We are pleased to share exciting news with you, our loyal supporters: CONTACT Helpline provider of PA 2-1-1 has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 Finalist. We need your help by voting for us to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm®.
Starting August 15 at 12:01 am ET through August 24 at 11:59 pm ET, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address(es) may vote for CONTACT up to 10 votes per email address per day at the following link:
You are well aware of the importance of providing our callers with a live human response in times of distress. The number of listening calls to the Helpline are increasing dramatically. From 2016 to 2017, our annual listening calls went from 12,488 to 18,262. When our information and referral calls are added, CONTACT is on pace to take at least 60,000 calls in 2018, up from 43,000 total calls in 2017. With decreased funding, fewer volunteers and only a small staff, answering so many calls 24/7 is a great challenge. If we can become one of the top 40 vote-receivers, we would use the $25,000 to hire additional staff to serve our rapidly growing caller base.
Please spread the word about this voting campaign to everyone in your circles of business or acquaintance. Consider posting the voting link on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts, memos to employees, company newsletters, community bulletin boards, or whatever means you have of reaching out to folks in the communities we serve. Thank you for your continuing support of our efforts to make a difference-one connection at a time.