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Shelter Kalamazoo

$57 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 5 months
Created September 10, 2018
Help Shelter Kalamazoo End Homelessness in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Your generous donation will be used as part of a rental voucher to pay for rent and other essentials to provide housing for homeless families, individuals and veterans residing in Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo County, Michigan

Once we have enough funds, rental vouchers (grants) will be allocated and prioritized. Some grants are planned for individuals who have funds, but not enough money to pay for a rental or housing unit. We pledge to offset the difference thereby permitting those less fortunate to secure a home. In other cases, the voucher/grant shall be allocated at 100 percent of need.

How long will the housing voucher/grant last?
All housing vouchers will last for one year. We believe that 12 months should be adequate for a family or individual to secure employment, medical treatment and other services to improve their overall quality of life.

Factoid: In 2011, Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation that would end cash assistance welfare benefits after a family has been receiving payments for 48 months or more.  About 12,600 cases, many of them families with children, will close and lose their benefits when the law takes effect on October 1. In a statement, Governor Snyder says four years should be long enough for people to become self-sufficient and some people have been getting cash assistance for as long as 14 years.  Source: Michigan Public Radio

Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes. CALTRAN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Therefore, all contributions to Shelter Kalamazoo is deductible from federal income tax.

How can I/we help?

Option #1: Donate via GoFundMe
Click on the "Donate" button and give generously.

Option #2: Donate via U.S. Mail
Make your check or money order to:
CALTRAN
c/o Shelter Kalamazoo
P.O. Box 2632
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49003

Option #3: Donate via PayPal
Click on this link: www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1586438

Thank you in advance for helping us fight homelessness in Kalamazoo.

Shelter Kalamazoo 
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$57 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 5 months
Created September 10, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
CALTRAN
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Battle Creek, MI
EIN: 383182796
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