Palm Coast Plantation C.A.R.E., Inc.
Palm Coast Plantation C.A.R.E., Inc.
(Community Action Responsive Embrace)
Palm Coast Plantation C.A.R.E., Inc. (Community Action Responsive Embrace) is a community-minded organization open to all residents of Palm Coast Plantation. C.A.R.E.’s mission is to promote, encourage, and foster the development of a community-minded organization that brings hope to those in need in Flagler County. Any resident or property owner is welcome and encouraged to join C.A.R.E. at any time. Several years ago we applied for and received designation from the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization, which means that we are tax exempt. Therefore, all monetary donations to PCP C.A.R.E. can be claimed on the contributor’s federal income tax form. All funds collected by PCP C.A.R.E. are directed to our projects. We have no paid staff.
November 2017 marked PCP C.A.R.E.’s eleventh year to conduct the once-a-year monetary fundraising effort within our community. The residents of Palm Coast Plantation continue to demonstrate their generosity. In consideration of our mission, you will find listed below the organizations and individuals PCP C.A.R.E. and our residents assisted during 2017.
Family Life Center (FLC) – a local, not-for-profit, social service organization providing an emergency shelter, outreach program, essential support services for women and children who are victims of domestic/sexual violence, as well as outreach programs that focus on awareness of, and deterrents to, domestic/sexual violence. The FLC also serves as Flagler County’s Rape Crisis Center. Throughout C.A.R.E.’s existence, we have supported the women and children at the center and offered assistance when local emergencies have arisen throughout the year. PCP residents have donated many pieces of clothing, household goods, personal hygiene items, etc., to the center. Additionally, for the past eight summers, our residents have provided schools supplies and money for school uniforms for the children being served by the shelter. We have also supported the FLC’s annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes event with a monetary donation and walkers.
Habitat for Humanity – a national organization that brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. PCP residents provided a warm meal for college students from Minnesota who spent their Spring Break building a Habitat home. Additionally, residents also repainted a home for a Flagler county family lacking both the ability and resources to do this task.
Holiday Giving to Families – PCP C.A.R.E. sponsored three needy families, thus providing 17 people with food and gifts for the December holidays. Many of our PCP neighbors helped shop, wrap, and deliver the gifts.
Hope-to-Help Foundation –a foundation created by Dr. Karen Toppi, a local physician, “for women with Breast and Gynecological Cancers to offer a way to help her find balance amongst her body, her mind and her soul. We ‘hope to help’ by offering compassionate and informative medical education coupled with holistic techniques that help calm the mind, foster strength and inner peace that will allow her to seek and enhance her health and well being as she journey’s through this life altering diagnosis of ‘cancer’ and the ‘new normal’ we are given to cope with after.” A monetary donation was given.
Hurricane IRMA Relief – A sizable monetary donation was given to assist Flagler Beach residents rebuild their lives following destruction left by IRMA.
Kids Rock the Nation – a national, not-for-profit charity, led by Anthony Wild of Palm Coast that promotes self-esteem through musical performance. Mr. Wild recognizes and rewards potential musical talent in children ages nine to sixteen years of age. His charity provides instruments and lessons to children throughout Flagler County to help build self-esteem in his pupils.
The Sheltering Tree – A Cold Weather Program (part of Flagler County Family Assistance Program) providing shelter and food for homeless citizens on cold nights. A monetary donation was given.
WARM (Women Assisting Recovering Mothers) – a state-funded, multicultural program offering long-term residential treatment for women recovering from substance abuse who are pregnant, postpartum or parenting young children. The program welcomes children under the age of six and sets the families up in comfortable apartment units. Women spend their days in structured treatment, while the children attend on-site daycare. Through a broad range of therapeutic approaches, the clients become empowered and productive. PCP C.A.R.E. has provided monetary assistance; donations of toiletry goods, baby items, clothing for mothers and children; blankets. etc. Additionally, during the holiday seasons of 2016 and 2017, we have partnered with Cut Up and Sew to provide gifts for the women and children being served by WARM.
PCP C.A.R.E. continues to honor the mission that was developed eleven years ago. Therefore, we will provide continued assistance to Flagler County organizations/citizens in an attempt to bring aid and hope to those in need. Thank you, Palm Coast Plantation residents, for your donations, help, and concern.