We are delighted at the incredible holiday giving that has brought us to $2,174,000 of our $2,184,000 goal — WOW! Once again, the power and generosity of this community shines brightly. Our goal is to raise enough to serve 2,184 families in the coming year, and we have only 10 families (or $10,000) left of that goal to raise! Final 2016 Sleep Out donations will be accepted through this weekend.
Many thanks to those who have already donated generously. Can you think of two people in your life you could encourage to also make a donation? No gift is too small to help create hope for the remaining 10 families — our neighbors — who we expect to come to our doors for help.
Your gifts, your time and your kindness make a profound difference for families and kids. Let us introduce you to a few of the people your generosity supports:
• Robert – whose Plymouth family was stabilized because a gift of $2,356 provided services like rent support and extended case management for a year – helping him, his wife and their kids.
• Karima – who was able to stay in quality early childhood care and education even when his mom was between jobs, thanks to a $1,208 gift from a donor.
• Brelee and Brent – whose Orono family of four avoided eviction, thanks to $756 raised by a Minnetrista family who slept out in their back yard and raised the money to help.
We have just a few days left. Donate today to support the Sleep Out (select “The Sleep Out” from the drop-down menu), and be sure to tell family and friends about the true life change that happens every day thanks to this great community.