Organized by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Greater Worcester GIVES is a community-wide online giving challenge to inspire people to support local nonprofits during a 24-hour period.
Please support RCAP Solutions by making a donation and help to support local families in need!
Any time after midnight on May 6th, click on this link or enter https://www.gwgives.org/#npo/rcap-solutions-incÂ in your browser and follow instructions to make an online donation of $25 or more to RCAP Solutions. Your gift is tax-deductible and unrestricted unless you specify otherwise.
Â 100% of your donation will support our programs.Â No matter what the size of the donation, it will help to fund programs that support individuals, families and communities. Â You do not have to be a Worcester County resident to participate – all donations are welcome!
Your Donation will help to support people like Brittany Hill, who strive to be self sufficient and want to provide a good life for their family.
When entering the Family Self Sufficiency Program two years ago, Brittany Hill was tasked with setting goals, which included paying down her debt and obtaining a degree in the medical field.
Within six months, she had enrolled in school and began taking classes towards a degree in radiology. At the end of 2014, Brittany will have completed her associateâ€™s degree in medical office assistance, and is focused onÂ obtaining a four year degree in radiology.
â€œI want to keep going so that I can get a good job. I got into debt working as a pharmacy technician. The certification program was expensive and my pay was not enough to cover my living expenses with three children and school loans. Even though I worked full time, I quickly went into debt. I fell behind on my payments and was charged penalties. The debt just kept building and I knew I was in trouble.â€
Well over $10,000 in debt when she began the program and eager to restore her credit, Brittany is now budgeting her income and paying off debts. â€œMy credit has gone up 57 points since I began the program. Iâ€™m leasing a carÂ Â and paying off defaulted school loans and old bills.â€
Motivated to complete the goals she has set, Brittany wants to work harder.
“RCAP Solutions has helped me to get on my feet and become independent. My counselor helps me to focus on my goals. I canâ€™t say enough about the amazing support I have received.”
Brittany hopes to purchase a home with the escrow funds she will receive when completing the program.
â€œI plan to take a home ownership certification course and am motivated to own my own home and car. Iâ€™ve lived in apartments that were not safe. I want to be a good example for my girls. I want to give them a good life and give them each a college fund. I donâ€™t want them to struggle like I did.â€