Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn

 
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    New News!
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Pastor and Executive Director
    Hi Friends of Circles. We have some news to report on both our Pitcairn and our McKeesport sites. Pitcairn is being very intentional in trying to restart some areas of staleness in our local program. This includes retraining our Allies, recruiting new Guiding Coalition (board) members and retraining them, and reenrolling...
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn has received 2 donations
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn has received 5 donations
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    Joys and Challenges
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Executive Director
    Wow - the end of October brought us news that the Heinz Endowments agreed to a grant for expansion of Circles into a nearby community of McKeesport. We had a meeting of all the possible supporters at Bethany House Academy near Crawford Village, which included the Mayor's office, people from the education, health care,...
    • 8 months ago
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    Some New Faces at Circles
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Pastor and Executive Director
    Hi Folks. There are some new faces and new things going on at Circles. First, the Circles Coach who helped launch our initiative in Pitcairn has moved on to another job. In her place, we have Rose Alexander Staples, who is a bright, warm, and energetic presence in our midst. People seem to be warming up to her nicely and...
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn has received 8 donations
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    Circles Brings Hope
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Pastor and Executive Director
    I must confess, I am writing this the morning I have returned from vacation. I also confess that I could write more frequent reports about progress - I often get caught up in the moment and forget about writing reports. If I had written more regularly, I would have told you about 21-year-old Maggie who walked three miles...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    Lives are Changing!
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Pastor and Executive Director
    Anyone who has ever tried to change something about their life knows how hard real change can be. All of our low-income participants of Circles have the same challenges with change. Given the difficulty of change and life transformation, I hope all who read this report can appreciate the effort and the value of these...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    New Class is "Getting Ahead"
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Pastor and Executive Director
    Hello to all who have donated to the Circles Initiative in Pitcairn! I am excited to share with you some achievements of participants in the Circles program. Your dollars allowed us to help our participants learn how to budget, job hunt, achieve educational goals, and work together to address issues that make it more...
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn has received 71 donations
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    Five NEW "Getting Ahead" Grads
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Pastor and Executive Director
    On Wednesday, June 13, five new participants graduated from their "Getting Ahead" portion of the Circles Initiative. Three of them were not comfortable being videotaped, but I will be posting the videos from the other two when I have them downloaded from the camera. In her graduation speech, Nicole said, "Circles helped me...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    A Permanent Place Has Been Secured And You Helped!
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Executive Director
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! All of you who donated, we made it! Together, we have secured a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving fundraising website AND you have helped to boost the morale of all the Circles participants! It was incredible to have our folks checking in and reporting to me how many donors we had, sharing...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    Still gathering momentum!
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Executive Director
    Wow, Folks! We still have 11 days left in the challenge and only need 10 more donors! I think we're going to make it. Several things have touched my heart in the last 19 days... The Anonymous Donor who made a HUGE donation to put us over the top financially... The Matching Donor who made a LARGE contribution to encourage a...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    Growing Even Closer to Our Giver Goal!
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Executive Director
    Thank you! To all who have participated in some way, we are so grateful! We have received $760 toward our matching donor's pledge and hope to receive donations of $240 more to reach the full matching ceiling of $1,000 by midnight on April 17. We are also growing even closer to our needed 50 donors to secure a permanent...
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  • Eric@caumc
    Eric@caumc Wow what great support that is going on here. I am very proud to part of this. The staff along with willing members are making big changes in the community we live in. So thank you all for your support
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  • Move 10 Families Out of Poverty in Pitcairn posted a progress report
    First Week of April Challenge
    By - Cyndi Bloise - Executive Director
    In December 2010, Circles participated in an Open Challenge like this. Personally, I contributed quite a lot. We got a good number of donors, but made it just 1/2 way to the $4,000 mark, so we didn't earn a permanent spot for fundraising. I am thrilled to report that we have already reached nearly $800 in six days and most...
    • 2 years ago
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  • revbloise
    revbloise In April, we began a focus on the Physical Health resource. So, we have a biggest loser challenge going - a walking program going, a healthy diet encouragement going. It will be great!
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  • revbloise
    revbloise We just had our Circles weekly meeting last night. We have such a great group of new folks who are beginning to talk about changes in their lives and beginning to dream of what the future might look like for them.
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  • Manmeet Mehta
    Manmeet Mehta Please feel free to email me at mmehta [at] globalgiving [dot] com should you have any follow up questions.
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  • Manmeet Mehta
    Manmeet Mehta Hello, I work with GlobalGiving. The website provides a great space to share feedback and discuss opinions in a mutually respectful manner. For more personal and specific conversations, we would encourage you to connect offline.
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  • lrh578
    lrh578 Pitcairn Circles is filled with dysfunction an unaccountability period. As a former Circle leader, I was abandoned at one of the lowest points in my life. There are others from the same group who feel the same way.
    • 2 years ago
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    • revbloise
      revbloise This Circle Leader was part of the program for two years, did not work on any of their goals, showed up sporadically. The couple was given a choice to be present more consistently and to be fully committed to working on their goals or CHOOSE to exit the program. They have not called to respond, but elected to stop... Read more »
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    • lrh578
      lrh578 Stop making excuses, I participated in many, many projects including a "holiday extravaganza" which I busted my hump for. As far as the comment about not returning phone calls, the truth is I WAS contacted by the Circles coordinator, who I still interact with, but was NEVER contacted by Rev. Bloise who is head of... Read more »
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    • revbloise
      revbloise Notice that you did not say you worked on your goals, Lisa. And yes, you were contacted by me several times. We did not "abandon" you or we would not have your daughter still babysitting, watching her after school, not reporting you for not living in the school district, etc. If you would like to talk, please call... Read more »
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    • lrh578
      lrh578 To everyone reading this post: the statements made by this PASTOR shows her true character. It is not her that's watching my child after school, it is Erin Kane the coordinator of the program. She NEVER tried to contact me, even after she knew my family became homeless. She looks my daughter in the face every week,... Read more »
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    • revbloise
      revbloise Erin is our full-time employee and when she acts it is on behalf of Circles, and with my permission. Every time she went to court with you, every time we wroge letters of support for you, when she tried to help you negotiate rent with your landlord and you did not show up, when she came back early from a retreat to take you... Read more »
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Cynthia Bloise

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Pitcairn, PA United States

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