service providers, program participants and program developers in real world situations and in return, a minimum of 100 hours per semester is required. If you are interested in obtaining an internship application, please email Jennifer Brown at jbrown@palmettocap.org and specify (1) whether you are a graduate or undergraduate student and (2) which semester you are applying for (3) please attach your resume.

 

Partner With Us.

Community partnership is such a vital part of our service model that we included it in our organization’s name!  As a Community Action Agency,  we depend on partnerships with local schools, churches, businesses, governments, agencies, neighborhoods and non-profits to help our program participants achieve stability and self-reliance.  We are always in in need of dedicated community partners who will help us develop strategies to promote economic independence.  If your organization would like to partner with Palmetto CAP in any way, please contact the Community Relations department at 843-724-6760 ext. 235 or choward@palmettocap.org.

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Investing in Community Action helps move us toward the stable thriving community we all want to live in…

 

Engage your company.

Corporate sponsorships put your company on the ground floor of working for a just and caring community.  How can you engage your company?  Contribute office supplies and furniture.  Lend the use of your space for staff training and educational community events.  Allow your staff to lend expertise and donate their services.  Sponsor an event for community exposure.  Give an in-kind service or contribution.  Match your employees contributions to Palmetto CAP.  Please contact our Community Relations Department at 843-724-6760 ext. 235.

 

Leave a legacy.

Give back to your community through an endowment gift to Palmetto CAP.  Please contact our Executive Director at 843-724-6760 ext. 225 for more information.

 

 

 

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