THE FUND HAS EXPANDED REQUEST OPPORTUNITIES,
EFFECTIVE JULY 2019.
It will now accept Requests for a wider range of needs.
The Fund’s Trustees will continue to evaluate Urgent Requests (Tier 1) within two to three weeks of receipt and Important Requests (Tier 2) at the end of each quarter. Trustees will consider Tier 2 Requests on a first-come/first served basis, and fill them as funding permits.
All Requests must fall into one of six categories, as noted below. Within each category, Requests are divided into Tier 1 (Urgent) and Tier 2 (Important). Before initiating a Request, all traditional resources must first be explored.
The six categories into which a Request must fall:
|Tier 1: Urgent Requests||Tier 2: Important Requests|
|Family Needs||Beds, mattresses, cribs, strollers, car seats, and safety gates. Also, dinette tables with 4 chairs, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, transportation costs, and some child care.||Dressers, couches, adult bedding, additional dining chairs, and other furniture or equipment not identified in Tier 1.|
|Clothing||School uniforms, shoes, sneakers, coats, and underwear.||Non-school clothing and other requests not identified in Tier 1.|
|Healthcare||Insect extermination, air conditioners for asthmatic children, nursing or respite care for parents of disabled children.||Other requests not identified in Tier 1.|
|Enrichment||Enrollment fees for arts, sports, academics, school trips, or other enrichment opportunities.||Other requests not identified in Tier 1.|
|Education||Preschool, alternative schools, vocational-technical schools, remedial and summer school classes.||Other requests not identified in Tier 1.|
|Scholarships||Overnight camp, day camp, or specialized summer programs.||Other requests not identified in Tier 1.
EVERY WEEK THE FUND MEETS NEEDS LIKE THIS:
Request #: PB-705
Amount Requested: $190.00
Appeal: The 6-year-old, who lives with his mother, two siblings, and grandfather, needs a bed. His grandfather has been the primary breadwinner, but he recently suffered a stroke and is unable to work. Social Security has not yet approved his application. Although the boy’s mother recently began a full-time job, her income is not sufficient to pay all of the family’s expenses. Other possible resources cannot provide a bed.