From Harford Family House:
Aberdeen, Maryland–Harford Family House, a non?profit providing housing and support to homeless families with children in Harford County, is competing with charities nationwide for donations ranging from $250,000 to $20,000 through the Chase Community Giving program. Residents can help ensure their favorite charity’s success by simply voting for Harford Family House through the Chase Community Giving program running on the Facebook platform. Through the utilization of the social media networks, the Chase Community Giving program has already directed more than $5 million dollars toward charities nationwide, putting the power to bring positive change across the nation into the hands of those who need it most. Due to enthusiasm, the program is being continued into this summer ? giving 200 additional charities, including Harford Family House, the opportunity to win grants to further their mission.
“Harford Family House is constantly striving to strengthen our community by providing a home, resources and supportive services to homeless families with children right here in our community. Receiving even $20,000 would be an unbelievable opportunity to ensure the great work of this organization continues in Harford County” said Harford Family House Executive Director, Joyce Duffy.
The current round of the Chase Community Giving program is designed to benefit smaller and local charities by being limited to organizations with annual expenses of less than $1million. The eligible charity with the most votes receives $250,000; the top 4 runners?up receive $100,000 per charity; and the remaining eligible charities in the Top 200 will each receive $20,000. More than $5 million dollars will be distributed to top vote getters. Charities previously awarded grants through Chase Community Giving are not eligible for this round of competition.
Harford Family House is competing with thousands of charities across the country for awards from Chase. With the support of our volunteers, fans and local residents, Harford Family House has the opportunity to get much needed resources to implement big changes.
“I’m going to look back and say ‘Wow, if it wasn’t for Harford Family House, we’d be living in a car or on the street with three children.’ I thank God for the Harford Family House being there when we needed it.“ says Jim Brooks, a current resident, with his wife and 3 children, at Harford Family House.
How You Can Help
You can help Harford Family House win up to $250,000 by simply “Liking” the Chase Community Giving program at:
http://apps.facebook.com/chasecommunitygiving/ and casting your vote to determine this Summer’s winners.
If you have questions about Harford Family House or would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (410) 273-6700
About Harford Family House
Harford Family House was established in 1989 by the nine Episcopal Churches in Harford County to shelter homeless families with children. Starting with a single housing unit, we have grown to 21 housing units and continue to expand. In addition to shelter for families, we provide:
ü Education in life skills, job readiness and personal growth
ü Individualized case management to help each family overcome the root cause of their homelessness
ü Referals to partner agencies
ü Personal connection to the community through local churches and volunteers
About Chase Community Giving
Chase Community Giving is grant program inspiring a new way of corporate philanthropy by letting participants vote to help determine which small and local non profits will receive donations from Chase’s philanthropy funds. The program is giving away over $5 million in grants to charities nationwide, with focuses ranging from primary or secondary education, youth development healthcare, housing, community development, environmental issues, combating hunger, arts and culture, human services, and animal welfare.