Making a House a Home


Making a House a Home raised $3,270 on HandUp!

$3,270 raised of $5,000 Goal
65% Complete
45 Days Left
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Help us raise $5,000 so we can welcome 50 families to their new home with needed household goods!

About this Campaign

Families experiencing homelessness often have to leave most of their belongings behind as they move from place to place or stay at a shelter. That said, when they are ready to move into permanent housing, suddenly they need an entire household of items. It's expensive to purchase everything, even if you're shopping at the local thrift store. Therefore, having sheets and towels, pots and pans, dishes and silverware, all make for a smoother transition and a warm home environment. Families can more quickly settle and spend their limited income on other critical items. We are helping 100 families move into their own place in the next 2 months and need your help to transform that house into a home.

In April 2015, our First Avenues program helped a family from San Francisco that had lost everything they owned in a fire find a new home. This family heard about Hamilton through our innovative partnership with the local school district. The family was able to buy pots, pans and dinnerware thanks to the move-in funds that were available. “Providing household goods for my family at the time of moving into my new home was such a relief! I was excited that Hamilton was able to provide this extra touch. I am grateful because I didn't have the extra money to buy basic household items!” – mother of 2

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Thank you so much!
May 2, 2016 at 2:25 PM

Dear Friends, We can't thank each of you enough for contributing to our "Making a House a Home" campaign with HandUp. While we didn't meet our full goal, with your help we are able to provide move-in supplies for over 32 families who will be moving in this month! Thank you once again for your generosity.

Best, Team Hamilton

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A $20 gift will provide an essential home first aid kit.

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A $50 gift will provide a new set of dishes, silverware, and drinking glasses for a family.

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A $100 gift will provide new bedding sets for a family of four.

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A $500 gift will help "make a house a home" for 5 families.

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Any donation, however large or small, will make a difference in someone's life today.

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