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I work for the nonprofit, The National Humane Education Society, and we partnered with Hand in Paw for a week-long outreach visit to Alabama to teach nearly 2,000 Birmingham elementary students about kindness... more
This is one of the most amazing organization in Ann Arbor working with individuals who are experiencing homelessness. The... more »
- Ann Arbor, MI
Kris and her team have been a delight to work with. In the past few month, the Twin Cities Mobile Market has been a new addition... more »
- New Brighton, MN
I've learned that this organization has better than an 80/20 direct services to admin cost ratio, is rated by other nonprofits... more »
- Colorado Springs, CO
My mom (20 yr vet) and I were 1 day away from being homeless. My dad who died, was also in the military. So was just me and my... more »
- San Francisco, CA
The Shade Tree is a great organization that brings hope to families! It was a honor to serve the clients and staff last week as... more »
- Las Vegas, NV
As a long serving director of non-profit programs throughout the world, it has been extremely gratifying to learn of the absolutely... more »
- Portland, OR
Carrie Katz wrote:
Year in and year out the commitment of others on the Board, the way that the staff works with members using care and compassion,... more »
- Northfield, IL
Excellent team filled with lot of energy and motivation to make a social impact. They have enormously grown with minimal resources;... more »
- Peck, MI
I think it is important for donors to know that, although this charity is extremely valuable, they will be put on a mailing list,... more »
- New York, NY
As a board member with a local housing nonprofit, we are so impressed with Bike & Build. The riders we met were passionate, dedicated... more »
- Philadadelphia, PA
On any given night in the United States, there are 643,047 people experiencing homelessness. Although many are adults, there are teenagers and children living without a home. 12% of people who find themselves homeless and below the poverty line are veterans. We need to help these people, and these nonprofits and charities help get these homeless people off the streets and back on their feet.
While unemployment rates remain low, more and more people are being forced into homelessness and onto the streets. These poor people need shelter, but beyond a place to sleep, these families are faced with hunger and danger while living on the streets. We need housing for the homeless.
Nonprofits play an important role in helping the homeless, especially homeless families. They may offer services such as job training or rehabilitation. They may offer daycare to enable parents to go looking for jobs or they may even have employment services that help connect employers with these people. Some nonprofits even refurbish old homes for homeless families to temporarily live in.
But while shelters and ministries can provide safety and a place to sleep, they still need your help to make it all possible. Volunteer or donate to a homeless shelter near you or any other charity for the homeless and help get a person off the streets, out of poverty, and on their way to a functional life.