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The season of giving has arrived and so has the cold start of winter. As we approach Thanksgiving weekend and listen for the sounds of Santa’s sleigh, many people within our own communities are left vulnerable without the essential resources needed to keep warm and healthy throughout the chilly season. As you begin to reflect on this past year, think of all the goodness that you’ve encountered and pay it forward through supporting these five incredible organizations helping eradicate poverty, provide shelter and community, and economic empowerment to our nation’s homeless and low-income population. Be the reason families across America are kept warm, safe, and fed this holiday season.
This award-winning organization is based in Northern Virginia and is dedicated to offering hope and housing through respect, responsibility and results. Since 1988, Carpenter’s has helped over 700 children, families and adults each year as they stabilize their lives and overcome homelessness. The organization always operates a day shelter in the City of Alexandria, and an emergency shelter with comprehensive case management and education classes focused on life skills.
This St. Louis, Missouri based organization exists simply because having a home matters. Their homes and housing preservation focuses on quality and stability to help get those in need back on their feet. Beyond Housing focuses on providing community to allow their residents to thrive, by providing assistance with education, health, economic development and job readiness and access.
“A home is the foundation for everything in life”. This Minnesota based organization’s mission is to build stable homes leading to strong futures and vibrant communities. A dignified, affordable home supports independent and community development. CommonBond is one of the largest nonprofit providers of affordable rental homes in the Upper Midwest. Their high quality development, long term management and resident services for low-income families have improved the lives of over 9,000 individuals since 1971.
Partnered with over 200 nonprofit organizations across New York City targeting poverty, Robin Hood Foundation donates 100% of all donations collected while their board of directors pay all administrative costs. Applying sound investment principles to philanthropy and running projects focused on community needs, the organization is saving lives and changing fates everyday.
Supporting low-income and single parent families in Denver, Colorado, Warren Village assists with achieving sustainable personal and economic self-sufficiency. The organization focuses on providing safe and secure housing, reconnecting their target families with community support, and self-help services. Warren Village has provided shelter to over 3,500 families since 1974 and has been a proud national model for its housing and programming structure including family services, Early Childhood Education and school-age programs.
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