Because this cost is so low compared with other fundraising campaigns, every dollar you pledge goes a very long way toward helping others.
$1 a week provides . . .
- 200 pounds of food enough for 168 meals for the hungry.
- 12 elementary school students with trained volunteer tutors to help with reading and math.
- 10 children with bilingual beginning-to-read books to build early literacy skills.
- three 30-minute appointments for health assessment and counseling for individuals facing physical, developmental or mental health challenges.
- one acre of unprotected tropical rainforest which assures protection of the natural areas vital to our climate and diverse species.
- one hour of expert training for a citizen's group interested in preserving natural areas in their communities.
- four hours of emergency room support for a woman who has been sexually assaulted.
- 10 parking vouchers (not covered by insurance) for a cancer patient traveling to a clinic.
- six days of medical supplies for a dialysis patient.
- two weeks of infant formula for a family in need.
$5 a week provides . . .
- two months of meals for a homebound person.
- five wigs for children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy.
- two nights of shelter for a troubled or neglected youth.
- after school care (food, health, recreation, and homework help) for one child for a year.
- clothing, shoes and a winter coat for one individual who has lost everything in a home fire.
- temporary shelter for a family of four for three nights following a disaster, or shelter for 10 people for one night.
- gas or power service for an elderly or disabled person who has been threatened with a utilities termination notice.
$10 a week provides . . .
- one ton 2,000 pounds of food that translates to 1,612 meals for the hungry.
- two days of care for a terminally ill individual.
- baby formula for 52 low-income families (one each week).
- five and a half weeks of work training.
- one month of preschool for a child at risk of falling through the cracks.
- a lightweight wheelchair for a person who is physically challenged.
- five people being treated for mental illness the opportunity to attend recovery classes that provide education, peer support, and healing strategies.