Wednesday, 21 December 2011 10:32
Want to trade in that Partridge in a Pear Tree? The Human Services Council (HSC) has taken the cost estimates of the 12 Days of Christmas gifts published recently by PNC Wealth Management and calculated how many human services could be purchased for the price of items your “true love” gives to you.
How much child care could be purchased for three French hens? Take a look!
- A Partridge in a Pear Tree = $184.99 = 15 Family Food Packages;
- 2 Turtle Doves = $169.99 = 28 Home Delivered City Meals on Wheels;
- 3 French Hens = $150.00 = 4 Days of Child Care for a Child Between 3-5 Years of Age;
- 4 Calling Birds = $519.96 = Services for 3 families in the Neighborhood WIC (Women Infant and Children) Program;
- 5 Golden Rings = $645.00 = Entitlement Enrollment Assistance for 4 Couples:
- 6 Geese-a-Laying = $162.00 =Supplemental Non-Residential Domestic Violence Services for 27 Participants (supplemental counseling and other services often in group settings);
- 7 Swans-a-Swimming =$6,300.00 = Single-Room-Occupancy Housing for 2 individuals for a Year;
- 8 Maids-a-Milking = $58.00 = 27 Senior Center Meals;
- 9 Ladies Dancing = $6,294.03 = Support for 2 Displaced Families including rent, food, clothing, school supplies;
- 10 Lords-a-Leaping = $4,766.70 = 13 Months of Domestic Violence Counseling for a Young Woman;
- 11 Pipers Piping = $2,427.60 = A Year of Advantage Afterschool for 2 Youth;
- 12 Drummers drumming = $ 2,629.90 = 3 Resume Review Workshops (servicing 30 people per class).
"Just as the cost of the '12 Days' gifts keeps rising, the need for human services has increased, but our state funding continues to be cut" says Michael Stoller, Executive Director of the Human Services Council. "Providers need sustained funding from Albany. That would be a gift that keeps on giving!"