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!

May 06

D-Backs Race Against Cancer Draws Record Attendance

On Saturday, March 31, 2018, the D-Backs 6th Annual Race Against Cancer drew a record crowd of 3,688 participants!  Downtown Phoenix was buzzing early that Saturday morning with those who supported the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation’s event to benefit Arizona non-profit organizations that provide screening, treatment and support for those dealing with all types of cancer.  Provision Project is proud to have been chosen as one of the participating non-profits.

Provision Project Founder, Jan James, says, “Through this event, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation, along with their corporate sponsors, demonstrate their dedication to supporting non-profit organizations that help folks who are going through one of the toughest times in their lives. Provision Project is humbled to have been chosen as one of the participating charities for the 2018 event. Provision Project will continue to work hard to provide financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer and to ensure that as many of the dollars we are entrusted with go directly to helping the women we serve.”  In 2017, Provision Project had only 7% overhead, with 93% of donated dollars going to applicants’ needs.

For more pictures and video of the event, see AZFamily’s coverage of the event here.

May 06

Honor the Women You Love Through Provision Project

It’s Mother’s Day Week! Would you consider honoring a special woman in your life this week by donating to Provision Project? Provision Project provides financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer. Provision Project works hard to make sure we keep our overhead low so the money you give gets to the women we serve. In 2017, Provision Project’s overhead was only 7%. Over 93% of donated dollars went right to the needs of our sweet women who are fighting for their lives!

The realities of breast cancer are tough. As Provision Project becomes more known, we are receiving more and more applications that need funding.  We appreciate your support!

If you’d like to make mention of the woman/women you are honoring with your donation, please comment below. THANK YOU!

Nov 05

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Doubles October Donations!

There are more women with breast cancer in need than Provision Project is able to help.  The longer wee’re around, the more applications we receive. Every personal and business donation allows us to help increasing numbers of women.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools’ sponsorship of October Matching Mondays with donation of $5,000 allowed Provision Project to DOUBLE the funds we have available for women in need. We are so grateful.

Having committed business partners in the communities we serve is a huge blessing to those of us who serve at Provision Project. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools is an amazing, family-focused business that is dedicated to reducing childhood drownings by teaching children to swim through a safe and quality swim program. Their franchises can be found all across North America, Middle East, and Europe, with locations in Southeast Asia, Africa and Central America to come.

Oct 05

Double Your Donations on Mondays in October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the country is turning pink!  But EVERY month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Provision Project, where we provide financial relief for women in active treatment for breast cancer.  Often that financial help is in the form of utility payments to keep the lights on, rent/mortgage payments to keep a roof over a family’s head, and medical co-pays so the woman can get life-saving treatment in a timely manner.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has teamed up with Provision Project, a local Arizona-based non-profit organization to sponsor “Matching Mondays” in October.  Every Monday in October, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools will provide a 100% match for all donations to Provision Project up to $1,000.  Donors will be glad to know that 93 cents of every dollar donated in 2017 has gone directly to Provision Project applicants.

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools wants to provide a catalytic effect on families in their communities through their support of Provision Project. They know a breast cancer diagnosis can quickly create a financial crisis in a family. Aqua-Tots’ Co-Owner and Founder Ron Sciarro says, “We provide 75,000 swim lessons in our communities every week. The community is taking care of us, and we want to take care of the community.”

Please help Provision Project and DOUBLE your donation by going to www.provisionproject.org on Mondays in October!

 

ABOUT PROVISION PROJECT

Provision Project wants to help women who face difficult financial decisions as they are actively being treated for breast cancer.  We are here to bridge the gap when we can.  We are here to give help.  We hope you’ll join us.  Provision Project is an Arizona-based 503(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

ABOUT AQUA-TOTS SWIM SCHOOLS

Since 1991, Aqua-Tots Swim Schools have been committed to the highest quality instruction in the absolute best swim environment. Aqua-Tots is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and their families. Aqua-Tots Swim Schools has multiple locations in the United States and around the world to serve families. Learn more at www.aqua-tots.com.

Mar 28

Provision Project Is Proud to Participate in Arizona Gives Day, April 4, 2017

Provision Project will be joining Arizona Gives Day, along with hundreds of other nonprofits from all over the state on Tuesday, April 4, to raise much-needed funds. Through azgives.org, donors will be able to support their favorite nonprofit(s) for exactly 24 hours of virtual giving to strive for additional cash incentive prizes. Sponsored by FirstBank, this 5th annual day of fundraising is a community-led effort to invest in our state. Arizona Gives Day has raised $7.4 million for Arizona nonprofits since its founding in 2013.

Provision Project is an Arizona-based non-profit organization that serves women with breast cancer across the country. Founder Jan James says, “We’re very grateful that Arizona has a focused day of giving that will allow all non-profits like Provision Project attract new donors and highlight their mission to the public.”

Breast cancer affects families in devastating ways. Most people think of the physical side effects that women endure when going through treatment. But the financial side effects of breast cancer can be catastrophic to many families. An unexpected, life-threatening illness can make paying the most basic of bills impossible. Provision Project is there to help with emergency provisions, standing in the gap when women have nowhere else to turn.

From now until 11:59 p.m. on April 4, supporters of Provision Project can go to azgives.org and select Provision Project to make a direct contribution. These donations are crucial to helping fund our efforts throughout the year.

About Provision Project

The mission of Provision Project is to provide financial relief to women in active treatment for breast cancer. The breast cancer battle is real. The news of diagnosis is hard to receive. Treatment is scary. And for some women, life has become nearly impossible. Marriages have ended. Jobs have been lost, or they’re too sick to work. Now, in addition to fighting for their lives, they are battling to keep up with the most basic of bills: food, rent, utilities, gas, medical co-pays.  It’s heartbreaking.

That’s why Provision Project was created.  Provision Project makes a way for women in active breast cancer treatment to receive tangible help quickly. We hope you’ll join us.