Pro Action is proud of how efficiently we use federal, state and local resources to help people and change lives. In fact, administration represents just 6.84 percent of our overall expenses! However, because most of our funding (91%) comes from government sources, it is highly restricted, which limits our ability to provide everything that would help our customers to improve their lives.
You can help! Please make a donation in whatever amount you can share. Send checks, payable to Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. to:
Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.
Attn: Community Action Angels
117 E. Steuben Street
Bath, NY 14810
Please indicate “donation” in the memo field of your check.
Community Action Angels
To more fully support our customers’ self-sufficiency and quality family life, we need additional, unrestricted dollars to meet needs not defined in our government contracts. So we have established a fund called the Community Action Angels Program (formerly CHAMP) that our staff can use to make small grants to customers. These small Angel grants can help people pass the barriers standing between them and a prosperous future.
Community Action Angels Program (formerly CHAMP)
One way Pro Action keeps its administrative costs low is by accepting help from those in the community who volunteer to support our mission. Volunteers perform a variety of functions for our broad array of programs including literacy tutoring, Head Start classrooms, and delivering meals. Some volunteers work directly with our customers and others work in the background. Whatever your preference, there is bound to be a volunteer post that’s a good fit for you! Volunteer opportunities at Pro Action include:
- Home Delivered Meals: transport home delivered meals to senior citizens.
- Yates County Office for the Aging: Respite volunteer, transportation assistant, Alzheimer’s Group Facilitator, Office support and more
- Literacy Volunteers: Tutor for individuals or small groups, Advisory Board Member, Workshop Facilitator.
- Read to Me Steuben: Read to children in Family Resource Centers and other group settings.
- Head Start: Assist teachers with activities, meal service and clean up.
- Bone Builders: lead exercise groups for older adults.