Dear PALCUS Members and Friends,

In this time of uncertainty, there's a fundamental truth that gives us hope - that together we can do extraordinary things. Over the past few months, the entire world has been coming together to stand up, help out, give back, and heal. Whether that's through donations to community organizations, celebrating doctors and nurses at shift changes, or reaching out to a neighbor to help with groceries, generosity has been helping the entire world get through this global pandemic. Together.

PALCUS is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity and giving.

We have been working diligently to help the community during the COVID-19 Crisis through our three campaigns #SupportPortugueseBusiness, #PortugueseHeroes 
and #SupportOurElders, and partnering with organizations who are doing great work, even while we are sheltered in place.  
But we can’t do this without you!

Not only do we need your support, we need your help to spread the word. Please tell your friends and family why you believe in our work and encourage them to support us too!

We need your help to continue doing this work, and also keep all of our other programs and initiatives running. Some of these programs include:

  • Make Portuguese Count
  • Scholarship Program
  • Virtual Internship Program
  • Informational Webinars
  • Advocacy efforts regarding STARTALK funding of Portuguese language programs
  • Communicating important information to the community (newsletter, social media)

Will you help us continue doing great work for our community?

PALCUS depends on the support of its members and friends to maintain a strong voice for Portuguese-Americans in the United States. Our volunteer board gives freely of its time, talent and treasure to promote our programs but your helping hand is needed to keep our operations up and running.

PALCUS is a membership-driven organization. We depend upon the participation of our members to inform us about their concerns as well as their activities as Portuguese Americans in the United States.

Here's a comment from one of our members...
“I would very much like to help enable as many young Portuguese-Americans as I can to achieve the highest levels of success in this world, and PALCUS is an organization that shares my vision. PALCUS is the only organization which is clearly focused on youth leadership development, and to me, that is one of the biggest needs in our community. This is just one of the reasons why I support PALCUS, and why I encourage others to do so as well.”
- Christopher St. Victor-de Pinho, Benefactor Charter Member from Connecticut

Please join Chris and support us today. Your support means that we can continue to working to represent the interests of the community and extend your voice for a better tomorrow.

Angela Costa Simoes