Exciting News! Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program

We are so excited to share that RCAP Solutions has been selected to be a part of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.

For the month of September, each time a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Hannaford located at 21 Timpany Blvd, Gardner, MA 01440, $1 will be donated to RCAP Solutions. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and fundraise for our cause.

Let’s get started! We can begin by spreading the news to our friends and family. Call, send emails, and post on social media. The more people who learn about the program and purchase the Community Bag during the month of September, the more money we will raise.

To learn more about this program, please visit hannaford.bags4mycause.com.

Take the #SafeStepForward Challenge

#SAFESTEPFORWARDWe Believe in a Better Future

Providing Safety and Stability for Domestic Violence Survivors and their Children, through Housing and Case Management

 

 

Take the #SafeStepForward Challenge today!

This initiative will help us provide our families with the essential items they need to start a life free from domestic abuse.It costs approximately $2,000 to furnish a SafeStep home. We are looking to raise at least $5,000 to support these families.

A $25 donation could give a child in the SafeStep program hats, mittens and scarves that would keep them warm throughout the cold New England winter or a $50 donation could provide a SafeStep mom with a monthly bus pass to get to her job. Any donation amount gives the essential items families need while transitioning into healthy homes at the end of the two year program.

DonateAfterTweet EditedSSF you accept our challenge to donate, go to Facebook and Twitter and post about your contribution using the hashtag: #SafeStepForward . Monetary donations can be made through our website. Make your donation now, click the “Donate” button to visit our donate page.

Items NeededPurchase items needed for survivors and bring them to our headquarters at 12 East Worcester Street in Worcester, MA or to our corporate offices located at 205 School Street in Gardner, MA. We can also pick up  donations, just call 978-630-6714 to schedule a pick-up time. Click the “Items Needed” button to see a list of items needed.

 

2000px-Recycle001.svgDonate electronic waste that will be recycled through Planet Green Recycle. A box of 20 electronics for recycling translates to $50 dollars that will help a SafeStep family. Drop-off e-waste at our recycling boxes at headquarters at 12 East Worcester Street in Worcester, MA or at our corporate offices at 205 School Street in Gardner, MA. *This recycling event will continue after the #SafeStepForward challenge.

 

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Conveniently donate to our program while shopping on AmazonSmile, just select RCAP Solutions as your non-profit and .5% of your purchase cost will go to RCAP Solutions programs.

 

 

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Finally, don’t forget to tell everyone you made a difference! After you donate, post it to your Facebook and Twitter pages using our #SafeStepForward post.

“I helped a local family take a #SafeStepForward by donating $          to RCAP Solutions!

 

About SafeStep

This year, SafeStep provided twenty-four adults and forty-seven children with safe homes. These families entered our program in search of a new beginningSafestep 4, fleeing their partner and the physical and emotional abuse inflicted upon them.

SafeStep is a transitional housing program that helps survivors build stable lives through counseling, education, and employment. Our case managers work with each family providing them with the tools they need to succeed. Our families, who are referred from homeless shelters throughout the area often flee their abusers with little or nothing to call their own. With your help, we can provide them with the tools needed to take a safe step forward and build a stable and better life.

250 New Likes on Facebook!

RCAP Solutions is participating in a Facebook Like Challenge, to gain 500 new page likes during the month of August.

We hit a milestone of 250 new likes, which brings us to the halfway point.

We have our work cut out for us though, as we need 250 more in the next 10 days!

For every “like” our Facebook page receives, $1 will be donated by our generous sponsor, Clinton Savings Bank.

If we meet our goal of reaching 500, our total will be matched by an anonymous donor, bringing us to $1,000!

Please visit https://www.facebook.com/RCAPSolutions and give our page a “like”.

Your one click will make a big difference for many! See below for more info on the work we do.

Thank you!

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RCAP Solutions helps people and communities find pathways to self-sufficiency and expanded economic opportunity. Some examples of who we help:

  • working families in danger of losing their homes
  • families transitioning from welfare to employment
  • domestic violence victims
  • families living in hotels and shelters
  • small communities needing assistance to provide safe drinking water to their residents
  • veterans in need of housing
  • small businesses with poor credit
  • families needing to make home improvements to help a disabled family member remain with their family
  • elderly and disabled individuals in need of supportive housing and services
  • young individuals and children in need of housing
  • first time homebuyers with poor credit
  • rural communities in need of funding to make vital infrastructure repairs
  • Individuals and families with disabilities

 

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Take a Bite out of Homelessness!

JerseyThe Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Attend the Worcester Sharks Game on Saturday, December 13!

10. Take a BITE out of Homelessness! All proceeds from ticket sales, raffles and the jersey auction will benefit RCAP Solutions local homelessness prevention programs!

