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The homeless women on our street need your help!
$250 raised
1% of $20k goal
7 contributors
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Ended Jul 18, 2013
There are women in this town that need your help. They wait outside Dorothy's Place every night until our Women Alive! Emergency Shelter opens at 7:00 p.m. because they have no other place to go. More than you would expect are seniors. All are ...
There are women in this town that need your help. They wait outside Dorothy's Place every night until our Women Alive! Emergency Shelter opens at 7:00 p.m. because they have no other place to go. More than you would expect are seniors. All are without a family to support them.
Each woman drags her belongings and a cot out of our shed to set up her bed, her 'home', every evening. Every morning at 6, she tears it back down again and stuffs it back into the shed. By 6:30, she's back on the street, and her 'home' reopens as our Dayroom.
Some of our ladies are exceptionally challenged with physical and mental disabilities. This year, we added one extra shelter aide to stay overnight, for safety. It was a good decision.
If you had to create your home every night, and tear it apart every morning, would you start the day feeling secure? Able to face your challenges? Probably not.
That's why we need to do better. And sooner, not later. We need money for more well-trained staff. And we need a facility where a woman can get a start on recreating her life, without having to recreate her bedroom every night.
Our immediate goal is to raise $20,000 by June 30. Our long-term goal is to raise enough awareness and enough funding to staff a new emergency shelter facility where beds don't have to be folded up every morning. Along with that we'll need a residence where we can provide permanent supportive housing for senior women that can no longer live independently.
We're asking you to make an investment (give money) AND to ask a couple friends to do the same. Truth be known, if everyone asked all their friends to get online and just donate what they could, our needs for more well-trained staff and a new facility for our emergency shelter would probably be filled. Listen to your creative voice - make it fun! Organize a fundraising dinner party. Suggest investments in lieu of birthday gifts. Ask friends to sponsor your participation in a sporting event. Issue a matching gift challenge on Facebook.
Investments of $100 or more will be offered a gift of thanks - a handmade garden stepping stone with your choice of message, created by our ladies in Women Alive!
Please help us. Please ask your friends to help us, too. We ask this on behalf of the 192 women we served last year. We ask because we not only want them to have a safe night's sleep, we want to provide better opportunities to improve their lives.
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