26 Oct Giving Tuesday 2021
Give 4 Hope
Imagine for a minute a cold and snowy winter night here in Rhode Island; one of those winter nights where the temperature and wind chill combined, makes it very frigid. Now imagine that same winter night and the only place you can find shelter is in your car – or worse – in a tent, outside.
This is the reality for nearly 600 people experiencing homelessness here in Rhode Island. 600 individuals are currently sleeping unsheltered each night, in their cars, tents, or on park benches. This number has almost doubled since the spring of this year and our outreach team is seeing these numbers continue to increase.
The crisis of those individuals sleeping unsheltered, is just that, a crisis. In part due to lack of affordable housing and emergency shelters being at capacity.
House of Hope CDC knows that there is a dire need of resources for those experiencing homelessness in our state. We are working tirelessly to get people these resources, but this call to action is URGENT – WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 is a global generosity movement known as Giving Tuesday and House of Hope CDC is excited to be taking part. Beginning at 6am on November 30th we will be working hard to raise $24,000 in 24 hours as part of our Give 4 Hope campaign. All of the funds raised will directly assist those sleeping unsheltered as the winter months approach.
This is YOUR time to make a difference in the life of someone experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island. Whether you make a donation of $5.00 or $500.00. We have a full day of events planned – both virtually and in person. We will be selling raffle tickets for 3 great prizes too! And as an added bonus, we will be having some great fundraising contests throughout the day on Giving Tuesday.
Your donation goes so far! Below are the different donation levels and what they support:
$25 – a donation of $25 will cover the cost of vital documents that a client would need to gain access to housing
$50 – a donation of $50 will provide a winter coat and a pair of winter boots for one client currently sleeping on the streets
$100 – a donation of $100 will provide a weather-resistant tent & sleeping bag for one client currently sleeping unsheltered
$250 – a donation of $250 will pay for 5 people to take 5 showers each
$500 – a donation of $500 will provide someone sleeping unsheltered, a week-long stay in a hotel
Please consider joining us on Giving Tuesday as we not only raise funds but raise awareness of the homelessness crisis we are facing here in Rhode Island. We need your help to protect those we serve, this winter and always.
To donate on 11/30/2021 click the donate button below. To purchase raffle tickets, visit http://go.rallyup.com/give4hope2021
Schedule of Events
6:00am – Giving Tuesday 2021 begins! The first 5 people to donate on Giving Tuesday will receive a $5.00 gift card to Brewed Awakenings!
7:00am – A live look with the Street Outreach team via Facebook Live
10:00am – A live look from Shower to Empower via Facebook Live
12:00pm – 2:00pm – Come visit us! Stop by our main office location at 3188 Post Road, Warwick, RI and check out our Pallet Shelter. Join us for some refreshments too!
3:30pm – Facebook Live with our Executive Director, Laura Jaworski
4:30pm – Join us at Flatbread Pizza Company, located at 161 Cushing Street in Providence. We’ll be there from 4:30pm until 8:30pm. Flatbread Pizza will donate $3.50 for every large pizza purchased and $1.75 for every small pizza purchased back to House of Hope. It will also be your last chance to purchase raffle tickets for our 3 great prizes!
We hope you join us, either virtually or in-person on November 30th, and support us in our efforts to combat the crisis of homelessness in our state!
For questions or more information, please contact Melissa Behm, Fund Development Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-463-3324, ext. 234
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