For more than 80 years William Byrd Community House has been quietly reaching out to help in ways that are not always easy to see…unless you look closely. And listen carefully to stories from real people who have been encouraged, motivated and redirected. Members of our community who are on their way to lives full of hope, promise and purpose.
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How We Get There: The Goal: An Equal Chance for All to Climb Economic Ladder REGGIE GORDON TIMES-DISPATCH GUEST COLUMNIST Sunday, November 12, 2006
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The William Byrd Community House will outsource the collection and distribution of gifts for our clients during the upcoming holiday season. Instead of creating a plan to mobilize our staff to be the conduit for the wonderful outpouring of generosity from our friends and supporters in the form of holiday presents for the children and families we serve, we are placing the names of the children, families, and adults served by the William Byrd Community House on the Salvation Army Angel Tree. The Salvation Army has successfully demonstrated that it has the capacity to manage the logistics and coordinate the gift exchange and volunteers required to ensure that Christmas is merry for thousands of local children, families, and adults who would have been unable to afford to buy their own gifts. We are happy to partner with the Salvation Army, redirecting our donors and supporters to it for the holiday gift-giving process. Meanwhile, the William Byrd Community House will continue to use our resources to focus on our core business during the holiday season: Providing the programs and services that help us fulfill our mission of creating pathways to self-sufficiency for children, families, and adults.
Partnerships, collaborations, strategic alliances, and conversations about the like are taking place each day in our community in the nonprofit sector. Many of us in the nonprofit community are engaged in productive dialogue about modifying some of our strategies in order to have an even greater impact on the overall quality of life in the region. The programs and services that we offered 10 years ago may no longer be relevant, as we try to find solutions for the challenges faced by low-income residents of our region today.