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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: The Time Is Now exists solely for the purpose of alleviating the suffering of those who find themselves facing economic hardship.

Results: The Time Is Now to Help is a charity founded in 1989 to provide assistance to those in desperate need, using 100% of donations for poverty relief. Our founder Sal Dimiceli Sr. has been awarded top ten CNN Hero in 2011, many local awards and is a winner of the Realtor Magazine and National Association of Realtors Good Neighbor Award in 2017. Over 500 people are helped each year with shelter, utility assistance, car repairs, gas, beds, food, clothing, wheelchairs, household necessities, toiletries and much more.

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.

Community Stories

91 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2 yvonne2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Whether a disabled person, single mother, homeless child or sick father, The Time is Now to Help listens to hundreds of heart-breaking stories every year. I know the founders personally and have witnessed as they gave of their own funds, and of their own selves, to help those people who are less fortunate than so many of us. While they occasionally receive a larger gift from a foundation or individual, much of what they are able to share with the people they serve comes from small donations from people like me who are so very grateful to know that someone is doing the hard work of witnessing the suffering of our fellow humans in order that they can learn what help is needed, and how best to make a difference. This organization could not exist without the founders, Sal and Corinne, and their wonderful children. What the Time is Now to Help gives and does comes directly from the heart. I know I speak for so many others when I say that I am grateful that they help on our behalf, and I wish I had a million dollars or more to help them provide their loving and necessary service.

1 Joel B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I KNOW SAL PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY AND HE IS A BLESSING TO ALL OF HUMANKIND ON PLANET EARTH, AND SOMEONE I STRIVE TO BE LIKE IN MY DAILY LIFE. A VERY GIVING KIND MAN WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY GENEROUS AND LOVING TOWARD ME AND EVERYONE HE COMES INTO CONTACT WITH.

1 ColleenGardler

Donor

Rating: 5

I gave this charity a donation and received a very nice handwritten thank you letter from Sal. He does wonderful work for humanity!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I 1st heard of this non-profit when Sal was being honored by CNN for an award. I started reading all the letters people sent him over the years archived on his website. When I finished nursing school and got my 1st paycheck I sent his organization a check for $500 and told him about a neighbor I had growing up who was very poor. I never forgot how that neighbor and her young daughter struggled. Sal sent me a hand-written thank you note that I saved. Whenever I feel like the world is a cold place I remember that there are people like Sal and it gives me hope again.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is awesome! Every penny donated goes to help people! They helped my friend who had cancer and lost his house. Thank you again Sal!

1 Malissa J.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is nothing short of amazing! They helped my mom out financially during her stint with Breast Cancer this year. It helped tremendously lift the burden off of my sister and I. You are all truly a God send. Thank you so much.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had an employee who was down on his luck and was sleeping in his car during the hottest part of the summer. When I found out about this, I contacted The Time is Now to Help and Sal immediately found this man a place to live. This opportunity help this man get back on his feet, economically and physically.
This was just one of hundreds of events where this fine organization has stepped in and made bad situations better for many, many people.

1 Judi V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sal and the time is now helped me get a safe car and pay off some debt with the electric company and negoiated with my land lord about extra occupents when I ended up with custody of my nephews.
It's been 7 years and that car is still driving me and these crazy boys around.
It was a miracle I'll never forget.

