SHAPE Community Center is so grateful for all of the support we have received during this time. As with the rest of the world, our operations came to an abrupt halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with help from your donations, we were able to quickly switch tracks and respond to those in need.
All of a sudden, we lost income from our events and event facility rentals, our onsite café and commercial kitchen rentals, our after-school program, and other donations; still we were so fortunate that contributions came in and allowed us to provide child care for essential workers, in addition to meals, transportation, masks, gloves, cleaning supplies, disinfectant, and reliable information to those in need.
It just so happens that we had recently purchased several hundred dollars’ worth of bottled water for our youth fundraiser, and we were able to repurpose that supply to deliver 1-2 cases of water and other necessities to approximately 30-50 elders and other vulnerable individuals each week since March. Along with those daily deliveries, we also hosted five “grab-n-go” food and supply giveaways, which serviced over 1,500 families and individuals.
As our country reopens, we continue to move forward with caution as we restore SHAPE’s regular programming in the safest manner possible. We wish you the best of health and happiness, and thank you again for all of your support.