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Riding for Homes - 2016

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BENEFITING: HOMELESS SOLUTIONS INC

ORGANIZER: HOMELESS SOLUTIONS INC

EVENT: Gran Fondo NJ 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 10, 2016

Vanessa Tamayo

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

I’m hoping that you can support me in my upcoming bike ride in the Gran Fondo NJ on September 11th.  I’ll be riding for the “Riding for Homes” Team for Homeless Solutions, Inc.

Homeless Solutions Inc. (HSI) is the largest provider of shelter and housing to the homeless and working poor in Morris County.  I like their motto, “A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out”, it’s what they do.  Last year they helped over 500 people work towards getting their lives back on track and into safe, stable housing they could afford.

Help me to help them reach our team goal to raise $50,000 to provide childcare for our shelter guests.  It’s an essential need for their shelter 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 August 31, 2016 making this fundraising effort so critical (see below for more details).

Any amount is appreciated! 

Thanks,

Vanessa


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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.  Most 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.  But the Federal government has decided to make it a lot tougher.  Which is why we are asking for your help now.

 

$550

MONEY RAISED
  • Anonymous

    $50

  • CheckPoint HR

    $500

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55% Raised of $1,000 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

CheckPoint HR

CheckPoint HR

DONATION: $500

12 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Have an amazing ride, Bunny!!! 12 months ago