2 yvonne2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Whether a disabled person, single mother, homeless child or sick father, The Time is Now to Help listens to hundreds of heart-breaking stories every year. I know the founders personally and have witnessed as they gave of their own funds, and of their own selves, to help those people who are less fortunate than so many of us. While they occasionally receive a larger gift from a foundation or individual, much of what they are able to share with the people they serve comes from small donations from people like me who are so very grateful to know that someone is doing the hard work of witnessing the suffering of our fellow humans in order that they can learn what help is needed, and how best to make a difference. This organization could not exist without the founders, Sal and Corinne, and their wonderful children. What the Time is Now to Help gives and does comes directly from the heart. I know I speak for so many others when I say that I am grateful that they help on our behalf, and I wish I had a million dollars or more to help them provide their loving and necessary service.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best non profit organizations not only serve their clients, but inspire those who see their work to make a difference as well. The Time is Now to Help provides tangible services to hundreds, perhaps thousands of people who find themselves in a place where they can no longer 'go it alone.' This organization gives the hand up when it is needed most, and often when all else has failed. They are seen as 'angels,' and indeed they show God's love through their compassionate and unselfish acts. It is not just about providing funds, but about providing friendship. Reading about the positive changes they bring about in others' lives inspires all of us who know this organization to try to do more when we encounter someone in need of help. Even the gift of a smile can make a difference to someone in the dark. Thank you the Time is Now to Help for making our world a kinder place.

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1 Jacqui Oldenburger W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a single mom I struggle constantly to stay above water, when my vehicle broke down last year I wrote to Sal because I didn't have anywhere else to turn. I'm usually the one helping others so it was extremely difficult for me to ask for help. Sal called me back and The Time Is Now gave me a beautiful vehicle that will last my family for many years to come. Sal and this organization have been a lifesaver to myself and my children. Many Blessings to Everyone in the organization ❤

1 Raymond R.

Donor

Rating: 5

Sal and his family has worked tirelessly for the poor of Southern Wisconsin

Board Member

Rating: 5

I continue to serve on the board of The Time is Now to Help and also to volunteer for this wonderful charity. Sal pours his heart and energy into helping as many people as possible that are struggling due to poverty, homelessness and hunger. 100% of our donors funds are used to provide assistance to those in need. We have set our goal for helping over 600 people this year and that will be achieved thanks to Sal, our donors and our volunteers.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Time Is Now to Help continues to help so many people in desperate need. Being on the board and being an active volunteer keeps me busy nearly every day of the year. Sal does not slow down for weekends, holidays or sick days. His dedication to his charity is as huge as his heart for those that need his helping hand. I'm so proud of his Realtor Magazine Good Neighbor Award and again winning the Best of Walworth County Non-Profit for 2017!

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1 kolander

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a single mom struggling to make ends meet. With minimal child support. I was working full time but with paying rent and utilities all by myself, my wage was not enough. I was getting behind and did not have any money for school clothes for my children. They were wearing shoes with duct tape to hold them together. The time is now came to my rescue paying one month's rent and utilities and gift cards to purchase clothing and shoes for my children. To this day I am grateful for this help. it got me back on my feet again and I will pay it forward some day.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Time is Now helped me when I was struggling as a single mom. I was not receiving the child support that was court ordered. My children had silver tape on their shoes to hold them together, and had no money for new school clothing. I was behind on rent and was going to the food pantry to feed my children. While the county I was in, did not do there job in the matter of child support, TTIN stepped in and helped me. There are no words and thanks good enough for this help. Some day when I can, I will repay the kindness in donations to this organization that was started by a man with the biggest heart in the world!! God bless and thank you Sal

Erin T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing organization. They helped me a few years ago , a few people I know have been blessed as well and they continue to help so many

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have seen many charitable companies in my lifetime and TTINTH has become my favorite to donate when I can. I love that Sal and staff meet with recipients and help them get out of a rough spot and help them back on their feet and not just throw money in and expect everything to be alright now. Seeing where your donation is going and knowing you are not being taken for granted is great compared to others. No gimmicks or wasteful free gifts for donating.God Bless this group.

