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COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents

A microproject by H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People be Empowered)
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COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents
COVID-19 Relief for Atlanta-Area Single Parents

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an even greater financial and emotional weight on the single-parent college students HOPE supports. Program participants have fallen ill with the virus, cared for others who were ill, and lost employment due to the pandemic. In addition to the resources we already provide, HOPE. will funnel additional funds into groceries, cleaning and medical supplies, emotional counseling, and utilities expenses for all of our Atlanta-area participants.

$2,500
total goal
$2,260
remaining
2
donors
0
monthly donors
27
days

Challenge

There are 10 HOPE families who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19; from the loss of employment, to becoming ill with the virus themselves. HOPE needs financial support to meet the new emergency needs of our program participants. We also understand that many supporters are experiencing challenging times, as well. As such, we are asking donors to "Redirect HOPE" by donating money they would have (but didn't) spent on expenses such as gas, salon services, or bistro coffee, to HOPE.

Solution

Emergency funds will support the immediate needs of HOPE families. Money for groceries, utilities and more will help keep single-parents and their children out of an even bigger crisis. By relieving these burdens, parents can continue their college studies, which have moved to an online format, as well focus on the homeschooling support their children require. Without help, some parents may be forced out of college, never to return, making it virtually impossible to emerge from poverty.

Long-Term Impact

The project ensures 10 Atlanta-area low-income, single parents and their children who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, have the emergency resources they need to stay out of crisis. It supports the parents while they are enrolled in online college courses, allowing them to work toward degree completion, keeping them on track for graduation and breaking the cycle of poverty. The project protects the progress they have made toward their education, increasing their chances to graduate.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.hopbe.org/​
A Message from Kenita Smith, CEO and Founder
Bianca's Story
Shakar's Story
About H.O.P.E.

Organization Information

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People be Empowered)

Location: Duluth, GA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @HOPEInc1
Project Leader:
Kenita Smith
Duluth, GA United States
$240 raised of $2,500 goal
 
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