March 2023

Dear Cristy,

I don't know about you, but spring is my favorite time of the year. A time of year that blossoms with optimism, hope and renewal. And, to my mind, a time to adjust our internal lens toward the important things in our lives. Family. Friends. Community.

If you are reading this, chances are you have given to The Place in the past. And most likely, your desire for a strong, healthy and vibrant community is always at the forefront of your mind. For that, I am grateful. A strong community ensures the other parts of our core values--like family and friends--are well-protected.

I encourage you to take stock this spring, whether you're planting seeds for your garden or cleaning out forgotten nooks in your basement. While you reflect, my hope is that you will continue to hold your (our) community close to your heart and consider The Place in your giving plan for 2023.

Thank you for being a part of The Place. Have a wonderful spring, and we look forward to seeing you.


Cristy Ferencie

President & CEO

The Place


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The 5 ways to support our community are as easy as 1, 2, 3, ... 4 and 5

  1. Host a Food Drive
  2. Drop off gently used, In-Kind donations to our thrift stores
  3. Organize a DIY Fundraiser
  4. Make a monetary Donation
  5. Volunteer your time and talents!

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