Zenkaikon has chosen to support Community Action Parternship of Lancaster County as our official charity for Zenkaikon Online 2021! Fifty percent of all donations on the Zenkaikon Online 2021 GoFundMe will go to Community Action Partnership.
About Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County:
The Community Action Partnership (CAP) is Lancaster County’s largest anti-poverty organization, helping low-income families move toward self-sufficiency. CAP’s service profile interrupts inter-generational poverty with programs that support families and individuals at every age and place in life, in the areas of education and child development, health and nutrition, household stability and safety and empowerment.
Some of their impacts in the 2019-2020 program year include:
- Their Utility Assistance program, which served 540 households, keeping families from falling behind on utility bills and helping them avoid the risk of shutoff (a 391% increase over last year).
- Domestic Violence Services of Lancaster County (a program of CAP), which sheltered 165 adults and children fleeing domestic violence, providing 8,109 shelter nights total. During the pandemic, they have provided shelter and supportive services in hotels to 56 adults and 58 children.
- Their food distribution center, which supplies food to 35 county pantries (including at Crispus Attucks Community Center, also a program of CAP), three soup kitchens, and one shelter, has increased pounds of food distributed by 805%.
- During the pandemic, the Crispus Attucks Community Center served 25,732 meals through its food pantry and hot lunch program. The Center also partnered with the Lancaster City Housing Authority to deliver meals to individuals who could not leave their homes due to disability or needed to quarantine.
- Throughout 2020, their Thrive to Five team provided over 1,350 Virtual Home Visits to early learners and their families.
The Community Action Partnership is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information about the Community Action Partnership, visit www.caplanc.org.