Over 550,000 people in America may be homeless on a given night, with one-fifth of them being children. Many factors may contribute to homelessness, including a traumatic life event, natural disaster, loss of a job, family conflict, physical disability, mental illness, substance abuse, or domestic violence. Charities that combat homelessness provide basic housing needs, as well counseling to rebuild a life and home. Help provide basic housing essentials by donating to a CFC-supported housing and shelter organization.
Here's how you can make an impact:
- $10 purchases a gallon of paint for a child's bedroom for a home-building organization for low-income families.
- $50 covers the cost of a identifying a safe, permanent housing option for a homeless person.
- $100 buys one toilet, two hard hats, and three hammers to support housing development for families across the United States.
To learn about what this cause means to one federal employee, read Helping Homeless Children.
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