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BENEFITING: HOMELESS SOLUTIONS INC

ORGANIZER: HOMELESS SOLUTIONS INC

EVENT: Gran Fondo NJ 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 10, 2016

Justyn Comer

THE STORY:

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS INC wrote -

Our team goal this year is to raise $50,000 to provide childcare for our shelter guests.  It’s an essential need for our guests so they are able to work and save money as they move towards independent living.  The Federal government is ending its childcare subsidies, effective June 30, 2016 making this fundraising effort so critical.

Why We Need to Raise Money for Childcare:

Homeless Solutions’ philosophy is “A Hand Up, not a Hand Out”, and for over 33 years we have been offering shelter, services, and supportive housing to the homeless and working poor in Morris County, New Jersey.

Childcare is an essential need in assisting our guests so they are able to work and save money as they move towards independent living. 

“There are a lot of other families like me at Homeless Solutions – they’re good people who are working hard to help themselves.  But they just need a boost to get where they need to go.  The childcare assistance gives that boost that moms like me need.  It lets people work and lets people save so they don’t have to be homeless anymore.”

Octavia R., former Transitional Housing resident

Try to imagine having to decide between paying the rent, paying for groceries or paying for childcare.  That is the same childcare that lets you go to work and earn a minimum wage as a barista at Starbucks, cashier at ShopRite or a nurse’s aide at Morristown Medical Center.

Now imagine losing your home because you spent the rent money on groceries.  Or you lost your job and then your home because you had to stay with your children because childcare was too expensive. 

This is the case with over 10,000 families in New Jersey struggling to survive that nightmare every day.  Most of them are headed by single women with more than one child.  Many are survivors of domestic violence.

The cost of childcare in the Morris County area depends on the age of the child, hours of care needed (mornings, afternoons, all-day) and the childcare center’s operating costs, but typically ranges from $950/month to $1,900/month for full time care.  That is more than most of our mothers earn in a month.  Plus, infant care is always more expensive.

We know how to help end their nightmare.  Homeless Solutions has been doing it for 33 years.  Which is why we are asking for your help.

 

$4,321

MONEY RAISED
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  • Douglas Martin

    $108

  • JC

    $200

  • Reed Alpert

    $200

  • Frank & Kay Failla

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • MARK BURNYEAT

    $50

  • Michelle, Allie and Danny

    $108

  • Terry & Rob Sachs

    $100

  • Tom Uhlman

    $200

  • Sheri

     

  • MARY & CHRIS RIAL

    $25

  • Charlene

    $100

  • Judy and Scott Phares

     

  • Vinny and Judy Morreale

    $100

  • Linda and Kate

    $200

  • Scott Taylor

    $200

  • Mike Wallace

    $75

  • Nili Suhami

    $100

  • Jan and Marci

    $100

  • Kevin & Gloria Long

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Juliet & Phil

    $100

  • Suzanne and Joe McCarthy

    $50

  • Kristin Elliott

    $50

  • Paul & Kathleen

     

  • Paul B

    $100

  • Justin Brill

     

  • Joseph Nevyas

     

  • Adel

    $50

  • Crispin

    $50

  • Guy wilson

    $25

  • Kate Comer

    $50

  • Jim Rumbellow

    $25

  • Glen

    $25

  • Roger and Claire Vaughan

    $50

  • John Newton

    $25

  • David Comer

     

  • Ron Gorayeb

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ronald and Louise Pattison

    $100

  • Joanna Yates

    $25

  • Francesca Faridany

    $25

  • Jon Bramnick

    $100

  • Mike and Margaret Mann

    $100

  • Alice-Jane Loewrigkeit

    $20

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144% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $47,653 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

HOMELESS SOLUTIONS INC

Amount Raised

$13,500

 

27% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

steve trozinski

Amount Raised

$8,700

 

87% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justyn Comer

Amount Raised

$4,321

 

144% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Stec

Amount Raised

$2,425

Fundraiser Title

Miriam Cohen

Amount Raised

$2,035

Fundraiser Title

Charlie stoia

Amount Raised

$1,745

 

87% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

George and Tobi Goldman

Amount Raised

$1,650

 

110% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Annie Buttitta

Amount Raised

$1,550

 

103% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Alice-Jane Loewrigkeit

Alice-Jane Loewrigkeit

DONATION: $20

12 months ago

Mike and Margaret Mann

Mike and Margaret Mann

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Jon Bramnick

Jon Bramnick

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Francesca Faridany

Francesca Faridany

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Joanna Yates

Joanna Yates

DONATION: $25

Go Justyn, I'm always inspired by your adventures ! 1 year ago

Ronald and Louise Pattison

Ronald and Louise Pattison

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Ron Gorayeb

Ron Gorayeb

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

David Comer

David Comer

1 year ago

John Newton

John Newton

DONATION: $25

Good stuff Justyn! 1 year ago