When an unforeseen circumstance thrusts a family into a crisis, managing day-to-day needs can be overwhelming and unaffordable. The emotional and financial stress of the situation can make basic necessities of food, clothing and gas seem like distant goals. It doesn’t have to be that way.
What is “Essential Needs”?
The Essential Needs Program was created to assist families and individuals in crisis with necessities needed to maintain a “normal” life style. Essential Needs fills a void that can lift up all those impacted by the situation.
To fill that void, there are two projects in Essential Needs: There Is Hope and Partner Project.
There Is Hope provides families with monthly support in the way of gift cards for groceries and gas, as well as vouchers to shop for free at the A Lot of Good Thrift Store. Families receive benefits for a full year and can opt in to additional support for a second year.
The Partner Project provides approved nonprofits, ministries, schools and hospitals to receive an allotment of vouchers to shop at the A Lot of Good Thrift Store for free. The vouchers are distributed to the individuals and families they support to be able to shop for free to get needed items for the entire family.
While 100% of the cost of The Partner Project is taken care of by the A Lot of Good Thrift Store, the There Is Hope Project does requires support from individuals, groups and businesses. The donations made make a key impact to the families.
Donations are tax deductible as per IRS guidelines as A Lot of Good is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
For more information on who is eligible for assistance, please visit our FAQ page.