1 SpringMeadowMom

Donor

Rating: 5

Sal and his army of volunteers are by far the most caring, the most thoughtful, and the most trustworthy of any charitable organization I have ever had the pleasure to support. I firmly believe Sal has never met a stranger...just a friend he didn’t know before, and he treats everyone, like a treasured family friend. If only all charitable organizations worked as hard as this one to spend every nickel donated on the folks they are determined to keep from the brink of complete despair, the world would be a much better place to live and love.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Sal and his band of angels are the real deal. The work he does is straight from his heart; he heals not only with money, but with food, clothing, furniture, vehicles, and most importantly, friendship. I don't support a lot of community organizations, but Sal and The Time is Now to Help is at the top of my list and I send them as much as I can whenever I can because every cent goes to helping those who cannot help themselves at this point in their lives.

Ragtimecowboy J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Time is Now has lived it’s Mission for over 20 yours , helping thousands .
Time has shown the dedication of this organization to the most vulnerable of society

Client Served

Rating: 5

Last year I had just moved into a trailer. I had injured my neck and was awaiting surgery. Then my furnace went out. The time is now stepped in and helped me get a furnace! It was a long 4 weeks, but by the grace of GOD, they helped me... and I am sooo very blessed of Sals organization!

Debra N.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I lost my husband 2 years ago. We were married 39 years and lived in our home for 28 years. It has been a struggle for me (since I live on a very small monthly disability check) to try to keep my house. It went into foreclosure because I owed so much and extensive repairs were needed. Now is the Time to Help is a Godsend! Thanks to Sal and his wonderful organization I was able to get an apartment, had some of my late utilities paid and adopted a puppy! His name is Rex. He is 5 months old and the sunshine in my life. Thanks to Sal and his wonderful organization! My days are so much brighter!

Susan A.4

Donor

Rating: 5

What better way than to be able to know that your donations are going directly to helping those in need.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm a mother of 2 disabled children and a couple of times our family fell on hard days. If it wasn't for The Time Is Now To Help, I don't know how we would have gotten through. I don't have enough Thank Yous to show how much it meant to us.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was blessed to meet Sal & The Time is Now to Help during a time when I was struggling to stay afloat. It was a God thing because I wasn't looking for help, our paths crossed by fate.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was helped by this charity at a time in my life and so was a family member.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot put into words how grateful I am from the help I received from Sal w The Time Is Now to Help. I had no idea that a co-worker- friend (another Saint ) wrote a letter to Sal, on my behalf because she knew that I was struggling & stressing about losing my home that I worked so hard for. I just watched the video Sal made about why he choose to make helping people his mission & it again brought tears to my eyes, because my story is the same as his mothers, I raised my 3 children on my own with no child support ever. When I left my husband, my youngest son was two years old & my daughters were 5 & 6 years old. A friend picked us up from the home we were in, she came in a van & myself, my 3 children & whatever cloths we could fit into the van & she took us into her home which was 3 states away & she had 4 children of her own. I had no vehicle & I walked a mile to work everyday @ Subway until I saved enough money to buy a used car. I then saved enough money to get my 1st apartment. I worked at fast food places & was barely able to pay rent & bills, but, somehow, God-willing, I stretched every penny & we got by. Fast-forward to today, I now have the best job I have ever had, I manage low-income housing apartments, which at the time I left my husband, I never even knew there was any such thing as low income apartments/housing so I always paid full rent sometimes only making $8. an hour. So, I very much understand how it is to struggle & my job allows me to help so many people with affordable housing & guiding them in the right direction to receive services that they may benefit from. Even though I have a good job, I still live paycheck to paycheck & my vehicle broke down, the motor went out I needed a new car to get to work, I still owed money on that vehicle. My brothers friend had a van that he agreed to sell me. Meanwhile, The stress of everything, falling behind on the mortgage, trying to do a loan modification on the house & it was denied a couple times, everything spiraled out of control. Sal helped me pay the remainder of what I owed my brothers friend for the van & then he paid for the van to be looked at & fixed to where it was safe & reliable. He helped me with paying my utility bill & gave me gas cards. I was & still am in shock that I received this help from a complete stranger. I am beyond humbled & more grateful than any words can say. I thank God always for each & every blessing & Sal is certainly on the top of the list.

