What is Operation Safe at Home?
The need for St. Patrick Center programs and services is increasing, and you can help. Operation Safe at Home, helps the many veterans, individuals, and families who are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. By creating your own Operation Safe at Home fundraiser, you can prevent homelessness for multiple households and provide peace of mind by avoiding evictions. While many of us have stayed safe at home through the pandemic, many other people are feeling the ripple effects of COVID-19 and are at risk of losing their homes this winter. Join Operation Safe at Home and safely come together with your friends, family and coworkers to help provide a warm bed, food and security to our neighbors in need.
Operation Safe at Home Goal:
Help 164 families remain safely housed by March 31, 2021. It costs an average of $735 to keep a household in their home and avoid eviction. This includes rental assistance, utilities assistance, a short term stay at a hotel, deposit on new housing, food or clothing. Plus, your gift is doubled! When you give to Operation Safe at Home, your donation will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $65,000.
Create your fundraiser
You can create your own fundraiser or join a team through GiveSignUp. There, you can track your fundraiser’s progress and see how you stack up compared to other teams or individuals. You’ll be able to view your standings and connect your fundraiser to Facebook and share your fundraiser with your family and friends.
Team vs. Individual Fundraisers
Team fundraisers are for companies and organizations.
Individual fundraisers are for individuals, families, friends or small groups.
Collect donations for your fundraiser
After you create your fundraiser through GiveSignUp, your unique fundraiser URL will be emailed to you. Share this URL with your network, and they’ll be able to donate directly to your fundraiser.
Operation Safe at Home general donations
If you’d prefer to make a general donation to Operation Safe at Home rather than creating your own fundraiser, you can make a gift at www.stpatrickcenter.org/donate. Include “Operation Safe at Home” in the comments.
Operation Safe at Home Guide
For more information and to learn about your impact, check out the Operation Safe at Home Guide.
Operation Safe at Home Fundraiser Ideas:
A Week Without
Commit to going a week without one of your favorite luxuries in life and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. Choose going without whatever is most meaningful to you – video games, coffee or get a glimpse into the experience of homelessness by going without your bed or shower.
Change for Change
Collect change or cash from your neighbors as you create meaningful change for families at risk of becoming homeless. Place a change bucket at your office or church to raise even more and spread awareness about our mission of solving homelessness.
Virtual Trivia Party
Host your own trivia party at home and collect donations for tickets. We can supply the trivia questions to test your smarts with your friends and family virtually.
Virtual Office Bingo
Employees purchase bingo cards for a donation. A few times a day, email a Bingo number to all participants. The first one to reply with “BINGO” wins. The Bingo game continues until all prizes are distributed.
Host an Operation Safe at Home fundraiser on your Facebook page and encourage your contacts to get involved. If your birthday is near, consider supporting St. Patrick Center with a birthday fundraiser.
Sell raffle tickets for exciting prizes: a day of vacation, sports tickets, restaurant gift certificates and more.
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