Over the last 3 years, this event has raised nearly $150,000 to directly support our housing programs at SOS! (Our housing programs combine rental assistance with in-home supportive services to ensure families and individuals who enter the shelter have a realistic pathway from the street to a higher quality of life and a place to call home.)
If you know me, you know how much I love to run, and you probably also know I'm a sucker for almost anything that involves supporting a charity....especially SOS.
Please consider supporting our efforts and helping our team reach $1,000. Any donation you make will be greatly appreciated and put to good use!
Thanks in advance for your support,
A little bit about homelessness:
Over 27,000 people experience homelessness throughout Metro Detroit each year.
On any given night, there are over 3,000 homeless people in Oakland County
Some SOS Stats:
More than 52% of shelter clients have attended or graduated from college
17% of shelter clients are children
37% of shelter clients are homeless for the first time
Your support makes a difference:
• Over 580 men, women and children receive support through our programs annually
• 80% of our shelter guests successfully move into their own housing
• 88% of our clients are still in their home one year later
$15 Supports one night of food and shelter for a neighbor in need
$60 Provides a family with warmth and electricity for one month in their own home
$120 Provides two months of bus passes to help someone find and keep a job
$180 Provides one month of case management to ensure those who secure housing, maintain it
$1,000 ($83/mo) Covers the cost of a deposit to move someone out of homelessness and into housing
• 89 cents of every dollar donated directly benefits the men, women and children served at SOS