Public, Society Benefit
PRC is Colorado's nonprofits non profit, sustaining local nonprofits since 1993 PRC establishes relationships locally and nationally bringing needed resources to nonprofit organizations in Colorado. Companies donate goods and materials to PRC, simultaneously serving individuals and families in need, the community, local nonprofits, recycling materials and goods that would otherwise go to waste and ultimately find their way into local area landfills, enhancing corporate donor programs and reduces the cost of donating goods. PRC is one of two Gifts In Kind International Denver network affiliates. The benefit of this relationship is that consumable items (clothing, household goods and products, pens, paper, etc.) flow into Colorado from through the kindness of local and national donors. PRC redistributes these goods to the community at large, nonprofits, families and individuals referred by nonprofits. Last fiscal year PRC distributed goods to over 200 nonprofit organizations including 1100 mattresses distributed to those in the community that expressed and immediate need and other household goods that were distributed to nonprofits, individuals and families directly.
By comparision of the annual number of new and renewing memberships from the previous year. Direct feedback from our existing members regarding how well PRC is able to support their current needs. An annual survey is conducted to gather feedback and direct needed change to meet the current demands.
PRC partners with several local community organizations and vocational service providers by providing individual vocational assessments and on the job training to those with mental illness or other disabilities. PRC partners with the Aurora Mental Health Center's vocational program by providing vocational training and employment opportunities for adults with chronic mental health problems. We work to develop marketable vocational skills related to transportation of goods and warehouse operations. PRC also serves as a service provider for the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Denver Work Force Development and the Colorado Works program. Last year, PRC provided meaningful job training and or employment to over 75 individuals.
PRC serves many vocational trainees, they come to us from many walks of life; mental health service providers, probation and or parole departments; local county and city workforce development programs and vocational rehabilitation services. We measure success by the number of vocational trainees served; community based job placements and the number of vocational trainees hired either fulltime or parttime with PRC.