We survived Hurricane Irma: loss of electricity, some flooding and tree damage – similar to most of our neighbors in Central Florida.
We are so grateful that all of our New Beginnings family, friends and partners are safe. Our prayers are with the many people still putting their lives back together.
The hardest way that New Beginnings was hit by the hurricane? We were forced to close our 3 thrift stores for several days.
They exist exclusively to support our program. To be self-sustaining is a vital part of our strategy and ministry. We depend on this income to cover monthly overhead expenses like payroll for our valuable employees.
Lisa is both an employee in our thrift store and a current client in our homeless rehabilitation program.
“I do believe in second chances and I have been granted one,” she said recently, referring to New Beginnings’ program. She lives in our housing.
Just as we desire to be self-sustaining in our financial model, we also empower our clients to achieve personal responsibility.
This single mother was the first in her family to graduate from high school more than a decade ago. She dreams of opening her own bakery — and knows that she can’t get there working for minimum wage.
Last month, Lisa started college.
“I finally have the courage to do the things that people told me I would never be able to do. I am, slowly but surely, doing everything so that I can to get my life back, reunite with my son and do what I need to do.”
Please consider a donation of $100, $1,000, or some other amount — a gift of any size would help us with this unexpected shortfall of $20,000.
Your gifts are tax-deductible, and they allow us to invest in real hope, real life change.
“I can’t wait to start this new chapter in my life,” Lisa said.
Please help us empower these courageous men and women ready to fight for change. Your donation today will help create a new beginning for your neighbor in need.
Thank you for your support of New Beginnings.