Monday, January 9, 2017

Saving 10 volunteer hours a week!

2017 is bringing a lot of exciting changes to Common Heart!  

Among those is the implementation of a new online system, Charity Tracker, which will give us the ability for the first time to easily track how each neighbor we meet is helped at Common Heart.

In the past, each of our food pantries had their own database which required volunteers to manually enter data -- taking an average of 10 hours each week! Now, our neighbors in need receive ID cards with a bar code which is scanned each time we help them. That could be anything from receiving groceries to help paying a bill. We'll also be able to see where the funding came from -- was it microgiving? a grant? a church in our Charitas Network?

Participants in our Getting Ahead in a Just Getting By World program will also be using Charity Tracker to take assessments and track their progress as they move toward stability. For the first time, we'll be able to efficiently measure outcomes for those we help.

We are looking for volunteers to serve Saturday mornings at our Cupboard food pantry in Indian Trail to specifically scan ID cards for the families who will receive deliveries that day. If you can help, email Volunteer@CommonHeart.org or call Corey Tossas at 704-218-9060. 


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