In March of 2017, the City of Pinckneyville joined forces with the Foundation for Pinckneyville to initiate a social media fundraiser and letter-writing campaign to raise funds for the Pinckneyville Pool. The pool needed new paint, new plumbing, a new diving board, and several repairs to the changing/shower rooms. The YouCaring fundraiser page was named, “Make a Splash for the Pinckneyville Pool”. Information was spread on FaceBook and donors could give money by credit card to the foundation to be donated to the city for the pool. Alexis Rice, a junior at PCHS, volunteered to create the “Make a Splash” logo by applying the skills she learned in her graphics design course at the high school.
These public donations were given to the Foundation as tax-deductible gifts which have been, in turn, given to the Bender Pool. These community donations, and a substantial gift from the Engelhardt Family Foundation, have totaled $38,258.65 to the pool. This was in addition to the original $25,000 given from the Masquerade Party proceeds. New plumbing has been finished, the pool has been repainted, the diving board fixed, the new slide was installed, and the shower rooms have been repaired.
In total, Pinckneyville's Bender Pool received $63,258.65 from the Foundation for Pinckneyville and its generous donors.
What a difference!
Thank you for your support!
Engelhardt Family Foundation
Murphy-Wall State Bank
First National Bank
Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce
Stotlar Drug Company
Pinckneyville Dolphin Swim Team
Moore Brothers of So. IL, LLC
Joe Brand Electric
Pinckneyville Dental Care