Rental Assistance Available April 1 apply online directly at UWMC.org/CAP
WELCOME SPRING WITH A CLEAN FLING ROCKIN ROARIN YARD SALE . 4101 SW 7TH AVE ROAD
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE MARION COUNTY HOMELESS COUNCIL MARCH 20, 2021 9AM -3 PM
MONETARY DONATIONS ACCEPTED, NO PURCHASE REQUIRED
Calling all campers. How much would you pay for a nice warm tent, blanket, camping gear with soft mattress and all the luxurious comforts that come with being outdoors. Join our challenge to instead pledge those dollars to help families stay housed. Spend a night camping with some camping hero's. Check back for developing details about this adventure and join us in challenging others to camp simple. .
Check out our Facebook pages MCHCFL or Marion County Homeless Council and help us raise awareness and funds. Homelessness is not caused simply by laziness, drug abuse or a desire to be homeless. Homelessness has many causes like job loss, low wages, medical expenses lack of affordable housing options, unexpected expenses and deaths of wage earners. Help us spread the word and raise funds to keep or move families into housing. $10.00 buys a pack of warm socks for someone sleeping outside during the cold, 30.00 helps a family get to and from medical appointments or jobs, 100.00 helps keep the electricity on in the home and 40.00 pays for water to that home.
We are working on bringing to you virtual events and want to hear from you. Leave messages on our facebook page - would you participate in a virtual 5 k, what about a battle of bands held virtually, or a socially distanced bike race? What creative ideas can you come up with to raise awareness and funds to keep families in housing?
The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is Giving Tuesday. A day when those wanting to support local non-profits, donate funds and supplies to help the community. Did you get wrapped up in shopping those Black Friday deals or quarantining to stay safe? You can still give. Why not Wednesday is a day each month our agency will be reaching out to the community for support and donations. Why give to us? We have spent the last 16 years working to end homelessness in our community. The numbers have gone down significantly in the last few years. This decrease is in part due to the efforts of our agency to house the most vulnerable and most difficult to house individuals and families. The rehousing of homeless coupled with solid case management, results in over 80% of participants remaining housed. Giving to our agency helps us to keep our doors open, continue our service to this community and positively impact our community one household at a time.