Last Chance to Give for 2011
Make an online donation by December 31st
Dear friend of Transition Projects,
This year we had the opportunity to share with you some of the stories of the people you are helping by supporting Transition Projects. Stephen’s story, above, is a success story from our short-term residential program, Doreen’s Place. A few months ago, we told you the story of Candyce, who used her time at our permanent supportive housing for women at the Barbara Maher Apartments to launch an art career, and who is now getting academic training in art therapy. We have more than a few volunteers who are former clients—now in housing, and with jobs—who have come back to help others. All of this is possible only because of your support.
When you give to Transition Projects:
- People move from the streets into housing
- Someone struggling to make ends meet gets the support they need to maintain their housing
- Hungry people get fed
- Families reunite and celebrate the holidays off the streets
The need for your support has never been greater. The most recent street count estimated that there are 15,563 persons homeless in Multnomah County. In a single day in September, 600 people came to our day center requesting help. This year, at any one time, there are more than 344 men waiting to get into our residential programs and off the streets, and more than 160 women.
Any gift helps, and every gift is important:
- $25 will provide showers, hygiene products and clean clothing for 10 people.
- $50 will provide the application fee to move someone into housing
- $110 sponsors three women for one day at Jean’s Place
- $250 buys a Transition Kit—the essentials that someone needs to move into housing, such as flatware, towels, cleaning products, and assistance moving.
- $500 provides 15 people with the state identification they need to get housing and employment
For a short time longer, gifts of $2,500 or more designated for Transition Kits will qualify for inclusion on our donor wall at the Bud Clark Commons.
Please give what you can so that we can get more people off the streets and into housing.