BENEFITING: CLARITAS HOUSE INC
Fund for Hope is our 3rd annual fashion show luncheon. Clarita's House Outreach is an organization with a passion for helping the homeless and needy children and families. We serve families in the hotels with groceries, personal care items, clothing, school supplies and toys for Christmas. These are families of two to up to 8 people living in hotel rooms because they may have lost their jobs, their home or a working spouse. It's difficult for them to come up with first month and security for an apartment let alone pay for utilities. So they live in these low budget hotels with weekly rates. We also serve between 75-100 families each month at our food pantry. We serve meals to a the woman and children homeless shelter once a month. We also provide them with clothing, personal care items and toys. “Food 4 Kids” We provide weekend food for elementary school children in the F.I.T program (families in transition). We provide toys to over 235 children at these hotels. We provide resource information such as: Resume writing assistance, preparing for an interview, clothing and shoes to the homeless for their interview and clothing and shoes to start their new job. We provide household items, bedding, furniture and other assistance to families transitioning from the hotel to their rentals units. We provide space for Girl Scouts to have their meetings twice per month at our resource center Sponsor Bi-lingual class at our resource center We are a partner with ACCESS (assist clients with applying for government assistance) We provide the Summer Lunch Program where children come and have lunch monday thru friday. We support the Infinite Scholar Program each year with volunteers and refreshments Each year we provide a Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving day to the homeless and hotel families These and much more services we provide to the children and families. WE ARE HAVING THIS FUNDRAISER TO HELP WITH OBTAINING A BUILDING TO HOUSE OUR PROGRAMS SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO HELP THE POOR AND NEEDY.