PCA Sponsors

    Annual Appeal

    Dear Neighbors and Friends,

    First, a big thank you to everyone who came out to our October community meeting to discuss the neighborhood and the PCA with PCA board members.

    After collecting and reviewing your comments, below is a summary of your concerns. We heard you. We will take your input, incorporate it into a Strategic Plan this winter, and unveil it at our Annual Meeting, Tuesday, January15, 2019, at 7:00 P.M. at the Church of the Good Shepard.

    Advocacy: Approaching advocacy committees and organizing from a more dynamic issue-based structure, allowing for responsive action and organizational accountability without wasting resources on outdated practices. Improving structures of communication and accountability for decisions and commitments made.

    Communication: Being clear, effective and generous in our communication. Focusing on what matters and what works as a community, and using multiple mediums and methods to ensure that the neighborhood is informed and engaged. That likely looks like a mix of things, from paper newsletters to online environments, and more. The key is to try out some likely practices until we find what works.

    Community Generating, maintaining and growing that palpable sense of community through events, programs, and communication. Welcoming new people into the neighborhood, creating social opportunities, and initiating dialogue with each other and with politicians, community leaders, etc.

    Finances Being rigorous in our analysis, efficient in our operations, and transparent about our situation. Securing our position while we rebuild for a new future.

    Over the past year, the PCA board of directors took an in-depth review of the PCA finances and initiated a restructuring of the office.  This was to address the current reduced funding sources available to not-for-profits such as the PCA (talked about in-depth at our community meeting). This entailed replacing the Executive Director position with an Administrative Assistant, and has also catalyzed many of our other considered changes in committee structure, event schedule, etc.

    Given our situation of dealing with unavoidable reductions in funding, while actively facing the issues and redesigning our organization accordingly, we are asking for your help.

    Would you please consider contributing to the PCA’s Annual Appeal? Of course, we’d also love you to join, renew or upgrade your membership level, sponsor an event, or even consider serving on a committee or our board…but please do consider contributing, however it works for you.


    The PCA Board of Directors


    Donation Levels

    Your contribution helps the PCA to provide the following:

    Traffic Improvements
    Quality of Life maintenance
    Snow Angels volunteer snow shoveling
    City Housing Court Representation
    Weekly Security and news alerts
    Quarterly Family Fun Nights
    North Buffalo Neighbors
    Subsidized home improvement loans
    Summer Arts Camp for children
    Movies in the Meadow Film Series
    Annual Halloween Party
    Little Library Program

    A $50 donation provides snow melt for our Snow Angels program

    A $75 donation covers the acrylic paint for our Summer Arts Camp

    A $100 donation pays for our phone bills for the North Buffalo Neighbors program

    A $150 donation sends a low-income child to Summer Arts Camp for 3 weeks

    A $175 donation provides CPR and First Aid training to two Summer Arts Camp staff

    A $200 donation pays for 12 carbon monoxide detectors for elderly in our community

    A $250 donation would cover the fees for one of our Movies in the Meadow films in Delaware Park

    Thank You Donors!

    We have been, yet again, overwhelmed by the generosity of our neighbors and friends to support the mission of the Parkside Community Association. Every dollar is making a direct impact on our community through programming, advocacy and support. Thank you all for your contributions to our 2018 Annual Appeal campaign. 

    Sean & Maria Halt
    Sheila Summers
    Jerry and Diane Attea
    Neil Schmitz & Margaret Wooster
    Gregory Bonk
    Pat Polowy
    Thomas and Roberta Baker
    Susan Priebe
    Brian Meyer
    Thomas S. Greene
    The Quaglianos
    Lorna Peterson
    Felicia & Ted Krygier
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Riga
    Tom & Patricia Lang
    Mrs. Deborah Dennis-Young
    Robert Zaffram
    Martha McCluskey
    James McNicholas
    David Woollatt
    David Lampe
    Gretchen & Joseph O'Donnell
    Joseph & Joann Steinmetz
    Marty & Bonnie Weinberger
    The Birthing Center of Buffalo
    Stephen Muscarella
    Verna Kieffer
    George Stock & Maria Mozzetti-Stock
    Richard J. Thompson
    Marlene Urban
    Sybil Peterson
    Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Spampata, Jr.
    Dr. Thomas Unger
    Cydney Kelly & Robert Patterson
    Amber Small & Matthew Pelkey
    Dennis & Peggy Bertram

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    Annual Appeal

    Please consider donating to Parkside Community Association Annual Appeal!

    All money raised helps support continuing non-profit programs of the Parkside Community Association—among them are the Summer Arts Camp for kids, Aging in Place, Crime Prevention, Housing Advocacy, Arts and Crafts Show, Traffic Safety, the renowned Parkside Tour of Homes and Garden & Architecture Tour, and the popular free summer “Movies in the Meadow” series.