Appeal Letter 2018

October 15, 2018

Mr. & Mrs. XXX

123 ABC Drive

Signal Mountain, TN 37377

 

Dear Mr. & Mrs. XXX,

 

There are hundreds of homeless families with children in Chattanooga. One of the largest barriers many of these families face in their time of need is a lack of a network of support. The fees required to transition into permanent housing can be $1,000 or more, and without help to pay for these up-front costs, many homeless families can only dream of securing permanent housing. We need your help to make these dreams a reality!

 

For the past 20 years, Family Promise has dedicated itself to ending homelessness for all families in Chattanooga. We serve all family configurations, including several underserved groups: two parent families, single fathers with children, and veterans. Our families stay together overnight at our volunteer congregation shelters and work with our case managers daily to develop permanent solutions to address the unique underlying causes of their homelessness.

 

We help homeless families achieve stability by offering food, transportation, shelter, training and education, and supportive services. We also provide one year of follow-up services to ensure stability and a return to self-sufficiency. We also help near-homeless families remain housed by providing them with the emergency assistance they need. These families need your support, and so do we.

 

We are proud to say we get results: 80% of the families we serve transition to permanent housing. Over one hundred people volunteer with us each week to help make our programs cost-effective. As a result, our cost per individual served is less than one-third of the cost of similar, public programs!

 

Your support makes it possible for families and veterans in need to return to stability and self-sufficiency as contributing members of our Chattanooga community. Here is how your donation will reduce family homelessness:

  • $1,000 – Transitions a family from homeless to housed.
  • $500 – Provides three months of therapy, counseling, and parenting classes.
  • $250 – Provides access to job-related transportation for 25 families.

There are three ways to give:

 

Thank you for investing in our families and veterans!

 

Sincerely,

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga