BCOC Is Celebrating 50 Years!

October 22nd, 2015

OC_logo_FinalOver the last 50 years, many people experiencing hard times have turned to Bucks County Opportunity Council. And for the last 50 years, BCOC has been helping them.

On Friday, November 6th, we’re joining our friends at BCOC to celebrate half a century of their great work at the Take the Opportunity Breakfast. We really hope you will join us!

The Bucks County Opportunity Council is a Doylestown-based nonprofit focused on increasing self-sufficiency for those in need here in our community. Their work takes on many different forms, from running food pantries to hosting job readiness training, and everything in between.

BCOC is a United Way member agency and partner in many ways.

The Economic Self Sufficiency Program

This program, funded in part by UW Bucks, provides low-income families and individuals with the education and employment supports necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency. The participants help individuals increase their savings or income, obtain and sustain a bank account, and adhere to a monthly budget with an end goal of terminating the need for public assistance.

The Emergency Services Program

BCOC helps low-income families maximize self-sufficiency by stabilizing emergency situations. All participants are enrolled in case management, receive crisis prevention education, develop a goal plan, and receive financial assistance. Approximately ½ of the participants will receive 1 month of secure housing, utility, or food assistance to help them get back on their feet.

Bucks Knocks Out Hunger

Over 100,000 shelf stable meals and over 40,000 pounds of fresh local produce go out to Bucks Countians experiencing food insecurity through BCOC food pantries. This food is provided through the Bucks Knocks Out Hunger project every summer.

These are just a few examples of the way that BCOC is changing lives in Bucks County to make it a better place for everyone.

Join us in celebrating their success over the last 50 years on Friday, November 6 at their Taking The Opportunity Breakfast. Tickets are limited: register here! 

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