THE EMPOWERMENT CENTER
"Giving Is What We Do!"
Life's most persistent urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
-Martin Luther King Jr.
THE EMPOWERMENT CENTER
(TheEMPC) since 2003
“Giving food, hope, dignity and a pathway out of poverty through employment.”
SINCE THE INCEPTION
TheEMPC has used a 100% volunteer workforce, many of whom are unemployed, underemployed and/or branded unemployable to divert tons of food each year from the sanitary landfill to the tables of thousands of families and the hands of the homeless who other wise would go hungry.
The Employment Development Component has been instrumental at putting people to work and diverting them from homelessness, and restoring individuals to self sufficiency.
This has been a winning situation for the people who serve and the ones who are served. In fact, many of the volunteers who have and now serve their fellow needy community members came because they needed food, and made a quality decision to help serve others. Each time individuals donate time and labor to the Food Distribution Program they are able to take home free groceries.
For many receiving free groceries, is not the only benefit of their willingness to give back. However, as a result of the training, work experience, hands on coaching in work readiness, resources and supplies needed to go to work that we supply (transportation, clothing, certifications and documentation), plus assistance in applying, following up and securing employment; up to 85 people go to work and/or obtain upgrades in current jobs each year. These individuals have been empowered to reverse the cycle of poverty and become self sufficient contributors to the community!
THE HOLIDAY MEALS PROGRAMS
The Holiday Meals Program serves the neediest families in targeted public schools providing them with elaborate Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners that includes everything for an elegant holiday weekend.
The volunteer work force has been vital to our ability to wage war against hunger
and divert tons of pounds of wholesome food away from the sanitary landfills.
CHRISTMAS GIVING EVENT FOR FOSTER CARE FAMILIES
We are serving Foster Care Children and their families for Christmas, providing gifts, food for their Christmas Week and Meal, decorations and other items to deck the halls and create a festive celebration.
The Empowerment Center's sole support is from private individual, businesses and organizations who feel the call to support the neediest members of our society by becoming partners and supporting us financially.
Just click on the donate button at the top of the page to go to our secure payment link to donate.
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE AND GREATLY APPRECIATED