For those without a car, a bus pass can make the difference needed to get a job and escape poverty. This amount will cover a bus pass usable by a whole family in one of Helping Hand House's Emergency or Transitional Housing programs.
This gift would provide for the full cost of services and housing for a family of 5 to escape homelessness and get on a path to stability, through the 90 day Emergency Housing program at Helping Hand House. Change the life of a family forever!
Equip a home to receive a family - from a cold homelessness to the warmth of a kitchen. This amount provides cookware, dishes, silverware, cleaning supplies, and a mop.
There is great joy in having the opportunity to play basketball, football, take ballet, or join the swim team. For children whose families are homeless, these activities are out of reach. You can change this! This amount covers the cost of an activity fee for a young person at Helping Hand house to participate in school sports.
There is tremendous freedom in having the opportunity to learn and play an instrument for the very first time. For children whose families are homeless, these activities are out of reach. You can give the gift of music! This amount covers the cost of instrument rental and participation in school music programs for a child at Helping Hand House.
A clean home costs money. Cleaning supplies cannot be purchased by foodstamps, but without them, a home becomes unlivable in short order. Funds cover the cost of cleaning supplies for a family, to be taken with them when they move into their own home after Helping Hand House.
Create a happy birthday for 2 children in the year to come...
Without heat, power, and water, a roof over your head does not mean much. Provide utilities for a family in one of Helping Hand House's Emergency Housing units for a month.
The blank 4×6 cards each feature original and unique Hope Cards art. Every card is different. On the back of each card is a brief description of our work at Helping Hand House. 10 cards/10 envelopes. Donation: $15 (includes shipping)
School pictures are a landmark to measure growth by. But for children whose families are homeless, this is often not so. This amount covers the cost of paying for school pictures - and lifelong memories - for a child in the housing programs at Helping Hand House.
Presentation is important. Education and employment are two of the keys that we use to help families escape homelessness - and to do this well, one needs business clothing. This amount purchases work clothes for a parent to get a new start for their family.
There is no bus service in rural Pierce County, and without a car, our families cannot obtain and keep a family-wage job and escape poverty. Funds will provide fuel for a family's future!
Personal hygiene is vitally important for health and dignity of both adults and kids, and it costs money - money that many homeless families often do not have. In addition, personal hygiene supplies - including soap, deodorant, feminine products, toothbrush, and more - are not allowable expenses for those on foodstamps. So what options do
Many of the families we serve are in poverty because they never had someone take their hand and show them how to do life, relationships, or finances. This amount will cover the costs of a year of case management and practical life mentoring for a family in one of our housing programs - and makes a tremendous difference.
School is tough for homeless kids - all the moreso when they obviously stick out for having worn out school clothes. Help a child start school well with 2 new outfits, a winter coat, underwear, socks and a pair of shoes.
Create a happy birthday for 5 children in the year to come...