Archive for December 20th, 2011
With all the worthwhile causes to support this year, I would like to offer five compelling reasons why a donation to the National Alliance to End Homelessness is a smart and meaningful charitable investment.
- We know what works to end homelessness.
By focusing on proven strategies such as prevention and rapid re-housing, we can end homelessness.
- We need your help to prevent increases in homelessness.
Poverty and unemployment rates are at an all-time high and with those come increased risks of homelessness. The Alliance estimates that in the next three years homelessness in the United States could increase by 5 percent, or 74,000 people.
- We have a proven track record.
Prior to the recession, homelessness was decreasing. From 2005 – 2009, chronic homelessness declined by 35 percent and overall homelessness declined by 15 percent. Unfortunately, the impact of the recession sidelined our progress. With your support, we can get back on track, reducing homelessness nationwide.
- We’ve earned the trust and respect of nonprofit watchdogs.
Our commitment to transparency and efficiency has earned the Alliance high honors: a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and an A+ rating from the American Institute of Philanthropy.
- We are good stewards of your gift.
The Alliance works hard to ensure that your donation goes directly to help end homelessness. Last year, 90 percent of all contributions supported our programs to prevent and end homelessness in the United States.
For these and many other reasons, donate today to end homelessness.