As the year comes to a close, we are reaching out for your support. Prices for food, gas, and housing have gone up, and as a result, so has the demand for our services ⎼ with no end in sight. People need cell phones, resumé and job search support, photo ID’s, and computer access to find and maintain employment.
ACT in Faith is unique in that we provide gap services—services that lie beyond the scope of other agencies. Our social service partners are like the bricks of a home. ACT in Faith is the mortar that fills the gaps and fortifies the bricks.
We need your donation to ensure that we can continue to address the needs that compromise household stability in our community. Below are a few examples of why we need your help, who you will be helping, and how you can help.
Sara Bleemer, Board President Hallie Romanowski, Executive Director
- Become a Sustaining Partner by donating monthly via check or electronically via credit card, automatic deduction from your bank account, or donor advised fund.
- Already a Sustaining Partner? Consider increasing your monthly contribution
- Make a one-time donation via cash, check, electronically, or with Venmo
- Have your business become an Annual Corporate Sponsor
- Become a monthly donor of personal care or household items for our Community Cupboard
- Utilize your employer’s gift-matching program to maximize your donation
- Donate items from our Amazon Wish List, the link to which is available on our web sit
- Purchase ACT in Faith Greeting Cards to make a gift or memorial donation to friends and family
Lives You've changed
Donor Impact: 2022
Unduplicated households (925 adults & 465 children) received assistance.
436 requests for services that help obtain or maintain employment were filled – 31 of which were car repairs that prevented job loss.
200 requests Housing Stabilization support were filled…preventing 57 evictions, 50 utility shut-offs, and assisted 24 household with security deposits so they could become housed.
“Patricia” is a single mother of 3 whom we met in 2018 when she needed rental assistance due to an isolated setback. Up until the pandemic, her income was adequate to pay her bills, with little to spare. In June 2020 she lost her job due to COVID and then struggled for many months to find income adequate to afford her very modest lifestyle.
Over that time we were able to prevent her from being evicted on 2 occasions, help her keep her car on the road so she could get to work, keep her electric on, and ensure she had food and household essentials for her family.
Just recently, “Patricia” finally secured a job that will soon allow her to pay her bills.
Your support afforded “Patricia” the gift of time – time to take whatever work she could find while looking for more adequate employment, while her family remained sheltered and fed. Without you, she and her children would most likely been evicted months ago.
When he came to us this year, “Jeb” was among the, too often, unseen homeless in our community. He was unemployed, unsheltered, and had nothing. We quickly referred him to 211, the County’s single point of entry for the shelter system and to the Human Services, Inc. street outreach team for case management in navigating other resources he needed.
Along the way we have provided him with a photo ID, cell phone, PO Box, bus passes, clothing, groceries, and job search support. We were also able to arrange for him to receive a much-needed eye exam and glasses.
Less than 2 months later, “Jeb” is safely sheltered, has a part time job while he continues to work with our staff to secure more gainful employment, and he can SEE! “Jeb” is overwhelmed and sincerely grateful for all of your support and he never misses an opportunity to share his appreciation.
We are only sad that you haven’t been here to personally witness “Jeb’s” transformation – once deflated, desperate, and lost, he is now engaged, optimistic, and once again believes in himself…and he can SEE!
Ways You can Help
Thank YOU to our 2023 Partners
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