BENEVOLENCE

be-nev-o-lence - noun

the quality of being well meaning; kindness

synonyms: kindness, kindheartedness, big-heartedness, goodness, goodwill, charity, altruism, humanitarianism, compassion, philanthropy

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The Benevolent Committee within Prosper Ladies Association will consist of PLA members and is accountable to the Board of Directors.  The Benevolence fund is officially recognized and designed as a gift.  The purpose of the fund is to meet a family or individual's basic needs during a crisis, when all other options have been exhausted. * 

The purpose, oversight and accountability, income, guidelines and criteria, and process are found in the Prosper Ladies Association's Benevolence Policy.*

Our committee meets with select non-profit organizations to stay apprised of the community's needs.  The committee will meet with the Executive Board and Board of Directors to present requests for Benevolence.  

If a situation comes to Prosper Ladies directly, the Executive Board will present the request to the Benevolent Chair for review.  

Recipients:

  • Members of the Prosper (Prosper ISD) Community

  • Non-Profit Organizations

  • Ministries and Christian Agencies

Criteria:

  • Lodging

  • Food

  • Clothing

  • Medical Treatment

  • Transportation to or from a place of employment

  • Funeral Expenses

Needs that can NOT be met by Benevolence include:

  • School expenses, business investments, or anything that brings financial profit to the family or individual

  • Pay off credit card debt -*Exceptions can be made when an individual has had to use a credit card in a crisis or emergency (e.g. hospitalization, death, etc.)  These exceptions must go through Board approval

  • Needs of individual who are wanted by the law or for paying fines as a result of breaking the law

  • Legal fees

  • Penalties relating to late payments or irresponsible actions

  • Business ventures or investments

Please note there is a cap per individual / family.  Anything over the cap will be reviewed by the PLA Board of Directors and Benevolent Chair.  

If this type of assistance is needed, please email ProsperLadiesGroup@gmail.com or send us a letter to our mailing address: P.O. Box 40, Prosper, TX 75078.  Make sure you have provided a good contact phone number and email address for a reply.