Transformers supports a variety of programs that provide compassionate services to under resourced individuals in Putnam County so that they can write new future stories and both the served and the serving experience positive life transformations.
Transformers in Action:
- Provide opportunities for the creation of new personalized future stories
For students: TALKS mentoring
For under-resourced adults: Getting Ahead groups
For incarcerated women: Women’s Prison Ministry
- Work with all sectors of our community (businesses, government, social service agencies, churches, educators) to find solutions for the resourced and under resourced for a more sustainable community
- Serve 75-100 people annually with a budget of $20,000.
In Putnam County approximately 50% of our children are on free and reduced lunch. About 20% are food insecure. Poverty is growing in our county. The average income in 2014 was $31,500 while the living wage is calculated at $35,700. Historically in our community, we have lived in silos where those of middle class and wealth have failed to recognize the plight of the working poor. Our goal is to bring all to the decision making table so that we can solve this growing problem of poverty in our community. Too often, the “haves” have made the decisions, passed judgements, and served, making those with less feel powerless and dependent.
In addition to your donations, Transformers is funded by a grant from the Putnam County Community Foundation.
“All of you should be exceptionally proud of the wonderful work that is happening in the community thanks to all of your energy and perseverance. Thank you for all that all of you have done to make Greencastle a better place.” -Sue Murray, Former Greencastle Mayor