It’s time for our Spring Campaign, formerly the Feinstein Challenge, the fundraising drive in March and April is our biggest of the year. We are asking for your support to help us meet our goals and offer much needed emergency aid to our neighbors living in poverty.
What sets us apart from other relief agencies is that we provide for both the physical and the spiritual needs of our clients. While offering food, toiletries, and vouchers for transportation, food, laundry, household goods, utilities, and healthcare co-payments that help take care of our clients’ basic needs, we also sit down one on one with each person to listen, comfort, guide, and empower them. And both make a difference. Picture our client who has been looking for work for months and finally has a job interview. We provide her toiletries so that she can be clean, a voucher for clothing so that she can find an interview outfit, a voucher for gas or a bus pass so that she can get to the interview, and we are there to celebrate with her as she overcomes each hurdle. These may be simple things, but they are the missing pieces of the puzzle that can break down the barriers our clients face. Shampoo and soap, clean clothes, and a bus pass may be what it takes to open a door to a new future.
Poverty is as hard on the soul as it is on the body. It takes a whole community to heal those wounds. Please give generously and help us help others.