Summer Time Blues - for Circle of Hope
It is that time of year again when homelessness is usually the last thing on society's mind - It is summer!
Time for family vacations -
Outings out to the lake -
BBQs and other events
The last thing people want to hear about is that summer can be just as deadly as winter for those without a roof. However, that's a reality for many of our fellow residents -
The other part of that reality is donations to organizations like ours tend to slow down in the summer months, leaving us little resources to share with those in need.
So please, if you can, spread the word to remind all that even during the "fun" months there are people, including children, dealing with homelessness or the threat of it.
We can use all the monetary donations we can get!
We can also use donations for our Grateful Hearts program to help those who are homeless and cannot cannot get into shelter, or who are struggling with bills and cannot afford a simple thing like a fan to keep them somewhat cool.
Monetary donations can be sent to
Circle of Hope - PO 494 - Mauston, WI. 53948
Summer-time donations for our Grateful Hearts program are needed:
Fans - Mosquito Repellent - Sun Screens - and of course, dignity items such as toiletries and household cleaning supplies -
Contact us if you would like to help 608 847-2068
Last year, 2012, our program used your monetary donations as followed - Please note that on average clients placed in motels stay 3 -5 weeks and until they are able to get on their feet. At times those stays have been longer, and other times they have been shorter - It all depends on the client, their drive, and resources available. We do have rules for those we place including following the rules at the motels, no illegal activity, rooms are only for those in the family and have been approved, no alcohol, and clients must follow through on resources and check in with us on a regular basis.
In 2012 our Lend a Hand program provided this assistance to over 80 individuals and we couldn't have done it without your support!
In 2012 our Grateful Hearts program distributed items of need to well over 200 families - again, and we couldn't have done it without your support!