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Oct 07

Next Matching Monday is October 8

 

EVERY MONDAY IN OCTOBER IS MATCHING MONDAYS! October 8, 15, 22, 29 DOUBLE YOUR DONATION = DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has once again donated $1,000 to match your donations each Monday in October! HELP US FILL OUR PIGGY BANK TO OVERFLOWING FOR WOMEN IN ACTIVE TREATMENT FOR BREAST CANCER! We help women live while the world waits for a cure. **SET YOUR ALARM for Monday, October 8th!** www.provisionproject.org Thank you so much! We appreciate all your support for women in active treatment for breast cancer!

 

Oct 05

Provision Project by the Numbers

In 2017, your donations to Provision Project helped 135 women, funded an average of $468 each. In 2018, through August, your donations have helped 112 women, funded an average of $290 each. Requests for help exceed our available funding. Because of that, Provision Project decided to decrease our average grant amount in 2018. We have helped 22% more women to date in 2018, but our average grant amount has decreased by 33%. 10.2% of overall donations go to overhead. 63% of that overhead is used for donation management (credit card fees and donation tracking system). Provision Project has no paid staff or office. Our board and leadership is 100% volunteer. Every applicant is thoroughly vetted before funding is considered. All funding is paid directly to the company owed, rather than to the applicant. Through August, funding has been provided in the following ways: 29% Medical 26% Utilities 23% Transportation 18% Housing 4% Food/Emergency Needs

Oct 05

It’s MATCHING MONDAYS in October!

Our friends at Aqua-Tots Swim Schools will match your donations every Monday this month up to $1,000! Aqua-Tots Swim Schools‘ mission is to help prevent drownings by working with the community to provide a standard of excellence in teaching children and adults water safety. With years of experience, a comprehensive curriculum, quality swim instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and convenient locations all over the world, Aqua-Tots has it all to serve your family! Thank you for your support of the families served by Provision Project!

Oct 04

Meet Our Provision Project Applicants

Thank you for supporting Provision Project and the women we serve! Each of them is a woman fighting breast cancer who has humbly asked for financial help for the basics: medical co-pays, utilities, housing, transportation, food. Provision Project typically is able to fund around 14 women with financial needs every month. There is more need than funding!

Meet a few of our applicants from just one day (names have been changed):

Susie – I am seeking financial assistance to pay my water bill, electric and telephone bill. I’m trying to avoid foreclosure on my home and not enough resources to cover all bills. Maggie – I am 25 yrs old, a hair stylist by profession and support myself. I will be out of work for several months after surgery (Nov/Dec). Any financial support in way of rent, utilities, car payment and medical bills would be so appreciated. Dorothy – I’m a single mom of 4, diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, metastatic breast cancer to spine in late 2016, laid off from job in Dec 2017, receiving disability checks, currently in treatment still. We even hardly have enough money for gas and groceries. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Jennifer – Need assistance with car payment due to increasing out of pocket medical expenses related to breast cancer treatment. I have spoken to my lien holder, and they are working with me to avoid repossession.

Every woman has a story. And basic needs. And very few places to turn. Each one is fighting for her life. And also fighting creditors. Will you consider providing hope to one of these women through a donation? Thank you!