Many of us have protection from the elements, freezing winter to searing summer heat but the homeless do not. UPO helps the DC Homeless throughout the year. With a rise in DC Homeless, the UPO Shelter Hotline vans transported 162,783 people to shelter in 2014. Funded by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness the UPO Shelter Hotline represents the entry point assisting Homeless folks on the street and transporting them to Homeless Shelters.
UPO provides all the comfort items we distribute to the DC Homeless we assist. Donations to Help UPO Help the DC Homeless on Global Giving provide the funds we need to purchase the Comfort Items .We distributed 47,041 Comfort Items to DC Homeless in 2014 -see pdf attached. The photographs attached show Shelter Hotline's daily activities Helping the DC Homeless.
For an INFOGRAPHIC SNAPSHOT of the impact that the UPO Shelter Hotline has had during this past year - see the attached Link#1
See the attached Link#2 and Link#3 to see video news reports by 2 DC news stations featuring the work of UPO Shelter Hotline
Since joining Global Giving just 2 months ago in March 2015, we have participated in The Global Giving Challenge, Meeting the Challenge with 74 Donors donating $5,675, placing us 29th out of hundreds of non-profits competing. We also paticipated in the recent May 13th Bonus Day raising $957 from 13 donors earning a Match of $248.To date we have raised a total of $7,082 from 94 Donors. Please look out for us - we plan to compte in Global Giving Partner Rewards Bonus Day! On July 15th!
UPO’s Mission is Uniting People with Opportunities. If you are interested in receiving additional updates about UPO activities in our ongoing war against poverty visit our website http://www.upo.org or send your mailing address and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org for periodic updates.
Thank you so much for your support Helping UPO Help the DC Homeless.