Gene S.1

Client Served

Rating: 1

We were helped by Sal, but when it came down to it he offers a handout. I was in need of a hand up. But i found that my "friend" wouldn't even speak to me because I moved out of Lake Geneva. I wanted to do for myself and family.
The Time is Now to Help offers candy to a starving child. sweet and delicious but lacking substance.
Ron Spotz

Donor

Rating: 5

I donate to "The Time to Help is Now" Sal's organization. I follow his work in my local newspaper, saw the interview on CNN & read the honor awarded to him my the Real Estate Organ. He helps so many people in need with no other place to go. God bless Sal and his helpers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Time Is Now To Help has made it possible for my granddaughter to get medical care, therapy and the help she needed. She has Autism and other behavior problems. I have been her legal guardian since birth, she just turned 6yr old. I needed reliable transportation & living in Walworth Cty made it difficult to get to ALL her appointments in the Milwaukee/ Waukesha area. With the help of Sal, my granddaughter has made great improvements. Her doctors and teachers have notice drastic changes. When they ask what I think has been a factor in her progress.... without hesitation I say The Time Is Now. There is absolutely nothing worse than not being able to give your children/granddaughter basic necessities because of poverty. I will be forever grateful.

Kim_247

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful charity and it is and has been recognized by numerous charitable organizations with matching grants since it's inception. I know that every penny I donate to this cause is going to help people in our corner of the world and it is not going to administrative costs. Sal Dimiceli and his family work tirelessly 365 days a year helping everyone they have the resources to help, with Sal digging in his own pockets when necessary to do what needs to be done. This charity is an incredible asset to the people and I am proud to know that it is a charity I can feel safe in donating to that it will be used for the good, and many times my money will do double duty as they are recognized with matching grants!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love that this charity gives 100% back into the community. Sal takes an active role in these people’s lives personally. He works tirelessly and constantly in the service of others in every aspect of his life.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A few years back When the economy was hit hard, I was out of work and would have ended up homeless. At the time I was a single mom with 2 children in the home. I was blown away by the generosity. I thank God for this ministry.

Patty Brennan B.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I regularly donate to "The Time Is Now to Help". The work that Sal and his many volunteers do is simply amazing and from the heart. Very often there is a "matching donation" opportunity which helps your donation go further. It's sad that there is such a need for all of the help that this organization provides but thank God that Sal founded such a loving, caring non-profit. We will continue to donate as long as there is a need. (This is the only organization that we donate to as ALL of the monies go to help the needy.)

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I founded The Time Is Now to Help in 1989 to help people that are suffering due to poverty. We help over 500 people each year with food, shelter, car assistance, utilities and much more. Im so grateful for our supporters, volunteers and everyone that has written a positive review. Thank you!! God Bless you!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of volunteering for The Time Is Now To Help for most of my life. It has really opened my eyes to see how much need there is in our own country right now. The Time Is Now really helps so many families that truly need assistance. Between putting roofs over family's heads to feeding the hungry, volunteering and getting to know and help these families is the most rewarding part of my life.

Giovanni B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Time is Now helped a friend of mine when they lost their job. They made sure the kids had food and a roof over their head. Our community is lucky to have The Time Is Now.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a fan of Sals column he writes for years, and can relate to his story, and promise to God,I am the youngest of 11 children and was raised in the south, by a woman I grew to admire more and more as I grew older, my Mother Dorothy Allen Pilgrim, I always dreamed about pampering her and making her life easier my father passed when I was 6 months old, and left her to raise 11 children alone I remember setting under a shade tree as my Mother work picking or chopping cotton in hot southern heat to put food on the table for all of us, needless to say we were very poor, but she raised 11 children although she couldn't give us much, she did teach us all to be kind hard working God Loving adults,that's why I can relate to his story, I always thought if I could het the lotto I would love to give a poor family as many as possible help,enough about me and why I'm a fan of his work like the Women said Good Neighbor’ isn’t enough to describe Sal,”
he is deserving of such high praise. “of being called a hero he deserves a higher praise ,of being called a Angel of God ,I call him my Guardian Angel I was praying for God to help me find a way to get back on track with all my living expenses, my home was about to go into forecloser, my utilities were all behind I had no clue who or where to turn to my Job is a stay at home care giver for my disabled daughter and husband and two of my Grandchildren ,and I had gotten sick my self and was in the hospital for a few weeks ,I'm paid to care for my daughter, I have no sick days or Medical leave pay ,being sick I missed 2 months pay the next morning after praying for God to show me away I had stopped at the gas station, and grabbed the paper like always and it was opened to the page with the time is now story, I thank God and his Angel Sal .

