End Homelessness in the Motor City


End Homelessness in the Motor City raised $7,909 on HandUp!

$7,909 raised of $15,000 Goal
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Help us raise $15,000 for people across Metro Detroit with urgent housing needs

About this Campaign

For the second year in a row, nine local nonprofits are working together through the HandUp Detroit Collaborative to raise critical funds for the homeless. People seeking services often cross county and city lines, and these Detroit and Oakland County nonprofits often serve the same people who continue to seek help. By partnering with each other instead of competing, the HandUp Detroit Collaborative is creating a better way to meet the basic needs of people in our region experiencing poverty.

Funds raised will be used to support critical needs for which resources do not exist, such as:

  • security deposits
  • rental assistance
  • furniture, especially beds and mattresses
  • household appliances
  • utilities
  • transportation

Last year, your donations supported 61 families in need. Your donations will continue to be used to help people like Rodrick, Milan, and James:

I am raising money for a bedroom set so I can be comfortable in my new home. I have always lived with someone else and now I am finally moving into my first apartment. I want to give others hope just like the hope that was given to me." - Rodrick, Mariners Inn
Thank you to everyone who donated to my cause. My utilities are now on and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. My children and I can live comfortably in our new home. Thank you again for your kindness." - Milan, Community & Home Supports
It is greatly appreciated that I have people taking an interest in my life that have been there to support me through the struggle that my homelessness presented for me...your donations allow me to continue to pay my utilities on time and therefore maintain stability in my housing." - James, South Oakland Shelter

Participating Agencies whose clients will benefit from this campaign are: Central City Integrated Health (CCIH), Coalition against Temporary Shelter (COTS), Community & Home Supports, Inc. (CHS), Community Housing Network, Inc. (CHN), Neighborhood Legal Services Michigan (NLSM), Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), Travelers Aid Society of Metro Detroit (TASMD), and South Oakland Shelter (SOS). Learn more about the HandUp Detroit collaborative here.

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Latest Campaign Update
Hello From HandUp Detroit: An Update from the End Homelessness in the Motor City Campaign
September 19, 2018 at 12:47 PM

It’s been a busy summer for the HandUp Detroit Collaborative. With your support, this campaign raised almost $8,000 to help clients at eight different agencies across Metro Detroit. Since we started using these funds, over $3,000 has been distributed to cover urgent client needs. These funds helped eight clients avoid eviction, make needed car repairs, furnish their home, and generally help them live more productive and fulfilling lives.

One example is Lee, who was raising funds to pay off a past-due water bill. “Thank you so much for your donation! This water bill is the last thing keeping me from moving into my own place, and I am so excited to take the next step towards being self-sufficient.”

From all of us at HandUp and our collaborating agencies, thank you so much for donating to this campaign!

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A $20 could cover a birth certificate so someone can apply for housing assistance

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A $50 donation could cover the cost of household cleaning supplies

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A $75 donation could cover minor household repairs

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A $100 donation could contribute to utility arrears

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A $150 donation could cover bedding and towels

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A $500 donation could cover furnishings

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A $1000 donation could cover a security deposit

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A $5000 donation could cover security deposits for 5 families

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