I am writing you this formal letter to make a request to you concerning monetary donation and/or an in-kind donation of gift cards, gift certificates, auction items, memorabilia and collectible coins and paper monies ranging from $1000.00 to 10,000.00 and/or auction item to help support us The Gift Of Giving Every Penny Count Fundraising Event. This event will raise funds to help support The Gift Of A Helping Hand Emergency Shelter. The emergency shelter will provide housing for the 69% of homeless single mothers for children and the 39% of homeless single mothers with children and single women leaving out of domestic violence situations in northern Toledo, OH and southeastern Michigan.
The Gift Of Giving Every Penny Count will support the 23% of the households in metropolitan Toledo, Ohio lives at or below the poverty rate. Thirty percent of poverty-stricken single mothers with children under 18 years of age are living below the poverty-rate. Thirty-six percent of mothers with children under 5 years only are living below the poverty rate.
1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. In 2001, 85% of victims of domestic violence were women. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 2005 report. 0.2% of domestic violence situation against women resides in Toledo, Ohio. Requests for emergency shelter increased by 13% shelter requests for homeless families increased 22%.
There is a need for more emergency shelters and transitional housing for the 69% of homeless single mothers with children and homeless single mothers with children leaving out of domestic violence situation. 53% are families with children and 47% are individuals homeless in the city of Toledo, Ohio on any given night. 0.4% of women domestic violence cases are chronic. Many shelters has fewer beds to house the 16,000 homeless constituency on the city streets of Toledo every night, so there is a great need for more homeless shelter capacity, beds and cots to house the homeless constituency.
Help support us and become our sponsor by making an in-kind donations of gift cards of $1000.00 to $10,000.00 for The Gift Of Giving Every Penny Count Fundraising Event that will help support and provide housing for homeless single mothers with children, homeless single women, single mothers with children and single women leaving out of domestic violence situations in Northern Toledo, Ohio and other Lucas counties. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve the needy, seniors, hungry, and the homeless in our communities. Your donation will help support The Gift Of Giving Every Penny Count Fundraising Event.
Cathy P. Russell