Let’s Help 3 Families Move from the Shelter by Raising Funds for Utility “Packages”

By Open Door Shelter

Norwalk, CT

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$1896.00

Donated towards $1896.00 Goal

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December 21, 2017

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Let’s Help 3 Families Move from the Shelter by Raising Funds for Utility “Packages”

Nothing’s better than seeing some of our shelter residents finding jobs, working, saving to move into a home of their own.

But, there’s a lot to a move – finding a new home, packing and moving, paying for first, last, and security deposit on rent. The cost of setting up a new home can often mean more time in a shelter for many people, even those who are working full time.

And, a simple thing such as the lack of additional funds to pay for the deposit or first months of utilities can keep a family in the shelter for another month or more.

We are raising funds to cover a “package” of utilities for 3 families for 2 months to help them move from the shelter into a home.

1 months’ worth of utilities per family may include:
• Heating oil: $76
• Electricity: $127
• Gas: $39
• Telephone: $35
• Internet if required for someone to work online from home: $39

Total for one family for one month: $316

Total for 2 months for one family would then cost $632

Total for three families: $1,896

Cost to purchase “packages” of utilities for 3 families for 2 months, so they can move from a shelter into a home: $1,896

Thank you for your donation. 100% of the donation you make to The Impact Vine will go directly to the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization listed on this page, directed toward the project detailed above. You will receive an emailed tax receipt to support your tax-deductible contribution. Thank you again!

5 responses to “Let’s Help 3 Families Move from the Shelter by Raising Funds for Utility “Packages””

  1. Erin McDonough says:

    Let’s make sure everyone has a home to call their own!

  2. Shedd says:

    What a great program – helping families move out of the shelter into permanent housing.

  3. Zack Schwab says:

    My kids each donated $25 to this project- Zack Schwab (15) and Ellie Schwab (13) as a part of their Hanukkah gift this year. Please acknowledge each of them separately. Thanks, Pam Schwab (pamhaasschwab@gmail.com)

  4. events@opendoorshelter.org says:

    Thank you to everyone who’s giving so generously! These funds will make a huge difference in the lives of families who are moving into their own homes.

    Just over two weeks to reach our goal – together, we can do it!

  5. events@opendoorshelter.org says:

    Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal! These funds will make the new year brighter (and warmer) for families in need in our community.

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5 responses to “Let’s Help 3 Families Move from the Shelter by Raising Funds for Utility “Packages””

  1. Erin McDonough says:

    Let’s make sure everyone has a home to call their own!

  2. Shedd says:

    What a great program – helping families move out of the shelter into permanent housing.

  3. Zack Schwab says:

    My kids each donated $25 to this project- Zack Schwab (15) and Ellie Schwab (13) as a part of their Hanukkah gift this year. Please acknowledge each of them separately. Thanks, Pam Schwab (pamhaasschwab@gmail.com)

  4. events@opendoorshelter.org says:

    Thank you to everyone who’s giving so generously! These funds will make a huge difference in the lives of families who are moving into their own homes.

    Just over two weeks to reach our goal – together, we can do it!

  5. events@opendoorshelter.org says:

    Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our goal! These funds will make the new year brighter (and warmer) for families in need in our community.

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Donors (12)

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Anonymous
$369
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Anonymous
$400
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The Cui Family
$632
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Penelope Glassmeyer
$50
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Zack Schwab
$25
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Zack Schwab
$25
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Elizabeth Vanbeuren
$100
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Kevin MacGuire
$100
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Sonali
$100
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Shedd & Jane
$50
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The McDonough Family
$25
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Anonymous
$20