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The Empowerment Plan's Fundraiser:

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THE STORY:

The Empowerment Plan is a Detroit-based nonprofit focused on serving the homeless community through a unique employment opportunity. We hire homeless single parents from local shelters and train them in sewing and manufacturing to produce to coat that transforms into a sleeping bag, which is given back to homeless individuals nationwide through out outreach partners.

We are 100% committed to helping equip our employees with the skills needed to become self sufficient and successful in all areas of their life. We offer GED and tutoring classes, professionalism and leadership workshops, financial literary courses in an effort to help those we hire achieve their goals. 

We currently have a team of 21 individuals that were in the shelter at the time of hire working full-time to produce a product that benefits communities across the US and Canada. 18 of our 21 employees have been able to transition out of the shelter into stable secure housing and our 3 newest employees are currently in the process of obtaining housing. 

We are in the process of interviewing new candidates to fill three more positions and that is where we need your help! It costs a little over $40,000 to sponsor a seamstress on our team for a year. This includes their salary (we pay well above minumum wage!), a micro-loan, training fees, equipment costs, and other programming fees. 

Suggested Donation Levels:

$100 - cost to sponsor a coat

$500 - contributes to equipment costs  

$1,000 - cost to sponsor 10 coats

$1,500 - covers the cost of a microloan for one employee

$2,000 - cost of GED classes and other educational programming for one employee

$10,000 - helps cover the salary of one employee for a year (full-time @ $12/hr)

Remember, anything and everything helps!! Thank you for contributing to our goal of hiring 3 more amazing individuals to our team this spring and for doing your part to #spreadthe warmth all year round! 

 

$15,773

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bill and Sue

    $300

  • Crypton Super Fabrics

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan Radomski

    $50

  • Nancy Smith

    $100

  • Lilia Dassine B.

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Scott Jenney

    $75

  • M.J. Foley Company

    $500

  • Caleb White Project

    $100

  • Alex Tourk

    $250

  • Karly Drake-Lusby

    $10

  • Kelly Taylor

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $116

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • AJ Chaom

    $250

  • Mary Macey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • K. Morey

    $250

  • Greg Mangan

    $10

  • Denise

    $20

  • Dad

    $50

  • Mullen

    $200

  • Eric & Jaci Fox

    $100

  • The University of Findlay

    $500

  • Sharon and Marshall Charlip

    $250

  • Michael Drinski

    $100

  • Martin & Cheryl Foley

    $400

  • Jeanne & Tom Petzold

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lizbeth Leeson

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Don Jones

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $90.90

  • Anonymous

    $2,834

  • Barbara Charlip

    $50

  • Katherine Foley Westbrook

    $250

  • In memory of Jesus

    $10

  • Safe Haven Ministries

    $200

  • Acme Mills Company

    $500

  • Temple Contemporary

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Terry and Mary Earls

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Charles Moore

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Paul Foundation

    $5,000

  • Jesus

    $108

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13% Raised of $125,000 Goal

The Team: $15,773 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

The Empowerment Plan

Amount Raised

$12,729

 

10% Raised of $125,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan Mullen

Amount Raised

$3,034

Fundraiser Title

Greg Mangan

Amount Raised

$10

Fundraiser Title

Alex Tourk

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Jesus

Jesus

DONATION: $108

2 years ago

Paul Foundation

Paul Foundation

DONATION: $5,000

Love the Empowerment Plan Team! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $300

my children 2 years ago

Charles Moore

Charles Moore

DONATION: $60

This donation is made for our father, who truly appreciates this combination of an industrious spirit and a gracious heart. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Terry and Mary Earls

Terry and Mary Earls

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Temple Contemporary

Temple Contemporary

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Acme Mills Company

Acme Mills Company

DONATION: $500

2 years ago