Because We Care

With all of the needs we have today, it feels like we have more bills than money. People are struggling to meet their day to day needs with not enough help to make ends meet. Everywhere you go there are people who will help…for a price. That’s not who we are. Because We Care We are a family based organization with the goal to serve our community through listening, caring and volunteering. We are a federal non-profit 501(c)(3) and 170(1)(a)(v1) charitable organization. People believe that poverty is only found in third world countries. However, this is not the case. Poverty is everywhere. Even in our own backyard. Let’s face it, the cost of family living is very high today. Food prices have gone up and with a monthly check we are lucky to have enough money for gas after we have paid the rent and bought groceries. We are just regular people who care for the needs of others. We know what it is like to struggle and to be without. Many of our volunteers have come from backgrounds of poverty and hunger. Some have suffered from abusive lifestyles and some have lived with the burden of all manner of addictions. We see children everywhere who are malnourished and wear the same clothes every day because that is all they have. “Parents are unable to provide all they need to keep their families healthy due to the loss of their jobs and the fact that there is nobody hiring when they need a job.” Jason hope tells us Because of these things many families struggle from day to day and children have little or no stability in their lives. We are human and we all have needs. But most of us need help from time to time. We believe in caring for people without a price. Helping our neighbor and expecting nothing in return. We welcome all who are in need and we do everything we can to see that those needs are met. If we could reach out to the ends of the earth, we would help anyone we could. However, there is much to deal with right here where we are. The needs of families and individuals are everywhere. There are single parents who are having to provide for their children by working 2 or 3 jobs just to pay the rent. Other parents are having to work more than 10 hours a day to make ends meet and are unable to spend time with their children. Most families are drowning in debt and are having to consider bankruptcy because their job doesn’t pay enough for day to day living. We understand that people in need are not looking for sympathy. They just need some help to get back on their feet. We believe that it is our job as part of the community to lend a helping hand. We help anyone who will ask. There are many people with many needs. Some needs are as small as needing a new pair of shoes. But more than anything else, people need food and clothing. Please join us in reaching out to those in need. The list of people asking for help grows larger every day. We need a building to work from. In order for us to be able to make deliveries to families who can’t come to us, we need larger transport. Vehicles Appreciated We would appreciate any type of vehicle that works. Our biggest needs for transportation are as follows. motorcycle box van moving truck pick up truck YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS… FOOD: Canned goods, breads, rice, pasta, flour, sugar, boxed foods and all dry foods. MEAT: Some are not able to afford meat for daily intake. PRODUCE: Any fruit and vegetables you can provide are a great help. CLOTHING, SHOES, HOUSEHOLD LINEN HYGIENE AND CLEANING PRODUCTS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES FURNITURE: Many of our families are sharing beds with two or more people. Any beds that you can donate will get many people off the floor. Any bedding to go with it would be even better! FOR THE CHILDREN… There are so many children who would like to have toys but their parents cannot afford to buy them any. To us it seems so small and not even a necessity. But to a child it can be a dream. That in itself is important. Children need to know that “money” doesn’t make dreams come true, it is love. We would like to make it a goal that with every family we help, each child is able to have at least one toy (in good condition) to play with. We would also like to give these children books to read at home on a rainy day. They also need school supplies. Any writing books, paper, pencils, pens that you can offer will give these families the opportunity to buy food instead. OTHER DONATIONS… It may appear strange to you that we are asking this. But we are making a call to doctors, dentists, optometrists and healthcare professionals in the area to donate their time to some of these families. There are medical needs that people are unable to get treatment for because they lack the finances to pay for their consultations and prescriptions. Your time would be a huge blessing for some of these people and could possibly change their lives forever. Of all things we are asking everyone and anyone to care through…