As we recently shared 'Solace for most of us these days in elusive.' We have been rightfully distracted dealing with a worldwide pandemic that has required nearly all of our energy and a laser focus on helping the people we support to understand their role and social responsibility. Like all citizens, quarantine has changed the cadence of our everyday life. In response, we have worked to implement organizational systems and processes while maintaining our mission and keeping everyone healthy, happy, and safe. To top it off, our hearts are heavy with pain and worry about our fellow citizens experiencing racial injustice as well as our desire to be part of responding to a cry for justice. We humbly admit while we tried to do it all, we simply can't.
With all of this heavy on our minds and hearts, we have made the decision to cancel PCL's 2020 Virtual Summer Solstice Benefit. The Summer Solstice Benefit is PCL's major fundraiser for the year and we appreciate your consideration of supporting our mission by donating. While the auction portion of the evening is always a lot of fun, the need remains the same - support for the MY HOME, MY LIFE program bridging financial barriers to vital housing and medical needs for the people we support.
While we will miss seeing you virtually, we are dedicated to our resolve in continuing our social responsibilities to the people we support, staff, and our community. We are taking a stand for unifying social justice for everyone in our communities, creating lasting societal change, and promoting solidarity.
Additionally, we ask that along with your support of our Summer Solstice Benefit that you take the time to support, donate, participate, and educate yourselves surrounding advocacy work and social justice in your community. We've collected a handful of resources for your information and hope you will show your support to social justice for everyone.
We look forward to hosting you in 2021. Our team will be reaching out to those in need of refunds. If you have any questions you may contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 838-2403 / (503) 753-1239
Thank you for your understanding and continued support. In the meantime, please stay safe and we look forward to staying connected.