Manifesto

 
Jess Bousa, President and Executive Director

Jess Bousa, President and Executive Director

 

DEAR FRIEND,

YOU DID IT! 

We put smiles on the faces and hearts of 200 LOCAL children this Christmas because of YOU! Together, we rallied over $15,000 in gifts for deserving children in YOUR community that we have been building relationships with for over 6 years. Together, we demonstrated an act of irrational generosity that shows YOU are serious about our community. 

"NOT A NUMBER" CAMPAIGN 2017 KICK OFF

As we prepare to launch into 2017, I wanted to share our SINGLE goal for SINGLE moms for 2017. As an organization, we want to continue to make a greater impact on those we serve, so we DEFINED our cause and DISCOVERED the cost. We don’t want to be 5 miles wide and 2 inches deep in the relationships we build with those we serve. We want better quality than quantity heading into the future. We believe if we serve our community BETTER than ever, everything will get BIGGER.

A DEFINED CAUSE 

During the year, we serve, strengthen and support single moms and their children by providing clothes, toys, books, baby gear, equipment, and more free of charge. We also celebrate single moms through our “Single Mom’s Spa Day” experience where we pull together professionals who provide free haircuts, manicures and massages to name a few of the services. Why a Spa Day? Few single moms we serve ever have resources to do anything for themselves so we want to do what they won’t because they are always doing for others. We also provide an action packed program for their children. 

To close the year, we provide $75 worth of Christmas gifts per child for hundreds of deserving families which includes the single moms we serve through out the year. There is also an “Emergency Fund” for single moms to assist with rent and utility bills and a “Scholarship Program” for community college courses in the works for single moms.

A DISCOVERED COST

Many of the single moms we serve are the result of significant long term relationships with local women’s shelters, pregnancy centers, abused woman programs, homeless agencies and social services to name a few. Throughout Harford and Cecil counties, we have become the "go-to" for single moms and their children - which we see as an honor and privilege.

We have quantified the cost over the period of a year to provide a quality experience as we invest into the lives of 100 single moms and their children. To provide all of the services and supplies we offer for one single mom’s family over the period of a year costs $300. To have access to everything we offer for a year for only $300 is unheard of when helping people. 

We are launching a “Not a Number” Campaign in 2017. Single moms often feel like just another number in the system when in need of help. Finding help should not make you feel less than human but empowered to make humanity better. Each single mom has a story and every story matters to us.

We don’t want anyone treated like a number. We want everyone treated with dignity. We are starting with 100 deserving moms who we are going to deeply invest in over the year. We want them to experience the heartbeat of our community where they feel loved and supported with the resources to thrive as a parent.

Would you consider being an early adopter to sponsor a single mom or two or five or even ten?

Breaking $300 down in monthly payments is only $25 per month. That is what it costs to go to McDonald's with two to three people these days or for a couple to buy two movie tickets. It does not take that much sacrifice to come along side us to create a quality experience for 100 deserving single moms.

SPONSOR A SINGLE MOM HERE!

Discover with us the fulfillment of using your life to make other people’s lives better.

It’s for a Good Cause, literally!

Carpe Diem,

Jess Bousa

President & Executive Director