National Philanthropy Day 2020
CAPCO continues to work to address the needs of our community. With COVID-19, those challenges have increased significantly for everyone, especially the vulnerable members of our community. We are most effective in responding to these challenges as a team – building on the strengths in the community, partnering and collaborating with others, leading efforts to identify and address the causes of poverty in our community and with maximum feasible participation of low income people. We need everyone’s support in this effort.
On National Philanthropy Day, Nov. 15, you can help CAPCO continue to make a difference in our Community. Your donation helps us continue and expand these efforts. Your contributions for CAPCO through the Cortland Community Foundation for National Philanthropy gives us a chance to win up to $10,000. For more information, please check out https://cortlandcommunityfoundation.org/philanthropy-day .
CAPCO serves more than 3000 individuals, 1500 families in our community annually. We do this by providing services, supports and resources addressing health, nutrition, housing, education, early child development, GED/High School Equivalency literacy, emergency needs, transportation, in-home supports, emergency needs and more. CAPCO responds to poverty in Cortland County with these resources: Family Development, Head Start/Early Head Start, Energy Services, Women Infants and Children (WIC) and Consumer Directed Services.
Since March of this year, these challenges exploded because of COVID-19. CAPCO focused on needed resources, personal protection equipment needed by families and individuals, emergency needs including rental assistance, food, education needs for computers, internet access while virtually learning. All of the needs that we all found ourselves looking at, the low-income families in our community found that even more devastating. We looked at what our community needed and set about trying to make sure they had it.
In 2020, CAPCO made a difference in our community in these ways:
Volunteers spend more than 9000 hours supporting CAPCO efforts to the community,
WIC serves more than 1500 pregnant women and children birth-5 years old. Approximately 78% of WIC prenatal participants initiate breastfeeding,
More than 800 people received food assistance through Family Development and Snackpacks, Farmers Market EBT, SNAP benefits, emergency assistance, food deliveries,
More than 270 children and their families served in HS/EHS,
More than 700 individuals received clothing and household items through CAPCO Family Essentials, CAPCO Cares bags (homeless), COVID Cares bags to address COVID needs, coat giveaway,
165 children received new clothes, shoes, school supplies for returning to school,
More than 300 individuals living in rural areas of the county (Marathon, McGraw, Cincinnatus) utilized CAPCO’s Family Success Center in Marathon.
190 consumers lived independently with support of the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP). More than 250 aides are employed for this program.
120 Households were served through Energy Services – Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), NYSERDA, EmPower, No Heat Emergencies.
Over 350 people received emergency assistance through CAPCO’s Community Action Angels Program
More than 100 adults were enrolled in CAPCO’s Adult Education/HSE.
Your support helps us to continue to provide these resources and more. Thank you for your support.
National Philanthropy Day 2020