Dear friend of Lucy’s Hearth,
We are truly awed by the support you have shown Middletown’s own Lucy’s Hearth this year! Thank you!
Because of YOU, more than 80 kids and 50 parents experiencing homelessness received shelter, healing, educational assistance, workforce readiness, financial literacy, help finding a permanent home, and so much more! Families like four-year-old “Amy”, and her mother, who fled domestic violence and became homeless – but now, thanks to support from Lucy’s, they have an apartment in the community, mom now has her GED and a job, and Amy is thriving in pre-school and feeling safe and confident!
Because of YOU, we’ve provided a safe and supportive environment for families. We’ve created a community garden and installed new energy-efficient windows throughout the shelter.
Because of YOU, we’ve partnered with local businesses and other allies creating a network of support for families that extends beyond our shelter;
And yet, Rhode Island is still experiencing an extreme rise in homelessness with hundreds of families, including pregnant moms, victims of domestic violence, and children in desperate need of Lucy’s safe shelter and supportive services.
Will you take a moment right now and make an investment for one of these families? Your support of $70 is a monthly bus pass for a parent to get to work; $250 feeds Lucy’s families for three days; $500 provides healthy snacks for kids for one month; $1,500 is children’s activities and educational support for one month; $3,500 keeps our shelter open for one day; and $5,000 will help a family get settled in their forever home. Your contribution, no matter the size, can change the trajectory of a child’s life. You can help them find a place to call home.
Thank you, name, for your kindness and your commitment to our kids and our community.
Ashley Salemi Tarvis, LCSW
Director of Lucy’s Hearth