Faithful readers of Every Day Should Be Saturday! First of all, let me tell you that you are appreciated, whether or not it’s always clear. Your steadfast devotion to this community is something special, whether you’re reading, commenting or creating content of your own. We’re grateful to have you, and that’s never more clear than when you muster up incredible energy for charitable giving.
On that note!
I want to speak to you about a non-profit that’s personally dear to me. For the last three years or so, I’ve been working with Personal Counseling Services, a small mental health organization located in Southern Indiana / greater Louisville. For the last 60 years, PCS has been providing counseling, therapy and mental health services to under-served communities in this area. Sixty-seven percent (67%) of our clients are children and youth and 57 percent (57%) are at or below the federal poverty line.
Our clients include abused women and children, veterans, families, couples, individuals that have been diagnosed with: depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, autism, developmental disorders and behavioral issues.
Twice before, we’ve mobilized day-long drives here for PCS, and I’ve had the considerable and un-ironic joy of explaining to a room full of my fellow board members — most of whom are older and far less Online than you or I:
- Why all these donations in strange dollar amounts came in from people around the country?
- Who is “Action Cookbook”?
- Some of these people mentioned Holly? Who’s that?
- So, what is “Every Day Should Be Saturday”?
In the context of having raised much-needed money, doing this is an utter delight, and I know you can raise the stakes this week. (Seriously, try explaining this website to people who aren’t online.)
This is not a big organization with a big budget — it’s a scrappy outlet that works hard to keep providing services to people who need them the most. These services include talk therapy, play therapy and music therapy.
Here’s just one testimonial video:
This year, to celebrate the organization making it to 60 years, we’ve just launched a “60 For 60” campaign in the hopes of raising $60,000. This will be a huge help in continuing to deliver these services and spreading the reach across further counties in Southern Indiana and Kentucky.
I’ve got a few things planned this week, and I’m open to suggestions from you all as well. Need me to get a “In 2016 and 2017, Cincinnati went 4-8 twice” tattoo? I’m not Spencer, but we can talk. I’ve even got a trophy in the works for our largest donor. I think you’re going to enjoy it.