Worthy Causes Need Your Help

Our chapter has received several worthy and exciting community service inquiries this year. Below are great opportunities for you to give back to our community.

Beauvita. Founded by parents, BeauVita is a charitable organization with the purpose of providing residential programs and services for adults with disabilities. Beauvita is looking for help with an upcoming special event in March and would like public relations assistance with strategy and media outreach.

CAIN’s relaunch of Grace Place, Spring 2014. CAIN (Churches Active in Northside) is a nonprofit collaborative ministry of neighborhood churches and provides food, crisis assistance, and resources. CAIN needs public relations assistance with re-launching Grace Place, temporary shelter and hospitality for women in transition from homelessness in a setting which is home-like, healthy, loving and supportive.

In this volunteer role, you would be working with volunteers and staff members to develop strategy for neighborhood and service provider outreach.

go Vibrant’s Play Now launch, Spring 2014. go Vibrant is starting a new initiative – Play Now – for Washington and Smale parks. The nonprofit is a civic partnership of more than 40 organizations energized by the mission to make healthy living easier in Cincinnati. Play Now allows park goers to enjoy spur of the moment physical activity through the use of an equipment locker system. The lockers operate like a bike share program where a consumer swipes a card and borrows the equipment (ie. football) for 2 hours for free. 

Opportunities to help (you can choose one or more opportunities)

  • Provide PR counsel for Play Now launch
  • Media relations outreach
  • Provide social media strategy for Facebook and Twitter accounts

Second Annual Tri-State Veterans Day Celebration, November 9, 2014, The inaugural event was held last year at Turfway Park, and it is believed this unique regional approach to celebrating Veterans Day has not been organized since the end of the Civil War. This year’s theme is "Freedom Is Not Free” and is a free musical program honoring the veterans and active duty members in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Opportunities to help (you can choose one or more opportunities)

  • Create Media Plan
  • Media Relations Outreach
  • Facebook Page Administrator

If you are interested in any of these opportunities or would like to know more, contact Melissa Currence, Community Service Chair, at currencem@gcfdn.org or at 513-768-6129. 

Call for community service committee members

I’m looking for one to two committee members to assist in helping with PR efforts for a local nonprofit health and wellness organization. This is a great opportunity to get involved with PRSA and the community for a reasonable time commitment. Please email me for more details.

Additionally, I am seeking volunteers to participate in an informal Q&A session with local nonprofits and start-ups. The goal of this session is to provide PR insights and tools to organizations that typically don't have a full-time PR person. Date is TBD. Please email me if you're interested in learning more. 

Meghann Craig - Community Service Chair 

Meghann Craig - Community Service Chair