Many families and non-profit organizations are in need of help, more so this time of year when money is scarce to make the holidays special for young children of families in need. I recently discovered a website, GiveLocally.net, that provides an avenue for families in need to request help. Non-profits are also able to post their requests.
GiveLocally.net Helps Families in Need and Non-Profits
The website, with careful screen procedures, allows recipients to reach out to multiple donors who may be able to meet the needs of a family or non-profit organization of choice through individual donations.
Give Locally carefully screens all recipients to ensure their eligible status and authenticity. There website states:
GiveLocally spends time and effort identifying and screening individual Recipients. Among other measures, GiveLocally interviews each listed Recipient and then obtains and verifies information provided to us. We also obtain referrals from hospitals, doctors and social workers. We strive to ensure the integrity of the information that is reflected on our Site.
GiveLocally seeks, where practical, to deliver Gives to individual Recipients in-kind. For example, this takes the form of gift cards for groceries, payments for rent assistance directly to landlords, and so forth. This is yet another measure GiveLocally utilizes to ensure the integrity of our unique process and to maximize the impact of your Gives for Recipients.
Donation Recipients and Donors Come Together
Recipients are people just like you and me. They have children who must be cared for, but because of illness or loss of employment they are in jeopardy of losing the roof over their heads. Funds donated can also go for school supplies, clothing, food…basic needs we all need to survive.
If you are a family in need who can verify your situation or someone who would like to help by donating a few dollars or more towards a much needed monetary goal, please visit GiveLocally.