PCF is pleased to announce this new fund is open and ready to accept donations:
The Martha and Mya After-school Fund was established to help maintain funding for an important after-school program.
Why Martha and Mya?
Martha Murfin was one of the founders of the Coastal Alliance For Youth, which became our local Boys and Girls Club. She understood the absolute necessity of creating a program to ensure that the kids of our community had a safe place to go after school. In those first days, she said that funding should be easy.
"We just need 200 people in this community to give $1000 per year, and our kids will be taken care of after school," was her motto.
Mya is one of the kids who has grown up being able to spend time after school at the Club. When Mya learned of the closing she said
"Mom, money doesn't grow on trees but sometimes it grows on roses."
She had taped her summer clam raking earnings ($152) to a rose she has been preserving since her 11th birthday and asked her mom to bring it to Club. She said,
"I know this won't solve the problem but every little bit helps, right?"
These two amazing ladies show the spirit that our community needs to fund a sustainable after school program. We are much stronger and safer if our kids have a safe place to go after school. While the current board is committed to making sure that they do the work to reopen the Club, our community needs to show that we can and will support an after-school program for our kids.
A group of community members opened this fund through South Pacific County Community Foundation to ensure ongoing support of an after school program.
It costs approximately $200,000 to run an after school program on an annual basis. In donating to this fund, money will only be released once there is at least $100,000 in the fund and an additional $100,000 secured in grants and other funds to operate. If we do not reach that goal, money will be returned to donors.
Annual donation levels are as follows:
Martha's Legacy $10,000 and above
Corporate Sponsor $5,000-$9,999
Business Sponsor $2000
Platinum Sponsor $1000
Gold Sponsor $500
Mya's Club $152-$500
Annual donations are encouraged. You may make monthly recurring donations.
The foundation accepts donations from donors who wish to be anonymous.
Please consider becoming an enduring donor, someone who donates every month, year after year.
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate action of its members" Coretta Scott King