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Finish Homeless Statue to Help Them

$20,670 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 53 people in 7 months
House the Homeless, Inc. has been working for 4 years to put a positive face on people experiencing homelessness by  creating The Home Coming statue,
which will be a life-sized set of statues like the minatures above, sculpted by Timothy P. Schmalz, ( https://www.sculpturebytps.com/) considered to be the Michelangelo of our times.  These figures and their back-stories will educate observers about some of the most shocking and concerning statistics about people experiencing homelessness across the United States.

             *1/3 of the homeless are U.S. Veterans.

             *Unbelievably, the average age of a person  
               experiencing homelessness is 9 years old with 1
               million homeless children.

             *African Americans are disproportionately
             represented in the homeless population (40%,
             compared to 11% of the general population).

             *47% of people experiencing homelessness are so
             disabled that they are unable to work.

Through amazing volunteer efforts and generous donations large and small, we have raised $81,000 for this project and have a match of $9,500 (of the remaining $19,000 needed) to bring this project home.  So, for every dollar you give, it will be doubled! That means that it could carry you to the next level of public recognition!

Please help us finish the fund-raising, so we can site The Home Coming statue, which will be an informational sign-post that through a QR-code will connect viewers of the sculptures to Community First!Village ( http://mlf.org/community-first/), 
and how the people of Austin/Travis County take care of our disabled people who are experiencing homelessness (a national model).

Name placed on plaque on base of statue and on website-

                Champion for the Homeless- $10,000+* 

                Advocate for the Homeless- $5,000-$9,999 * 

Name on website-

                   Supporter of the Homeless-  $1,000-$4,999*

                  Friend of the Homeless– $250-$999*

                  Foot Soldiers for the Homeless– $10-$249

*People who make a donation gift of $250 or more are eligible to receive a set of The Home Coming minatures (height about 12 inches) from the limited run of 200 while supplies last.  Please state your interest in receiving the miniatures on your donation.  All people making a donation of $10 or more will be listed on the House the Homeless! Inc. website!

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With our GoFundMe Campaign matched by the generosity of Jeff Serra dollar-for-dollar we have completed our fund raising campaign.

Thank you again to all of our donors big and small!
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Congratulations to each and everyone of you, who gave a contribution (large or small). Each contribution received a matching gift. Together we not only reached our goal for a match of $9,500, we build a new cadre of supporters, who share the goal of changing how people think about people experiencing homelessness. Together we are changing the face of homelessness and sharing their humanity.

Thank you one and all!

Please keep posted on the Home Coming statue project at www.HouseTheHomeless.org

Save the Date- Sunday November 19th- Marks 25 years, each one of which we gathered at the Homeless Memorial Site (Vic Mathias Shores), shared stories, laughed, cried, and prayed. Please join us again at Sunrise (6:57am).
https://goo.gl/aVrZwP
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Only $645 to go! Let's finish this week!

Thank you to all our supporters.
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Thanks to Lauri Raymond and Tom Parker of SASS , http://sassproducts.com/about/historycompany/, think Yum! we are less than $1K away from our goal!
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$20,670 of $9,500 goal

Raised by 53 people in 7 months
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$10,000
Jeff Serra
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
JQ
$100
Jo Kathryn Quinn
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
MF
$500
Matt Freeman
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
DH
$300
David Harris
3 months ago (Offline Donation)
$270
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3 months ago
$40
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3 months ago
$430
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