Mosaic has been working to raise awareness of its services, clients and needs in the Pittsburg community and it took that campaign a step further Tuesday.
Throughout the past 18 months, community members have been invited to “Discover the Possibilities” events, where they have met some of the clients and people involved in the organization.
Tuesday, Mosaic rolled out the next phase, entitled “Partners in Possibilities,” and invited community members to take their support of Mosaic a step further through financial contributions.
“We’ve been having our Discover the Possibilities events for the past 18 months, (and been) developing relationships,” said community relations manager Stephanie Webb. “We’ve had over 320 people attend our Discover the Possibilities events.”
She said the luncheon and presentation Tuesday marked the first annual Partners in Possibilities event, in which all those who attended the first series of events were invited to attend again.“The goal today was to share our mission with the community and to raise funds at the same time,” Webb said.
The program included a welcome and invocation, luncheon and several stories from those involved in Mosaic and its services, as well as a call to action by Alice Nichols, a licensed specialist clinical social worker who volunteers at Mosaic.
Webb said the community in the Pittsburg area has been tremendously supportive and that participants in the event, including Blake Benson, C. Dub Betz and Alice Nichols, have been great volunteers and wonderful friends of Mosaic.
Benson said the chance to participate was an opportunity to give back to an organization that gives much to its community.
“I truly believe that a community is only as strong as its weakest link,” he said. “Watching what they and others do for the most vulnerable residents is crucial to the strength of the community.”
“It really showcases that one person can make a difference,” he said.
Benson said when Webb asked if he would be part of the program he was happy to help.
Page 2 of 2 - A total of 155 people attended, and Webb said many of the people who have learned about Mosaic during the past 18 months served as table captains at the event, which featured many in leadership roles in the Pittsburg area.
“It was great to bring the community together,” Webb said.
She said this is one of the many goals as Mosaic reaches out in service to the community.
“We strive very hard to build friendships with our community,” she said. “It’s friendship and the opportunity in the community.
She said Mosaic does always continue to need volunteers, financial support and supplies ranging from toiletries to medical equipment, but the relationships come first.
“Over all, we’re always looking for friendship,” she said.
Benson advised that anyone who wants to begin to develop that relationship can do so.
“I can’t think of a better first Step than attending Discover the Possibilities,” he said. “You will never look at the work or what they do the same.”