Fran E.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i was down and out staying with someone. needed to get my own place .was down on my luck trying to work safe some money just couldnt come up with that 1st month,s rent an security. well could came up with one. but would had no money for food, get utilities on. sal was so kind paid for both my 1st month rent and security deposit, it truly ment the world to me an my and my now ex husband..i had to start all over again .wich i did.so thankful for the help sal given us at time we truly needed it. being told you have 2 weeks to get place, in middle of trying to get on disability. sal was an angel. thank you from bottom of my heart. its a memory that will be with me for life time.

Liz B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The weekly letters about our "neighbors" in need and the help that is provided by this wonderful charity bring tears to my eyes. 100% of the donations go to helping people in our own community. My sister and I now make donations to The Time is Now to Help in lieu of gifts to each other.

Mona H.

Donor

Rating: 5

Absolutely the best organization! The Time Is Now values every single penny donated. They make sure funds are properly distributed to help desperate people get through tough times. Kind and compassionate in every way. Thank you Time Is Now!

1 Donna187

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is a paraplegic and The Time Is Now To Help has helped him immensely. They got him a new wheelchair that was much need and helped get repairs done on his accessible van.
This organization has been a blessing to so many people in need.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of the best organizations I have ever had dealt with. I reached out to them for help with my son obtaining a wheelchair and received a call back within a couple days. Sal not only took much time to talk with me and my son, he bought my son Michael a brand new wheelchair and had much needed repairs on his van taken care of so my son would have a safe van to travel with his daughters and back and forth from doctors appointments. I had the opportunity to meet Sal and his family and the love they have for people I can't even express. So loving, giving, caring, devotion, selfless and God fearing people. God Bless them and the works that they are doing!!!!!!

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Daryl

Donor

Rating: 5

I have never before met a more sincere and caring individual than WC, the man that heads up "The Time Is Now To Help: I applaud his hard work and dedication in helping the senior citizens, the handicapped, poor families, veterans, and single mothers and children in need. It is my opinion that his organization is the best in helping people in need and making sure your donations to The Time is Now to Help is well spent.
D. Peck

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I would be homeless if it was not for the time is now they are generous beyond anything you could imagine they are truly the hands and feet of Jesus

Todd40

Donor

Rating: 5

This is quite simply the best nonprofit I have ever dealt with. I don't often find myself having extra money, but when I do, I try and send it here. I know, without question, that every single cent will be used to help someone in need. I imagine real items, like a bed, a wheel chair or a repaired car being given to a family that needs it. It means a lot to be that my donation is not lost in administrative fees, but becomes something tangible.

I wish I could give six stars.......

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is by far my favorite nonprofit. In my humble opinion, Sal, his family and all the other volunteers are candidates for saint hood. Each time I donated I always knew every cent went to help a real person. You can't really say that about too many places these days. I wish I could rate them 10 stars.......

Donor

Rating: 5

My Wife and I have been supporters for years. We have been honored to work with Sal in helping find homes and jobs for people in need in the past and will continue to help this fine organization however we can. We support the food pantry too.

