Help UPO Help the DC Homeless

by United Planning Organization
Help UPO Help the DC Homeless
Help UPO Help the DC Homeless
Help UPO Help the DC Homeless
Help UPO Help the DC Homeless
May 25, 2016

Final push to reach our Goal 0f $12,000

Many of us have protection from the elements, but the homeless do not. UPO helps the DC Homeless throughout the year. UPO Shelter Hotline vans transported 157,297 people to shelters in 2015. Funded by the Community Partnership for the Prevention of Homelessness the UPO Shelter Hotline represents the entry point assisting Homeless folks off the street and transporting them to Homeless Shelters. We are pleased to report that the number of DC Homeless actually declined by 5.8% in 2015 – see attached Homelessness in DC 2015 report PDF #1

Your Donations to Help UPO Help the DC Homeless on GlobalGiving provides funds UPO needs to purchase the comfort items we distribute to the DC Homeless. UPO distributed 49,777 comfort items to the DC Homeless during FY 15 - see attached PDF #2 for details of comfort items distributed in FY15.

Winter is officially over and soon the unfortunate homeless of DC will be exposed to searing summer heat. During periods of extreme heat the DC Government sends out Hyperthermia Alerts by email and text advising DC Homeless to contact UPO Shelter Hotline for Help to get off the streets to shelters. We are now stocking up with comfort items needed for the summer months.

During the past year “Help UPO Help the DC Homeless”, with your support has raised $11,298 from 162 generous donors! Thank you so much for your support.

We would like to complete this project by May 31st . Pleasehelp us raise the remaining $702 to purchase summer comfort items and reach our Project Goal of $12,000.

On completion of this project we will be launching a new project on Global Giving to “Support UPO’s Foster Grandparents Program”. We invite you to visit the project at and hope that you will consider this much needed program worthy of your support.

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 or send your mailing address and email address to for periodic updates.

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Organization Information

United Planning Organization

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @UPOinDC
Project Leader:
Mervyn Myers
Washington, DC United States
$34,682 raised of $50,000 goal
570 donations
$15,318 to go
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