Community Action Agency raffles away car
by Paisley Boston
Dec 24, 2013 | 3364 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Going, going, gone! The Bolivar County Community Action Agency raffled a car on Friday.

The drawing took place at 3 p.m. in front of central office – the tickets were sold for $10.

"Initially, we were going to keep the car and use it for the agency but we have enough vehicles. The car is in excellent condition," said Executive Director Elnora Littleton.

The winner of the car drove away in a black 1999 Mazda.

According to Administrative Assistant Fabian Killingsworth, the winner wishes to remain anonymous but she is proud to have won the vehicle.

"The car was donated to the agency. Normally the vehicle would have been used for program related matters," added Littleton.

According to Littleton, this fundraiser is one of many fundraisers that the agency has been hosting since October.

In October the BCCAA launched a fund raising campaign to reach a monetary goal for its non-federal share cash match.

An overwhelming response was the result, the agency received donations from private and public sources.

"We sincerely appreciate the genuine concern and the support in this endeavor. Donations from the fundraisers enable the agency to continue in its plight to help people and change lives," Littleton said.

"It was rewarding for us to receive donations and we are grateful for the support and concern demonstrated toward our children and families in Bolivar County," she added.

One of the agency's primary goals is to strengthen community capacities for planning and coordinating services so that local official organizations and individuals can be more aware of and responsive to the local needs of the target population served.

According to Littleton, the agency works diligently to assist in the identification of community needs and plan strategies to meet those needs through better organization of existing services and the implementation.

Littleton said that the agency has not met their intended goal, but will continue to sponsor or host various fundraisers and welcome future donations to the agency.

The purpose of BCCAA is to develop and implement through direct sponsorship or delegation, programs that meet specific needs in the major areas of health, education, housing, outreach and community food services for those persons best characterized as poor in terms of economic, social, medical and/or environmental resources.

For over 40 years the Bolivar County Community Action Agency, Inc. has assisted residents in Bolivar County and surrounding counties from their youth to their senior years by providing a variety of programs funded with state and federal grants.

The agency offers programs which provide self-help opportunities for the enhancement of participant's own resources, capacities and aspirations for becoming and/or remaining self-sufficient members of society; and optimal growth and development of the preschool child and their families & continued independence and self-reliance of persons 60 years of age.

BCCAA strives to improve the quality of life of the participants served through provisions of direct health services and education opportunities, which are basic to primary health needs and through enhancement, and support of existing health services.