Where It Began
P.S. I Love You Foundation was founded by Patricia Scelza-Jones in 1998. The creation of this foundation was inspired by Patricia’s compassion and empathy to make a difference in the lives of others in need. She realized that the contribution she could make was as simple as sharing the spirit of giving. It all began when Patricia met an elderly lady, named Millie, at her workplace in the medical equipment industry. Millie's life story is the spark for Patricia's inspiration.
Patricia became very fond of Millie. She found out that Millie had to quit her job to care for her five great grand children: a two, four, five, ten and twelve year old due to the children’s mother and grandmother being incarcerated for an indefinite period of time.
If Millie did not resign from her job, all the children would have been separated from each other and placed in Foster Care across the country! Patricia called Millie to see how she could help her. Patricia started helping Millie by taking the children on weekends so Millie could rest, contributing financially for their apartment rent and providing food and clothing for the children. Patricia bonded with the 5 beautiful children and started asking her friends if they could also help this family.
The commitment to helping children and families grew from here! There was a huge outpouring of togetherness and community awareness for this family that soon became the inspiration to spread the spirit of giving to others in need.
P.S. I Love You Foundation’s mission was established from here.