Donations still needed to help provide warm and stable housing
Release Date: 12/20/2016
BOISE, Idaho – Idaho Housing and Finance Association and the Home Partnership Foundation are pleased to announce that the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge has raised more than $150,000 to date for participating Idaho nonprofits. Campaign funds will support shelters and homeless service providers working statewide to prevent homelessness and improve affordable housing options.
Community involvement in the campaign is up this year with more than $150,000 from 1,280 donors across the state. To incentivize donations and provide increased support to Idaho’s homeless service providers, an additional $68,800 in challenge prizes have been awarded to 15 nonprofits so far.
The goal for the sixth annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge is $400,000, with the online fundraiser concluding at midnight December 31. Donations of $25 or more can be made at www.avenuesforhope.org.
“The public response has been tremendous this far with donations double what they were at this time in 2015. Even so, the need is great during the colder winter months with more than 4,000 Idahoans experiencing homelessness last year,” said Gerald M. Hunter, President of Idaho Housing. “I hope people will continue to come together, in the spirit of the holidays, and support these nonprofits who work tirelessly to restore the hope of individuals and families within our community.”
Donors can direct gifts to any of the 44 participating nonprofits, according to location, types of services, or other criteria. The more donations a nonprofit receives, the more matching funds and grant prizes it is eligible to win. If you don’t have a specific nonprofit to support, gifts can be made to the “Home Partnership Foundation – Shared Gift Pool” which will be divided up among participating nonprofits. Real-time campaign progress can be viewed online at: www.avenuesforhope.org/#leaderboard
The Home Partnership Foundation along with Idaho Housing and 29 other businesses sponsoring the campaign are contributing up to $200,000 to support the matching funds and challenge grant prizes. $68,800 of this match fund has been awarded so far including:
Benefactor Bonuses of $5,000 each were awarded to 13 nonprofits as matching prizes for receiving a single donation of $5,000 or more. Awardees thus far include CATCH, Inc.; Corpus Christi House, Inc.; Family Promise of North Idaho; Family Promise of the Palouse; First Story; Good Samaritan Home; Idaho Falls Rescue Mission; Idaho Youth Ranch; NeighborWorks Boise; NeighborWorks Pocatello; Sojourners’ Alliance; Union Gospel Mission; and The Women’s Center, Inc.
Early Bird prizes of $500 each were awarded to six nonprofits that were the first participants to receive 20 donations. These prizes went to CATCH, Inc.; Corpus Christi House, Inc.; Good Samaritan Home; The Jesse Tree of Idaho; NeighborWorks Pocatello; and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of SW Idaho.
Random Daily Drawings of $100 each are awarded each campaign weekday and announced on Twitter @avenuesforhope. Winners so far include CATCH, Inc.; Corpus Christi House, Inc.; Family Promise of the Palouse; Good Samaritan Home; The Jesse Tree of Idaho; NeighborWorks Pocatello; Sojourners’ Alliance; and Union Gospel Mission.
Thousands of dollars in grant prizes and matching funds remain available and can be won by nonprofit participants through the end of the campaign. A list of all campaign prizes is provided on the Avenues for Hope website at: www.avenuesforhope.org/#prizes.
Campaign dates: December 8 at 8 a.m. through 12 midnight on December 31, 2016
Social media hashtag: #IdahoHomeless
Results announced: Early January 2017
|邦纳县无家可归者工作队||刘易斯顿-克拉克斯顿伙伴人类栖息地||St Vincent de Paul North 爱达荷|
|布莱恩县住房管理局||莱姆希县危机干预 / Mahoney House||中南部社区行动伙伴关系|
|Corpus Christi House, Inc.||国际救援委员会|
希望大道住房挑战赛旨在为 44 个参与的非营利组织提供支持，这些非营利组织管理着为 4,000 多名无家可归的爱达荷人提供服务的日常工作。 2016 年是希望大道的第六年，自 2011 年开始以来，它已向全州的非营利组织捐赠了超过 $970,000。
该活动由 Idaho Housing and Finance Association 及其基金会家庭伙伴关系基金会组织，帮助长期和暂时无家可归的人，包括家庭暴力受害者、退伍军人、残疾人、弱势青年、老年人和爱达荷州低收入居民。捐款支持全州的紧急避难所、无家可归者预防服务和经济适用房计划。
Avenues for Hope sponsors include Academy Mortgage, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Idaho, Bank of the Cascades, Barclays, Boise Housing Corporation, Citizens Community Bank, Eide Bailly, Evergreen Home Loans, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, First Mortgage Company, George K. Baum & Company, Guild Mortgage Company, Idaho Housing and Finance Association, Idaho Independent Bank, Idaho Potato Drop, Idaho Power, KeyBank, Mountain West Bank, New Beginnings Housing, Northwest Integrity Housing, P1FCU, The Pacific Companies, Skinner Fawcett LLP, Stifel, Thomas Development Co., Wells Fargo, and Zions Bank Corporate Trust.
家庭合作基金会是一个独立的 501(c)(3) 组织，由 Idaho Housing and Finance Association 于 11 年前创建，其使命是通过稳定、安全和负担得起的住房帮助人们为他们的生活奠定坚实的基础。
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Idaho Housing and Finance Association是金融服务和住房业务组织。 IHFA的使命是通过扩大住房机会，建立自给自足并促进经济发展来改善生活并增强爱达荷州社区。