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Last Day for 2009 Year End Donations!

If you haven’t made an end-of-year gift to the Transition House – an organization that means a lot to me – as yet, then please consider this quick run down of how they put your generous contributions to work for their clients:

  • $59 buys a monthly T-Pass so a program participant can commute to work and school (we need 25 each month).
  • $145 houses one family for one night at the shelter (includes 24/7 client support, transportation, food and essentials). We operate at capacity 365 days a year.
  • $250 sustains a family with a month’s worth of food and diapers as we work with them to obtain benefits if they are eligible.
  • $500 funds a “Welcome Home” kit for a family transitioning to independence and includes: sheets, towels, dishes, flatware, basic tools, nontoxic cleaning products and a kitchen table and chairs.
  • $1,610 is one month’s rent in a 2-bedroom apartment in our Permanent Supported Housing Program for survivors with disabilities and their children, a program we hope to grow.
  • $3,500 supports an 8-week session of our cutting edge group for teen boys who have experienced domestic violence.
  • $5,000 supports weekly housing search groups so all clients can have expert guidance navigating complex applications to scores of housing authorities throughout the State.
  • $10,000 allows us to provide comprehensive stabilization support to Shelter graduates in 2010.
  • $15,000 provides desperately needed clinical support for our participants at a time when other community services are closing their doors or have long waiting lists for new clients.

They’re close to their goal of $45,000. But there’s still $16,000 to go. They need your help urgently, because the demand for their services is greater than ever. No gift is too small… so please consider donating to the Transition House before the year ends: http://www.transitionhouse.org/donate.html

Duane de Four