102 Friends donate $16,816 to the CCC in just two months! Former Director Gibbs leads the charge with a $4,400 gift.
Author: Corinne Espinoza, Interim Executive Director
The Cambridge Community Center has been a treasure in the Riverside neighborhood for 86 years. We honor the strong foundation built by the African American ministers that founded our charter in 1929, and we continue to flourish and blossom because of those strong roots. Our heart beats strong and we are proud of the good work that happens here.
The logistics of keeping a community center open, relevant and funded through economic booms and busts is no easy feat – while the City is our good friend, we are not funded by the City. We depend on the support of grants and private donations, and recycle, reuse, and invent new ways to stretch a dollar.
My heart is full and happy as I write to report on the success of our recent Friends Letter and online crowdfunding campaigns. In just sixty days, the community responded to our call for support. Over 100 community members contributed, sending in $16,816 to help with our food programs, exterior renovation, and our summer camp, Camp Cowemoki.
I would like to thank each donor for their generosity. We have senior citizens on fixed incomes who send in $15 checks even though that is nearly all of their spending money. Our former Executive Director, David Gibbs, contributed a whopping $4,400 to our food programs!
Thank you for your support - We know these gifts are made with heart, and we feel the love. People support the Cambridge Community Center because they appreciate the value of a Center committed to community cooperation and unity.