At Families Together, we believe every family deserves a home, and children should never have to wonder where they're going to sleep at night. This is why we connect families to stable homes as quickly as possible - and why we remain connected with them to ensure that they begin the process of bettering their lives. Children experiencing homelessness are more likely to drop out of school, be exposed to violence, and face a host of behavioral, social and health issues. Keeping families together during this traumatic time is critical for their success as well as our community's. Yet in Wake County, approximately 16 children become homeless every day – an increase of 40% in just three years.
Your donation through the Raleigh Giving Party will be TRIPLED in impact by a matching grant and ensure more children and their families will have a warm bed to sleep in and a stable roof overhead.
The Gipson Family Foundation will give $2 for every $1 donated to Families Together through the Raleigh Giving Party. Together we can raise a total of $15,000 in RGP donations to Families Together. Imagine how good you’ll feel when you and your “Give Until It Feels Good” friends come together to make it possible for five local families with young children to have a place to call home.
The mission of Families Together is to move families in Wake and surrounding counties from homelessness to stable homes through mentoring, housing support and connection to community resources. We envision a community with no homeless families where every child has a chance to thrive. Your support will provide families with short-term housing, access to safe, affordable housing and temporary rental and utilities assistance to get them started. Our team of Mentor Advocates won’t just get them in the door. We’ll check in and check up for a year with one-on-one counseling, connections to community resources, financial literacy training, and life skills workshops to empower their self-sufficiency.
Here’s how your donation can make a difference with a triple-impact match:
* $50 becomes $150: Gives 6 children their first nights sleeping in their own beds
* $100 becomes $300: Provides 1 life skills workshops with instructors, meals and childcare
* $200 becomes $600: Covers a month of utilities for 3 families coming out of homelessness
* $500 becomes $1,500: Provides Bridge Housing for 4 families at risk of separation
* $1,000 becomes $3,000: Covers rental deposits for 3 families transitioning from homelessness
Thank you for joining Raleigh’s feel-good event of the season. We are grateful for your gift of any amount!