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People Improving Communities & Kids (P.I.C.K.)

 

  •  People by recognizing leadership abilities and encouraging talents.
  •  Family by offering a family oriented environment and emphasizing family values.
  •  Community by working together in a team spirit, providing service and community outreach.


Our Plans:

MANDY PROJECT
The Purpose of the Mandy Project is to help children with hearing loss to become productive citizens and to provide assistance to a family experiencing hardship due to a child's hearing loss.  We will help as many children as funds will allow, with the maximum amount awarded to a family being $1,000.00.  Families with a child who has a hearing loss will be considered through the application process to receive funding assistance to help cover costs of hearing aids, speech therapy, surgery, or other related expenses. Brochures can be obtained by contacting the State Director.


Granges who sponsor a special fundraise or make a donation to the Mandy project will receive a special certificate at State Convention.
Every Grange should have a  "Do You Know The Signs"  poster up in their hall or in the building where they meet if at all possible.  Brochures with the same information are available and should also be available for distribution at your meeting place. Granges are encouraged to give these posters and brochures to their local schools pre-school and Kindergarten classes.  Early intervention is important to a child's learning when hearing loss is involved.  Posters and Brochures can be obtained through the Mandy Project Director. Granges are encouraged to collect Campbell's product UPC Symbols for the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind.  Bring the symbols to the State convention and we will pass them on to the school. Granges might also sponsor sign language classes in their halls.


COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT

We encourage Granges to continue to bring community improvement projects to their community. This includes keeping their building up to date and useable, thus a need for capital improvement projects is in order and we will assist Granges in seeking grants for Capital improvement projects.  We also plan to  provide financial grants to communities who find themselves in the midst of natural disasters and to causes that create better communities and human conditions.

 

WOMEN'S RESOURCES

Educating the community about safe and proper methods of food preservation is quickly making a comeback.  The Grange can be a leader in making sure men and women who are interested in food preservation are educated and well informed.  We encourage each grange to sponsor a food preservation program using a reliable source to conduct the workshop.  If funds are needed to obtain a reliable source and your Grange does not have funding you can apply for partial assistance.  Proof of completion of the workshop is required.  If funds are requested the following information must be included:

 

Grange Name and Number, Contact Person, Address, Date of workshop, name of workshop expert, qualifications of workshop expert.  Thirty days following the workshops completion the Grange seeking funding must report the outcome of the workshop and provide one photo.  This report can be sent via e-mail.  We would like to know how many attended the workshop.  Funding must be returned if the Grange fails to report within in 30 days.

 

Women's Health issues are unique and we encourage you to consider hosting an educational program on a health issue that is important to your community.


ARTS
We plan to promote the arts through various contests that will be open to the public participation. Contests will be conducted in the fall at the annual meeting.



Our Services:
  • Tax Exempt - We are 501c3 status - your contributions are tax exempt
  • Support - We plan to seek grants from other foundations to provide funding for the programs we will be implementing. Your support is greatly appreciated!!!
  • Volunteer staff - The officers and staff of this foundation are volunteers. The officers will consist of a President, Vice President and Secretary/ Treasurer. We will also have a board of directors and committee chairmen

Emergency Capital Improvement projects 

This is a temporary loan to help a Grange with an emergency that affects the availability of the use of the building in the community.  For example if the water heater, heater or some other aspect needs repair or replacement and the Grange doesn't have enough funds to replace it for a period of time these funds can be applied for.  Or if vandal's strike and windows or doors need replaced or fixed immediately funds can be applied for.  There is no time limit on the loan and there will be no interest charged.  

 

  • The Grange must provide current information on balances in checking, savings and cd's or other invested funds when applying.  
  • The Grange must also provide a list or regular/monthly/periodical expenses that help prove that they are in need of assistance.
  • Maximum amount available per incident is $250.00.
  • The Grange must provide quarterly reports on activities that prove their efforts to earn the funds to repay the loan.

 



Meetings
The annual meeting of P.I.C.K. will be held the first week of October in conjunction with the Colorado State Grange session.

Board of Directors

Grant Application and Process

For applying for a P.I.C.K grant, please read the process and complete the application.

Grant Application and Process (please read the process before you complete the application)

We appreciate all donations for P.I.C.K. We can only exist with your support!

Please send all donations to:

P.I.C.K.
c/o Cindy Greer
7629 C.R. 100,
Hesperus, CO 81326

  last updated: 10-Jan-2017
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