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$10 Donation to Help Provide Overnight Shelter
The Issue: Increasing Number of Homeless Students
Between the 2007–2008 and 2008–2009 school year, the number of homeless students increased by 64% in the nine-county region served by the Allegheny County Intermediate Unit's Homeless Children's Initiative, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. These children lived in shelters or with family friends while trying to maintain their grades and a normal lifestyle.
The Campaign: Providing Overnight Shelter for Families
If 70 people donate $10 to this Grassroots campaign, then East End Cooperative Ministry can fund 20 nights of shelter for families and individuals experiencing homelessness through its housing program FAITH (Families Achieving Independence Through Housing), which reunites families who are homeless in 27 residences in the city. In addition to receiving overnight shelter, program participants have access to case management and support services, and children’s advocates work with schools to help youth maintain their grades during periods of unstable housing. Individuals also may receive rent, utilities, furniture, and cleaning supplies to help them transition to a stable home. Each additional $35 raised will provide another night of shelter for families or individuals who are homeless.
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100% of donations go directly to East End Cooperative Ministry. Donations are automatically applied. Must provide full name at checkout. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign.
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