FOOD BANK SUPPORT

$5,455 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 14 months
Richard Valerie Carpenter
on behalf of New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.
 READING, PA
My name is Richard Carpenter. I recently had an opportunity to donate $5,000.00 from Axcess Industires, Inc. to a local foodbank in need of some help during the recent Blizzard.  

This organization meant a lot to me as a young child. This same facility provided my family with meals in a time of need.  It was great to see after 30 years, people were still taking on the challenge of helping people that are in need in the community. 

See the Newspaper Article
Reading Eagle Article

I am reaching out to the community at large to consider supporting New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.  and the exceptional services that they provide.    My goal is to raise them another $5,000.00 by next week. This is a Non Profit Organization with a 501c3 status.  

NJCO provides a daily soup kitchen, weekly food pantry and weekly clothing closet for low income individuals and families in the Reading, PA community.

My excitement grew when I saw the comments on Social Media.  It made me want to try and do even more for this group to help them with their finances.  I teamed up with Axcess  Industries Director of Business Development Jim Cisick and came up with starting a Go Fund Me page in order to keep the momentum going.  I am going to personally donate the first $1,000.00 to get this effort moving. Thanks.
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Update 2
Posted by Richard Carpenter
13 months ago
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I was asked to tell how I intend to transfer the funds to NJCO. Upon receiviing the check from the Go Fund Me Site. I will then take my Mother for lunch. I am not telling her where I am taking her for lunch but we will go to NJCO and have lunch with everyone that is there that day. Before leaving there I will give my Mother all checks that have been received and she will leave that as her tip for lunch she had. I am not sure how she will handle this, but when reading the article in the paper I know she looked at me and said " Rich that was a nice article they wrote about you". That was my mothers way of saying you always do things that amaze me. This will be a day of her being amazed again and knowing that she as well, was part of giving something back to the community. I want to thank everyone for doing what you did. On 2-16-2016 I intend on shutting down this Go Fund ME Site and taking all of the funds received and transfering them to NJCO. I want to thank everyone for what they did and let you know I personaly will continue to be a part of this organizations success hopefully in many ways.
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Update 1
Posted by Richard Carpenter
14 months ago
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Aweosme upto $1,880.00 Thanks everyone.
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Ann Marie Wallace
14 months ago

Thank you Richard! I can't believe how far this has gone already!

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Richard Valerie Carpenter
14 months ago

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$5,455 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 58 people in 14 months
Created January 29, 2016
Richard Valerie Carpenter  
on behalf of New Journey Community Outreach, Inc.
AE
$100
Ann Eschleman
13 months ago
ML
$100
Michele Leisawitz
13 months ago(Offline Donation)
DL
$50
Doris / Eliot Leisawitz
13 months ago(Offline Donation)
BL
$180
Ben Leisawitz
13 months ago(Offline Donation)

Leisawitz Heller Law Firm

BE
$25
BRENDA EDSALL
13 months ago
$395
Anonymous
13 months ago
$50
Tanya Endy
13 months ago

Great job!!

MB
$20
Michele Bibbus
13 months ago
$25
Alicia Julia-Stanley
13 months ago
1
1
DG
$50
Dick and Pat Graul
13 months ago
Ann Marie Wallace
14 months ago

Thank you Richard! I can't believe how far this has gone already!

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Richard Valerie Carpenter
14 months ago

Take 10 and Give $10.00

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