The Time Is Now to Help

Rating: 5 stars   33 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 1 Lake Geneva WI 53147-0001 USA

Mission: The Time Is Now exists solely for the purpose of alleviating the suffering of those who find themselves facing economic hardship.
Results: Due to the CNN Heroes event in December 2011 and the CBS News feature we have been very busy with requests from all over the United States. We have successfully offered assistance to families, seniors, and the disabled in 14 states. Shelter assistance alone has been provided for over 600 fellow Americans. We have assisted many struggling with high gas costs, car repairs and also have provided many reliable vehicles for the working poor. Over $80,000 in utility assistance has been provided to restore electric, gas, water and sewer service. Over $45,000 in emergency food supplies and support to our W.C. Food Pantry. We provided toiletries, household necessities, clothing and furniture for many. Wheel chairs, ramps, and other specialized services for the handicapped were given. This has been a very busy year of helping the poverty stricken in America.
Target demographics: Poverty stricken children, senior citizens, working poor families, the handicapped, disabled veterans.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 500
Geographic areas served: Southeast Wisconsin, Illinois
Programs: shelter assistance, utility assistance, food, automobile assistance, household necessities, toiletries, beds, dental assistance, clothing, etc.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 36-3641124
262-249-7000
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Rating: 5 stars  

We donate regularly to Time is Now because we know every penny goes to help those in legitimate need. I love that Sal personally visits the needy and checks them out for himself. He accounts for every dollar, and follows up on those he helps. A weekly newspaper article keeps us up to date on the ministry so we know what's currently happening. Love this ministry!

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I have been reading the letters that poor people send in for years. I finally had some extra money and in the letter I sent to The Time, I told them how I remembered as a child a poor neighbor that needed help. I always wondered what became of that neighbor and her young child. Sal sent me a handwritten thank you note for my donation. It really impressed me how he not only helps the poor but took the time to acknowledge me as a donor. Thank you!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Time is Now to Help always seems to find those that might otherwise fall between the cracks. I wish I could give more to this amazing organization....and they aren't even in my state. I just appreciate their work that much.

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This is an amazing grassroots effort. I first learned about The Time is Now on Facebook and am hoping to duplicate the effort in my county in Illinois. Thanks Sal, you are selfless in your actions and I'm proud to say we actually attended the same high school....of course I'm younger though!

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Life-changing

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first saw Sal on CNN heroes a few years ago and fell in love with what he was doing. So many people are hurting across our Country and it's such a blessing to have The time is now helping out and assisting all these people in a time of need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Encourage more people to donate to this charity so they could help people on a larger scale.

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2013

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I first saw this Charity in CNN Heroes a few years ago and have been following them. What an amazing service they provide to broken people helping them get back on their feet. We need more groups like this around the Country and around the World to help the less fortunate get through hard times.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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2012

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I first became aware of The time is now on CNN's Heroes last year. I was really moved by what the organization is doing and think it's one of the most impactfull charities i have ever seen. I read their stories montly of the families they help and it brings me to tears. We definately need more charities like the Time is now to help struggling families in America.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been looking for a charity to support for a long time. I came across a story about Sal and his work through my church's Facebook page and was immediately inspired. As a new mom, every story of child abuse, suffering, neglect and hardship that I learn of breaks my heart just that much more. I pray for those children, but somehow wanted to do more. Sal was the answer to my prayers for doing more. By supporting The Time Is Now to Help, I feel a little closer to making a difference for those innocent children. God Bless!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Time is Now To Help is the standard by which every other charity should be judged. It matters to me that every single cent I donate goes to help someone and does not become a paycheck of an overpaid administrator. Sometimes I read the stories Sal posts and imagine it’s my money helping someone fight homelessness or starvation. It makes me feel good.
To have a nonprofit run on zero percent overhead is only possible because of the selflessness of everyone involved.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a TRUE, Genuine
GREAT team of people! Sal and his people touch so many lives in so many ways EVERYDAY SINGLE DAY! Am PROUD to be a donor and one of The Time Is Now's biggest fans! We have seen 1st hand the immediate and caring response to those in need they provide. Sal has given us great leads to GREAT employees. There aren't many organizations out there that I am aware of that return a call for help immediately and as
affirmatively as The Time Is Now. They inspire my Husband and I to try to "pay it forward" everyday.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would only hope that more people donate - every donation counts

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Rating: 5 stars  

When giving to a charity it is important to know that most all the money goes to those in need, TIN does exactly this. Further, instead of just giving money, food, shelter or clothing; TIN goes further and actually verifies what would most help and works with those in need to not only solve the immediate issues, but to better their situation going forward. I read weekly in the paper how TIN has helped someone and often find myself in tears knowing that there are so many people walking among us in such a wealthy community who with a little help from those around them would be in a much better position. Last, whenever we donate and regardless of the amount, shortly after a letter arrives in the mail letting us know exactly where our dollars went to help.

God Bless You Sal

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Clone Sal

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was so moved by the CBS News segment last year that I "liked" The Time Is Now to Help on Facebook. I promptly put a $20 bill in an envelop and mailed it. I didn't expect to hear anything back but was pleasantly surprised when I received a thank-you and update from Sal Dimiceli. My $20 provided 132 pounds of food! Wow! I have no doubt that this is one organization that really does make every cent count.

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2011

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I feel like my donation is actually *doing* something, and that every penny is well spent.

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Definitely

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2012

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