Charity is defined online by http://www.merriam-w...tionary/charity
1. : benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity
2 a: generosity and helpfulness especially toward the needy or suffering; also : aid given to those in need b: an institution engaged in relief of the poor c: public provision for the relief of the needy
3 a: a gift for public benevolent purposes b: an institution (as a hospital) founded by such a gift
4: lenient judgment of others
Please remember that this is a private website. Pubby has implemented the new rules regarding the Pcom Community Chest in order to help it run more efficiently; for both the PCC volunteers and for pcommers. The moderators (PCOM POPO) have been instructed to move all charity threads to the PCC forum, so they can be managed by the PCC. Please see the news clip from two weeks ago if you have not already done so.
We are a new and yet evolving paulding.com sub-group designed to help pcommers in need. The purpose of the Community Chest is to prevent fraud and to protect the advocates from any reprisals. The Community Chest makes every effort to assure that all causes are legitimate, and all donated funds are received by the intended recipient.
Folks requesting for help need to check with community resources (listed below) before requesting assistance from pcommers. At the discretion of the CC, requests per individual are limited based on their need. We are not designed to support folks needing continuous assistance.
Folks to who wish to remain totally anonymous or who have a need which requires a lot of work are suggested to find an advocate. Advocates MUST be approved by the CC. Most cases do not require an advocate, thus eliminating the "middle man." We encourage that pcommers work directly with the requestor, and that both parties report to the CC for updates. All information presented to the Community Chest is confidential.
Accountability for fundraising has become an important issue with the rapid growth of pcom. If you are collecting funds for any charity, non-profit, church, 501c3 organization, etc, you MUST get approval by such entity before advocating for them. The Community Chest would like that entity to contact us with their acknowledgement or approval for you to raise funds. This needs to be presented to and approved by the CC before it can be put before the message board.
THE CC HAS ZERO FUNDS AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES. Approval of your request by the CC means that you have been cleared by the CC to put your request before the public board. Success of your charitable need is based on the kindness of others and their willingness to give. The Community Chest is not responsible for the failure of your fundraiser. Thank you.
NOT ONE PCOMMER is excluded from the procedures above. We do our very best to treat every individual the same. No compliance with the PCC = no permission to put requests out on the board.
I do want to say, as a PCC volunteer, that we are easy to work with. We have lives outside of pcom, so we are not always able to be on the board. Needless to say, our volunteers check our messages and forum several times per day. We don't like to see an adversarial view towards the PCC, b/c it is something we believe in and something in which we dedicate our time (but hey, this IS pcom ). The grey areas in the PCC become discretion/judgment calls and are collaborated between the volunteers and PUBBY.
If anyone has any questions for the PCC, now is a perfect opportunity to ask.