The 50 young professional women of PINC continue to raise their game on behalf of Greater Fresno.

On Tuesday, the group presented a $150,000 check to Breaking the Chains, a nonprofit dedicated to combatting human trafficking and helping survivors.

Portrait of Breaking the Chains CEO Debra Rush

“This opportunity is a game-changer for our community. PINC’s generosity and philanthropic fingerprint will be the final piece needed to open the doors to Fresno County’s first 24-hour rescue center and will impact our survivors for decades to come!” — Debra Rush, CEO of Breaking the Chains

“This opportunity is a game-changer for our community,” said Debra Rush, co-founder and CEO of Breaking the Chains. “PINC’s generosity and philanthropic fingerprint will be the final piece needed to open the doors to Fresno County’s first 24-hour rescue center and will impact our survivors for decades to come!”

PINC Supports Other Local Nonprofits

PINC stands for Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community. Annie Domingos founded the nonprofit in 2008 to benefit other community nonprofits.

“We chose Breaking the Chains to help in the fight against and awareness around human trafficking here locally and nationally,” said Ashley Webster, president of PINC.

“We all have heard about ‘human trafficking’ but to know and understand that this is happening right in our own backyard is terrifying. Girls just like me in their 30s and as young as 5 years old are getting kidnapped and forced into this nightmare. People don’t think it can happen to them or their family members — until it does.”

Portrait of PINC President Ashley Webster

“We chose Breaking the Chains to help in the fight against and awareness around human trafficking here locally and nationally.” — Ashley Webster, president of PINC

The $150,000 PINC donation will enable Breaking the Chains to finish building its new 24-hour Rescue Center project and continue its broad array of services to minor and adult human trafficking victims.

Record-Breaking Donation

PINC raised the money through its annual party held in June, breaking its previous record by $30,000. Over the last 10 years, OINC has donated more than $750,000 to benefit Fresno County nonprofits.

Members also engage in volunteer service. PINC members have volunteered at a variety of organizations such as Community Food Bank, Poverello House, Nazareth House, Catholic Charities Food Drive, Eye-Q California Classic, Valley Children’s Hospital, Terry’s House, and Ronald McDonald House.

Learn More

In 2017, Assemblyman Jim Patterson honored PINC as the 23rd District’s nonprofit of the year.

You can learn more about PINC at this link. PINC is accepting member applications through Aug. 9.

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