August 13, 2012

Thank you to our valued donors!

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Thank you to our valued donors!

Carie needed help with a bus pass to go to counseling. Thanks to your help, we were able to provide her with a 30-day bus pass.

August 2, 2012

Thank you donors!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Updates tagged , , at 6:15 pm by Every Cent Counts

Thank you donors!

Clarence needed help with a gas card to help him support his two grandchildren, after an unexpected car repair forced him to spend his savings. Now, he will be able to adequately provide for his grandchildren. Thank you to our wonderful donors!

August 1, 2012

Thank You Donors!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Updates tagged , , at 6:30 pm by Every Cent Counts

Thank You Donors!

Lydia needed help with renewing the tags on her vehicle.
Thanks to our donors, we were able to fulfill this need.

Fulfilled Today!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Updates tagged , , at 6:27 pm by Every Cent Counts

Fulfilled Today!

Carie needed help with a bus pass to go to counseling. Thanks to your help, we were able to provide her with a 30-day bus pass.

July 27, 2012

Thank You to Our Donors!

Posted in Clients and Needs, Updates tagged , , at 1:37 pm by Every Cent Counts

Thank You to Our Donors!

Thanks to your help, we have fulfilled another need. We had previously asked you to help Clarence with a gas card to help him support his two grandchildren, after an unexpected car repair forced him to spend his savings. Now, he will be able to adequately provide for his grandchildren. Thank you to our wonderful donors! Please check back, on Tuesday, for his personal thank you and photo.

June 14, 2012

Thank you to our donors!

Posted in Updates tagged , , at 6:08 pm by Every Cent Counts

Thank you to our donors!

This has been a fantastic week for Every Cent Counts! We were able to fulfill another need thanks to our wonderful donors! Now Stacy will have enough diapers to last until she gets an increase in her income. Thank you! We couldn’t have done it without you!

June 13, 2012

What’s new with Every Cent Counts?

Posted in Updates tagged , , at 8:51 pm by Every Cent Counts

We have created our first Youtube video! Make sure you watch it, and let us know what you think! We will be releasing a second video within the week. The second video will be in Spanish with English subtitles, so be sure to be on the lookout for it!

June 12, 2012

Thank you!

Posted in Updates tagged , , , , at 3:55 pm by Every Cent Counts

Thank you!

We are very pleased to be able to send eleven year old Heidi to summer camp. Thank you so much for your donations. I have attached this picture of her thank you letter. I hope it brings to you the same smile that it gave me.

June 4, 2012

Exciting New Endeavors for Every Cent Counts

Posted in Updates tagged , , at 7:31 pm by Every Cent Counts

We launched our Pinterest board. Visit http://pinterest.com/everycentcounts/ to see how Every Cent Counts is helping people pay it forward. Everyday we will post a new picture of us paying it forward. We also have a board devoted to showing the random acts of kindness that occur everyday here at the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay!

Later in the week we will launch our first youtube video so be sure to look for it!

Thank you for your continued support.

May 23, 2012

What is Your Employability?

Posted in Updates tagged , , , , , at 7:28 pm by Every Cent Counts

One of the projects we are currently working on, is the addition of an employment page to our Every Cent Counts website. It would serve as a way to show our efforts towards helping our clients maintain financial stability, past the donations received in a time of crisis.

As I am researching what would go into this endeavor, and the services we would offer as part of the program, I have come to realize that there is a bigger problem than just helping people get hired. People aren’t staying employed.

I have heard stories of people arriving for their first day 30 minutes late. People showing up wearing next to nothing. These are things I had learned not to do when I was in school. I always arrive 30 minutes early, so I can find the place, scope out the area, see what the atmosphere is like, and then show up for the interview five to ten minutes early. I know the appropriate dress code in the corporate world. Strive for knee length skirts and limit the visibility of cleavage. No shorts, flip flops, jeans, or in some cases open toed shoes.

I had always considered this to be common sense. Apparently, I was wrong. I have heard the horror stories of people interviewing for a new job. Some were texting, and some showed up with their children and friends in tow. I fear that many people have forgotten the importance of a first impression. You only have one chance at a first impression, and much of it is developed without you having to say a word.

Now, I have been a supervisor, and I have interviewed many volunteers and employees. I have seen my fair share of bad interviewees and employees that weren’t dedicated to the job, but I had always chocked it up to limited life experience. Now I am wondering if this just isn’t something taught in schools anymore.

After careful review, I have decided to include various workshops on employability and resume writing to those wishing to be added to our website. I think this will empower our clients, and help them in the future, should they find themselves teaching their children how to interview for a new job.

So I ask you, have you considered your employability? Would you be able to get hired in this competitive job market? Are you able to make an outstanding first impression?

As I leave you to contemplate this, I want to encourage you to continue to visit our website and donate to our current clients. The could use your help.

www.everycentcounts.org

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