Just being in contact with Sal is uplifting enough. I know when Sal meets people in need, their hearts are lifted with hope for the future. Sal know that shelter and food is not enough and sometimes people need love too.

I am so proud of Sal and his crew for doing all the extremely good work they've done over the years.

God bless Sal and those who help The Time Is Now To Help.

forthewildones

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a member of the community where Time is Now provides care and services, I think people take for granted the time, energy and compassion given by the founders and staff of this unique and important organization, Sal and all deserve our gratitude and support as they work to alleviate immediate suffering of the poor and disadvantaged in a loving responsible way.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Time is Now is an exceptional organization run by compassionate, intelligent professionals who volunteer ALL of their time for the sake of the less-fortunate among us. Thanks to this organization, there are thousands of stories to be told that start with homelessness, poverty and despair that end with hope and promise for a better life. Everything good you have read about the Time is Now is true. Every penny you give goes directly to those who need it. Like everyone else who knows the founders personally, I am in awe of the depth of their giving of themselves, as well as of funds and services. My favorite story about Sal is how--after a very long day working to help people, he went out after dark to find and rescue an injured Canada goose, and then brought it to a local wildlife hospital for care. True compassion understands that All Life is precious and a miracle. The people touched by the Time is Now are better--not just financially, but spiritually. If you are looking for a very special cause, this is it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I don't usually write reviews for organizations, companies or products ... however I can't say it enough... Sal Dimiceli is by true definition a HERO. I had the honor of personally meeting him in 2008 when I volunteered at a local Lions Club. He was a guest speaker, sharing his personal story of growing up in poverty, his devotion to himself and Our Lord, giving insight on the Charity he began more than 20yrs ago, The Time Is Now to Help. Last year, I reached out to him, this time because I had nowhere else to turn. I was desperate, unable to care for my granddaughter's, needs like medical care and clothing/ food. She was 3yr old, diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, Sensory Sensitivities and constant panic attacks. I have legal custody of her and being a single grandmother, I am her ONLY care-giver. Her father had died shortly after her 1st birthday and her mother was struggling with her own issues. I was unable to hold steady employment because I couldn't find childcare. She was in 2 different centers, however BOTH Director's ask that I find more 'suitable' providers that are better trained to care for disabled children. Unfortunately, there are none in the area where we live. I worked closely with the local school district for 8 wks and eventually she qualified for the Early Child Program (Special Education). She was given a great opportunity that would help in so many ways However, financial problems were making it difficult for me to give her the help she needed...I WAS WITHOUT A VEHICLE FOR 12 MONTHS. There is NO public transportation in the rural area we lived in. Moving wasn't an option since the School District had the best program for her needs. Also financially strapped, coming up with the costs of moving wasn't an option either. After writing a letter to Sal, it was atleast 3 wks before I heard from him. Meanwhile, I had given up hope, thought I was facing another rejection. A few days before Christmas, I get the call that has forever changed our lives. Understanding now, why it took as long as it did, I am grateful to the businesses & individuals who contribute to this fantastic Charity. Donations are used in the SAME area where there is a NEED. When I wrote a letter to Time Is Now to Help, funds were low where I live, the reason it took awhile for a return call. Sal does ask ALOT of questions, he digs deep into personal and financial matters. He is cautious with every phone call and letter he gets. There are so many who write to him, the need is often times greater than the help that can be given. As much as Sal would love to help every person he meets or talks to, its impossible. If he weren't cautious, if he didn't dig deep... this Charity would't have the success it does. Donors would be hesitant, communities wouldn't be as confident, everybody would wonder what the funds are being used for, who is being helped, did money go to those truly in need or was fraud involved? Nobody needs to question this Charity, without a doubt every $$$ goes towards giving families/individuals HOPE when once there was none. Christmas Eve, I picked up my new vehicle, with the help of so many. My granddaughter has received the medical care she needs from neuropsychologists, therapists, pediatric dentists (oral surgeons) . She will be entering 4K in September. Another example of how Sal Dimiceli impacts the lives of so many.

