Holiday Huddle 2022

Collaboration and Celebration
Thursday, December 1st from 3:00 - 6:30
Monarch Place (lower level), 100 Brugh Ave, Butler, PA

The Holiday Huddle is an opportunity for all aspects of our Butler County community to gather in a forum of celebration, information sharing and relationship-building. Now in it's second year, the Holiday Huddle will provide you with the opportunity to mingle with other people and organizations who care about Butler County and are working to make it a better place.

There will also be multiple brainstorming sessions for those interested in discussing the biggest challenges facing our communities. The first will be focused on challenges facing the post-pandemic children, including socialization, mental health, education and more. A second session topic will be focused on the elderly in our communities, including how they can be better utilized as a resource to benefit younger generations, and how we can better help them experience less isolation. In addition, two breakout sessions will be based on ideas you provide in our Holiday Huddle Collaboration Box, where you can submit challenges/gaps you have faced or share solutions you've seen work that you think others should know about!

 


 

The Holiday Huddle is focused on the sharing of information regarding available resources, the identification of unmet needs in our community, and the discovery and nurturing of relationships and collaborative partnerships that can make our county a better place and will have representatives from human service agencies, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, houses of worship, businesses and community members.
 

Food from local businesses will be provided. Admission is FREE, and most existing BCF members are additionally entitled to a table at the Holiday Huddle as a part of their membership. If you're not currently a member but would like to have a table at the event to share information about what you do, the cost is only $25. As a bonus, that $25 is credited towards your 2023 membership if you decide to join us on a regular basis!
 

We sincerely hope you can join us. Please come ready with ideas of how we can work together to continue making Butler County an even greater place to live!

Thank you!
Butler Collaborative for Families

RSVPs are required for those interested in tables and are appreciated

for attendees to ensure we have enough food for everyone!

AGENDA
MAIN ROOM: 3:00 – 6:30 mixer

The Formalities:

4:00 – 4:10:  Greeting from the BCF Executive Committee

4:10 – 4:15:  Executive Committee election results

4:15 – 4:20:  2022 Mini-grant progress update

4:20 – 4:30:  2023 Mini-grant winner announcement and presentation

 

BREAKOUT / BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS

These are opportunities to identify and establish collaborative support spanning agencies, community members, schools and businesses as we continue to strengthen our community.  What challenges and hurdles have you seen in your community or within your organization?  How can you or your organization help solve problems facing others?

* BRING YOUR THOUGHTS ON TOPICS TO DISCUSS IN THE FINAL TWO SESSIONS *

 

4:30 – 5:00: “Post-Pandemic Children”

Discussion surrounding the challenges facing the children of Butler County, as well as the sharing of any known solutions/resources.  Topics will include sociability, mental health, education and more.

 

5:00 – 5:30: “The Elderly”

Discussion of this great untapped resource within Butler County and how we can better engage with the elderly population.  We’ll also explore known issues and barriers to creating a thriving elderly population, such as isolation and a lack of transportation options.

 

5:30 – 6:00:  Collaboration Box Topic 1

Discussion about a specific gap, challenge and/or barrier submitted to the Collaboration Box. Identification of existing resources that can help, or potential new partnerships that can enable the reduction/closure of those gaps.

 

6:00 – 6:30:  Collaboration Box Topic 2

Discussion about a specific gap, challenge and/or barrier submitted to the Collaboration Box. Identification of existing resources that can help, or potential new partnerships that can enable the reduction/closure of those gaps.