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PREMIERE CHARITIES NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 2021
 ~ Serving Humanity, One Meal at a Time ~
The Serve continues during COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.
The Serve continues during COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 
Premiere Charities, Inc. wishes everyone a very happy and prosperous new year.  2020 was filled with  challenges and PCI stepped up to meet many of them successfully. We are planning wonderful activities for 2021.

 
During this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, Premiere Charities Inc. (PCI) has been assisting needy individuals throughout the community via the following activities:

* PCI has continued weekly to Serve Food to 150 - 200 individuals in need here in Wilmington.


* PCI extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Gurudwara of Delaware Temple for donating delicious meals to needy individuals throughout 2020 and continuing their good work in 2021.  Special thanks to Rupam Arora, Inderjit Singh, & the entire Volunteer Team of the Gurudwara.

* PCI extends special thanks to 

Sigrid and Eric, Dave and Elaine, 
Regina, Claudia, Ron, Pam, 
Meera and Shankar for their dedicated and continued service.


If you are interested in coming back to the Serve, please contact your Team Leader via the email address you have:
Team A, Vinny Kripalu
Team B, Ron Davis


Please make note of the following updates:

Website
 ~

Premiere Charities is very excited 
to announce we almost have 
a new website 
www.Premiere-Charities.com


Our launch date is 2-1-21. Look for it in our next newsletter.


Speaking of Newsletters ~

As of 2021 Premiere Charities hopes to present a monthly newsletter.

We are planning columns we will need your help with.  Please submit your thoughts for:

'Volunteer Voices'

'Stories from the Streets'

and others as we evolve and grow.

Also, please let us know if you'd like to be on the Newsletter Committee.



Speaking of Announcements ~ Premiere Charities states our primary goal for 2021: Our own Kitchen.

A commercial, inspected, accessible, Department of Public Health approved Kitchen.  With refrigerators, freezers, ovens, sinks, dishwasher, counter space, etc. and storage space for chips, bread, containers, bags, napkins, plasticware, and more.

We hope to have our Board of Directors Meetings there 

- if we get enough space for it.

In the interim we're looking 

into renting kitchen space 
- at least for this winter.



And ~

Information regarding the Department of Public Health Food Safety training courses will be available soon. We anticipate having three people from each Team attend online classes.

 
University of Delaware ~

Four students from University of Delaware worked on a Challenge Program with Premiere Charities to create a functional electronic database of information. 
We are so grateful, thank you!
Oh, what help it is!!


On to our Gala ~

Who knows when our next fundraiser Gala will be?

Hopefully, in 2021...



But, in the meantime ~

an alternate fundraiser event ~


One of our founders, current Team A Leader and PCI Board of Directors President, Dr. Vinny Kripalu, will be participating in a 48-hour run event on May 14,15,16 in North Jersey.  Vinny will be running (almost) non-stop thru that 48 hours. WOW!

Vinny will utilize his participation 
as a fundraiser event for 
Premiere Charities.  Please see future newsletters for updates and details.



And The Van ~

What would we do without our Van?

We recently took The Van to Concordville Nissan for some service. We got a new battery and tires, had an airbag recall addressed, and performed an oil change.  Safety first.

The Van is safer for the winter and our Volunteers. We're going back soon for a complete detailing too.



The Serve ~

Premiere Charities is proud of our history.  Since 12-26-09, now in our 12th year, we're Serving Sunday lunches to the food-insecure, homeless, and coronavirus affected people of Wilmington.  We've modified our process and reduced the number of Sunday Volunteers but have gotten back to The Serve. 

(The coronavirus did interrupt us for a few weeks but keeping The Serve on hold indefinitely was not an option.)

On the line, we...

- mark 6' socially distant spacing

- offer no choices 

- the bag is grab and go

- post signs

- work with fewer Volunteers

- have an inventory of masks 

on The Van to share as needed

Please let us know if you'd like to volunteer again or make a donation.


The 1-1-21 'bag ban law' ~

Does it affect From Our Kitchen? No.


For information, please review here:

https://news.delaware.gov/2020/12/01/plastic-carryout-bag-ban-effective-on-jan-1-2021/



Finally, COVID-19 ~

Our sympathies and prayers are with all the people that have lost family, friends, or beloved to coronavirus.

Our thanks and gratitude is with all our frontline-ers still working on our behalf - medical, emergency, fire, police, rescue, retail, delivery, food services, and anyone we missed.

Our hope is with a Vaccine 

made available to everyone 
as soon as possible! 

PLEASE continue to wash your hands, wear your mask, and keep your social distance. Be patient, safe, and kind.

See you in February!


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DONATIONS FOR THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

DONATIONS FOR THE WILMINGTON SERVE 
 
DONATIONS TO APNA GHAR IN INDIA

 

 

 







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