Ricky J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is no better charity in the area than The Time To Help Is Now or a more selfless man than Sal Dimiceli. This man nor only those that can't help themselves but donates 20% of the profits from his real estate business to the cause as well as having put several millions of his own money. Not only did he help my wife and I when we couldn't afford to fix our car but also runs a homeless shelter, pays utility bills and puts food in empty pantries. On top of that he does not expect others to do all the work. He personally visits the unfortunate people who need his help and drives them to the store, utility, or wherever necessary to provide assistance. He has also instilled the gift of charity to his children who are following in his footsteps to serve this poorly under served community. Besides my wife and I he has helped no less that at least 5 other members in our community we know personally. Some men just talk the talk but Sal and his charity walk the walk and truly give of themselves 7 days a week. He deserved the CNN nomination for person of the year several years ago and deserves the recognition.

1 Emily130

Donor

Rating: 5

The Time is Now to Help is a well respected non profit organization in the Lake Geneva, Wisconsin area, with a proven track record of providing genuine, thoughtful help to those in need. The organization is run by a leader who has integrity and is accountable in a responsible way to make sure the donor dollars and volunteer resources are streamlined to offer substantial, life changing help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They provided invaluable assistance to me...as a working single mother, any unforseen expense can be detrimental to our living situation.....I would be homeless if it were not for Sal...they also helped with back to school clothes, supplies, etc. for my kids.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They were able to get my car back on the road and catch me up on my rent. I never expected that kind of help that also kept my dignity in tact. Thank you.

Edward20

Donor

Rating: 5

I love Sals story and I feel inspired by the work that he does. I also appreciate his method, an how hands on he is in helping all of the wonderful people who require assistance.

Treeoflifeministry2014

Client Served

Rating: 4

Treeoflifeministry2014 is the church part of this non-profit by the name of C Label Group which is a organization that not only help homeless men and women get jobs but they feed, clothes, and give them valuable job skills that is needed. They help the unemployable get jobs!!!!! I'm now the assistant manager at clays country kitchen. I go once a week to volunteer to help feed and give my testimony to help letting the men and women know that they are in the right place. Even the staff shows that everything is going to be alright I thank God for this place It not only saved my life but my entire graduated class minus 3 of us are doing exceptionally well. Frederick Grey

1 Kynesha S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Outstanding, is all I can say! Sal's organization The Time Is Now To Help has been a blessing

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The time is now was very rude to me, i was questioned with rudeness in the voice of the person who makes the decision to help. If i didnt need the help i never would of took the little bit they offered. I was talked down on for being a young single mom with a dui on my record from a mistake i made at 21 yr old. Never been in trouble other then the dui. And sal was so rude to me and judged me over a phone call. No one came to my house like u read in the paper. I got a single phone call. Was told he wouldnt help with gas or anything to do with transportation because of a dui i had that was 9years ago. I dont even drink and i havent sence i got that dui at 21 yrs old. I have 4 sons living in walworth co without transport or fuel money is impossable' its not like therez public transportation out here. I payed and went to all classes an was a valid driver it didnt matter to him tho.Then when i started crying the man on the phone asked if i took depressants in a very harsh voice. He then told me all he can do is send a gift card for food in the mail. Ive never asked for help after that. I never had felt so degraded for asking for help in my life. I wounder how many others were treated like this but not speaking up because he is well known in the area. Money is power n the root of all evil. Im not afaid no more. I will no longer allow anyone to degrade me and my family because were poor..

