Your donation to Partners for Our Communities is tax deductible. POC is a non profit 501c3 organization. Ticket purchases for our fundraising events, are also tax deductible. The entirety of your donation will go to support POC programs. You will receive a receipt upon your donation. Please keep this for tax reporting purposes.

As the United States shuts down for COVID-19, POC cannot. We had to cancel our major Fund-Raising Jubilee scheduled for May 9th, and we have had to cut back on some of our programs, but we can’t eliminate them all. Many families in the surrounding communities count on POC for continued support in times of crisis. We are receiving many calls and questions about what this crisis means to a parent in poverty. Individuals isolated due to language have serious questions that if unanswered could be critical. We are running on a skeleton staff of bilingual community navigators and liaisons and youth development staff with the Executive Director working alongside each. We are practicing social distancing, curbside pick up and drop off of food and community resources. Other non-crucial staff is working from home. We have been mobilizing people and donations, and communicating with partnering agencies to best serve these truly vulnerable children and families. BE OUR HERO: We could not accomplish this if it wasn’t for individuals like you who continue to give to others that need help now. This is your time to be our hero and open your heart. To support children and families please click the red DONATE button at the top of the page.

Special Events

25th Anniversary Masquerade Jubilee


Saturday May 9, 2020
5:00pm – Estate Tour

6:30pm – Cocktails and Dinner

Join us for POC’s 25th Anniversary Masquerade Jubilee at the Sanfilippo “Place de la Musique”. All proceeds to support children and family programs, including Adult Literacy & Employment, ICompete Youth Development & Family Engagement, Adult Leadership, and Health.

Farm to Table Dinner

Saturday, October 5, 2019
5:00pm – 10:00pm
Soulful Prairies, Woodstock

This event supports ROLE (Reaching Out Lifting to Excellence) Women’s Leadership Program, which provides mental health support, teaches marketable skills, and helps secure employment. All sponsors receive their logo on all marketing materials and placed on all POC social media, newsletters and website, and recognized at the dinner

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Partners for Our Communities (POC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
As such, donations are tax-deductible.

POC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all employees, applicants for employment, and individuals and families to which services are provided, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age, disability, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.