What Does Home Mean To You?
When you lose a home, you lose more than shelter. You lose stability, security and human connections. And when your days are spent consumed with the anxiety of what your nights will bring, you lose the ability to move forward. SOS helps families move from loss to gain, from the isolating fear of homelessness to a stable home and reclaiming of their lives.
Where Do You Turn In Crisis?
Everyone, at one time or another, experiences crisis. And when a crisis hits, we all know the irreplaceable value of those who come alongside us to offer a kind word, wise counsel and a helping hand. Since 1970, SOS has been a lifeline for thousands of children, families and individuals in our communities by providing a constant and caring place to turn.
What Do You Give a Child?
Children delight in gifts. They relish play and are eager to learn. But the joys of childhood ultimately rest on a sense of security. Every parent can attest to the anxiety even seemingly small changes in routine can bring. Homelessness is a terrifying and deeply traumatic disruption for a child. SOS helps these children move from a place of fear to a place of freedom.
How Do You Show You Care?
We each have ways we most enjoy showing that we care. For some of us, it's through giving gifts. For others, it's devoting time or engaging in a kind act. SOS is strengthened by the talents of our partners and volunteers and the diverse forms their giving takes. We invite you to join us by exploring the ways you can best show you care.
Ways to Help in March!
This month there are a variety of ways to get involved and support SOS. We need the help of community members—like you! Check out the ways you can make a difference in your community:
1) The Lunch Room Fundraiser- During March, the Lunch room will donate 10% of sales to SOS at their Kerrytown (Sat. 5-9pm) and Huron Towers (Tues. 8am-2pm) locations. Grab some friends and go check it out!
2) Depot Town Restaurants Dine & Donate: Coming to the Ypsi area soon? On March 18, Cultivate Coffee & Tap House will donate 5% of sales to SOS. Also, between March 17th- March 19th the Ypsi Food Co-op will donate a portion of their sales to SOS.
3) Brackets for Good-During the month of March, local non-profits are competing in a “bracket-style” fundraising tournament for a chance to win $10,000. Each week non-profits compete to see who can get the most donations during the week. We have made it to Round Two, and are facing off against The Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. We need your help to advance! Follow these steps: 1) Make a donation to help us advance in the competition by March 10; 2) Share that you participated through social media. Click here to learn more about Brackets for Good.