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Providing help to those who need it most. The Time is Now is a much needed organisation in our community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A wonderful charity, who I first read about in the local paper where Sal writes a column about people in our community who have fallen on hard times and need help. The Time is Now not only helps them in the short term by paying a bill or buying food, but also helps them find more long term solutions to the situation they are in. I have been fortunate to meet Sal and his family and can attest to their compassion for all living things and their passion to help those in need.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Client Served

Rating: 5

All that I can say is thank you! Sal is an Anointed man of God who serves his fellow man in the way that the Lord commanded us!! He helped us in a time of need and we are eternally thankful. You will never go wrong donating to the Time is Now! They are the best! Bob S.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name was given to Sal. My van was repossessed because I was out of work due to illness. Sal called me on a Sunday and I picked up a vehicle on Tuesday. THIS ORGANIZATION IS REAL! Thank you Sal and everyone else involved! God bless you all!
Deb Corrao

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Time is now is truley and amazing place the help in time of need they've helped my mother with 2 cars in the past years and some other things they are truly a great non profit organization truly blessed to have them they have helped so much especially in my family

1 Kat_2

Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't know sal,I have never meant him before.BUT EVERYONE KNOWS OF SAL AND THE TIME IS NOW TO HELP. HE AND HIS CHARITY HAVE DONE MANY GREAT THINGS FOR ALOT OF PEOPLE. The charity work that they do is unheard of.

3 Deb Paige P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in need of an accessible vehicle to transport myself in my power wheelchair... THE TIME IS NOW came through- far above and beyond my dreams!! The men stuck with me until issues were resolved, they never gave up on me, and all is great now. I am able to transport myself to and from medical appointments and social outings!!! Thanks and much appreciation Sal and Shawn!!!

1 Melanie30

Client Served

Rating: 5

While my family and I had an extremely trying year and were facing eviction I searched and searched for some where to turn for help. It seemed we reached continuous dead ends when someone told me about The Time Is Now. I wrote a letter and continued to pray for some guidance, all the while telling myself if I didnt hear back, it just meant there was someone in a worse spot than we were. 4 days after mailing my letter, Sal came to my home and I knew at that moment our prayers were heard. I was in a state of shock and quite honestly still am. This is a group of people doing Gods work every day with nothing asked in return. They are amazing people and I feel blessed just to have met a man sent from God!!

1 Judith26

Client Served

Rating: 5

Several months ago I came on hard times when I had
To take temporary custody of my two nephews, I nearly lost my home, my car needed serious repair, we had little food to go around. With the time is now to help and it's group of caring and sharing people sal was able to provide my family major assistance that I can't even explain without it bringing tears to my eyes. He put us in a safe car, brought my utilities up to date, fed us,
Clothed us, and put our life back on track.
I sent a letter and three days went by and sal like an angel showed up at my home and saved us. He took away our hunger and our fears and helped us. I didn't even know people or
Charities like this really did anything. You hear stories about
Charities taking donations but never providing a helping hand to those in need. To my suprise, they really came to our aid!
I recommended this charity to one friend of mine and a stranger
Who unloaded some their struggles on me, and sal and the time is now
Came to their aid as well!
The time is now to help is a safe place and the answer to my prayers.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I don't even know Sal but am in constant awe of what he and The Time Is Now is able to accomplish for those in need. The stories about those that are helped are just amazing, tear-jerking, and inspiring. The Time Is Now has changed the lives of so many people in need. Seeing Sal on CNN a couple years ago gave a view of the huge impact this charity has had on the community. This is one charity to support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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1 Becky48

Donor

Rating: 5

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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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm an assistant property manager for an apartment complex in the area. I've seen some pretty down on their luck people in my line of work. People who are losing everything due to unforeseen circumstances. When things get too far out of control for some I know I can contact The Time Is Now To Help and they are always willing to hear the person out and do whatever they can to help. I had a resident facing eviction and The Time Is Now To Help stepped in and found this poor woman a place to stay and helped her get back on her feet when she had NO ONE to turn to for help. I can't express what it means to me to have them to turn to when no one else cares, and to know they will be there time and time again. I take donations for them and I try to pay them back but I could never give back what they offer day after day to those in need. Thank you The Time Is Now To Help for being there.