Help the Parker Task Force please!
A guest post from Todd Hendreks.
When I ran for Town Council in 2018, I did interviews with various organizations within our community. One of my favorites is the Parker Task Force (PTF). I fell in love with their mission and have helped out on various food drives since.
Given the current state of things, now more than ever they need our help, especially financial donations. As you can imagine, they are very busy with demand as our fellow citizens are entering tough times. So I implore you to consider making a financial donation if you are able to. My family will be doing so soon and continue to do so if able.
Updated info as of April 2020:
* Existed since 1987, so for 33 years!
* Non-Profit (501(c)3) organization
* 100% Volunteers, roughly 105 active volunteers with an average service time of over 7 years
* Contains on-site offices of Douglas County Humans Services and Arapahoe/Douglas Works
* 25 trained counselors
* Provides limited financial assistance, food, job placement and other support services.
* Currently 500 active families are needing help
* In 2019 prevented 114 families from eviction in our community
* Roughly 1000 new families came to PTF between 2018 and 2019
* About 1/3 of the clients they serve are single parent households, majority of remaining clients are Senior Citizens and regular families that are having some setbacks.
* Provided over 5,500 backpacks of food to the students last school year. We continue to provide backpacks during COVID-19 to some of the schools.
To make donations please visit their website at http://www.parkertaskforce.org/