Financial Donations = Meeting the Needs of Children and Families
Individuals, community and civic groups, churches, family foundations, and businesses may make financial donations to The Homeless Families Foundation at any time during the year. The combination of these gifts from throughout the community makes up the largest portion of the financial resources of the organization. Here are examples of what these gifts represent.
$1,000 – Rent and utilities for one family for 90 days
Eating at Home: represents providing a stove, refrigerator and/or microwave, and pots and pans when they move into permanent housing that does not have one or more of these items therefore allowing them to eat at home.
$500 – Case Management for 1 family for 45 days
$250 – 1 child at the Dowd Education Center for 1 month
$200 – Transportation for 1 field trip at The Dowd Education Center
$150 – 5 monthly bus passes to help families with no transportation
Things We Take for Granted: items such as soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products and band aids for one of our families for which food stamps and other assistance programs are not allowed to be used.
$100 – Heat for 1 family for 1 month
$50 – Electricity for 1 family for 1 month
Enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program
Please enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards program and designate The Homeless Families Foundation as your organization. Please be sure to renew your enrollment annually. For more information and/or to renew/sign-up go to https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards. Thank you!
Donation of Supplies and Other Items
The following is a list of items that we consistently use and need. Unless otherwise specified, gently used items are acceptable. Donations can be dropped off at our Main Office during regular business hours: Mon. – Thurs. 8:30-5, Fridays 8:30-3.
- Gift Cards: Kroger/WalMart
- Alarm Clocks (electric)
- Twin size sheets/blankets
- Crib sheets/blankets
- New pillows
- Cups/plates/silverware/pots and pans
- New toys
- Liquid laundry detergent
- Dishwashing soap
- General cleaners
- New brooms and mops
- Paper towels
- Bar soap
- Diapers – sizes, 4, 5 and 6
- Baby wipes
- Bath and kitchen towels
- New brushes/combs
- Toilet paper
Please note that we cannot accept:
- Expired food items
- Used clothing or toys