9. Catch the Sharks wearing “throwback” IceCats jerseys from 1994!

8. Celebrate 20 years of Hockey in the City of Worcester!

7. Freebies! Attendees will receive a Worcester Hockey Mascot Poster featuring FINZ and Scratch!

6. Former IceCats players will sign autographs with FINZ and Scratch during the intermissions!

5. Tickets purchased through RCAP are great seats and discounted over 50%

4. Create memories! This is a great (and low cost) family night out!

3. All game worn jerseys will be auctioned/raffled off, benefiting RCAP Solutions!

2. Sharks Feeding Frenzy! Specialty Jersey Games have a lot of energy – players (and fans) go wild!

1. See President & CEO Karen Koller drop the puck!

Have a fun night out and support local families at the same time!

What else are you doing on 12.13.14???

Gold Level Discounted Tickets just $12 Each (Face Value of $20)!

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Event Includes:
• Sharks vs. Monarchs game
• Game Worn Jersey Auction (live, silent & raffle)
• 50/50 Raffle
• Chuck A Puck Contest
• Autographs, free posters, mascots and much more

Contact Maegen McCaffrey, 978-630-6714, email: mmccaffrey@rcapsolutions.org.

Ticket sales and auction proceeds will benefit RCAP Solutions Client Services Programs, serving over four thousand Worcester county residents and families each year, providing affordable housing, homelessness prevention, home rehabilitation, domestic violence victim support, foreclosure prevention and financial literacy.

Gone to the Birds Gala

On September 18, 2014, RCAP Solutions Celebrated its 45th Anniversary by going to the birds! Over 250 attendees, made up of artists, business professionals, RCAP Solutions supporters and Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce members participated in a birdhouse auction, hosted by Skinner Auctions. Over 100 works of art were auctioned, raising over $16,000. 100% of the proceeds will support housing and homelessness prevention programs for Worcester County families.

We thank the many generous sponsors, talented artists, and the staff and volunteers who donated their time and talents and helped to make this event a great success!

Photos by Andrea Seward, Habakkuk Media Services.

 

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Four days until Greater Worcester Gives!

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RCAP Solutions is proud to be a non profit partner in Greater Worcester GIVES, a community-wide online giving challenge hosted by Greater Worcester Community Foundation which seeks to inspire as many people as possible to support local nonprofit organizations during a 24-hour period.

Please visit the RCAP Solutions Donation Page to make a donation on Tuesday, May 6, 2014: http://www.gwgives.org/#npo/rcap-solutions-inc

The goal is to raise unrestricted dollars for the nonprofit organizations that serve our communities.

For 24 hours, between 12:00am through 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 6, donors can make gifts of $25 or more to participating nonprofits that are located in or provide services in Worcester County.

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the country’s first community foundation, we hope to shine a spotlight on the nonprofit community and make it fun and easy for individuals to support local nonprofit organizations.

KPM is RCAP’s “Exclusive Mobile Sponsor”

Girl With Mobile Smart PhoneRCAP Solutions, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C. (KPM) as “Exclusive Mobile Sponsor”.

This sponsorship allows RCAP Solutions to offer a mobile giving program, which utilizes new technology to raise funds from mobile phone users.

“KPM is thrilled to be the Exclusive Mobile Sponsor for RCAP Solutions,” stated Karen Kent, Principal at KPM. “Many nonprofit organizations are searching for new ways to increase fundraising activity and we applaud their ‘outside of the box’ thinking. I have worked with many non-profits and believe that using new technologies for fundraising shows creativity that will be appealing to a very wide audience. We are pleased to partner with RCAP Solutions, as they continue to support the community and help so many in need, especially at a time when the demand for RCAP Solutions’ services is growing.”

“Mobile technology is changing the way nonprofit organizations do business,” said Karen A. Koller, President & CEO of RCAP Solutions. “RCAP Solutions understands the importance of using resources wisely; however we believe that new technology can have a significant impact in engaging clients, volunteers and donors. Our hope is that a mobile giving campaign will attract a wider audience of donors and KPM’s sponsorship allows 100% of those donations to directly benefit RCAP Solutions programs and positively impact families in need.”

KPM is the first business to participate in “RCAP Plus” a new sponsorship program offered by RCAP Solutions.  “RCAP Plus” provides sponsorship opportunities for businesses and communities interested in supporting the many important programs provided by RCAP Solutions that assist individuals and families throughout Central Massachusetts and the rural communities across the Northeastern United States.

RCAP Solutions is primarily supported by state and federal funding sources; however with shrinking funds and required funding matches, it is becoming more difficult to provide the necessary programs to clients.  RCAP Solutions works with hundreds of families each year, providing the necessary stabilization services for those in need, in order to keep them safe, healthy and in permanent housing.  With over 2,000 families living in hotels across the Commonwealth and more families becoming homeless every day, the need for additional funds is continually growing.

Try it out now, text “RCAP” to 56512.  Every dollar of your donation will support our HOME for the Holidays Campaign.  Click here for more information.