This holiday season why not give back to those in our own backyard? Unfortunately, poverty isn’t just a problem that happens elsewhere. All around us our neighbors are struggling to reach independence and self-sufficiency, and often it’s just one small obstacle in their way.
Benevolent.net is a new, national crowd-funding donation site where these striving individuals can tell their stories, share their goals, and receive help. Each need has been verified and posted by one of Benevolent’s local nonprofit partners, who help fulfill the needs once funded.
And, Benevolent makes it easy to find those in our own area who are in need of help. Some examples of local needs include:
* Diego is a single father whose family lost nearly all their belongings in a flood. Everything he earns goes to rent and feeding his children. Benevolent is helping him raise funds to replace ruined clothing and furniture.
* Bertha is unable to work right now due to a herniated disk. She and her children are all sharing one old mattress. All she wants is to be able to tuck her kids in to sleep in their own bed at night.
* Smithers is a homeless veteran trying to make his medical appointments and look for a job. All he’s looking for to achieve independence is a couple of months of transit passes.