March 19, 2013 | 04:54 PMThe Summertime Foundation $10,000 Matching Grant = $20,000 in Poverty Assistance
A big heartfelt "thank you" to everyone that contributed to The Summertime Foundation $20,000 Matching Grant.
This matching grant enabled us to provide $20,000 in assistance to many struggling poverty stricken fellow Americans.
Your donations, combined with The Summertime Foundation's generous matching funds, kept many from homelessness, loss of transportation, lack of heat and lights, hunger, and daily necessities for our fellow creations. "Thank You" for your continued support of our mission,The Time Is Now to Help, and thank you for caring and sharing.
Together we have eased the pains of poverty for many. God bless you for helping.
THIS IS HOW WE HELPED:
Rent = $9,025
We assisted several people already evicted and on the verge of eviction, with emergency housing assistance. Two young mothers with newborn babies were safely housed in motels rather than living in their cars in the cold winter. A senior citizen couple was safely housed in a motel as well. A single mother with severe health problems was provided several months rent to help her during this both financially and physically trying time. A young working poor family was provided first month's rent and security deposit so they would not end up homeless.
Many families, senior citizens and single mothers were suffering through very trying times due to job loss, wages and hours cut, and health conditions. We, "Together", prevented their continuing suffering and fear of homelessness.
Utilities = $2,183.80
Gas: $1,383.80 + Electric: $800
We helped several handicapped individuals, cancer patients, single parents, and struggling senior citizens bring their gas and electric bills up to date. Many were being overly frugal to the point of living in the dark and leaving their thermostats too low, to try and keep their bills down. Your kindness and generosity prevented overwhelming hardship for these fellow Americans.
Food = $4,832.15
We provided emergency food assistance to many families living with empty refrigerators and cupboards.
Unemployment and illness also affect many families' abilities to provide food for their children and themselves. Senior citizens go hungry in order to pay for rent and prescription medications. We also provided assistance to the W.C. Food Pantry that feeds many of our fellow creations each week. Together, we have eased the pain of hunger for many.
Transportation = $2,993.85
We provided car repairs through Mike's Auto Repair for a senior citizen that was suffering due to lack of transportation. We registered several donated vehicles. We also assisted many people with gas cards. Gas prices continue to be very high and it is a struggle for all our fellow Americans to pay for gas to get to work. All the help we provided removed the stress of not being able to get to work, possibly losing their jobs, and other day to day necessities such as: getting food, medical care, school, etc. Thank you for making this assistance possible through your generous support of The Time Is Now to Help.
Toiletries = $965.20
We all know how expensive toilet paper, diapers, feminine hygiene products, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, etc. have become. When you can barely afford rent and food, toiletries are the first thing to go. I continue to find babies without enough diapers, fellow Americans without toilet paper, children without toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo, soap... Thanks to your generosity, matched by The Summertime Foundations $10,000 Matching Grant, we were able to provide these items for our fellow creations living without.
Total = $20,000
The Time Is Now to Help, and the many families, seniors, handicapped, and children we helped, are extremely thankful for all "You" have provided.
I always tell our recipients that the assistance The Time Is Now to Help provides is all done by all of "You" who support our mission of Caring and Sharing, removing the pains and suffering of poverty.
Every penny you donated, 100 percent, has been put to work to assist the poverty stricken with the daily necessities of life: food, utilities (gas and electric), shelter and transportation.. Together we were able to make a remarkable difference in all the lives we touched. I thank all of "You", and the providers of The Summertime Foundation $10,000 Matching Grant, for your support to The Time Is Now to Help. Together we make a big difference doing our good works of God.
Health and happiness,
God bless everyone,
Make checks payable to:
The Time Is Now to Help
P.O. Box 70, Pell Lake, WI 53157
The Time Is Now to Help is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization licensed in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. You will receive a tax deductible, itemized thank you receipt showing how your donation provided assistance for the poverty stricken.
A Very Special Thank You:
The Summertime Foundation, The Rhoades Foundation, Melita Grunow, The Petco Foundation, Lake Geneva Petco, Kunes' Country Auto Group, ITW Foundation, Katie Alder, Dick and Jean Honeyager, George and Lauretta Clettenberg, Lawrence and Barbara Thibault, William and Dorothy Tookey, John Poiron, Edward and Kathryn Drexler, Joanne Zeasman, Albert and Ellen Burnell, Lee and Betty Hayles, Edith Klement, Dennis and Jeanne Ludwig, Beth Rendall, Patricia Jankowski, Walter and Florence Strumpf, Erik Gustafson, James and Karen Goodrick, Shawn and Donna McLafferty, Michael Burke, Gerald and Marilyn Wilkin, Mary Dunham, Lee and Barb Zuzanek, Leo and Mary Ann Kmiec, W.C. Family Resource Center/Food Pantry volunteers, and all the God loving volunteers of all our caring food pantries, ALL of you who support The Time Is Now to Help donation boxes, and the businesses that allow our donation boxes. Anyone who would like a Time Is Now donation box in your business, please call (262) 249-7000.
Melita Grunow in memory of her husband Bill Grunow. Val Liechty in memory of her brother Bill Grunow.
Chris Ann's Resale Shop:
I will continue to ask Chris Ann's Resale shop for furniture and household necessities to help our poverty stricken fellow Americans. If you have anything you would like to donate please call (262) 348-9088. They are located at 406 Hwy. 120 North, Lake Geneva, WI, in the old Floor Store building across from the Shell gas station and Next Door Pub. "Look for the American Flags."
We Desperately Need Cars:
Please donate a used car to help our fellow American's get to work and other daily necessities.