haley havard wrote -
Hello and thank you for reading my campaign story!
First, a little background: I started Haley's Helping Hands of Maryland, Inc. when I was 11. I work with individuals in need of assistance by providing gently used clothing, shoes and sports equipment. All items are shipped to families at no cost. Those in need can contact me through my website or Facebook to tell me exactly how I can help. I also work with shelters and other organizations in the area to provide needed support.
The funds I raise through this campaign will be used exclusively for my "Warming up for Winter" campaign. The purpose of this campaign is 1) to raise money for shipping and 2) to work with my school and members of my community to gather much needed hats, gloves, scarves, jackets, shoes and plus-sized clothing.
Last winter, I shipped approximately 3,200 items (e.g., jackets, hats, gloves, scarves, shoes and clothing) to 130 families in need in Maryland, Ohio and Pennsylvania. The shipping costs for those boxes was $2600. This winter, my goal is to support 200 families which means approximately $4000 in shipping costs. If I am able to reach my goal, I will be shipping 5000 items to those in need this winter!
Thank you so much for considering a donation to my "Warming up for Winter" campaign. Haley's Helping Hands of Maryland, Inc. is a non-profit, tax exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
Haley Havard (age 14)